Arts North West
supporting creative activity in New England North West, New South Wales
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Don’t Waste the Popcorn!
Only 7 weeks to go! It’s not too late to enter your short film into “Don’t Waste the Popcorn!” New England Short Film Festival. Entries close September 3rd, and can be posted to Glen Innes Arts Council or dropped into Carrelles Young World with your entry fee. Imagine... YOUR film, on the BIG screen at the Chapel Theatre...
Films should be no longer than 10 minutes. Prizes as follows:-
Film Making Workshops
To help you along, organisers will be hosting two workshops to introduce participants to the world of filmmaking - 30 July at the Glen Innes Learning Centre and 7 August at the Chapel Theatre.
Both workshops are free for arts council members. Non members are asked to join the Glen Innes Arts Council - $5 single / $10 family. There is no need to attend the first workshop to attend the second one as they are different presenters with different perspectives on film making. Please RSVP to email@example.com for catering purposes.
“Don’t Waste the Popcorn!” will be held on the first weekend of the “Land of the Beardies Festival” on 5th, 6th and 7th November 2010.
Indent Ten Year Tour coming to Tamworth
MusicNSW has announced the Indent Ten Year Tour, supported by NRMA Motoring & Services, in celebration of ten years of live all-ages drug and alcohol free events.
The tour will be in Tamworth on 27 September.
Headlined by one of Australia’s finest hip-hop artists, Urthboy, with Jane & El Gusto, each event is supported by emerging local artists. In each location, Indent is working with teams of young people (12 – 25 year olds) who manage the event completely – from programming, logistics and site management to making sure the word gets out.
Check out the Indent website for more details http://www.indent.net.au/
Theatrical production increases awareness of access issues for audiences with disability
A partnership between Accessible Arts and theatrical production
company Critical Stages, for the NSW tour of UK modern classic A Day in
the Death of Joe Egg, aims to increase awareness of access issues for
audience members with disability.
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg will be at the
Capitol Theatre Tamworth on 5 August.
Performing Arts Venues Access Pack: www.aarts.net.au/audience-development
For more information go to www.aarts.net.au or www.criticalstages.com.au
New Associations Incorporation Act to commence
The new Associations Incorporation Act 2009 and Associations Incorporation Regulation 2010 will commence on 1 July 2010.
NSW Fair Trading will be conducting free information seminars and presentations at various locations around New South Wales in the coming months.
For more information visit the Fair Trading website or contact the Registry of Co-operatives & Associations on 6333 1400 or FreeCall 1800 502 042.
The Moree Mob
Marg Adams, The Emu
John Morris and Kathy Olski Exhibitions
on Roses: Works from the Permanent Collections
Rigby: Back to the Tablelands
an exhibition by Jacqueline King and Jennifer Grace
Kelvin Photography & Art Competition & Exhibition
Far and so Close: Fine Art Photography by Alasdair McLean
Overton, WANDERINGS WITH WATERCOLOUR
Winkelman Trio National Tour 2010
Blick presents Offenbach
Women's Forum in Gunnedah
Council funding forum
Waste the Popcorn! Filmmaking Workshop
perfectly imperfect world of STEPHEN SONDHEIM
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
8pm 5 August @ Capitol Theatre, Tamworth
Listed by London's National Theatre as one of the most significant plays of the 20th Century, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is quite simply a modern classic. Written by one of the UK's great living writers, Peter Nichols, this thought provoking and very funny play has been loved by audiences worldwide. Brian (Bri) and Sheila are a young married couple. They care for their daughter, nicknamed ‘Joe Egg', and are the model obravery and courage in the face of adversity. Living by the rule that if you don't laugh you'll cry, it's fortunate that Bri is a natural born entertainer. But what lays beneath Bri's funny lounge room antics? We find out when two unwanted guests start to poke their noses where they don't belong. Compelling and heartfelt, the play bubbles along with exuberance, comedy and witty performances.
Armidale Playhouse presents:
International Film Festival
Waste the Popcorn! Filmmaking Workshop
Art & Ceramics Exhibition
Exercise Pen — WENDY JAMES
Deepwater Charity Art Show
and Sons Est. 1972
by Dianne Smith
Writers Reading - Anne Pender
Check the Arts North West what’s on pages for more upcoming events!
Arts NSW Grants
Closing 2 August: Project Funding – Quick Response Grants of $3,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organisations to support national and international opportunities relating to professional and artistic development. Guidelines and application details available here.
Closing 9 August: NSW Indigenous History Fellowship A $20,000 grant offered biennially to a person living in NSW to research and produce work of historical interest relating to NSW from an Indigenous point of view. Guidelines and application details available here.
Closing 31 August: Artists in Schools – Extended Residencies Up to $35,000 to assist schools to acquire an artist in residence for at least two terms or 50 days. Guidelines and application details available here.
Australia Council for the Arts Visual Arts Grants
Closing 3 August: Visual Arts Emeritus Award and Medal Worth $40,000 (Award) and $10,000 (Medal), these awards recognise the special achievements of visual artists and arts writers who are making an outstanding contribution to the development of Australian art.
Closing 16 August:
Presentation and Promotion Assists arts organisations to present and promote contemporary Australian craft, design, media and visual arts to audiences in Australia and overseas.
Skills and Arts Development – General Supports professional development opportunities for craftspeople, designers, media artists, visual artists, arts writers and curators.
Skills and Arts Development – Residencies Supports residencies for craftspeople, designers, media artists, visual artists, arts writers and curators. Guidelines and application details online: www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants
Regional Arts Fund
Closing 13 August
Applications for the 2011 round of the Regional Arts Fund (RAF) are now open. RAF is an initiative of the Australian Government supporting arts and cultural activities that have long term cultural, economic and social benefits, promote partnerships and cultural networks, and provide skills development opportunities. There is one round per year with a closing date of 13 August 2010 for projects commencing in 2011. Multiple year funding and grants of more than $20,000 per year are available but must be discussed with Regional Arts NSW prior to applying. Guidelines and application details online: www.regionalartsnsw.com.au/grants/raf.html
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal CATCH
Closing 13 August
The Culture, Arts, Tourism and Community Heritage (CATCH) program has been established, with the support of the John T Reid Charitable Trusts, in response to the identified need for an independent and flexible source of funding of up to $250,000 a year, to support worthwhile activities in the areas of culture and tourism, the arts, history and heritage. Activities which enrich the life of rural and remote communities are often centred on arts and culture, history and heritage and public tourism. This program aims to meet this need. Guidelines and application details online: www.frrr.org.au/programsDetail.asp?ProgramID=10
Closing 15 August
Janet Holmes à Court Artists Grant Grants of $500 for individuals and $1,000 for groups towards the costs of public presentation of visual arts, craft and design. This can include, but is not limited to, framing, media releases, media photographs, advertising, space rental, installation costs, promotional printing, mail outs, documentation, freight, travel, equipment rental, insurance, technical assistance and opening costs.
Marketing Grant for NSW Artists Grants of up to $1,250 for individuals and $2,500 for groups to assist professional visual artists and craftspeople in NSW to effectively promote and market their work throughout NSW, interstate and overseas through creative and cost effective marketing initiatives and campaigns. Guidelines and application details online: www.visualarts.net.au/grantsprizes/navagrants
DEWHA Contemporary Touring Initiative
Closing 25 August
The Contemporary Touring Initiative is part of the Australian Government's ongoing commitment to contemporary Australian visual arts and craft and aims to encourage wider audience access to Australian visual arts and craft through quality publications, education and public programs that are a part of touring exhibitions. It also encourages collecting institutions to form curatorial partnerships and collaborate with other organisations contributing to mentoring opportunities and skills transfer. The closing date for applications for funding under the Contemporary Touring Initiative is 25 August 2010, for projects commencing on or after 1 February 2011. Guidelines and application details online: www.arts.gov.au/arts/contemporary_touring_initiative
Australia Council for the Arts Dance Grants
Closing 27 August
Projects Supports the research, creative development, production, remounting or presentation of dance works by artists or organisations.
Artform Development Provides organisations with funding for programs of activity that develop Australian dance.
Fellowships $90,000 over two years to support individuals who have an outstanding record in dance to undertake creative or professional development. Guidelines and application details online: www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants
Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship Program
Closing 31 August
The National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers are delighted that the Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship program, the first of its kind, has been established for Indigenous Australians with the goal to increase Indigenous leadership within the visual arts sector. It consists of two programs:
Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship A professional project-based program for long-term development, networking, exchange and mentorship. Two Fellowships will be awarded every two years.
Indigenous Arts Leadership program A short-term, accredited program with an industry focus. Ten candidates will be selected annually to participate in the Leadership program. Guidelines and application details online: www.nga.gov.au/wesfarmersfellowship/Default.cfm
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Opportunities, Awards and Prizes
Annual Art & Ceramics Exhibition, Gunnedah
Closing 30 July
Entries in all categories for $4000 of prizes now open and are due by 30 July at the Creative Arts Gallery in Chandos St. Official opening 6pm Friday 13 August, tickets $10 at the door. The exhibition is open every day 13-22 August (includes Agquip days). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for entry form.
National Contemporary Jewellery Award
Closing 4 August
Entries are now open for the 2010 National Contemporary Jewellery Award. The Award is open to all jewellery artists, designers and artisans Australia-wide. This biennial Award brings together contemporary applied arts, visual arts and design practice in Griffith, NSW, one of Australia's most vibrant and culturally diverse regional cities. The $5,000 National Contemporary Jewellery Award is an acquisitive prize sponsored by Griffith City Council. The winning work will be included in the National Contemporary Jewellery Collection held at Griffith Regional Gallery. Guidelines and application details online: www.griffith.nsw.gov.au/view_doc.asp?id=229&cat=225
Sixty40 Proto-Ninja Award
Closing 6 August
With the second UTS: Sydney International Animation Festival set to launch in Sydney on 24 September, emerging animators have a chance to get a leg up in the industry through the Sixty40 Proto-Ninja Award. The Sixty40 Proto-Ninja Award will consist of $999.99 cash plus a two-month mentorship with Sixty40, a design and animation company that combines the love of creativity with the reality of commercial production. Entrants must create a new work of between 40 and 60 seconds length, which follows the theme 'underdog'. Production techniques used are completely open and could include stop-frame, traditional 2D, motion graphics, 3D, photography, puppetry, film or video. Guidelines and application details online: www.sixty40.com/protoninja
Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award
Closing 6 August
Grafton Regional Gallery invites all artists who reside in Australia to submit drawings to the 2010 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA). The major award of $15,000 is acquisitive, along with further acquisitions to the value of $15,000 at the Gallery's discretion. Acquisitions from the JADA enter the Gallery's nationally recognised collection of Australian contemporary drawing. A further selection of work will tour regional and metropolitan galleries until mid 2012. Guidelines and application details online: www.graftongallery.nsw.gov.au/cmst/gg001/nova.asp
Brooch the Subject IV
Closing 6 August
Let your creativity run wild and show us what you can do in the field of 2D or 3D 'wearable' art. Entries are now open for Brooch the Subject IV - a unique exhibition of small 'wearable' artworks. Now in its fourth year, this popular show will "tour" from Fitzroy to South Yarra for the first time! So you'll get even more exposure for your artwork!For more info contact us or go to our website to see works from last year's show, read the FAQ or download the entry form...
Sculpture in the Gaol
Closing 13 August
Following the success of Sculpture in the Gaol last year, the competition is running again in 2010 and calling for entries - $2500 for first prize, and an accommodation package for the public choice award. The exhibition brings a new dimension to the already dramatic backdrop of Trial Bay Gaol at South West Rocks (Mid North Coast). Sculptures may be in any medium, however artists need to keep in mind the restraints of the site such as archaeological factors and the open air environment. Entry forms and conditions of entry can be downloaded from the website www.sculptureinthegaol.com.au or phone Justine Elder on 6566 7417.
QUT Postgraduate Creative Writing Prize
Closing 13 August
Australia's richest creative writing prize for university students will now be offered nationally to those studying creative writing in any postgraduate course. The 2010 QUT Postgraduate Creative Writing Prize, worth $2000, was offered to QUT students for the first time last year, and this year is being offered around the country. Entries may be in the form of a short story, creative non-fiction, a literary or professional writing essay, or poetry. Submissions are limited to 3,000 words of prose, or 50 lines of poetry. The winners will have the opportunity to work with a top writer and editor and see their work published in the recently launched anthology Rex, which will feature 2010's best creative writing at QUT and be launched at Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art. Guidelines and application details online: www.creativeindustries.qut.edu.au
Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award
Closing 13 August
The Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award is an acquisitive award for small sculptures. The sculptures must be no more than 70cm in height, width or depth and 30 kilos in weight, including the stand. The sculptures can be in any medium but should be free standing. Finalists will be selected from submitted entries by a judging panel consisting of Ken Scarlett, Geoffrey Edwards (Geelong Gallery) and Leanne Willis (Deakin University). One outstanding entry will be awarded $10,000 by the judging panel. The award winning sculpture will become part of Deakin University's Art Collection. Artists short listed for the prize will be invited to exhibit their entries from 27 October to 4 December 2010 at Deakin University Art Gallery. Guidelines and application details online: www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/management-marketing/aem/sculpture/conditions-of-entry.php
Mil-Pra AECG Aboriginal Art Award
Closing 16 August
Celebrating indigenous art, the Mil-Pra AECG Aboriginal Art Award is a competition open to all Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people living in NSW and the ACT. In 2010 the theme of the exhibition is 'Legends of the Dreaming.' Artists are invited to interpret an Aboriginal legend. All mediums are accepted and awards are open to both adults and young people, with seven award categories up for grabs. Guidelines and application details online: www.casulapowerhouse.com/exhibitions/mil-pra-award-2010.aspx
National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association Dance College
Closing 20 August (Auditions 6 – 8 October)
National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association is a registered training organisation where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons between the ages of 18 – 30 years of age can audition to become a part of NAISDA Dance College. NAISDA is situated in Mount Penang Parklands at Kariong on the NSW Central Coast.
Caldera Artfest 2010
Closing 20 August
Caldera Art promotes biodiversity values in northern NSW south east Queensland through the Caldera Artfest in Murwillumbah and associated regional touring exhibitions during October and November each year. Artists in any style or medium are invited to submit works which relate to the region’s flora, fauna or landscapes for pre-selection and be in the running for the prize pool of $8,000. The entry form, guidelines and events program are available online: www.calderaart.org.au. For further information please contact Andy Reimanis, Project Manager, Caldera Art 2010: Tel 02 6677 9009, Email email@example.com
John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers
Closing 20 August
The John Marsden Prize for Young Australian writers returns in 2010. Presented by John Marsden and Express Media, the competition is now open for entries. Thanks to the on-going support of celebrated author John Marsden, cash prizes offered by the competition have been increased in 2010. Young writers under the age of 25 are urged to enter the competition to share in $5500 in prize money and the opportunity to be featured in Voiceworks Magazine, Express Media’s literary quarterly. John Marsden encourages young writers to uncover their talent by submitting short-stories and poetry to the competition. Guidelines and application details online: www.expressmedia.org.au
Thanks Dad National Photo Competition
Closing 25 August
We all have some great pictures that have captured a special moment between a child and a man in their lives – they could be their dad, granddad, uncle, foster dad or even older brother. Why not encourage everybody you know to enter the Thanks Dad National Photo Competition and be in the running for a cash prize, and at the same time celebrate the great things your kids do with the most important man in their life. All entries will go onto the website and become part of the national exhibition for 2010 that will tour the country throughout 2011. Be part of this exhibition that helps encourage more men to spend quality time with their children. There is no entry fee and the competition is not judged on technical quality – rather on capturing that special moment between the child and the man in their life. Guidelines and application details online: www.thanksdadphotos.org.au
Bellingen Art Prize
Closing 27 August
The Bellingen Community Arts Council is proud to present the 8th Annual Bellingen Art Prize. On offer is a Grand Prize of $5,000 and additional prizes worth $6,000. Categories include works on paper, painting, 3D, photographic and digital art, BCAC members' prize and people's choice. The Bellingen Art Prize will be exhibited in the Memorial Hall, Hyde St, Bellingen from 1-9 October, with opening night at 5.30pm, Friday 1 October. Guidelines and application details online: www.bcac.org.au
Portia Geach Memorial Award
Closing 27 August
Celebrating its 45th anniversary, the Portia Geach Memorial Award was established by Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, artist Portia Geach, who spent much of her life campaigning for the rights of women and was determined to make a living from painting. First awarded in 1965, the $18,000 prize is awarded to the 'best portrait painted from life of some man or women distinguished in Art, Letters and Sciences'. The Award organisers urge both established and up-and-coming female artists to take part in this powerful legacy and place their name alongside some of Australia's most celebrated artists. Guidelines and application details online: www.trust.com.au/awards/portia_geach
Aesthetica Creative Works Competition
Closing 31 August
The Aesthetica Creative Works Competition is internationally recognised for identifying new artists and writers and bringing them to international attention. Previous finalists have achieved success and recognition with accolades including: writing commissions from Channel 4, selection to represent Australia in the Florence Biennale, exhibitions at DACS (London), John Martin Gallery (London), Flores Fine Art Gallery (New York), inclusion in the International Drawing Competition exhibition (Poland) and the National Geographic International Photographic exhibition. The Aesthetica Creative Works Competition represents the scope of creative activity today, and provides an opportunity for both new and established artists to nurture their reputations on an international scale. Guidelines and application details online: www.aestheticamagazine.com/submission_guide.htm
"Don't Waste the Popcorn!" New England Short Film Festival
Closing 3 September
Last year’s Festival included some fabulous entries and everyone is hoping for more of the same this year. Categories for entries are: Documentary – Open (all ages); Musical video-clip – Open (all ages); Animation – Open (all ages); “60 seconds GO!” – Open (all ages) – Any topic, any genre, maximum of 60 seconds; Comedy (Youth and Adult); and Drama (Youth and Adult). For further information go to www.gleninnesartscouncil.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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To prepare this newsletter, we draw information from a number of sources. Particular sources include: the Regional Arts NSW e-Bulletin, items from other Regional Arts Boards newsletters, newspapers and websites.
As a regionally based cultural organisation, Arts North West acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal custodians of the land in the New England North West region of New South Wales.
Vision: To provide a region where arts activity is integral to the vitality and development of our communities.
Mission: To build community capacity in the ANW region through supporting creative activity.
Arts North West was established in 1996 as a Regional Arts Development Program and established as an independent Regional Arts Board in 1997.
The program receives financial support from Arts NSW and thirteen local governments in the New England North West region.
Arts North West supports the development of arts and culture regionally and is involved in the development of regional projects and initiatives.
Arts North West recognises the financial support of the NSW Government - Arts NSW and the following Councils in the North West region: Armidale Dumaresq, Glen Innes Severn, Gunnedah Shire, Guyra Shire Council, Gwydir Shire, Inverell Shire, Liverpool Plains Shire, Moree Plains Shire, Narrabri Shire, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield Shire, Uralla Shire and Walcha Councils.
Arts North West, PO Box
801, Glen Innes, 2370. Phone: 02 6732 4988 Skype: ANWRADO