Arts North West
supporting creative activity in New England North West, New South Wales
Have you visited the Arts North West website lately? www.artsnw.com.au
By producing the Arts North West e-Bulletin we aim to bring news, events and opportunities particularly relevant to the New England North West directly to your inbox. If you would like your news or event listed in the e-Bulletin, send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts North West to appoint Regional Performing Arts Touring Coordinator
Applications are open for the new position of Regional Touring Coordinator at Arts North West. The Coordinator will be responsible for assisting New England North West Performing Arts Touring Network (NENWPATN) venues with the improved coordination of performing arts touring in the New England North West.
NENWPATN is a network of 17 performing arts venues and organisations across the New England North West. The position is made possible through the support of NENWPATN, Arts NSW, Industry & Investment NSW, and Arts North West.
The Touring Coordinator’s main duties will include liaising with the Regional Arts Development Officer and NENWPATN venues to provide effective development, delivery and coordination of touring productions to the region.
Closing date for applications: COB 8 April 2011. A full position description and selection criteria are provided on Arts North West Website – www.artsnw.com.au or by emailing Arts North West email@example.com
Applications should address the selection criteria and be emailed or posted to Jane Kreis, RADO, Arts North West Regional Arts Board by the closing date.
For further information please contact Arts North West on 02 6732 4988.
Funding opportunities for artists and arts organisations in NSW – FREE INFORMATION SESSION
Arts NSW and the Australia Council for the Arts invite you to learn more about our grants - and how to apply for them - by attending a free information session.
Through March and April, representatives from Arts NSW and the Australia Council will be travelling around NSW to meet artists and arts organisations to share information on funding opportunities.
The New England North West session will be held from 11am until 1pm on 13 April at the Michael Hoskins Theatre, The Armidale School (enter via Chapel Street), Armidale.
RSVPs are essential. Phone Arts NSW on 02 9228 4351 for more information.
Arts NSW 2012 Arts Funding Program Guidelines is available from 18 March at www.arts.nsw.gov.au
The Australia Council's 2011 Arts Funding Guide is available online at www.australiacouncil.gov.au
75th Anniversary of the Roxy 1936-2011
The 75th Anniversary celebrations for The Roxy, Bingara will be held on 9th and 10th April.
The Roxy was built by three Greek partners from the island of Kythera. Opening in 1936, the complex boasted an architecturally striking art deco cinema, cafe and guest house. The Gwydir Shire Council celebrates the 75th Anniversary of The Roxy with a weekend of festivities that pay homage to the legacy of this significant icon.
To all who contributed to the Rural Broadband Campaign (http://ps3beta.com/project/7715)...
Your digital postcards delivered a powerful and creative message from across the country about why broadband is so important for artists, and for rural and regional communities more broadly.
A major outcome of the Rural Broadband Campaign is the National Regional Arts Broadband Forum.
You are invited to participate in this important regional arts discussion through a digital showcase and an online webcast.
National Regional Arts Broadband Forum
28th March 2011, Parliament House Canberra
Find out more here
Invitation to get ACCESSIBLE
This April will mark 18 months since the release of Australia’s National Arts & Disability Strategy, a groundbreaking document to help arts organisations and government identify and develop priority projects to ensure that the one-in- five Australians with disability can more readily access the arts.
The Strategy focuses on four areas - Access & Participation; Arts & Cultural Practice; Audience Development and Strategic Development. On standby to assist arts organisations address these areas is the Accessible Arts Disability Access & Awareness Training program.
As the peak body across the arts and disability sector in NSW, Accessible Arts has a wealth of experience and expertise in delivering training that is interactive, participatory and results oriented. All training sessions promote a ‘whole of organisation’ approach, encouraging staff from across all levels to attend.
If your organization needs assistance to become more accessible to the sector of your audience with disability we invite you to contact Amanda Tink, Accessible Arts Training Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 9251 6499 ext 106.
Inaugural NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund open
Arts NSW has announced that applications for the inaugural NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund are now open.
The NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund is intended to support arts projects that celebrate and promote Aboriginal cultural identities in regional NSW and, by doing so, make the rich and diverse Aboriginal cultures of regional NSW more visible and accessible.
The objectives of the NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund are to:
· enable Aboriginal communities in regional NSW to explore and express their cultural identities
· promote regional Aboriginal artists, arts and culture in NSW
· build local and regional community engagement and awareness of Aboriginal arts
· build the capacity and sustainability of Aboriginal arts organisations in regional NSW
· increase professional and skills development opportunities for Aboriginal artists living in regional NSW
Funding round closes 5pm Monday 18 April 2011.
New England Regional Art Museum exhibitions
11 February - 27 March @ NERAM, Armidale
Stuart Boggs: To Cut Away the Surface The works are about the uplifting earth and the subsequent erosional balance. Stuart's previous training as a Geologist has focused my attention on the underlying landscape. In addition, living and working in the gorge country of the New England gives that perfect cross-section of above and below.
Robyn Jackson and Julia Hardman: Mixed Mediums Robyn is inspired by the stories and characters from everyday living in a country town. She has created a series of fun, colourful artworks imbued with just a little touch of mischief. A small gesture in a coffee shop, a hairdresser or just an interesting face passing in the street is enough to trigger the imagination and the creation of a new artwork. A recent trip to Brazil gave Julia a new insight into observing and expressing the landscape. Her interest focused on people in the environment, either working or playing. On returning home, her garden became an immediate acknowledgement of what she saw in her travels from cities and to the northern most tip of the coastal regions. Wide open spaces, the lazy swinging hammocks, outdoor beach activities, boats, yachts and sail craft. This exhibition represents a love of the seaside and the beauty of nature be it far away or at home.
For information go to www.neram.com.au
New England Regional Art Museum exhibitions
11 February - 15 May @ NERAM, Armidale
Through the Collector's Lens: Dissecting Booloominba The University of New England’s museums and collections constitute one of the most diverse and significant holdings of scientific and cultural material in Australia. This exhibition uses the iconography and history of John Horbury Hunt’s famous Arts and Crafts masterpiece, Booloominbah, as a springboard with which to celebrate and explore the University’s aggregated collections.
The Figure in the Landscape: From the Chandler, Coventry and NERAM Collections Does the figure draw us into the landscape and help us explore it? Or, does it distract us? A figure can help us empathise and interact with the landscape. Questions are raised, a story ensues, we delve further…
Eutick Memorial Still Life Award From Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award known as EMSLA is now in its 4th year. Still life is possibly the most exacting of genres and this competition reveals that the challenge of still life is as fresh and demanding today as it has been through the centuries.
Parallel Connections in the Hinton, Coventry and NERAM Collections By exploring all the collections at NERAM, this exhibition finds the special connections and links that draw them all together.
For information go to www.neram.com.au
Paintings by Winifred Belmont
11 March - 21 April @ Gallery 126, Armidale
Gallery 126 is open Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday 9am to 1pm or by appointment. For information contact 02 6771 1859.
Spirit of the Wild
14 March - 8 April @ Glen Innes Art Gallery, Glen Innes
The Gala Opening of The Glen Innes Art Gallery’s next exhibition is on Thursday 10th March at 6pm.(free entry, all welcome). “Spirit of the Wild” is an exhibition of sculpture and pastel drawings focusing on wild animals. Maggie Brockie from Stanthorpe and Helena South from Inverell have teamed up to present a show that everyone can enjoy. Maggie creates charming native animal sculptures out of clay that is later spray glazed. Helena’s masterly pastel drawings are of creatures native and otherwise, wild and not so wild, but equally charming. Glen Innes Art Gallery opens Monday to Friday 10 – 4pm, Saturday 9.30 – 12 noon. For more information on exhibitions and submissions phone John 67327073 or Janice 67325660.
Sound and Fury in Spaceship Man
8pm, 18 March @ The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba
The Califorian comedy team behind last year's hilarious Private Dick are back with their latest live stage sensation - an off the wall send up of 1950s sci-fi B movies. For information or to book phone 02 6782 1109 or email email@example.com
Duets - Presented by Tamworth Dramatic Society
18 March - 27 March @ Tamworth Capitol Theatre, Tamworth
Four sets of characters, four crucial moments; Jonathon and Wendy are on a blind date; Janet hopes that she and Gary will get together; Shelley and Bobby have decided to holiday in Spain while their divorce is finalising; Angela is about to marry for the third time, to the dismay of her brother. Join us for this entertaining, funny, bitter-sweet comedy about love and relationships. Directed by Margaret Lobban Starring Geoff Butler, Rosie Crossing, Bill Gleeson & Ann Walsh. For information go to www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au
Opera in the Paddock Recital
6.15pm, 18 March @ Inverell Town Hall, Inverell
An hour recital of Art Song, including selections of Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzer performed by the singers and pianist, David Miller AM. For information go to www.operainthepaddock.com.au
Opera in the Paddock
7pm, 19 March @ 'Mimosa' via Delungra
Experience a night of magic under the stars... Sit back and relax as some of Australia's leading singers and the Mimosa Orchestra perform excerpts of opera, operatta and musicals, including some of the musical gems of the past ten years. For information go to www.operainthepaddock.com.au
Hard Rock Concert in the Week of Speed: Nucoma & Adrenalin
4pm - 8pm Saturday 19 March @ Wolseley Park Rotunda, Gunnedah
Free - Bring a chair, a rug, barbecue and soft drinks available. This is an alcohol-free event. Gunnedah’s hottest band, Nucoma, was a finalist in the Global Battle of the bands. Founded out of rebellion towards today’s mainstream music, they meld the essence of alternative rock and metal thrilling audiences across NSW with their tremendous energy. Nucoma's line-up includes original msuic from their soon to be released EP, the opening key to bigger things for this all energy four piece band. Also playing is Adrenalin This Dubbo-based hard rock act is currently touring their recently released debut EP featuring three original songs, Rock the Nation, Change and Reality. Adrenalin is made up of Isaac Schultz, James Collingridge, Mason Pearson and Brad. This concert is presented by the Two Rivers Arts Council.
'The Basement Artists' and 'Spirit Kiss'
19 March - 1 April @ Armidale Art Gallery, Armidale
'The Basement Artists' is an exhibition of work by members of Ross Laurie's Packsaddle Painting Class. 'Spirit Kiss' is an exhibition by Sabine Altman of her latest works inspired by travels to PNG. For information go to www.armidaleartgallery.com.au
Get Off Your Arts in 2011
Saturday 19 March - Saturday 2 April @ Uralla
Events include theatre, music, poetry, art exhibitions and the popular family event, the Uralla Lantern Parade to coincide with Earth Hour on March 26th. Most events free entry - donations appreciated www.uralla-arts.com
Ceramic Break Sculpture Park presents 'Two Women'
12 - 5pm 20 March @ Ceramic Break Sculpture Park via Warialda
A retrospective exhibition by Glen Innes artists Heather Cohen and Nola Taylor. RSVP for opening on 02 6729 4147. For more information go to www.cbreaksculpturepark.com.au
Digital Screen Business Seminar
10am - 12 noon, Monday 21st March @ SAE Lecture Theatre, Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay
As a follow on from last year's Digital Screen Forum, Screenworks and Arts Northern Rivers have arranged for Nathan Anderson, Sydney based multi platform producer and principal at Envelop Entertainment to share his extensive working knowledge of the digital screen markets. Nathan will explore how to position your business to leverage the best results in a range of online and transmedia fields – including games, apps, on line content, TV and advertising. The Digital/Screen Industry Brokerage Program is presented by Arts Northern Rivers, as part of their Creative Industries Broker Project, focusing on the local Fashion, Music and Screen industries, and supported by Arts NSW, Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers, and Industry and Investment NSW. For more information go to www.artsnorthernrivers.com.au To RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 6687 1599.
The Marriage of Figaro, presented by Co-Opera
7pm 22 March @ The Michael Hoskins Centre, TAS, Armidale
Co-Opera takes a trip back in time to 18th century tastes and manners with an occasional tongue in cheek reminder of the 20th century. Co-Opera's familiar theatrical daring carries it through the plots and counterplots that lead up to the marriage of Figaro with colour and style. Bookings at www.trybooking.com/LSD or by calling 02 6776 5878.
FURIOUSLY FERTILE by Rod Saunders
23 March @ Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts, Tenterfield
A Production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions. Tickets: Adult (Tiered Seating) $25.00, Concession (Tiered Seating) $22.00, General Admission (Floor Seating) $20.00, High School Student (Floor Seating) $16.00 For information phone (02) 6736 6000 or email email@example.com
The Carpenters From Kempsey - Presented by Tamworth Regional Council
11am 24 March @ Tamworth Capitol Theatre, Tamworth
The Carpenters from Kempsey take you on a hilarious journey whilst reliving all the wonderful music of The Carpenters including Close To You, Yesterday Once More, Ticket to Ride, Rainy Days and Mondays, Calling Occupants, Jambalaya, Mr Postman, Top Of The World, Superstar, Goodbye To Love, Only Yesterday, There's a Kind Of Hush, Love is Surrender, We've Only Just Begun as well as the odd parody and theme song.... Darren & Sharon truly are Country hicks. When they talk they're from Kemspey, when they sing, they pay homage to the beautiful sounds of those "Other Carpenters". Written by Darren Mapes and Linda Nagle and starring Susie Dunn and Darren Mapes this is sure to be a fun night out and a great bit of nostalgia all rolled into one. FREE EVENT FOR SENIORS WEEK - You must secure a ticket for this event via the normal channels. For information go to www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au
Barry Humphries’ Empire of Burlesque
4pm 25 March @ the Armidale Library, Armidale
Talk at Armidale Library by biographer, Anne Pender, 4pm, $3, pay at door. NEWC is for writers of all ages and stages, from beginners to advanced, and for people who just love reading too. The festival will run from March to November – more events will be announced in July. For more information: phone 6772 7210, email firstname.lastname@example.org , pick up a flyer at Dymocks or the Library, or visit the website: http://members.dodo.com.au/~newc44
Uralla Lantern Parade
From 6.30pm 26 March @ Alma Park, Uralla
This year again coinciding with Earth Hour. The sight of a lantern parade coming down the street is a memorable one. Enjoy the parade from the footpaths and after it has passed, follow it down to Alma Park for the finale. Lantern parade will go ahead if it is misty or very light rain. This year there are 100 lanterns ready for you to purchase and take in the parade. This is a memorable and rewarding family activity. Lanterns are $10 each available for sale from 6.00pm at Uralla Central School - be early to avoid disappointment. Lanterns can be pre-ordered and purchased prior to the event - call Coralie on 0420 201 254. For details check the website http://www.uralla-arts.com/lanterns.html
Interpreting A Life: biography writing workshop, with Anne Pender
10am to 4pm 26 March @ New England Writer's Centre, Armidale
$65, $55 members NEWC is for writers of all ages and stages, from beginners to advanced, and for people who just love reading too. The festival will run from March to November – more events will be announced in July. For more information: phone 6772 7210, email email@example.com pick up a flyer at Dymocks or the Library, or visit the website: http://members.dodo.com.au/~newc44
Just Classic Workshop - A Streetcar Named Desire
2.30 - 5.30pm Saturday 26 March @ The Armidale Playhouse, Armidale
Drama workshops using selections from great modern plays to develop acting technique conducted by Barbara Albury (actor/director). This workshop will use A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams - A fading southern belle moves in with her sister and brutish husband. FREE for Armidale Drama & Musical Society members or join on the day for just $10 or $5 concession. You can do one, two or all three workshops. NB Maximum of 12 participants per workshop. Registration essential as workshops limited to 12 participants. Contact Diana firstname.lastname@example.org to register Enquiries to Barbara Albury 6772 9529 or email@example.com or visit www.adms.org.au/whatson.php
'Journeys' by Annette Brown and Cedar Henderson
26 March - 26 April @ BigTime Gallery, Drake
For information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Discovery Day in conjunction with University of New England
27 March @ NERAM, Armidale
Call 02 6772 5255 or visit www.neram.com.au
Sacred Footsteps Tour: Tibetan Monks' Sand Mandalas.
28 March - 3 April @ NERAM, Armidale
Come to witness the sand mandala being created in the gallery. Other related cultural activities to take place. Contact NERAM on 02 6772 52255 or go to www.neram.com.au
Furiously Fertile - Presented by Southern Cross Ten
8pm 29 March - 30 March @ Tamworth Capitol Theatre, Tamworth
The tick-tock of the biological clock. Furiously Fertile is a new contemporary Australian play about single women, biological clocks, reluctant men and the healing power of chocolate. Written by Melbourne based playwright Rod Saunders, Furiously Fertile centres around Nic, a single woman in her late 30's who is suddenly panicking that her time to have a baby is rapidly running out. Against her best friend‘s advice, she advertises for a new male flat-mate with the ulterior motive of finding a father for her child. As their relationship unfolds and some very raw emotions are exposed, the audience is taken on a heartwarming and ntertaining journey that results in a rewarding night of theatre. Contains strong language and adult themes. Directed by Sioban Tuke Designed Shaun Gurton Starring Daniela Farinacci, Trudy Hellier and David Tredinnick. For information go to www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au
The Gruffalo - Presented by Christine Dunstan
31 March @ Tamworth Capitol Theatre, Tamworth
The magical musical adaption of the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s Books. “A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood…” Whether their favourite food is roasted fox, owl ice cream, scrambled snake or Gruffalo crumble, audiences eat up this delectable tale about the adventures of a clever little mouse in a forest full of predators. Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in this monster of a show. Your imagination will run wild with colourful characters, toe-tapping sing-along songs, laughs and fun. A CHRISTINE DUNSTAN AND TALL STORIES PRODUCTION. Prices All tickets: $18 For information go to www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au
Grease - The Musical
31 March - 2 April @ TAS Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School
Bookings are now open for all shows of Grease - The Musical. Book through Try Bookings www.trybookings.com/KEC or call 6776 5878.
Just four performances
7:30pm Thursday 31st March
7:30pm Friday 1st April
2pm Saturday 2nd April
7:30pm Saturday 2nd April
A production by TAS in association with NEGS and PLC Armidale.
Price: Tickets $18 (Students $15)
Bendemeer “Colours of Autumn” Art & Craft Exhibition.
1-3 and 7-10 April @ Bendemeer Town Hall, Bendemeer
Exhibiition of competition artworks, demonstrations, artist-in-residence, and workshops. This year's event will support the charity the Blue Angel Foundation which helps people recently diagnosed with cancer. For information contact Margaret on 02 6769 6429 or Nicole on 02 6769 6408 or email@example.com
Raw Dance Project X
8pm 5 April @ The Chapel Theatre, Glen Innes
Bookings@ Carelles or www.gleninnesartscouncil.com
Raw Dance Project X
8pm 6 April @ Tamworth Capitol Theatre, Tamworth
Bookings 02 6767 5300 www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au
Raw Dance: Project X
8pm Thursday 7 April @ Gunnedah Town Hall, Gunnedah
It’s hot! It’s explosive! It’s non-stop thrills! Hang on tight for a night of high-energy dance, sweaty bodies and thumping music. Internationally acclaimed Project X is funk tap, hip hop, acrobatics, live music, percussion and beatboxing all rolled into one. One night only! Tickets $35/$30/$20 (students) on sale now at Gunnedah Visitors Centre. Credit Card bookings 6740 2230. For information go to www.infogunnedah.com.au
Raw Dance Project X
7.30pm 8 April @ Crossing Theatre, Narrabri
Bookings and information 02 6792 4654 www.crossingtheatre.com.au
Just Classics Workshop - The Touch of Silk by Betty Roland and No Exit by Jean Paul Sarte
2.30 - 5.30pm Saturday 9 April @ The Armidale Playhouse, Armidale
Drama workshops using selections from great modern plays to develop acting technique conducted by Barbara Albury (actor/director). This workshop will use The Touch of Silk by Betty Roland - A French war-bride trying to cope in outback Australia and No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre - Three people in hell and "hell is other people". FREE for Armidale Drama & Musical Society members or join on the day for just $10 or $5 concession. You can do one, two or all three workshops. NB Maximum of 12 participants per workshop. Registration essential as workshops limited to 12 participants. Contact Diana firstname.lastname@example.org to register Enquiries to Barbara Albury 6772 9529 or email@example.com or visit www.adms.org.au/whatson.php
75th Anniversary of the Roxy 1936-2011
9-10 April @ The Roxy, Bingara
The Roxy was built by three Greek partners from the island of Kythera. Opening in 1936, the complex boasted an architecturally striking art deco cinema, cafe and guest house. The Gwydir Shire Council celebrates the 75th Anniversary of The Roxy with a weekend of festivities that pay homage to the legacy of this significant icon. For information contact Sandy McNaughton on 02 6724 2066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gwydir.nsw.gov.au
NERAMble – Sculpture in the Garden
9 and 10 April @ Gungurru Close, Armidale
An outdoor exhibition of sculptures by New England North West artists. Commission on sales goes to the Friends of NERAM. For information or to be a part of Sculpture in the Garden contact Lynne Walker on02 6775 0046.
Arts NSW and Australia Council Funding Information Session
11am - 1pm 13 April, Michael Hoskins Centre, TAS, Armidale
Arts NSW and the Australia Council for the Arts invite you to learn more about our grants - and how to apply for them. RSVPs are essential. Phone Arts NSW on 02 9228 4351 for more information.
Blank Canvas Art Auction and Cocktail Evening
16 April @ Narrabri
The Narrabri Education Foundation will again stage its popular Blank Canvas Art Auction and cocktail evening. This year the event will form an integral part of the Palette of the Plains Art Expo, a community-focused initiative of the Narrabri Shire Council that will feature a day of free art classes for budding local artists. For information contact Jocellin Jansson on 0419 628 454.
Domestic Bliss, solo exhibition by Nicci Jones
16 April - 6 May @ Armidale Art Gallery, Armidale
New ceramic work by Nicci Jones, Glen Innes based potter. Opening at 6pm Saturday 16 April. For information got to www.armidaleartgallery.com/index.php or contact the Armidale Art Gallery on 02 6772 9993 or by email email@example.com
AUSTRALIAN YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL 2011
15 - 23 April, Gosford
Ausdance NSW will present the 2011 Australian Youth Dance Festival, hosted at NAISDA, Australia’s national Indigenous dance training institution, situated at Mt Penang Parklands, near Gosford, NSW. For the first time, the Festival Program will commence with a metropolitan Sydney performance season on Friday 15 April – Sunday 17 April 2011 and the regional Festival Program will run from Monday 18 April and conclude on the Saturday evening 23 April 2011. Ausdance NSW would like to hear from youth companies, performance groups and schools interested in attending AYDF 2011. Please email Ausdance NSW to express your interest and advise anticipated numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Scenes of the New England Exhibition
18 April - 13 May @ Glen Innes Art Gallery, Glen Innes
Primarily landscapes of the region by artists in the region. Glen Innes Learning Centre, Grey Street, Glen Innes. For more information phone: 02 6730 2610 or email: email@example.com
Landscapes in Oil Workshop
30 April & 1 May @ Wallabadah
Mr John Shields will be running a Landscapes in Oil workshop. Further information or to book into classes contact Tania on 0427 462155 or 02 6746 5606 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Quirindi Rural Heritage Village annual vintage machinery and miniature railway rally and swap meet
30 April - 1 May @ Quirindi Rural Heritage Village, 3 km from Quirindi on Gunnedah road
Featuring Cooper engines, Chamberlain tractors, Scarecrow competition, working demonstrations, arts & craft, sheep shearing, wood working etc. Phone 026746 1479, email email@example.com or visit http://quirindiruralheritag.tripod or Facebook
Australia Council for the Arts Literature Grants
Closing 30 March
Literature - Promotion Promotion grants support the promotion of Australian literature and activities that foster greater appreciation of Australian creative writing. Local and overseas organisations may apply for support towards airfares, fees and expenses for participation at literary festivals, conferences and other promotional activities. Guidelines and application details online.
Literature - Publishing Publishing grants support the publication of literary work by Australian writers in Australia and overseas. Applications are accepted from Australian book publishers registered with the Literature Board, Australian literary magazines, and overseas book and magazine publishers. Guidelines and application details online.
Literature - Residencies Residencies foster excellence in writing by providing individual writers with a supportive environment for professional development, research and creative risk-taking. Support is available to individual writers and picture book illustrators through residencies and studios in Australia and overseas. Guidelines and application details online.
Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellowship
Closing 30 March
As a way of informing and educating Australians about Antarctica and Australia's activities there, the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) administers the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship enabling those with a non-science focus to experience Antarctica first-hand so that they may communicate this unique experience and understanding to other Australians. Each year, the AAD invites applications from two main groups: artists, researchers, filmmakers and writers with a demonstrated track record; and talented emerging artists and writers from the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The program aims to nurture the production of excellent and significant works of art and interpretation by leading professionals and talented emerging artists and writers. Guidelines and application details online: http://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/antarctic-arts-fellowship
Coca-Cola Australia Foundation Community Grants
Closing 30 March
The Coca-Cola Australia Foundation is an independent charitable trust funded by the Coca-Cola System in Australia and devoted to improving the lives of marginalised youth. It distributes $1 million annually to fund three to four major national projects and a number of smaller local community programs. To apply for a Community Grant of up to $10,000 you must meet the following criteria: your organisation must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status from the Australian Taxation Office; the program must target marginalised young Australians in the key areas of education, leadership, wellbeing and environment; the program must be able to demonstrate a difference or improvement for the specific youth issue it addresses; the program should be innovative. Guidelines and application details online: http://www.ccamatil.com/AboutCCA/Pages/Coca-ColaFoundation.aspx
FRRR Small Grants for Small Rural Communities
Closing 31 March
The FRRR's small grants program for small rural Australian communities offers around $900,000 a year in grants to benefit people in rural and remote communities. Grants of up to $5,000 will be made to not-for-profit organisations for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities living in small rural and remote locations in Australia, contributing to their development in social and community welfare, economic, environmental, health, education or cultural areas. Guidelines and application details online: http://www.frrr.org.au/programsDetail.asp?ProgramID=4
Diversity and Social Cohesion Program
Closing 31 March
Not for profit organisations often have great ideas to address issues of cultural, racial and religious intolerance, but sometimes need additional resources to turn their plans into reality. Diversity and Social Cohesion Program (DSCP) grants provide funding to help these organisations develop their own projects to help build stronger community relations. DSCP grants provide funds of up to $50,000 for community groups and organisations to deliver projects that address local community relations issues. The Australian Government believes that strong social cohesion is best achieved by projects that bring all Australians together and in particular create connections across the community. Guidelines and application details online: http://www.harmony.gov.au/funding/dscp-grants/
Australia International Cultural Council Grants Program
Closing 1 April
The Australia International Cultural Council (AICC) Grants Program provides funding for international arts and cultural projects that align with the objectives of the AICC. The AICC Grants Program focuses on the AICC priority regions, which reflect Australia's broad public diplomacy and foreign and trade policy interests. Applications should be for cultural diplomacy projects incorporating activities in priority regions. The AICC is now inviting applications for funding round five, for projects to take place in 2011/12. The AICC is particularly interested in applications for quality projects to take place in Korea before December 2011. Favourable consideration will also be given to applications for cultural activities in India. Guidelines and application details online: http://www.dfat.gov.au/aicc/grants.html
Besen Family Foundation
Closing 1 April
The Besen Family Foundation has been established to build on the philanthropic tradition which was started by Eva and Marc Besen. The Foundation seeks to encourage, nurture and assist in both the maintaining and also developing of important programs and projects in three broad areas: arts and culture, health and welfare, and Jewish interests. Grants for arts and culture will be directed at innovative and challenging performing and visual arts projects and are open to not-for-profit organisations throughout Australia. Individuals wishing to make an application for a grant from the Foundation are required to make submissions in partnership with a not-for-profit organisation. The organisation will then recommend the project to the Foundation. Grants are available for acquisitions, catalogues, commissions, exhibitions, publications and symposia as well as general funding support. Guidelines and application details online: www.besenfoundation.org.au
Australia Council for the Arts Grants
Closing 1 April: Music - Skills and Arts Development Grants of up to $10,000 to support skills development for professional artists and arts workers, and projects that foster skills development.
Closing 4 April: Music - International Pathways Grants of up to $20,000 to support international touring by Australian musicians performing predominantly original Australian music.
Closing 18 April: Visual Arts - Fellowships $45,000 over two years to support craftspeople, designers, media artists and visual artists of outstanding ability to enable them to realise ambitious projects and develop their practice to new levels of achievement.
Closing 18 April: Visual Arts - New Work - Emerging Grants of $10,000 to support the creation of new work by emerging craftspeople, designers, visual artists and arts writers.
Closing 20 April: Visual Arts - New Work - Established Grants of $20,000 to support the creation of new work by established craftspeople, designers, visual artists and arts writers.
Guidelines and application details online: http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants
Metro Screen: Jump Start Production Grants
Closing 4 April
Metro Screen's Jump Start Production Grants offer $45,000 worth of equipment and facilities annually via three application rounds. Applicants should be realistic about the amount of support sought. The Jump Start program provides substantially subsidised access to Metro Screen's high quality equipment, studio and post production facilities. Please note a cash contribution is required from the applicant. Guidelines and application details online: http://www.metroscreen.org.au/subsidies.htm
Museums & Galleries NSW: VIM Small Grants
Closing 4 April
Worth up to $1,500 each, Volunteer Initiated Museums (VIM) Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums and keeping places. There are no set categories for funding and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered. Previous VIM Small Grants have funded the purchase of computer cataloguing software, exhibition mannequins and display cases, oral history recording equipment and archival storage items. The VIM Small Grant Program was introduced in 2000 and has received 447 applications from 170 museums across the state with a total of 293 projects being funded to date. Guidelines and application details online: http://mgnsw.org.au/grants/vim_small_grants/
NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund
Closing 18 April
The NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund is intended to support arts projects that celebrate and promote Aboriginal cultural identities in regional NSW and, by doing so, make the rich and diverse Aboriginal cultures of regional NSW more visible and accessible. For the purposes of this fund regional NSW includes Newcastle and Wollongong and is defined as the areas or regions outside Greater Sydney. For information go to www.arts.nsw.gov.au
The Myer Foundation: Small Grants Program
Closing 21 April
The priority areas for The Myer Foundation's Small Grants Program are to build capacity of the individual through ensuring professional artists gain access to training, development and mentoring; to develop new works by individual Australian artists and small to medium-sized organisations in the areas of Indigenous arts, regional arts, and experimental and emerging art forms; and to support projects that contribute to a broad understanding of and engagement with the Humanities. Grants are capped at $30,000 and are generally made for a twelve month period only. Guidelines and application details online: www.myerfoundation.org.au/programs
Arts NSW Grants Calendar
Opportunities, Awards and Prizes
30th Anniversary Bendemeer Art and Craft Exhibition
Closing 21 March
Enquiries to Margaret Hemmings on 02 6769 6429 or Nicole McFarlane on 02 6769 6408.
Art Gallery of NSW: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
Closing 28 March
Archibald Prize Awarded annually to the best portrait, 'preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’. Valued at $50,000.
Wynne Prize Awarded annually for 'the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists’. Valued at $25,000.
Sulman Prize Awarded annually for 'the best subject/genre painting and/or murals/mural project’. Valued at $20,000.
Please note the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes are non-acquisitive. Guidelines and entry details online: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/about-us/opportunities-for-artists/prizes/
Closing 1 April
On 16 April 2011 the Narrabri Education Foundation will again stage the immensely popular Blank Canvas Art Auction and cocktail evening. This year the event will form an integral part of the Palette of the Plains Art Expo, a community-focused initiative of the Narrabri Shire Council that will feature a day of free art classes for budding local artists. We are asking our region’s well-known artists to donate a single painting specifically for the Blank Canvas event. These paintings will be auctioned on the night, with all funds raised going to the NEF so that it can further support the endeavours of Narrabri’s youth. For information contact Jocellin Jansson 0419 628 454.
Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Awards
Closing 6 May
The 2011 AbaF Awards are now open for nominations across fourteen categories. The annual AbaF Awards are presented to publicly acknowledge and celebrate best practice in private sector support for the arts and culture through partnering, volunteering and giving. The AbaF Awards occur at a state level as well as nationally. State winners and national finalists are announced at state level awards events in August/September, with national winners being announced at the National AbaF Awards Dinner in October. Guidelines and application details online: www.abaf.org.au
Outback Open Art Prize
Closing 3 June
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery invites Australian resident artists to submit entries for the 2011 Outback Open Art Prize. Awards will be given to art works which significantly address the theme of the Australian outback. The Outback Art Prize is now designated “open” to allow a greater range of interpretation and the acquisitive First Prize has been increased substantially. This year the prize has again been generously assisted by Mrs Raylee J Hart and the Broken Hill City Council. The 2011 Outback Open Art Prize consists of one acquisitive Prize of $15,000, a non‐acquisitive Second Prize of $2,500 and a cash non‐acquisitive Encouragement Award of $800. This year’s judge is Michael Rolfe, CEO, Museums and Galleries NSW. The acquisition from the Outback Open Art Prize will enter Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery’s nationally recognised collection. Guidelines and application details online: http://www.brokenhill.net.au/bhart/main.html
New England Teapot Show
Closing 14 June
Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards
Closing 30 June
Annual national children’s poetry competition 2011… Attention teachers / English coordinators, here is a great way to cover a number of learning outcomes and reward creative writing efforts of your students. Nationwide recognition for the best work and participation certificates for every child entered. Helpful resources and all the details on www.dorothea.com.au For more information call (02) 67421200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Vision: To provide a region where arts activity is integral to the vitality and development of our communities.
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