Showcase Victoria Applications Now Open

Submissions close 4 December 2017

Showcase Victoria is the performing arts marketplace – an annual event which provides a unique platform for producers, artists and theatre

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Handmade for Humans Summer Market

Friday November 24 from 5:00 pm
VU at Metrowest, 136-142 Nicholson St, Footscray

Handmade for Humans’ annual Summer Market is coming up as part of the One Night in Footscray celebrations, with tables of beautiful treasures, each piece handcrafted with love

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Transoceanic Visual Exchange – Film Screenings

Saturday November 18  at 10:00 am

Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray

FCAC, Fresh Milk Barbados and Third Horizon Media present Transoceanic Visual Exchange

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Contemporary Quilting – Colour and Community

Come and join us for the grand opening of the Summer Show 2018 here at the Incinerator – Friday December 8 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Summer Show is an annual celebration

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Dead Letter Club

Dead Letter Club – The next evening is Wednesday 22 November at People Powered Urban Winery, NOISY RITUAL in Brunswick East.

A backlash to Twitter, textspeak,

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Max Afford Playwrights’ Award

Submissions close 19 November 2017 The Max Afford Estate have created this award to be given to a young playwright, to enable them to further their education in the field of drama, to improve their creative writing and, to improve the general public’s appreciation of Australian drama and playwrights. The total value of the biennial award is $30,000.

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Adelaide Festival Centre Video Art Open Call

Applications close 19 November 2017 Adelaide Festival Centre is South Australia’s principal performing arts venue and presenter of theatre, dance, music and exhibitions. They are seeking Expression of Interest (EOI) from video and media artists to take part in an exciting new phase for the precinct. Find out more read more

Shaun Tan – Radius

9 – 26th November

Radius presents over 100 small oil paintings of objects and scenes found within a short walking distance of the gallery in which they are exhibited, radiating out from

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The Moreland Summer Show

Opening 6 – 8 pm Thursday 9 November 

Featuring

Ajanta Anthigngna Marakkala | Fayez Assaf | Paul Batt | Margaret Bishop  | Wendy Black | Robyn Blaikie | Heinz Boeck |

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Demonstrate your Craft

We’ve got some space available to showcase local artists & craftspeople who aren’t selling items on the day – Are you interested in demonstrating your craft, or holding some “on-the-day” workshops at our event on 25 November? We have indoor space available, plus some room outdoors for anyone who would bring their own marquee. If you are interested contact Danielle at the Etsy Made Local Melbourne Team =&0=&hello@madelocalmelbourne.com =&1=& madelocalmelbourne.com Shop from local Etsy sellers at a pop-up market in Melbourne. Bringing you the very best of Melbourne’s handmade arts, crafts and vintage. What a great way to kick off the Christmas shopping season – by supporting your local makers! We are really excited to be supporting over 100 Etsy sellers from around Melbourne , and bringing this annual, national event to Coburg!

Join our Facebook event to stay up to date https://www.facebook.com/events/1718975231733668/

Date: 25 November

Time: 10am – 5pm Place: 14 Gaffney Street Public Transport: Train: Upfield line, we are right next to Batman Station Tram: Number 19, stop 37 Sydney Rd/Gaffney St Cycle: Upfield Bike Path Directions to get there: read more

Spring Fling Pop-up Gallery – Arts Project Australia

Arts Project Australia be in the heart of Melbourne CBD for 10 days this November!

Taking place during the Spring Racing Carnival, the

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City of Monash Community Grants

Applications close 8 December 2017 Council is inviting local community groups and organisations to submit applications for cash and in-kind funding for programs, services, projects and events taking place in 2018/19. 

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SITUATE Art in Festivals

Applications close 27 November 2017 SITUATE Art in Festivals supports outstanding early career artists and creative practitioners to develop new experimental artworks for the festival environment. The SITUATE Arts Lab is a professional development program for selected participants. Artists are encouraged to take risks, expand their practice, develop concepts, consider works of scale, and connect with festival audiences through the development of public art projects. Image: A.I.R. by Julia Douhin Find out more read more

arTour Showcase Online and Roadcase

Submissions close 13 November 2017

Productions for arTour Showcase online will be prioritised according to the following criteria:

  • Rigour
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Etsy Made Local Market

Shop from local Etsy sellers at a pop-up market in Melbourne. Bringing you the very best of Melbourne’s handmade arts, crafts and vintage. What a great way to kick off the Christmas shopping season – by supporting your local makers! We are really excited to be supporting over 100 Etsy sellers from around Melbourne , and bringing this annual, national event to Coburg!

Join our Facebook event to stay up to date https://www.facebook.com/events/1718975231733668/

Date: 25 November

Time: 10am – 5pm Place: 14 Gaffney Street Public Transport: Train: Upfield line, we are right next to Batman Station Tram: Number 19, stop 37 Sydney Rd/Gaffney St Cycle: Upfield Bike Path Directions to get there: https://her.is/2ixHMc6 read more

Mira Gojak and Elizabeth Newman at Neon Parc

27 October – 16 December

Opening Friday October 27  at 6:00 pm

15 Tinning St, Brunswick

Neon Parc is delighted to announce a two-person exhibition of Melbourne based artists Mira Gojak and Elizabeth Newman,

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Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship

Applications close 1 December 2017

This scholarship has been created as an on-going memorial to one of Australia’s most distinguished performing arts designers, the late Kristian Fredrikson. The scholarship

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Apply for Time_Place_Space: Nomad

Applications close 20 November 2017

EOI applications are invited from emerging and established artists working across disciplines and practices, from different geographic regions and cultural backgrounds. Artists are

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RAW Melbourne presents Transcend

Thursday November 30  at 7:00 pm

Melbourne Pavilion, 135-157 Racecourse Road, Flemington

RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. We focus on spotlighting indie

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MoreArt 2017 Bike Tours

Perambulate and pedal your way through MoreArt Moreland’s annual art-in-public-spaces show, MoreArt, is on again from 29 October to 15 December. Concentrated around the Upfield train line and bike path, MoreArt invites residents and visitors to participate, perambulate and pedal their way through a range of interactive exhibits. MoreArt exhibits have often invited interaction and blurred the line between artist and audience, but this year’s program takes the participation up a notch. Book Now read more

Markit + Bake Sale

Sunday December 17 from 10:00

Federation Square

It’s Markit + BakeSale time again! Melbourne’s calendar-busting biannual event that fills Federation Square with a exceptional line-up of Australia’s best creative talent.

Featuring

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Stall holder Callout

Sydney Road Street Party 2018 – Stall holder Callout

Festivals Moreland are looking for stall holders interested in participating at Council presented Sydney Road Street Party 2018. Taking place on Sunday 4 March, the Street Party is one of Melboourne’s most iconic events and the opening of the Brunswick Music Festival. Apply now        read more

TIMOR-LESTE: Then and Now – The Good Room

Friday 27 October- Thursday 9th November 2017

Open Friday 27th October 6-8pm

Late open Thursday 9th November 6.30-8pm

​With the  fifteenth anniversary of independence for

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APAM Independent Bursary

Applications close 10 November 2017 Ten independent Australian artists, producers or individuals can attend APAM 2018 and have the cost of their delegate pass paid for thanks to Brisbane Powerhouse, with the support of the Sidney Myer Fund.

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Geelong After Dark

EOIs close 6 November 2017

Geelong After Dark is a curated event that may include projections, interactive activities, underground or street performances, installations, exhibitions and more. Expressions

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NAVA Australian Artists’ Grants

Applications close 4 November 2017

The Australian Artists’ Grant was initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners to produce, present and promote their

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The Big Design Market

The 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize

Friday December 1 at 6:30 pm

The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

The Melbourne Spoken Word Prize brings together poets and spoken

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Dead Letter Club launch

A backlash to Twitter, textspeak, emojis, tinder, like buttons and canned responses. “In an age like ours, which is not given to letter-writing, we

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Gertrude Contemporary Studio Applications Open

Applications close 13 November 2017

 Gertrude invites applications from artists of any generation and working in any medium to express their interest in the two-year program. The program is intended for professional artists working within the breadth of contemporary practice, including installation, video, painting, sculpture, photography, performance and dance.

Each year eight artists are invited into the program, which welcomes new artists at staggered points across the year. Applications are considered by an advisory committee composed

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CCP Salon 2017

CCP SALON presented by Leica and Ilford

Australia’s largest open-entry exhibition and competition, CCP Salon, is now in its 25th year!

Presented by Leica and Ilford, this annual event celebrates the latest developments

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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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