Check out these local artist opportunities but be quick as closing dates are fast approaching!
Also, be sure to check out grants from Regional Arts NSW & Regional Arts Victoria and keep an eye out for more artist opportunities coming up in our February Newsletter.
Nat & the Murray Arts Team
Calling for entries for small sculpture exhibition
Submissions close 7 February
Calling all artists who work in three dimensions!
As part of the Upstream - Festival of Art + Culture, Wodonga Council is hosting the inaugural Upstream Small Sculpture Prize.
Celebrating the beauty and intricacy of small-scale, three-dimensional artworks, the competition welcomes entries from both school-age and adult artists.
Selected entries will form an exhibition that will run in the week leading up to and during the Upstream - Festival of Art + Culture from March 2 to March 9, 2020.
The Regional Arts Fund
The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund program supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia. The Regional Arts Fund is managed in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria and is delivered in three main categories: Community Grants, Quick Response Grants and Fellowships.
Community Grants of up to $15,000 are available for projects that involve regional artists, have a public outcome and significantly engage the community in which the project is based. Community Grants are available in two rounds per year.
Applications for Round 1 2020 are now open and will close at 5.00pm on Monday 2 March 2020 for projects starting after 1 July 2020.
Quick Response Grants
Quick Response grants of up to $1500 for individuals and $3,000 for organisations are available throughout the year.
The Regional Arts Fund Quick Response Grant Funding is now open and will close on Tuesday 30 June or once funds are expended, whichever is sooner.
One $20,000 fellowship is available per year for an individual artist or group living and working full time in regional Victoria.
Quick Response Grants Made available under the Regional Arts Fund allocation for NSW, Quick Response Grants offer funding of up to $1,500 for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to respond to unique arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice and could not be planned for. The program intends to:
support professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers involved in community programs that will increase their knowledge, skills and experience
support skills and or arts development for individuals and groups in regional communities through the employment of arts and cultural workers to conduct workshops, seminars and forums.
support creative recovery projects in areas impacted by NSW bushfires in 2019.
The NAIDOC 2020 theme - Always Was, Always Will Be. - recognises and celebrates that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace the ancient history of this country – a history which dates back thousands of generations.
The annual NAIDOC poster competition has been a defining feature of NAIDOC celebrations. Not only does the chosen artist receive a $10,000 cash prize, and tickets to the National NAIDOC Awards ceremony, but the chosen poster will be seen across the country, going into the archives of NAIDOC history.
The National NAIDOC Committee invites all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists aged 13 years or older to apply with their artwork. The artwork must draw inspiration from the 2020 theme Always Was, Always Will Be.
Poster competition close: 5:00pm (AEDT), Monday 3 February 2020 More info
First Nations Australian delegation to theCall for Expressions of Interest 2020 FESTPAC in Hawai'i
Closing date 24 January
Australia Council for the Arts is calling for Expressions of Interest from individuals, groups and organisations to be part of the First Nations Australian Delegation to the 2020 Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture in Hawai'i from 10-21 June 2020.
The Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FESTPAC) is the Pacific’s largest regional cultural gathering of First Nations Peoples and one of the largest cultural gatherings in the world celebrating the traditions, language and culture of some 27 Pacific nations from Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. More info
Murray Arts contributes directly to the arts and cultural lifeblood of the NE VIC/ Border region by working directly with individuals, communities and local government to assist them in developing the arts and cultural life of their communities.
Murray Arts gratefully acknowledges funding partners:
Murray Arts acknowledges the traditional custodians and caretakers of the land and waters on which we are privileged to work. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and encourage everyone to champion our emerging leaders of the future.