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New Ideas Lab EOIs

Image credit: I See You Like This created by Jessica Wilson with
Matilda Woodroofe and photographer Carla Gottgens.
Applications close 30 March 2018 ArtPlay New Ideas Lab provides the opportunity for artists to propose new projects to undertake at ArtPlay as part of their ongoing creative program for children and families. A new idea could mean a new topic of artistic enquiry, a new area of practice for the artist, or a new collaboration between artists.

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Be Bold Performance Residency

Applications close 6 April 2018 Artists and arts organisations are invited to submit an application for the 2018 Be Bold Performance Residency Program. Up to $5,000 (mid career artist) or $2000 (emerging artist) will be awarded per residency along with:

  • Co-presentation of the residency’s performance outcome
  • 50/50 box office split on ticketed presentations
  • Up to $2,000 in kind technical

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HyPe Call Out

Applications close 26 March 2018 HyPe supports the creation of innovative, contemporary hybrid performance in Tasmania by supporting artists to take conceptual leaps and to challenge the existing perceptions of traditional performance. Applicants can apply for up to $10k to support experimentation, pushing the boundaries of their practice and experimenting with new ways of working.

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Deadly Fringe

State Library of Victoria Fellowships

Applications close 22 April 2018 The State Library’s fellowships program is one of the most substantial in Australia. Each year, the Library offers Creative Fellowships to encourage the original and imaginative use or development of the Library’s collections for new work. In 2018, for the first time, State Library Victoria is offering a specialist fellowship for researchers who identify as an Indigenous Victorian Aboriginal.

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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!

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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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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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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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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

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

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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The Kat Muscat Fellowship

Applications close 14 January 2018 Express Media is honoured to present The Kat Muscat Fellowship, offering support and development for a young writer or editor. The annual Kat Muscat Fellowship offers professional development up to the value of $3,000 for an editorial project or work of writing by a young female-identifying or non-binary person.  Find out more read more

Take Over 2018

Applications close 15 January 2018 Take Over! is a unique partnership between Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe that will enable an independent artist/company/collective to develop a creative idea throughout 2018 ready for presentation in the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival. The artists selected will receive $30,000, rehearsal space and a tailored program of support and mentorship in producing, marketing and fundraising. Image: Discordia Find out more read more

Assembly Point

Applications close 1 January 2018 Creative Spaces’ exhibition space Assembly Point offers a fantastic opportunity for visual artists to curate and exhibit their sculptural and 3D works in the centre of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct! FREE for independent artists and unfunded groups. Now seeking EOIs for all 2018. However, CS are specifically calling out for proposals for Jan/Feb/Mar, that respond to the effect of the summer sun on the glass vitrines and the concept of them as ‘Hot Boxes’.

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2018 Creative Development Expressions of Interest Open Now

At Brunswick Mechanics Institute we’re dedicated to making space for artists to create and develop new performance work. We invite expressions of interest for two inaugural

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Midsumma Australia Post Prize

Applications close 7 December 2017

The Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize has quickly established itself as an important award in the ecology of the arts. With finalists selected from across the country, the event

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Public Art in University Square

Registration of interest closes 4 December 2017 City of Melbourne is seeking artist responses to University Square. Permanent public art for this project could take a variety of forms and be from any creative practice area. It is open to artists to include interactive components or new technology as part of a concept’s form. Find out more read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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Face the Music 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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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

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.

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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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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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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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