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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

Amanda Gray Debut exhibition

Opening: 2pm – 4pm Sunday 21th October 2018
Exhibition: Noon – 6pm 19th – 28th October 2018
Fernartz Studio 23a Lorensen Ave Merlynston Coburg North 3058

Amanda Gray a

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The Linden Art Prize

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE LINDEN ART PRIZE 2019

The Linden Art Prize is a non-acquisitive contemporary art award established for artists graduating from a visual arts Masters

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Story of Things

Once upon a time… Three creative’s with a passion for the unique stories of Australian design and it’s creators established a go-to, thoughtfully curated and styled marketplace, streamed straight to your living room, office or beachside paradise, and unlike anything you have visited before. Together they have crafted a covetable collection of unique goods, home wares and accessories created by Australian creators, and shared their stories. Ethically made. With a touch of sparkle. Brought to life through considered curation and wonderfully created visual stories, our modern digital magazine at Story of Things will give you the chance to meet the creators, have a peak inside their world and buy a single, beautifully crafted piece, or take your cues for a family of treasures. It means they do all of the hard work for you, so you can sit back with a cup of tea (or a glass of wine) while they guide you through their collection. The hardest thing you’ll have to do is decide when to stop adding to cart. Here at Story of Things provenance is important. The story of the item is important. The story of the creator is important. The story of us is important. If who you bought it from and where is as important as what you bought, Story of Things is a part of your story too. They  believe that beauty is not only in the things we have, but most importantly in the Story of Things. storyofthings.com.au read more

A sinking feeling (the politics of risk)

Opening night Thursday 11th October, 6pm.

A sinking feeling (the politics of risk) will explore the relationship between both the artist and curator’s dependence on funding bodies and how that affects the likelihood

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Ian Potter Moving Image Commission

Applications close 28 October 2018 Artists are now invited to apply for Australia’s most significant commission for moving image art. The successful artist will receive $100,000 from The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and professional support from ACMI’s curators including highly specialised curatorial, production and presentation expertise. Image: Phantom Ride, Daniel Crooks Find out more read more

Craft Victoria Vitrine Gallery Applications Open

Applications close 14 October 2018 Craft Victoria invite proposals from emerging and established makers, individuals and group collaborations. Experimental and/or conceptual approaches that engage with the Vitrine gallery space are encouraged. Find out more read more

Happy Art Hour: Paint and Sip

Looking for a night out with a creative twist? Paint and Sip is a fabulous painting session where you can explore your creative side while enjoying a drink…or two. With music

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Be Heard: The Art of Podcasting

Be Heard: The Art of Podcasting

Audio podcasts are one of the most accessible and popular mediums for modern storytellers. If you have always wanted to create your own podcast, our Be Heard: The Art of Podcasting

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City of Yarra Exhibition EOIs

Applications close 15 October 2018 City of Yarra are seeking innovative and engaging artists to exhibit at Richmond Town Hall, Fitzroy Library, Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library, Richmond Library and Carlton Library Light Boxes as part of their 2019 Exhibition Program. Find out more read more

PICA Studio Residencies

Applications close 29 October 2018 Expressions of interest are now open for PICA’s self-directed studio residency program in 2019. This program provides studio space for artists with diverse practices for 2 month periods between February – June 2019. The selected artists will be supported by PICA’s exhibition team with general technical support and critical feedback across the duration of the residency. Find out more read more

c3 Applications to Exhibit Now Open

Apply to exhibit at c3

It can be your first show, or your 50th
We are looking for a diverse range of emerging and established

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in.cube8r presents: Contour (Abstract)

in.cube8r gallery presents: Contour

For this show we have sourced artists who use form, color, line, texture, pattern, composition and process to present ideas and evoke emotions in a poetic, nonlinear fashion. Expect

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Darebin Arts Let’s Take Over!

Applications close 30 September 2018 Let’s Take Over is a skills development program for 15 – 25 years olds to learn how to be the best event producers in town. Ten young people get the opportunity to take over the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, programming the entire building from 12pm – 11pm for a one day arts festival featuring whatever you so please. Find out more read more

Arts Projects & Career Development Grants Open

Applications close 2 October 2018 The Australia Council grants program supports a diverse range of artists, organisations, artistic practice and arts activity. Career Development Grants can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career. The arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public. Find out more read more

Darebin Music Feast 2018

DAREBIN MUSIC FEAST REVEALS GROUNDBREAKING 2018 PROGRAM
OCTOBER 18-28 ACROSS THE CITY OF DAREBIN

2018 has been a year of bar-raising in the music industry, and in classic Darebin Music Feast style, expectations will be met and surpassed with the diversity, engagement and

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Artlands Victoria 2018

Arts Projects & Career Development Grants Open

The Australia Council grants program supports a diverse range of artists, organisations, artistic practice and arts activity. Career Development Grants can provide support

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Vivid Music – Expression of Interest 2019

Applications close 30 September 2018 Vivid Sydney is now inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from individuals and organisations across the global creative community to participate in the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas in 2019. Find out more read more

Foundry658 Applications Open

Applications close 30 September 2018 Foundry658 is designed to support independent artists, arts organisations, not-for-profits, commercial creative enterprises, early-stage entrepreneurs and creative industries practitioners. They are looking for individuals and teams from any creative discipline who are committed to building a successful and sustainable business or creative practice. Find out more read more

Sculpture in Acheron submissions open

BlackWrights Artist Development Program

Applications close 21 September 2018 BlackWrights is ILBIJERRI Theatre Company’s brand new artist development program. BlackWrights consists of two program streams, the BlackWrights Creators Program is a paid opportunity to develop your work with intensive support from ILBIJERRI over a 12-month period.The BlackWrights Master Labs are a series of hands-on theatre workshops for First Nations artists and creatives. Find out more read more

Level Playing Field – Sheena Mathieson

Over the past 6 months Sheena Mathieson has been creating works on paper which are inspired by the energy and creativity of others, particularly those participating in the Level

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Window Shopping

Window Shopping at Melbourne Fringe Festival
Opens 22 September

Street festivities from 12-3

Talk by Office from 3-4
OFFICE will give a public lecture focusing on the street as a public space, questioning its role and value in our rapidly

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The Makers & Shakers Applications Open

We are thrilled to announce that The Makers & Shakers Market will return to the Coburg Town Hall on Sunday 18 November 2018. 

The Makers & Shakers Market continues to

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Q Lab Residency

Applications close 22 November 2018 Q LAB is Q Theatre’s annual artist residency program hosted by the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. The residency is designed to make creative space and time for the development of dynamic projects at an early stage of their conception. Find out more read more

Creative Vic Music Works Quick Response Grants

Applications close 20 September 2018 Music Works Quick Response Grants provide support to individuals, groups and organisations to cover immediate opportunities in the following areas of funding: Regional Activity,  Building Capacity (Professional Development) and Connecting to Markets. Find out more read more

Up Next Masterclasses

Various Dates This Spring, Western Edge Youth Arts presents a unique opportunity for young people, 18 to 25, from Melbourne’s western suburbs to participate in weekly masterclasses with some of the city’s most exciting and inspiring theatre makers. FREE. Find out more read more

Gertrude Projection Festival Mini

Friday 21 and Saturday 22 September

Atherton Gardens, Cnr Gertrude and Brunswick Streets, Fitzroy

Join us for Gertrude Street Projection Festival MiNi. Your imagination will soar,

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Jessie Deane Sew Suburb-Banal

Common Ground 2018: Broadmeadows

Thursday September 13 until November 1 2018
Multicultural Arts Victoria is excited to present Common Ground 2018 at Broadmeadows (13 Sept – 1 Nov).

Common Ground 2018 is a series of spoken work poetry workshops for young people from all faiths and community backgrounds to come together and celebrate unity through poetry. Join

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Dandenong Ranges Open Studios

It’s nearly here again!

Have you been thinking about participating in the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios? Well stop thinking about it, and just apply.

Applications open on September 6, 2018

To find out more

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Coburg Carnivale Program Announced

Coburg Carnivale
Sunday 22 September 11am- 3pm

The Melbourne Fringe launched its program in style and announced a range of exciting events that will take over the city in September.

Presented as part of the

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2019 Applications now open!

The 2019 application round is now open!

Applications are now open for group, solo or curated shows.
While there isn’t an official due date, exhibitions are

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