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City of Gold Coast Level Up Residency

Applications close 10 February 2019

Level Up is a three-month, cross-art form residency program that will provide five young artists with a shared studio space and support to create new work for a range of public outcomes during the residency period

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White Night EOIs

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Applications close 13 January 2019White 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

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 free large scale outdoor public program.

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MoreArt 2018: The Magic Of The North

From 11 November – 15 December, MoreArt Public Art Show will be back for it’s ninth year to explore the places around us. This year, we move our focus beyond the busy artery of moving metal called Bell Street and into the magic of Moreland’s North.

Come along for the journey!

The Magic of the North

Visit the website for a Listing of upcoming MoreArt events

MoreArt is a public art show that showcases Moreland’s community and places, based along the Upfield train line and bike path. From gentle conversation to large scale intervention, we invite artists to take the hand of the community as we explore the ideas that stem from the places where we live.

This year, we move our focus beyond the busy artery of moving metal called Bell Street and into the magic of Moreland’s North. A story will be written from South to North along 10 kilometres of the bike path, children will take over a park, we’ll drink tea in a cemetery, explore sensory space with the EPA and smash 1000 chai cups.

Jump on a bike, catch a train or walk from your house – come and join the journey.


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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

Sydney Road Street Party 2019

Brunswick’s favourite annual party is back in 2019.

Sydney Road Street Party is Melbourne’s biggest street party, transforming Sydney Road, Brunswick into a heaving extravaganza of sounds, smells and sights for one huge day of festivities in March each year.

Add Sunday 3 March 2019 to your calendar to save the date!

Stallholders Wanted

We are now seeking vibrant and unique stallholders to participate in the Sydney Road Street Party 2019. Stallholder categories include Food and Beverage, Artisan and Merchandise and Community Groups.

Apply now to be part of be part of Melbourne’s biggest Street Party!


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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

Venice Biennale Professional Development Program

Applications close 31 October 2018The 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 working on a large-scale international project.

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Darebin Arts Let’s Take Over!

Applications close 30 September 2018Let’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

Vivid Music – Expression of Interest 2019

Applications close 30 September 2018Vivid 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

Sculpture in Acheron submissions open

Submissions for Sculpture at Acheron close on 25th September.

Submissions for Sculpture at Acheron close on 25th September.

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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 changing society. The street is integral to the democratic operation of our cities. It is the place of demonstrations and revolutions, of inclusion and exclusion, of cultural expression and of capital flow. The street is a deeply heterogeneous public space.

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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, as we invite you to step into a world of colour and movement. Discover the Atherton Gardens as it lights up and comes alive after dark Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September.

The Centre for Projection Art proudly presents Gertrude Street Projection Festival MiNi. With ten successful years of presenting famed Gertrude Street Projection Festival, 2018 is a year of creative development and careful research. The MiNi Festival will continue to engage the broader community and provide emerging projection artists and local creatives with a platform to experiment and exhibit their work, whilst working with local businesses to light up an important Melbourne location.

Feature artist, Kate Geck is preparing for an ambitious display of projection art, flooding the gardens with an immersive projection world for the public. Constantly changing, the projections will respond to audience interaction. Also exhibiting and staging live, observational and interactive projections of bright and bouncing colour will be emerging artists from Yarra Youth Services. Working collaboratively with a moving screen and storytelling machine, Projector Bike, the artists will use revolutionary animation software to transform the public space into captivating works of art.

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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.

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Imagined Touch is going to the UK in November

Midsumma Futures

Applications close 27 August 2018Midsumma Futures 2018 – 2019 is a nine-month development and mentoring program for early-career artists and culture-makers, kicking off in October 2018 and running until May 2019.Find out more  read more

Art & About Sydney EOIs Open

Applications close 7 September 2018The City of Sydney seeks expressions of interest for the Art & About Sydney 2019/20 program. They’re looking for big ideas that temporarily transform public and unusual spaces in the City of Sydney’s area. They wish to engage, involve and inspire Sydneysiders and seek creative projects that share this aim.

Image: Nick Cave, HEARD

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Applications Now Open for MoreArt 2018 (open category)

Applications Now Open for MoreArt 2018 (open category)

Magic In The North
The northern suburbs of Moreland are sometimes perceived as isolated by those in the ‘cultured South’, despite being separated only by the artery of moving metal we call Bell Street. Artists are invited to transcend the North – South paradigm by illuminating the pathways that connect us to each other between Coburg and Fawkner.

Applications close Friday 10 August


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Fawkner Festa Expressions of Interest Now Open

Do you work, live in, or have a connection to Fawkner? Do you have a project, performance or activity that you would like to see come to life, or a community, small business or food stall that you would like to bring to the Fawkner Festa?

The Fawkner Festa is an annual event that celebrates the diverse community of Fawkner, featuring music and performance, interactive art, activities, delicious local food and much more. We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for the 2018 Festa to help make it our best celebration to date!

Applications close Sunday 19 August

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Live N Local Festival

Melbourne’s southside music celebration, Live N Local Festival, has today revealed a preview of the 2018 program with the announcement of four special

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New Public Art Commission- Artist Callout

Applications are now open for a new public art commission on the theme “Where Have We Come To?”

“Where Have We Come To?” focuses on the challenges faced by refugees and people seeking asylum. It examines the community’s experiences of displacement and celebrates the significant contributions made to the emerging modern Australian identity.

The project will address shared experiences of displacement and migration, stimulate empathy and understanding, and acknowledge the contributions made by refugees to Moreland and Australia.A tour of the site will be conducted on 25 July at 6 pm by Public Art Moreland.

Budget $80,000

Applications close 10 August 2018

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St Martins First Stage

St Martins are dedicated to supporting artists who are interested in developing work in collaboration with children.Their seeding program First Stages connects independent artists and companies with St Martins to explore and develop work that puts children at its centre.

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Artlands Victoria early bird opens

Book now and join the national discussion at ARTLANDS, Australia’s largest regional arts gathering and conference.

Artlands Victoria will be held from 10-14 October 2018 in Bendigo and Castlemaine. Celebrating twenty years in 2018, Artlands is the biennial event that shines a national spotlight on Australia’s regional arts.

Artlands Victoria will be an artistically driven and strategically distributed gathering presented by Regional Arts Victoria. The Artlands Victoria tagline, Sharing Knowledge / Traded Resources / Exchanged Gifts at a time of ceremony and gathering, is taken from the Chairperson of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, Trent Nelson’s welcome in the Dja Dja Wurrung Country Plan 2014-2034. “Dja Dja Wurrung People learned much from land and shared their knowledge, traded resources and exchanged gifts with neighbouring clans and mobs during times of ceremony and gathering together to make special times” – Trent Nelson, Chair Dja Dja Wurrung Corporation.

Secure your early bird registration and receive the best price on the full 4-day conference program. Early birds will be a limited release, so make sure you get in quick!

Through the Regional Arts Fund, we are delighted to support arts practitioners and volunteers from outside Victoria to attend Artlands Victoria. Read more about these opportunities here.

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MoreArt Public Art Show

Applications close 29 June 2018Artists are invited to submit a concept to the MoreArt Public Art Show for the Supported. Category of MoreArt 2018. Artists are asked to propose works for various sites along the Upfield Line and Sydney Road public transport, cultural and commercial precincts.Image: Dylan Martorell & Chaco Kato’s SEELAND, MoreArt 2017.Find out more read more

Fawkner Special Commission Applications Open

Are you interested in making work that engages Moreland’s North?

In collaboration with MoreArt, Moreland City Council’s annual art-in-public-spaces art show, Fawkner Festa is providing artists with a unique opportunity to engage communities in the north. Tapping into the ‘Magic in the North’, the new Fawkner Special Commission offers artists up to $8,000 to develop a new project.

Applications close 5pm Tuesday May 22nd.

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Crap Craft Sundays are coming

Do you wake up on a Sunday feeling hungover and creative? Well come and join Noir Darkroom for an awesome Crafternoon.

Once a month Noir Darkroom will be introducing Sunday sessions of random craft to tickle those creative senses.

Coming up:
17.06.18 – Painting with Bob Ross
22.07.18 – Making Mini Monsters
19.08.18 – Little Lino Cuts

Sessions are limited so be quick.
All materials supplied.


Please see our website for more information on sessions and bookings.

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Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change

Call for Entries: 16 April – 31 May 2018

The Incinerator Art Award call for entries is now open.

The Incinerator Art Award is the Gallery’s contemporary art award with a non-acquisitive first prize of $10,000. It will be judged by a panel of industry professionals including Max Delany, Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer at ACCA.

The theme of the award is art for social change and is a showcase for artists who interrogate contemporary culture with practices that either overtly engage with activism or even operate in more subtle ways. The Gallery is seeking to attract submissions in a range of mediums.

Works will be selected based on a demonstrated relationship to the themes of the award.

Applications close Thursday, 31 May.

For further information, full terms and conditions, or to apply, please click here or call the Gallery with any questions you may have.

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Dandenong Ranges Open Studios are just around the corner

Open Studios is just around the corner…

It is with pride that we welcome you to the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios taking place on 5 + 6 May, 10:00am to 5:00pm each day. This unique experience that gives you the opportunity to meet artists in their working studios; it is in these curious and inspirational environments that the artist’s creative practice truly comes to life. Now in its 15th year, we present 27 participating studios including Emerging Artists, Collectives and Individual Artists.

The Dandenong Ranges comes alive in Autumn, bursting with the sunset colours of changing leaves. Join us for a weekend of creative rapture, take a walk in the forest and treat yourself to the abundance of culinary delights that can be found in the cafes and restaurants scattered throughout the hills like The Main Corner in Upwey. If you’re travelling, why not stay for the whole weekend with great packages available at Valley Ranges Getaways

Please take a look at the events pages full of the special treats provided by the artists. You will find an amazing array of workshops, demonstrations and events held over the weekend. Some fees may apply, and registration is not essential for events, however it does help artists to prepare! Please feel free to secure your spot here, or arrive at the studios at the allocated time.

We encourage you to visit the studios that most intrigue or inspire you. To help you plan your trip, use the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios Guidebook, there is a special planning page at the back of the book.

You can also download the guidebook here

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Applications Open for Bundanon Trust Residencies

Benjamin Just – Bundanon FAR recipient, Second (h)etre, 2013

Applications close 18 June 2018The Artist-in-Residence program is open to professional artists and thinkers from all disciplines, individually or in groups. Bundanon Trust support new work, research and collaborations by Australian and international artists.Find out more read more

Registration stations: Fringe is coming!

Bring us your art.

Got a radical idea for a Fringe spectacular? Registrations are now open for Melbourne Fringe 2018 – and you can save $50 if you register early! Each September, artists take over Melbourne’s streets, theatres, galleries, clubs, warehouses, shop windows, tram stops, lounge rooms, bathtubs (you get the picture) as part of Melbourne Fringe, a Festival for anyone and everyone.

Keen to get involved? You should. All you have to do it is find a venue and gather the troops – you have until 28 May.

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Braybrook Arts Participation Activity EOIs

Applications close 1 May 2018

Maribyrnong City Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from appropriately skilled community artists and/or community development practitioners or similar, to facilitate a participation and engagement focused activity to occur in the Braybrook area as part of Fringe Westside for the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018.Find out more read more

Critical Mass

Brunswick Cultural Harmony Fiesta

The Brunswick Cultural Harmony Fiesta is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of our local community, connect with one another and enjoy a great day out.

This free, family friendly event will take place on Saturday 24th March, from 12 noon to 4pm.
The location is Brunswick Neighbourhood House, 43A De Carle St Brunswick and the adjacent Warr Park Reserve.

On offer is a free Halal sausage sizzle, free face painting, free kids activities and workshops (gardening in small spaces, botanical illustration and yoga), free cultural performances and food stalls from around the world.

This is an all weather event, with plenty of shelter provided.

You can check our event on our facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/199754807441015/
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Craft Cubed 2018


Makers on your marks, get set, GO!

Craft Cubed Festival is looking for all makers and shakers to be part of our ninth year celebrating all things handmade.

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La Mama Explorations

Applications close 30 April 2018La Mama’s Explorations season has been supporting works in development since 1980. Creative exploration is at the core of all works produced and presented at La Mama, however the Explorations annual season (October – December) is a special time of year where works in development are given three nights in the space to explore their practice in a safe environment that inspires risk-taking. Find out more read more

The Unconformity Artist Residencies

Applications close 23 February 2018The 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 contribution towards travel.

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Brunswick Music Festival

Call for Proposals – Critical Animals

Applications close 31 March 2018Critical 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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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 Sydney’s local area. Successful ideas will form part of their year-long program, Art & About Sydney.
They wish to engage, involve and inspire Sydneysiders and seek creative projects that share this aim.Find out more read more

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