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Submissions Open for Melt

Applications close 30 October 2017

 MELT is an invitation to celebrate LGBTI+ culture through a dynamic, fun and highly engaging program of curated events featuring local, national and international artists and performances.

Based at Brisbane Powerhouse, MELT provides a focal point for the community, an opportunity for expression for artists and performers, and a platform to promote tolerance, equality

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Annette Chang – Money Matters

Showcase Victoria Applications Open Soon

Applications open 1 November 2017

 Showcase Victoria is the performing arts marketplace – an annual event which provides a unique platform for producers, artists and theatre makers to promote their work to a wide range of programmers from Victoria and beyond and ultimately to facilitate touring.

They encourage applications from all genres of the performing arts (including contemporary music) and are interested in productions looking to tour to both metro and regional venues,

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Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize

Applications close 17 November 2017

 Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career.

The winning story will receive a $4000 first prize and be published in Overland’s first print issue for 2018. Two runners-up will each receive $500 and be published at Overland online

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Australian Tapestry Workshop AIR

Applications for the 2018 Artist in Residence Program are now open. Applications close on Friday 17 November 2017.

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The Australian Tapestry Workshop enjoys an international reputation as a leader in contemporary tapestry. It is the only workshop of its kind

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The Creative Exchange – October

Seeking Entrepreneurial Solutions to Support Freelance Artists

Presented by Creative Victoria

Book Now

When:Thursday, 26 October 2017
Time:  3pm-4.30pm (Doors

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Darebin Pitch IT – Register your interest

Darebin Pitch IT will be held again in 2018. The program encourages big thinkers, creative sparks and data whizzes to share and develop smart technology ideas and find solutions

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Apply Rubicon ARI

Exhibition applications are currently open for the first half of the 2018 program for the period January to July. Rubicon ARI is open to all artists and practices including

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The Toy Chest

A simple box of toys… but through the eyes of a child it becomes a treasure chest loaded with adventure and excitement. No longer simple lumps of plastic, but vessels for

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Blindside B-side

BLINDSIDE B-SIDE

As a fundraising exhibition all artworks will be available for purchase, with an opening celebratory event on Thursday 2 November (think raffles, manic rushes

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Arts and the NDIS: Working Together

17 October 2017 | Footscray Community Arts Centre

 Presented by Arts West & Arts Access Victoria Topics include:

  • What is NDIS and how does it relate to the arts?
  • What do arts organisations need to know about the NDIS?
  • How

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Face the Music Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

Face the Music is pleased to announce its scholarship program for 2017. Opportunities are currently available for Victorians to attend the annual Face The Music summit across

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Blindside’s Professional Development Series

BLINDSIDE is proud to present the 2017 Professional Development Series. Led by industry experts, these sessions offer unique professional development opportunities for artists,

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Incinerator Art Award

Opening night Friday, 6 October 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition Dates 7 October to 26 November

Please join us for the opening of the Incinerator Art Award. This award is one of national significance with entries received from every state and territory in Australia.

The upcoming

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Get your art out there!

The rains came – Tamara Russell – karhina.com

The following sites are art blogs, art magazines and art related sites that are looking for art to feature on their websites.  Being on these sites can not only raise awareness

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Loewe Art Prize applications open

About the Craft Prize

The LOEWE Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of

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Rainbow Festival Arts Grant

Applications close 17 November 2017

 The Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation has been established to support the creative, cultural and environmental programs at Rainbow Serpent Festival and in the local Pyrenees/Ballarat communities. The annual Artist Grants Program provides emerging and established artists an opportunity to construct, manage and present new work to a large audience in a natural, outdoor environment. They encourage submissions that develop a high-quality, imaginative artistic practice; and can reach and engage with diverse audiences. Grants ranging from $500 – $5000 are available. For more information go here

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Coney Island Curator’s Talk and Artist Studio Tour

Saturday October 7 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Counihan Gallery, Brunswick Civic Centre, 233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Meet at Counihan Gallery at 2pm for a walk through of the exhibition with the curator and then hop on board the bus for a visit to three artist studios. This event presents the rare

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On Being – The Honeymoon Suite

On Being 
Isabel Buck
Jessie Bullivant
Georgina Cue
Clementine Edwards
Danny Frommer
Spencer Lai
Phebe Schmidt
Andrea Simmons

Exhibition – Friday 29 September – Saturday 21 October 2017

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Take Part in Dandenong Ranges Open Studios

Yes, it is all true! Artist Applications for participation in the 2018 Dandenong Ranges Open Studios are now open! Please visit the Open Studios website for all the details,

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Moreland Summer Show 2017 Spoken Word

Call out for Speakers:

Moreland Summer Show 2017 Spoken Word

People – Politics – Protest

In conjunction with the 2017 Moreland Summer Show exhibition, The Counihan

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c3 Applications to Exhibit Now Open

Apply to exhibit at c3

All applications to exhibit are considered by the c3 curatorial committee made up of leading artists and creative professionals. It’s important

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Claire Macrae Drylie – Abandoned

28th September – 15th October
Opening Thursday 28 Sept, 6pm

The work in this exhibition ‘Abandoned’ is inspired by my interest in photography, and also my fascination with the macabre.

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Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship

Applications close 16 October 2017

 The Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship aims to support a contemporary visual artist with an identifiable commitment to visual arts excellence. The successful Fellow will have a desire to extend their arts practice to a new level, expand their imagination and make a contribution to the City of Port Phillip. The Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship is an acquisitive award of $25,000 presented to a recipient once every two years. For more information go here read more

For Syria’s Children

A special event for Syria’s children

For Syria’s Children [FSC] is hosting a sale and auction of urban art to assist the Children of Syria.

FSC’s sole objective

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Coney Island – Counihan Gallery

Angela Brennan, An Open Future 2012. Oil on linen, 180 x 220 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne.

JOHN ASLANIDIS | ANGELA BRENNAN
SADIE CHANDLER | RENEE COSGRAVE | DAVID HARLEY
MATTHEW JOHNSON | WILMA TABACCO


CURATED BY JANE O’NEILL

30 September – 29 October

Opening Celebration:

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Ceramics – Introduction

Tue Oct 24 2017 at 06:30 pm
Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray
Explore making your own hand built porcelain objects with Erin from erinswindow. Make your own jewellery dish bowls, pinch pots, and more. Perfect as an introduction to ceramics for those keen to develop their existing skills. Basic materials will be supplied.

WHEN: Tuesdays, 24 October – 14 November, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
VENUE: FCAC
COST: $180 (3 sessions)

More information: 

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Opening to Art – Introduction

Commencing Thursday October 19  at 7:00 pm
Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray
In this class we develop a strong foundation in drawing. Working primarily in charcoal to develop observational drawing skills we will then develop form, composition and spatial relationships. Once this drawing foundation is established we will then begin to explore colour with pastels. This class is for beginners and the hope is that as the individuals continue this course they will explore pastels and working with paint as they move through to the Advanced Opening to Art class.

WHEN: Thursdays, 19 October – 7 December, 7pm – 9pm
COST: $245 / $220 concession (8 sessions)

More information: 

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Arts Projects for Individuals & Groups

Applications close 3 October 2017

 The Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Examples of activities this grant supports include the creation of new work, creative development, touring, festivals, productions, exhibitions, publishing, recording and market development activity.

For more information go here

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Next Move EOIs

Applications close 13 October 2017

 In 2018, Chunky Move will commission an artist to create a new full-length work for the Next Move program. The work will be presented over a two-week season in the second half of the year at the Chunky Move Studios.

Next Move 2018 is not only an opportunity to develop a new contemporary work presented by Chunky Move but to become an alumni of what has become a pivotal and unprecedented platform

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Brunswick Street Gallery Artist Call-Out

Artist Bootcamp

Beginning 2 October 2017

The Artist Bootcamp is a four week online program for independent performing artists to learn how to produce a show like a pro!

Do you have a show ready to go, but struggle with all the producing and marketing tasks that come with it?  Are you ready to step up and take it to the next

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Chunky Move Artistic Associate EOI

Applications close 6 October 2017

 Chunky Move recognises there is a gap in the career trajectory for mid-career dance artists wishing to step into positions of artistic leadership. Currently there are very few structured opportunities for individual artists to learn the skills of company management and artistic directorship. The role of Artistic Associate is designed to bridge that gap and provide an opportunity to gain insights into running a successful dance company. The Artistic Associate will be offered:

– Access to studio space during the residency to work on personal choreographic research;
– Mentorship by the Artistic Director, Executive Director and other staff to support

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Arts & Culture Maribyrnong Opportunities

Applications close 27 September 2017

 Artsbox Artist-in-Residence Program

Arts & Culture Maribyrnong is calling for applications for the Artist-in-Residence program in Footscray’s Artsbox for 2018.  The Artsbox residency is more suited to visual

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NAVA Visual Arts Fellowship

Image: 2016 Fellowship recipient Michelle Nikou, ‘No Vacancy’, 2010, Powder coated ceramic neon, Parker table, electrical components. Courtesy the artist.

Now in its second year, the NAVA Visual Arts Fellowship is funded by the Copyright Agency and administered by NAVA, and aims to assist exceptional mid-career

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Melbourne Spoken Word Presents Arielle Cottingham

Sunday October 8 at 7:00 pm
Howler Melbourne, 7-11 Dawson Street, Brunswick

Melbourne Spoken Word brings you the return of @Australian Poetry Slam Champ, Arielle Cottingham. Supported by a sample of local Melbourne spoken word and poetry, including Waffle

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The Creative Exchange – September 2017

Connecting Australians: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey

Presented by Creative Victoria

Book Now

When:Thursday, 21 September 2017
Time:  3pm-4.30pm (Doors

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Burrinja Climate Change Biennale

Applications are now open for the Burrinja Climate Change Biennale $9,000 Acquisitive Art Award

Applications due Friday 29 September – APPLY NOW

Uniquely situated in the temperate rainforest micro-climate of the Dandenong Ranges on Melbourne’s eastern fringes, its location

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Seventh Gallery Applications Open

EXHIBIT

SEVENTH invites proposals for our 2017 | 2018 Exhibition Program from practitioners of all career stages and art forms. SEVENTH is committed to promoting accessibility,

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Darebin Songwriters’ Award

Applications close 20 September 2017

The Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award is an annual songwriting competition that seeks to recognise, showcase and promote the talents

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