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ACCADEMY 2019 at ACCA

Applications close 31 January 2018 Fostering experimentation, risk and innovation, ACCA is a dynamic platform for current and future generations of artists, thinkers and supporters of the visual arts.

ACCADEMY is a program for 14-17 year olds wanting to tackle challenging tasks, develop new skills and engage with arts industry professionals including artists,

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Australia Council International Residencies

Applications close 15 January 2018

International residencies provide a unique opportunity for artists to immerse themselves in a new arts context, market, community and culture. The experience enables artists to articulate

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White Night EOIs

white night
Applications close 13 January 2019 White Night Winter Melbourne 2019 and White Night Ballarat 2019 are seeking Expressions of Interest from Artists who want to make a contribution.  Find out more read more

BLINDSIDE reduces gallery fees in 2019

Blindside

REDUCED GALLERY FEES IN 2019! 

Thanks to the generous support of Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne, as well as the artists, sponsors, and patrons who have supported

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Double the fun at The Sisters’ Christmas Markets

Sisters’ Market Brunswick Town Hall – 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Friday 14 December 4 – 9 pm and Saturday 15 December 10 – 4 pm
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APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund

APRA AMCOS
Applications close 20 February 2019 In recognition of the limited opportunities for art music composers to have their works performed, APRA AMCOS has initiated the Art Music Fund. The Art Music Fund exists to commission new work that is innovative, displays professional compositional craft and represents a benchmark of excellence in its field. Find out more read more

Dance Massive Call Out for Volunteers

Dance Massive

Chunky Move, Tasdance and Yellowwheel are seeking 400 Victorian dancers of all ages to be the heart and soul of an epic outdoor performance, as part of Dance Massive 2019’s

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Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships

Applications close 31 January 2018 Travelling scholarships from The Marten Bequest offer talented young artists (21-35 or 17-35 for ballet) the chance to explore, study and develop their artistic gifts through travelling either overseas or interstate. Find out more read more

Tanja Liedtke Fellowship

Australian Dance Theatre
Applications close 14 December 2018 The 2019 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship is offered by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation in partnership with Berlin’s ada Studio and Australian Dance Theatre’s International Centre for Choreography and is open for applications from dancers/ choreographers between the ages of 20 and 35.  Find out more read more

City of Sydney Creative Hoardings Program

Sydney Hoardings
Applications close 12 December 2018 City of Sydney seeking art and design concepts to be used on construction site hoardings in the City of Sydney local area. This is an opportunity to see your artwork large-scale across the city. Each artwork selected will receive a licence fee of $11,400.

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Signal Summer Registrations

Signal
Applications close 10 December 2018 Signal Summer is an intensive creative arts program jam packed with workshops, events and performances. The program offers young people the chance to work alongside professional artists, develop skills across a wide range of art forms and present new work. Signal Summer is free and open to young people 13 to 25 years Find out more read more

Fast Track Fellowship

VMDO
Applications close 6 December 2018 Open to Victorian music artist managers and independent labels, the Fast Track Fellowship facilitates international professional development, relocates selected participants overseas and immerses them within music companies over a two month period. Find out more read more

LGBTIQ Community Grants Program

Victorian Government
Applications close 10 December 2018 These grants provide support for organisational development, capacity building and sustainability of LGBTIQ organisations and groups. They are intended as one-off investments in activities such as planning, training, infrastructure, consulting and advice that will provide long term benefits to the organisation or group.

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Frankie Good Stuff Awards 2019 Open

Sound the alarm – the frankie Good Stuff awards are back! We’re itching to see what other creative talent is floating around Australia and New Zealand, and to show those

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LGI Secondment Program 2019

Applications close 10 December 2018 An LGI Secondment gives you the opportunity to experience first-hand what it’s like to be a part of a professional dance company. Gain insight into the everyday activities and unique identity of Lucy Guerin Inc as the company prepares to premiere a new work at Dance Massive 2019. Find out more read more

Ian Potter Cultural Trust

Image: Ground Control, Northcote Town Hall, 2016. Photo credit: Sarah Walker
Applications close 15 January 2019

Are you an emerging or early career designer, crafts practitioner or artist with plans to complete an overseas residency, mentorship or other professional development opportunity?

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Mercedes-Benz Design Award 2018.

Do you have a design idea for the living space? Bring it to life.

Enter the Mercedes-Benz Design Award.

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The Mercedes-Benz Design Award is a celebration of excellence in design form and function. Now in its fourth year,

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Centre of Visual Art – Panel: Gender and Indonesian Contemporary Art

Wednesday 28 November, 12–1pm

Join artists Elia Nurvista, Nuraini Juliastuti and art historian Wulan Dirgantoro for a dialogue on gender and contemporary practice in Indonesian

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Australian Children’s Theatre Commission

Applications close 28 January 2019

Expressions of Interests for the Australian Children’s Theatre Foundation (ACTF) Commission are now open, with the successful applicant touring as part of Regional Arts

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MTC Women in Theatre Program

Applications close 30 November 2018

MTC’s Women in Theatre Program provides the opportunity for participants to be mentored by respected theatre practitioners; take part in intensive leadership training; access practical

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Transurban Community Grants

Applications close 31 December 2018 Every six months, Transurban offer grants of up to $5000 to community initiatives like school projects, youth education, road safety and environmental programs. Find out more read more

Brunswick Mechanics Institute Artist Development

Applications close 28 November 2018 If you’re an artist or company with a new performance project to develop, Brunswick Mechanics Institute (BMI) is offering up to three weeks of free space, along with access to tech, production and industry support. Find out more read more

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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