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Creatives+Makers is an internet resource for creatives and makers living and working in Melbourne Australia.

The Makers & Shakers Conference

The Makers & Shakers Conference will explore where the maker movement has come from, where it’s at, where it’s heading, and what that means for your creative business.

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Want to grow your arts organisation?

Arts Investment Grants provide financial support to organisations whose business is in the creative sector.

The grants aim to provide organisations with funding to grow their

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10 Year Anniversary of Victorian Bushfires Arts Grants

Applications close 31 January 2019 The Victorian Government Community Arts Grants program will provide funding for creative arts projects that reflect the experiences of local communities directly affected by the 2009 bushfires. Find out more read more

Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship

Image: Brown Paper, 2001, by Katthy Cavaliere. Mona/Remi Chauvin
Applications close 17 December 2018 Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship, made possible with funds from Cavaliere’s Estate in partnership with ACCA, MONA and Carriageworks, is valued at $300,000 in total and will be granted to three female-identifying Australian artists working at the nexus of performance and installation. Find out more read more

City of Melbourne Test Sites

Image: Credit: Test Sites x Yirramboi Workshop, 2017, with Carly Sheppard, Baden Hitchcock and Ngioka Bunda-Heath. Photo: Bryony Jackson
Applications close 5 December 2018 This is your chance to explore and experiment with creative ideas for temporary projects in the public realm. Test Sites is back, providing greater funding and more time to develop work.

Funding of up to $10,000 is up for grabs and is open to local, interstate and international artists.

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Midsumma QueerTech.io

Applications close 25 November 2018 Midsumma Festival in partnership with QueerTech.io2019 is calling for works for the annual URL+IRL exhibition of online digital media artworks by queer artists, anywhere in the world. A modest artist honorarium will be provided for each selected work. Find out more read more

Midsumma and Australia Post Prize

Applications close 23 November 2018 With finalists selected from across the country, the non-acquisitive annual award is a survey of outstanding queer artists working across mediums reflecting their potent personal and political perspectives on the world. Find out more read more

MELT: Festival of Queer Arts & Culture EOIs

Applications close 26 November 2018 MELT is an invitation to celebrate LGBTIQ+ culture through a dynamic, fun and highly engaging program of curated events featuring local, national and international artists and performances. Join the celebration. Add your voice! Find out more read more

Senseless Beauty

Opening on Thursday 15th November at 6 pm

Moreland Artists Serena Everill and James Healey’s new exhibition of prints and sculpture opens on 15th November at 43 Bedford

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Mid-week Walk and Talk – Louise Saxton: The Linen Project

Join us for a curator-led tour of The Linen Project. Hear directly from the artist and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks and the exhibition.

Free, but bookings are

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The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize

Fri Dec 07 2018 at 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, 189 High Street, Northcote

The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize is the fourth annual episode of one of Melbourne’s premier events for spoken word. Taking place this year at Northcote Town Hall.

Join us and an amazing line-up of poets, nominated be gig conveners, to celebrate

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Craft Hatch Market

CRAFT HATCH MARKET Saturday 1 December 2018 10am – 4pm

Five Easey Upstairs
5 Easey Street
Collingwood
Down the lane and up the stairs

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Mapping Melbourne 2018 Launch

30 November 6 – 9 PM MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Over 15 days and 14 venues the 6th edition of Mapping Melbourne creates new perspectives, new possibilities and new expressions through a series of intercultural, multi-artform

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Due West Arts Festival Call Out

Applications close 14 December 2018 Due West Arts Festival is inviting proposals from artists and companies from Melbourne’s west to be included as part of the event. Initial consideration will be given to local works/ artists/ companies followed by and complemented with national and international artistic programming. Find out more read more

MoreArt 2018: The Magic Of The North

We Work This Shop: spoken word workshop

Monday November 12 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Brunswick Library, 233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

MelbourneSpokenWord.com is the online connection to the spoken word scene in Melbourne featuring

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A Voz Limpia 29 – Launch of A Voz Limpia Vol. 3 Anthology

A Voz Limpia is a poetry collective and independent publisher. It gathers poets, storytellers and writers of all persuasions, mostly from Latin America, mostly in Spanish, mostly

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Dance Massive: Tour Ready – Meet & Greets

Applications close 7 November 2018 Dance Massive Tour Ready – Meet & Greets is a program that provides the opportunity for small-to-medium dance companies and established choreographers from all state and territories in Australia to pitch tour-ready dance work/s to national and international presenters. Find out more read more

Professional Development for Creatives

Professional Development for Creatives

If you are trying to Make it in Moreland this program of events offers a dynamic addition to your professional development, along with a great opportunity to meet other creatives

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Call for Applications: Speak Out | Spoken Word Event

In conjunction with the
2018 Moreland Summer Show exhibition,
The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick is seeking speakers to participate in:

SPOKEN WORD | PEACE AND THE PURSUIT

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Showcase Victoria Info Session

27 November 2018 | The Malthouse Theatre An info session for artists, producers and theatre-makers who want to learn more about the performing arts marketplace Showcase Victoria and how to use it as a gateway for touring. Find out more read more

Local History Grants Program

Applications close 18 December 2018 The Victorian Government recognises that local and community history is an important part of Victoria’s memory. The Local History Grants Program encourages and fosters community activities that preserve, record and share the local, social and community history of Victoria and Victorians. Find out more read more

Celebrating Darebin: Seeding Grants

Applications close 15 November 2018 Celebrating Darebin seeks to support new and first time community events that celebrate the people and places of Darebin with a new grant scheme. Individuals and community groups can apply for Community Events (up to $3000) or True North Events for events in Reservoir (up to $5000). Find out more read more

pvi collective and Blast Theory Residency

Applications close 5 November 2018 Blast Theory and pvi collective are joining forces once again to facilitate a unique research and development residency. The successful applicant will receive $7,200 towards the cost of their return international flight, travel within the UK, travel insurance and living expenses for six weeks. Accommodation is provided in Blast Theory’s studio. Find out more read more

We Work This Shop

Brunswick Library, Sydney Rd & Dawson St, Brunswick

Monday October 29 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Melbourne Spoken Word presents We Work This Shop, a workshop for spoken word artists and poets. It’s a space to

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Sydney Road Street Party 2019

The Big Design Market

The Big Design Market is back for 2018!

With over 250 stalls featuring the work of independent designers and makers from around Australia –

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Fifty Squared Art Prize

Applications Open: Fifty Squared Art Prize.

Brunswick Street Gallery is proud to announce Fifty Squared, a new art prize open to all artists working in 2D mediums. Entries are now open, and all entries will be exhibited.

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The Reimaginarium in Geelong

A new small boutique has just opened in Geelong called ‘The Reimaginarium’, which is focused on showcasing the best products in Australia that are made from reclaimed,

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Digital Mentorship Program

Applications close 9 November 2018 The Sydney Opera House is welcoming EOIs for their annual Digital Mentorship Program. Two artists will receive mentoring on the creation and production of an original digital video piece at the Opera House Broadcast Studio. The artists will be paired with an industry mentor, participate in creative and technical masterclasses and receive a stipend. Find out more read more

Gertrude Contemporary Studio Residencies

Applications close 9 November 2018 Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Gertrude Studio Program 2019-2020. Respected nationally and internationally, Gertrude’s unique studio-exhibition model supports outstanding artists at pivotal moments in their careers. Find out more read more

Dance Massive: Open Studios – New Works

Applications close 7 November 2018 Dance Massive Open Studios – New Works is a program of open showings that provides the opportunity for dance artists and choreographers from all state and territories in Australia to present Contemporary Dance work-in-progress to audiences and producers in the informal and intimate surrounds of Chunky Move Studios in Melbourne, Victoria. Find out more read more

Lesley Hall Scholarship 2018

Applications close 31 October 2018 The Lesley Hall Arts and Disability Scholarship is an annual scholarship offered by Arts Access Victoria (AAV) which recognises the power of the arts to influence social change. It honours the life and activism of the late Lesley Hall, a tireless advocate for the human rights of people with disability.  Find out more read more

ACT City Grants

Applications close 23 October 2018 Through City Grants eligible applicants can apply for up to $80,000 for projects that contribute to the vitality of Canberra’s city centre through place-making. Find out more read more

Venice Biennale Professional Development Program

Applications close 31 October 2018 The Venice Biennale 2019 Professional Development Program leverages Australia’s presence at the Venice Biennale to offer a suite of capacity building opportunities for the contemporary visual arts sector.

The Program is designed to support emerging arts workers by giving them the chance to build their professional skills and expertise, develop new networks, and gain invaluable experience

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Boxit – Group Show

Box it – apply now – Group Show

BoxIt! reflects Melbourne’s famous ‘9” by 5” Exhibition of Impression’ that was held at Tom Roberts’s Studio in Melbourne,

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Asialink Creative Exchange 2019

Applications close 28 October 2018 Global Project Space produces a suite of innovative projects that are reflective of the enduring relationships of Asialink Arts and their global arts Alumni. GPS projects reflect the globalised nature of contemporary creative practice, across art form and geographic boundaries, while promoting sustained cross-cultural dialogue. Find out more read more

Enter the Linden Postcard Show 2018-19

Calling all creatives: The Linden Postcard Show 2018-19 is now open for entries!

This popular open-entry prize show is back home in St Kilda, so everyone has the chance to

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The Big Design Trade applications open

The Big Design Trade
Meat Market, North Melbourne
1–3 August 2019

Apply to exhibit

The Big Design Trade, now in its second year, is an industry-only event where buyers can source new products from Australian and New Zealand

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Northcity4 Board members wanted