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The Mordant Family VR Commission

Applications close 11 March 2018 Open to mid-career and established visual artists, the Mordant Family VR Commission supports gallery-based practitioners to move into VR, encouraging experimentation and enabling the creation of ambitious artworks that push the limits of technology to engage audiences in new ways. The Mordant Family VR Commission recipient will be granted $80,000 for the development and creation of a new work. Image: Dr Christian Thompson, sourced here

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The Unconformity Artist Residencies

Applications close 23 February 2018 The Unconformity Artist Residencies have been designed to support the development needs of artists, allowing time to research, develop relationships and focus on their work in the provocative Queenstown environment.

Artists will be supported with:

•     $2,500 artist fee
•     $500 materials budget
•     In-kind accommodation
•     Per diems
•     A

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New Moreland Arts Investment Grants Now Available

Want to grow your arts organisation?

The new Arts Investment Grants Program has arrived!

Arts Investment Grants provide financial support to organisations whose business is in

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Brunswick Music Festival

Further shows, celebrations, collaborations and much more unveiled for the 30th anniversary program!

Brunswick Music Festival celebrates International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March with a specially commissioned concert, Wild,

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Markit + Bakesale

Applications are now open for our next event on Sunday 22 April 2018 at Federation Square


Established in 2010, Markit + BakeSale presents over 90 stalls across ceramics, jewellery,

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Strutt Your Stuff

We are excited to announce that Strutt Your Stuff is back in 2018, presenting Creative Carnivale in Glenroy.

When: Saturday 17 March 6pm-9pm

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Churchill Fellowships

Applications close 27 April 2018 A Churchill Fellowship can offer you the remarkable opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or an issue that you are passionate about.

It is for anyone who has exhausted alternatives within Australia and would like to see what other countries are doing successfully in a similar space to inspire new ideas, innovation,

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Call for Proposals – Critical Animals

Applications close 31 March 2018 Critical Animals are now calling for proposals for the 2018 festival, anchored by the theme Give and Take.  They welcome panel discussions, workshops, group exhibitions, readings, live art, roving public installations and anything else you can think of that presents your creative and experimental art practice. Image: Annelies Jahn, Untitled (mylar curtain), 2017 as part of The Shape of Memory (2017) at The Lock Up.

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City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund

Applications close 29 March 2018 The Cultural Development Fund aims to assist and encourage artists and related organisations to develop and realise creative projects. Applicants and funded activities must be based in the City of Port Phillip and projects must include participants living or working in the City of Port Phillip. Image:  GLOW: Monarch Lane, a light installation by OpenHAUS, 2018

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International Scholarship for Curators

Applications close 24 March 2018

The Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators provides assistance towards the

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VicArts Grants

Applications close 22 February 2018 The VicArts Grants program invests in the creative endeavours and professional practice of Victoria’s artists and smaller arts companies.  It provides one-off support for discrete projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria’s arts sector.

Image: Nicola Gunn – Piece For Person and Ghetto Blaster
Photographer: Gregory Lorenzutti

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Melbourne Recital Centre Writers’ Residency

Applications close 12 February 2018 In 2018, Melbourne Recital Centre and the Emerging Writers’ Festival are thrilled to present a new residency exploring and expanding the creative possibilities of arts writing.  Each writer will receive a $1500 stipend and double pass tickets to selected performances at the Melbourne Recital Centre, and in return will produce three written works in response to three concerts.

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Internal Audit – Gian Manik

The Honeymoon Suite is pleased to announce the opening of Internal Audit, a solo exhibition by Gian Manik on Saturday 10 February 2018.

Internal Audit includes

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Artlands Victoria – Call for Papers

Sharing knowledge, trading resources and exchanging gifts at a time of ceremony and gathering.

Call for papers, presentations and breakout sessions connecting to the theme and

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Weight of Love – Lotte Alexis Smith

Opening Thursday 8th February from 6pm

8 – 25th Feb 2018

Lotte Alexis Smith

Weight of Love weaves reality, fantasy and paranoia into traditional notions

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Moreland Community Grants

Annual Grant round for 2018

The Community Grants Program provides financial support and incentive to community groups, organisations and individuals to implement and support community building initiatives.

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Fuse Art Prize

Regional Arts Fund Community Grants

Applications close 13 March 2018 The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia. The Fund meets the strategic priorities of supporting participation in and access to the arts and encouraging greater private sector support for the arts.

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Art & About Sydney

Image: We Live Here

Applications close 13 March 2018

City of Sydney looking for ideas and works to temporarily transform public and unusual spaces in the City of

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Experimental Choregraphic Residency

Applications close 25 January 2018

Performance Space and Critical Path are excited to partner on the Experimental Choreographic Residency.

The residency is open to both artists and collectives interested in developing

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Music Works Grants

Image: Sui Zhen live Photo: Tom Sue Yek
Applications close 15 February 2018 The Music Works Grants program invests in the development and support of Victoria’s contemporary music artists and music industries. It provides support for projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria’s contemporary music sector, increase employment and build cultural capital. Find out more read more

Stanthorpe Art Prize

Five Common Problems with CoWorking Spaces and How To Correct Them

Photo by Climate KIC on Unsplash

Coworking spaces, if the term is new to you, are basically shared workspaces. This workspace setup does not just offer a space suited for startups and freelancers who want to take

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Beginner Embroidery Workshop

Would you like to embellish your clothes and home with your own hand embroidery like those you see on Instagram?

Tamara’s beginner hand embroidery workshop gives you all

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Darebin Pitch It

Applications close 19 February 2018.

Do you have an idea for sustainable change?
Have you got what it takes to pitch in under 10 minutes?

– WIN $20,000! –

Darebin’s pitch competition

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Substation Emerging Artist Studio

Applications close 9 February 2018

The SUBSTATION is seeking expressions of interest from individual artists to undertake their inaugural Emerging Artist Studio Residency.

Successful applicants will receive:

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Creative State Commissions

Alisha Abate – A Red Wine Cheers to the Intimacies of Industry

As part of the upcoming Midsumma Festival 2018, Alisha Abate’s A Red Wine Cheers to the Intimacies of Industry will be at the Living Museum of the West, Bluestone Building,

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Brunswick Studio Walk

The Brunswick Studio Walk is a free event that will be held between 12pm – 5pm on Saturday, 24 February 2018.

The self-directed walk allows participants to stroll at their

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Project Space @ Northcity4

PROJECT SPACE: Applications Open

It may interest you to know that both Laila Marie Costa and Annelies Hofmeyr originally started working at Northcity4 in our Project Space!

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Innovation in Marketing Fund

Applications close 15 February 2018 The Innovation in Marketing Fund provides one-off support for discrete marketing projects that explore different ways of engaging audiences, building brand awareness and increasing income for existing programs, products or activities within the creative industries. $2,000 – $20,000 available.

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What does 2018 hold for contemporary arts?

The Australian Parliament begins its new year on the week beginning 5 February, with both Houses sitting for four days. At the same time, artists across Australia are showing work

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Still I Rise Production Mentorship

Applications close 21 January 2018 Designed for emerging women* identifying circus and physical theatre artists, Still I Rise will support the development of a season of a new performance work in the West as part of one of Melbourne’s most vital festivals, the Melbourne Fringe Festival. *Women’s Circus welcomes any member who identifies as, or has lived as a woman, or identifies as non-binary. 

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Blak-Queer Futurism

January 18 – February 14

We live in a world that is highly influenced by bla(c)k and queer cultures. Although this prevails, futurism in popular media fails to reflect

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Moonee Valley Art Show Stall holders wanted


Gala Opening Preview
Fri   23 March 2018     
6:30pm – 11:00pm

Public Exhibition
Sat  24 March 2018     11am – 5pm

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RAW Melbourne Presents Envision

Thursday February 15 – 7:00 pm

Melbourne Pavilion, 135-157 Racecourse Road, Flemington

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

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Realms of Devotion – Cameron Potts

Opening Thursday 18th January from 6pm

18 Jan – 4 Feb 2018

Inspired by a series of dreams in Egypt some years ago, Realms of Devotion delves into the mystical

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Assistant Required

Carrousel Theatre is a puppetry company based in Melbourne.

They are currently looking for a casual assistant for 2018 to help with presenting “Aladdin and the magic lamp”.


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TRANSCENDENCE – Gennivieve Collier

‘Transcendence’ is a retrospective of more than 10 years of Gennivieve’s artworks in a vast array of media.

How do you live beyond your perceived limitation,

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Frankie Good Stuff Awards Open