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Copyright Agency Create Grants

Applications close 19 August 2019

CREATE grants offer opportunities for mid-career and established creative writers and visual artists to create and develop new work by providing

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Radiant Pavillion Curator Mentorship

Applications close 10 February 2019

In 2019, Radiant Pavilion is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for an early career curator. The successful application will undertake a

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Australia Council International Residencies

Applications close 15 January 2018International 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 their practice within a global context and build knowledge, networks and partnerships that support future international arts activity.

Australia Council residency partners include:

  • ACME, London
  • BR Whiting Studio, Rome
  • Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
  • EMPAC, New York
  • HIAP, Helsinki

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Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships

Applications close 31 January 2018Travelling 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 2018The 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 2018City 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.Find out more read more

Fast Track Fellowship


Applications close 6 December 2018Open 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 2018These 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.Find out more read more

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 new (and returning) faces a whole lot of love.

A program created with the aim of giving artists, crafters, designers, photographers, entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and socially minded types a hearty pat on the back, there are exciting prizes and opportunities up for grabs for each and every Good Stuff winner. (Plus a pretty wonderful judging panel casting their eyes over your creations!)

Simply select the personal project you’re most proud of, figure out which category it fits in best, then head over to our entry page to submit your work. Good luck!


Entries are open from NOVEMBER 19TH, 2018 to 9am on JANUARY 14TH, 2019.

Entry costs $30 AUD (please stick to one project per submission).

Our judging panel will select a winner for each category, and there will also be a special reader-voted people’s choice award.

Finalists will be announced on FEBRUARY 4TH – don’t forget to check back and vote on your favourite!

Each winner will receive:
– a $1000 cash prize
– a year’s subscription to frankie magazine
– a feature in issue 89 of frankie
– an invitation to a special winners’ dinner, attended by the judges, sponsors and the frankie press team

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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

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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 Victoria’s Arts & Education Program in 2020! The ACTF will commission the creative development of a new performance work, up to the amount of $20,000.

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MTC Women in Theatre Program

Applications close 30 November 2018MTC’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 career advice and coaching across a wide range of business and commercial aspects of the theatre industry; and gain insights to the daily operation of a major performing arts organisation.

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Transurban Community Grants

Applications close 31 December 2018Every 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 2018If 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

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 practice, address infrastructure needs and develop new works, programs or services.

Objectives of the Arts Investment Grants Program

  • Support Moreland’s creative sector to maintain and grow their practice in the municipality.
  • Address identified arts infrastructure

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10 Year Anniversary of Victorian Bushfires Arts Grants

Applications close 31 January 2019The 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 2018Suspended 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.
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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 2018This 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 2018Midsumma 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

Local History Grants Program

Applications close 18 December 2018The Victorian Government recognises that local and community history is an important part of Victoria’s memory. The Local History Grants Program encourages and fosters community activities that preserve, record and share the local, social and community history of Victoria and Victorians.Find out more read more

Celebrating Darebin: Seeding Grants

Applications close 15 November 2018Celebrating Darebin seeks to support new and first time community events that celebrate the people and places of Darebin with a new grant scheme. Individuals and community groups can apply for Community Events (up to $3000) or True North Events for events in Reservoir (up to $5000).Find out more read more

pvi collective and Blast Theory Residency

Applications close 5 November 2018Blast Theory and pvi collective are joining forces once again to facilitate a unique research and development residency.The successful applicant will receive $7,200 towards the cost of their return international flight, travel within the UK, travel insurance and living expenses for six weeks. Accommodation is provided in Blast Theory’s studio.Find out more read more

Gertrude Contemporary Studio Residencies

Applications close 9 November 2018Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Gertrude Studio Program 2019-2020. Respected nationally and internationally, Gertrude’s unique studio-exhibition model supports outstanding artists at pivotal moments in their careers.Find out more read more

Lesley Hall Scholarship 2018

Applications close 31 October 2018The Lesley Hall Arts and Disability Scholarship is an annual scholarship offered by Arts Access Victoria (AAV) which recognises the power of the arts to influence social change. It honours the life and activism of the late Lesley Hall, a tireless advocate for the human rights of people with disability. Find out more read more

ACT City Grants

Applications close 23 October 2018Through 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

Asialink Creative Exchange 2019

Applications close 28 October 2018Global 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

Ian Potter Moving Image Commission

Applications close 28 October 2018Artists 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 CrooksFind out more read more

Arts Projects & Career Development Grants Open

Applications close 2 October 2018The 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

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 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.

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Foundry658 Applications Open

Applications close 30 September 2018Foundry658 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

Q Lab Residency

Applications close 22 November 2018Q 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 2018Music 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

The Carstairs Prize

Applications close 1 September 2018The Carstairs Prize aims to support socially engaged art projects that embrace participatory and collaborative experiences, bring participants into active dialogue with the artist(s) in order to involve audiences beyond the art community.Find out more read more

Imagined Touch is going to the UK in November

ACF Facebook Live Q & A

6.00 pm 21 August 2018

Whether you’re new to fundraising or have a few campaigns under your belt, finding donors remains one of the greatest challenges. Join ACF for a Facebook Live Q&A at 6pm AEST on Tuesday 21 August, where Australian Cultural Fund Manager, Aneke McCulloch will talk you through these challenges.

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Arts House CultureLAB EOIs

Applications close 6 September 2018Arts House invites CultureLAB expressions of interest for the financial year 2019–20. There is an investment of up to $10,000 for research and creative development of projects led by independent artists and created on site at Arts House.Find out more read more

Subsidised tickets available to Culture Business Canberra 2018

Culture Business, a leading international conference dedicated to fundraising in the arts sector, is coming to Canberra in November.

As principal sponsors, and in partnership with Culture Business and the Department of Communications and the Arts, we are offering 25 fully subsidised passes – one per arts organisation – to attend the conference.

The application process is now open and we are accepting expressions of interest until 5pm AEST, Wednesday 22 August.


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Critical Path Responsive Residencies

Applications close 3 September 2018The Responsive Program supports self-directed, blue-sky choreographic research. Research projects may be broadly defined but generally involve the exploration of new ideas or assumptions, new methodologies or new collaborations.Find out more read more

Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grants

Applications close 11 September 2018The Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist emerging and early career artists.

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Seventh Gallery Call For Proposals

Applications close 12 August 2018

SEVENTH Gallery is extending their biannual call out for exhibition proposals. From July 2018 – July 2019 SEVENTH has eliminated exhibition fees and will be compensating all exhibiting artists! SEVENTH is a space that embraces experimentation, risk and diverse artistic practices.

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