Arts North West to launch youth website at inaugural Youth Arts Showcase in Bingara
Arts North West will launch ArtSeed, a new Youth Arts Website, at the inaugural New England North West Regional Showcase of ArtStart projects.
The work of talented young people from across the region will be on display in a showcase of projects funded through the 2011 ArtStart program. It will be staged under a big top tent on the Bingara Oval on Saturday 17 September from 10am to 3pm.
Arts North West has been developing (through ArtStart funding) a youth website called ArtSeed www.artseed.org.au - an avenue for the region’s youth artists to promote their art, ‘talk art’ and be a part of a creative youth online network within the New England North West and this will be launched at the regional showcase.
Bingara was selected as the venue for the 2011 ArtStart showcase as its central location provides the shortest travel distance for participants from the New England North West region. Arts North West is providing assistance in the form of travel subsidies to ArtStart recipients to attend the event.
The day-long event, which will include visual art displays, performances and documentation of a diverse range of creative activity, will be staged before the ArtStart Online Festival http://www.artstart.com.au/ which is due to commence in September/October 2011, the Showcase will be highlighted on the ArtStart Online Festival.
For more information please contact Arts North West on 02 6732 4988 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is also possible to RSVP directly to the Arts North West Facebook page.
Creative Industries Research underway
Arts North West has initiated a creative industries research and development project with the support of Regional Development Australia (Northern Inland) and TAFE's Business and Creative Services (BACS).
The primary outcome of this research is an extensive and useable database of the creative industries in the New England North West which Arts North West can use to make connections, support identified practitioners (individually and collectively), and boost regional opportunities. Over the months of September and October 2011, experienced researchers with the UTS Shopfront, University of Technology, Sydney, will be working with Arts North West to identify practising, professional makers, designers, producers and support services in the digital-creative industries in the North West as well as creative brokers and spaces that are supporting this industry development.
To contribute to this research and map the digital- creative industries workforce in North West NSW go to www.artsnw.com.au and click on the Creative Industries Research tab.
If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact Arts North West email@example.com
Complete the Art Escapes survey…
Art Escapes 2011 is a pilot art trail based on over 40 expressions of interest from Arts North West’s initial canvassing of visual artists in the region. If successful and if subscription to the trail continues after 2011, the pilot would become an ongoing project that would develop with our subscribers needs.
As part of the development process, a survey to help apply for funding and develop the website has been set up.
To contribute to Art Escapes by completing the short online survey, go to www.artsnw.com.au and click on the Art Escapes tab or access the survey via the Arts North West Facebook page.
Microbiz workshop in Moree a great success
The Department of Aboriginal Affairs NSW, in collaboration with Arts North West, hosted a free business workshop for Indigenous artists at the Moree Plains Gallery on 7 September.
The MicroBiz Workshop: Practical Business Advice for Indigenous Artists included a selection of talented presenters giving practical tips on strategies for artists on how to survive while developing their art.
For more information contact Arts North West on 02 6732 4988.
David Henderson from the Business Enterprise Centre at the workshop.
The Glen Archies winners announced
Works from the third biannual Glen Archies portrait competition 2011 are currently on display at The Glen Innes Art Gallery. There were 37 entries, mostly from local artists but also from further afield including Queensland, Ashby, Tenterfield, Armidale, Inverell and Emmaville.
Jonathon Larsen (painter, print maker, film maker and special projects coordinator at NERAM ) was guest judge this year.
And the winners were:
· 2D: 1st prize Carl Cree for ‘Cutty Sunset’, 2nd prize Jo Bruce for ‘Self Portrait’, 3rd prize Evie Core for Claire 1.
· Photography: 1st prize Petronella Fielding for ‘Denis & Red Scarf’, 2nd prize Debbie Jamieson for ‘Russell’, 3rd prize John Hamilton for ‘Tom’.
· Highly commended: Steven Wright for the drawing ‘Greg’ and Steven Wright for the photo ‘Max’.
The Gala Opening on Saturday 3rd September was officially opened by Richard Torbay MP. The exhibition runs until 30 September.
Petronella Fielding for ‘Denis & Red Scarf’
Parramatta to host 48-hour Film Festival
The 48 hour Film Festival is a challenging competition for filmmakers.
The competition starts promptly at 7pm Friday, 23 September 2011. Participating teams will be given a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue that they must work into their film. Teams are responsible for putting together a cast and crew as well as securing equipment, locations and costumes. Filmmakers only have 48 hours to produce and hand in, or upload a 4-7 minute film by 7pm, 25 September 2011.
A public screening will be held on Sunday, 9 October 2011 at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta. The NSW winners will be announced at the awards ceremony that same night beginning at 6.30 pm.
For more go to www.48hourproject.com.au
Arts at the Heart of New Australian Curriculum
The government has released plans for the Arts to be given a central place in the new Australian Curriculum.
Taking on board suggestions from education leaders, schools and parents, the shaping paper regarding the new curriculum proposes students will study all five arts subjects – dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts – all throughout primary school. High school students will have the option to begin specialising in one or more of their favourite Arts subjects.
The Australian Arts Curriculum will be developed from the shaping paper released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority and will be available for public consultation next year.
For more go to http://www.acara.edu.au/curriculum/arts.html
Nalda Searles: Drifting in my Own Land
6 August - 17 September @ Tamworth Regional Gallery
This landmark exhibition, part retrospective, part new works, confirms Searles as an artist at the height of her powers. Over the past thirty years she has become respected and recognised across Australia as an exemplary maker, teacher and mentor. Also features artist talks on 24 and 25 August 2011. Tamworth Regional Gallery, 466 Peel St, Tamworth. For more information on the above exhibitions call (02) 6755 4459 or visit www.tamworthregionalgallery.com.au
“Pioneer Bush Series” ART EXHIBITION by Norma Joan Shelley (nee Sullivan)
21 August - 30 September, 2011 @ Ceramic Break Sculpture Park via Warialda
This is an exhibition of paintings, drawings, stories, and photographs which have been produced as a result of memories of Norma's life on ‘Wondilla’, the sheep-station which her father, Reg. Sullivan, managed from about 1936 to approximately 1943. They also stem from the stories which my mother related to me over the many years of her life. Norma was born in Warialda, N.S.W., in 1938, on the verandah of the old hospital. This series of paintings, drawings, and the stories which accompany them, commenced during 2004, following the death, in March of that year, of her dearly loved mother, Ruby. For information go to www.cbreaksculpturepark.com.au
Glen Archies Portrait Prize Exhibition
5 - 30 September @ Glen Innes Art Gallery, Glen Innes
An exhibition of the entries to the Glen Archies Portrait Prize - a major biannual competition open to artists throughout Australia. Cash prizes for best work in several categories. Entry form here For information contact the Glen Innes Art Gallery on 02 6730 2610, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Roman Rudnytsky : concert pianist
7.30pm Wednesday 14 September @ Chapel Theatre, Glen Innes
Tickets @ Carelles or at the door. Go to www.gleninnesartscouncil.com for more information.
Convictions + Connections Australian Theatre Forum 2011
14-16 September @ Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland
Urgent conversations, compelling ideas, inspiring vision. Theatre-makers and arts workers from around Australia — working as independents, in large and small companies, in festivals and venues — will congregate in Brisbane in September for the second Australian Theatre Forum. Coinciding with Brisbane Festival 2011, this forum will see cultural leaders and contemporary thinkers teasing out some of the big issues around practice, infrastructure and sustainability. Over three inspiring days, delegates will exchange experiences and ideas, and build vision for a future where 'business as usual' is not an option. Curated by Fiona Winning, alongside Associate Curator Diat Alferink, the project will be managed by Rebecca Meston with the support of a national committee. The ATF has received support from Australia Council, Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council, Powerhouse, Brisbane Festival, Theatre Network Victoria and Metro Arts. For information about the ATF or a Brisbane theatre-makers' meeting to be held in the next month, please email Rebecca at: Rebecca@metroarts.com.au
Little Big Shots Film Festival
1.30 & 4.00pm, 17 September @ Hoskins Centre, Armidale
Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids is coming to Armidale for the very first time! Perfect for families and kids aged 5 to 15, Little Big Shots is Australia's major annual and traveling children's film festival that premiere’s in Melbourne at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in June each year then takes to the road. This inspiring, meaningful and fun-filled festival will amaze and delight Armidale families when it stops by in September. So, come along and enjoy some of the very best short animations and live action films from around the world made for kids, about kids and even made by kids. Five to fifteen year olds will be entertained by Ormie (Canada), The Yellow Balloon (USA). Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (USA), Gerald (Australia), Nicolas et Guillemette (France), At the Opera (Argentina), The Art of Theft (Australia), Tiger (Latvia), Mira (Germany), Small Beings Life (Russia), Bigbox Singsong: “John” (Canada), Mobile (Germany). The same lineup of 12 short films will be screened at both sessions. More information about the films can be found at www.littlebigshots.com.au Book online at www.trybooking.com/TXK Or phone: 6776 5878 Question? Contact: email@example.com it 0458 700213.
17 September - 23 October @ Moree Plains Gallery, Moree
This exhibition is generously toured to selected regional galleries by Museums & Galleries NSW. The Art Gallery of NSW Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art awards. Since its inception in 1921 the Prize has been awarded to some of Australia’s most important artists. The Archibald Prize continues to attract record audiences with the exhibition’s regional tour booked out years in advance. For more information go to http://www.moreeplainsgallery.org.au/Default.htm
Saturday 17 September 2011 @ 8pm – The Crossing Theatre Narrabri
It only seems like yesterday but more than 50 years on The Delltones are still enchanting and energizing audiences with their highly exciting and colourful performances. The Delltones with their rich harmonies, featuring the unique voice of PEEWEE WILSON still captivate audiences blending their own hits ‘Gee’, ‘You’re The Limit’, Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands’, ‘Come A Little Bit Closer’, ‘Hangin’Five’ with classic DooWop and Pop. Audiences still scream, audiences still shout, audiences still go away singing the songs, dancing the steps, chanting the goofy chants and looking forward to coming back for another dose as soon as they can. http://www.crossingtheatre.com.au//Events/events3.html
Tracey Buxton & Carolyn Cosker exhibition
17 September - 5 October @ Inverell Art Gallery, Inverell
An exhibition of works by local artists. Inverell Art Gallery, 5 Evans St, Inverell. Phone 67224983 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Open Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm & Saturday 10am - 1pm.
John Caldwell, Renowned Water colourist, Presents Painting Workshop
17 & 18 September @ NERAM, Armidale
Renowned water colourist John Caldwell will be presenting a two day workshop in painting and drawing. The weekend workshop coincides with Caldwell’s current exhibition with James Rogers that opened in August at the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM). The workshop will be held on 17 & 18 September from 9am to 5pm at NERAM with lunch provided. All levels of experience are provided for, with the landscape being the main subject matter demonstrated, but still life and figurative work will also be covered. The procedures will follow Caldwell’s own arts practice including a sketching component leading to additional drawing in the studio for those who wish to focus on drawing. For information call 02 6772 5255 or go to www.neram.com.au
The Weather and Your Health
7.30pm, 17 September @ The Roxy, Bingara
Life can be tough on the banks of the Castlereagh. But there is beauty in everything, if you know where to look. Inspired by life in regional Australia, The Weather and Your Health is the enchanting story of a woman whose sunny outlook transcends the ups and downs of life. This charming play paints a touching portrait of country life through one woman’s stories of young love, war-times, local dances and home-made sausage rolls. Written and performed by Bethany Simons with Andrew Dodds, and nominated for two Green Room Awards, The Weather and Your Health is a trip down memory lane. Put the kettle on, it’s time for some sponge cake! To view the You Tube clip, Click Here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HHiQaKKxcA
The Weather and Your Health
3.30pm, Sunday 18 September @ The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba
This 'small play with a big heart' conjures a detailed portrait of Australian counry life from the 1930s to the present day, as seen through the eyes of a young woman coming of age in postwar Gilgandra. All tickets $22.50. Two course lunch available from 12.30pm. Lunch and show $40.00. Lunch bookings essential 02 6782 1109.
The Weather & Your Health
11am, Wednesday 21 September @ The Civic, Gunnedah
Nominated for two Green Room Awards, this charming play paints a touching portrait of country life through one woman's stories of young love, war times, local dances and home-made sausage rolls. Tickets $22.00 or groups of ten $20.00 each Includes a light lunch available at Gunnedah Fashion Fabrics. For more information phone 02 6740 2272 or e-mail email@example.com
'The Weather And Your Health'
11am, 22 September @ Michael Hoskins Centre, TAS Armidale
Touring Production from Victoria. $25 General Admission. $20 Concession. Ticket price includes a complimentary morning tea at the Hoskins Centre Foyer from 10.30am. BOOK TICKETS ON-LINE www.trybooking.com or phone 02 6776 5878.
Sensorial Loop: Tamworth Textile Triennial
24 September- 26 November @ Tamworth Regional Gallery
Tamworth Regional Gallery will host the first Tamworth Textile Triennial Sensorial Loop from 24 September 2011. There are 22 creative textile artists included in the triennial, representing a cross section of demographics from many states and one territory in Australia. Curator Patrick Snelling has a strong association with textile education and studio practice in Australia. His curatorial focus for Sensorial Loop is to promote excellence and the ‘diversity of making’ through the ideas that creative practitioners bring to the textile discipline. Some of the works include: a Victorian style mourning dress stained with a fugitive dye; pictures made of buttons detailing migrant experience; hand printed resist style patterned cloth and machine knitted metal sculptural forms. The exhibition will be officially opened by Claudia Chan Shaw, presenter on the ABC Collectors series, on Friday 30 September 2011 at 6pm, Tamworth Regional Gallery. For more information, visit www.tamworthregionalgallery.com or call (02) 6767 5459.
Bigtime Gallery & Revolutionary Ceramicos present Three exhibitions in One Space: Living Next Door to Ellis, Don’t Fence Me In and OUT ...back.
24 September - 24 October @ Bigtime Gallery, Drake
The three founding members of Revolutionary Ceramicos, Deborah Gower, Cassandra Purdon & Clare Urquhart will be exhibiting exclusively together for the first time at Bigtime Gallery, Drake. All three artists are currently in their final year of Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts (Ceramics) and are showcasing their skills by presenting their individual body of work which expresses each artist’s distinctive ceramic practice. For information call 02 6737 6790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT MASTERCLASS
27 & 28 September in Sydney and 22 & 23 September in Melbourne
The Festival and Event Management Masterclass, hosted by former Edinburgh Fringe Director Paul Gudgin, has run to great acclaim in Canada, Sydney, the US, Holland, Ireland, Abu Dhabi, Helsinki and Hong Kong with over 500 participants to date. For more, look at the following YouTube clip, www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVXqre964QU which features participants from the Waterford Masterclass in Ireland, worth watching particularly for their fabulous accents.
'Blithe Spirit' by Noel Coward
30 September - 15 October @ Michael Hoskins Centre, TAS Armidale
Armidale Drama and Musical Society production. For bookings phone 02 6776 5878.
IFACCA World Summit
3–6 October @ Melbourne
The first keynote speakers at the 'Creative Intersections' Summit of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies have been announced: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Jacques Martial and Wan Smolbag. Government and cultural leaders from over 80 countries will attend the Summit, co-hosted by IFACCA and the Australia Council for the Arts, with the support of Arts Victoria. www.artsummit.org
Borderline Group exhibition
10 October - 4 November @ Glen Innes Art Gallery, Glen Innes
Primarily an exhibition of paintings and some sculpture by artists in the Stanthorpre Tenterfield region. Glen Innes Learning Centre, Grey Street, Glen Innes. For more information phone: 02 6730 2610 or email: email@example.com
Going Digital: Workshop
10am to 3pm, Saturday 13 October @ Chapel Theatre, Glen Innes
The Chapel Theatre in Glen Innes launched its digital cinema in February 2011 and the Glen Innes Arts Council is offering a free workshop to regional and community cinemas and film organisations that may be considering a similar switch. For information call Brendan Byrne on 0418 667 358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Artspoken, Queensland's Regional Arts and Culture Conference
13–14 October, Bundaberg - hosted by Bundaberg Regional Council
This biennial Conference will celebrate regional voices, explore new ideas and share excellence in regional arts and cultural development. For Conference information see http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/arts/regional-arts-culture-2011.html
Art & All That Jazz Festival
Opening 14 October @ Wallabadah Hall, Wallabadah
Fine Art from around the region will be on display & for sale. Canberra Jazz Band Karisma Kats will be performing on this night. Festival fun will continue over the weekend so mark these dates down on your calendar. Further information contact Tania on 0427 462155 or 02 67465606 Email: email@example.com
Kate Ford new work: Boggabilla painter and printmaker - minimal abstractions
14 October - 5 December @ Moree Plains Gallery, Moree
Kate Ford is a highly-respected artist who long fostered the Euraba Papermakers and Artists at the famous Euraba arts centre at Boggabilla. Until recently she has been a senior tutor in art at the Boggabilla campus of TAFE. Kate has worked in many mediums, from painting and sculpture to printmaking and paper intaglio. Her works are minimal with subtle, finely-manipulated surfaces. She exhibited widely across New South Wales, especially in art prizes. For more information go to http://www.moreeplainsgallery.org.au
Inverell Art Society Competitive Exhibition 2011
15 - 29 October @ Inverell Art Gallery, Inverell
Exhibition Opens with a Gala Cocktail Evening, Saturday, 15th October at 7.30pm. Admission $25. Special Feature this year is Contemporary Art. $5150 in Prize Money plus the Inverell Shire Council Annual Acquisition of $3500. Exhibition continues until 29th October at the Inverell Art Gallery, 5 Evans St, Inverell NSW 2360. Phone: 0267 224983 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sculptures in the Garden
15 - 16 October @ Mudgee
One of the largest outdoor sculpture exhibitions in rural NSW, called Sculptures in the Garden, will be held in the grounds of Kay and Gerald Norton-Knight’s garden, Rosby, and is being hosted by the Mudgee Support Group of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT. A line-up of well-known artists including Sam Valenz, Nigel White, Al Phemister and Stephen Hall have created sculptures of recycled wood, metal, vintage machinery and found objects and all the sculptures will be for sale. There will also be presentations on garden design and sculptures by renowned garden designers, Gay Stanton and Tig Crowley and sculptor Sam Valenz, lecturer at the Sydney Gallery School. A full list of exhibiting artists include Lea Ferris, Caz Haswell, Roshelle McKillop, Kay Rice, Susie Munro Ross, Jenny Skinner, and Margot Stephens, as well as emerging sculptors from Mudgee, Orange, Molong, Yass and the Sydney Gallery School. Mudgee artists Maurice Berry and Peter Brooks will host hands-on ‘recycled’ sculpture workshops through the weekend. Delicious morning tea and lunches will be available in the Rosby gardens, alongside an impressive selection of local plants, fresh produce, olive oil, earthenware pots, gardening books and homewares for sale. Money raised on the day will assist the Mudgee Guide Dogs Support Group. For information contact Lesley on 02 6372 9099 or email@example.com
Creativity in Community Work - a masterclass with Dave Palmer
9.30 - 12.30, Wednesday 26 October @ University of Queensland, Brisbane
Creativity in community work: a workshop on the use of arts, performance and the new digital technology in community practce. For information call 07 3346 7309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Check the Arts North West what’s on pages for more upcoming events!
There are a large number of grants accessible to artists and organisations in regional NSW. Regional Arts NSW has developed a grants calendar which lists grants according to funding body or closing date.
For a current list of funding opportunities take a look at the Regional Arts NSW Grants Calendar
Opportunities, Awards and Prizes
Lachlan Valley Biennial Art Awards 2011
Closing 16 September
The Lachlan Valley Biennial Art Awards for 2011 will be conducted in the Cowra Regional Art Gallery October 1-16 with Opening night 31st September. Artists within 100 km of Cowra – including Bathurst, Orange, Young, Forbes and Parkes -are invited to submit a maximum of two works not exceeding 122cm x 91 cm ready for hanging. There are Sections for Traditional, Contemporary, Watercolour, Mixed Media and Ceramics with additional awards for works on paper and People’s Choice. Judge is well known artist Rowen Matthews. Entries close September 16, 2011. For more information on the Awards or to enter, call Pamela on (02) 6342 1465 or Gwen on (02) 6342 3995 or email email@example.com
Closing 19 September
The HEYWIRE competition is now open to people aged 16 - 22 in regional Australia to submit a story about life in areas outside our major cities. Entries can be submitted in any form of media: text, video, photography or audio. The winning entries will have their stories featured on ABC Local Radio, ABC Radio National, triple j and abc.net.au and will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Heywire Youth Issues Forum in Canberra in February 2012. Heywire provides the opportunity for regional youth to raise the issues close to their heart. For more information, take a look at the HEYWIRE website http://www.abc.net.au/heywire/
Exposed Artz – McWilliam Wines Sculpture Prize
Closing 20 September
CALL FOR ENTRIES First Prize $5,000. Receipt of entry form by Tuesday 20th September 2011. Receipt & installation of preselected entries by Wednesday 12th October 2011. Download entry form online www.exposedartz.com
Exposed Artz - Flavourtech Art Prize 2011
Closing 20 September
CALL FOR ENTRIES First Prize $10,000. Receipt of entry form by Tuesday 20th September 2011. Receipt & installation of preselected entries by Friday 7th October 2011. Download entry form online www.exposedartz.com
Inverell Art Society Competitive Exhibition 2011
Closing 30 September
$5150 in Prize Money plus the Inverell Shire Council Annual Acquisition of $3500. Special Feature this year is Contemporary Art. A new section, Young Artist, has been added for 15 to 22 year olds. Exhibition Opens with a Gala Cocktail Evening, Saturday, 15th October at 7.30pm Admission $25. Entry forms are available from the Inverell Art Gallery, PO Box 329, 5 Evans St, Inverell NSW 2360. Phone: 0267 224983 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Port Stephens Examiner Literature Award 2011
Closing 30 September
The Port Stephens Examiner Literature Award 2011 is calling for enties to this years competition with a total of $1200 of prize money to be won. Entries are to be short stories up to 2000 words on any subject. Multiple entries are acceptable and a $5 per story fee must accompany each submission. The winners are announced mid November at the Tilligerry Arts Show. For more information, visit the Tilligery Community website tilligerry.com or call (02)4982 4095.
Condobolin Art & Craft Prize Exhibition
Closing 30 September
The Candobolin Arts and Craft Prize are calling for entries in the following categories: fine art, sculpture, photography, china painting, patchwork, creative craft and basket weaving. Cash prizes are awarded with proceeds from the exhibition going toward the purchase of insulation for the Candolobin Community Centre building. Entry forms are available from Candobolin Community Centre (with full conditions of entry) and should be sent to Vad Carey, Exhibition Secretary, PO Box 108 Condobolin NSW 2877. For further inquiries please call Vad Carey on (02) 6895 2487.
2011 Robe Southern Ocean Art Prize
Closing 30 September
Entries for the Southern Ocean Art Prize (SOAP) are now open for all emerging and established artists working across a range of disciplines. All participating artists will have the chance to compete for significant cash prizes in their chosen fields and present new works for sale and exhibition. Artists are encouraged to enter works in the 2 Dimensional, Creative Photography and 3 Dimensional Awards. This year, there is even more chance to take home a prize with commendation awards available for the three major award categories. Two awards for young and talented artists have again been included for 2011, as well as the Limestone Coast Artist Award which aims to encourage the professional development of a local art practitioner. The exhibition will be hosted over 9 days in the historic Robe Institute and Lapwing Gallery from 29 October – 6 November 2011 with opening night award celebrations to be held Saturday 29th October, 7-10pm. Entry forms can be obtained by contacting the Art Prize Coordinator by email: email@example.com or phone: 0429 875 627. All information can be viewed and downloaded via Southern Ocean Prize website http://www.southernoceanartprize.com.au/RobeSOAP/Home.html
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Critical Path Responsive Program
Closing 3 October
The 2012 Responsive Program comprises of multiple opportunities for independent choreographers and dance artists across all cultural practices at any stage of their professional career. To make a proposal, download the 2012 Responsive Proposal Form available from the Critical Path website www.criticalpath.org.au Applicants are also strongly encouraged to discuss their proposals with Margie Medlin, Critical Path’s director, beforehand - email firstname.lastname@example.org to book in a meeting two weeks in advance.
Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award
Closing 7 October
This biennial award is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who reside in the traditional areas of the Yaegl, Bundjalung and Gumbaingirr nations. This year's award is being launched during NAIDOC Week 2011 and aims to promote contemporary Indigenous art of the North Coast of New South Wales and support the development of the collection of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art held by the Grafton Regional Gallery. The prize pool of $6000 comprises the Open Acquisitive Prize of $5000 and the Highly Commended Prize of $1000. A further $60 in art materials is on offer to Baryulgil Public School for work in their Studio Gallery exhibition. The artwork winning the Open Acquisitive Prize is acquired into the Grafton Regional Gallery Collection. For more information or to enter, visit www.graftongallery.nsw.gov.au
2012 Vitrify Alcorso Ceramic Award
Closing 7 October
Entries are now open for the 2012 Vitrify Alcorso Ceramic Award which is being held at the JamFactory in Adelaide. The Vitrify Alcorso Ceramic Award is a $10,000 annual prize for ceramics. The award is open to artists nationally and is non-acquisitive. Entries must be received by Friday 7 October 2011. More information and entry guidelines can be found on www.vitrify.com.au
Batlow Apple Blossom Festival Photography Competition
Closing 7 October
Regional photographers are being called upon to unleash their creativity as part of the annual Apple Blossom Festival in Batlow on Saturday 15 October 2011. As the last cold days of winter fade, the town famous for apples turns on its postcard perfect spring blooms in time for the Apple Blossom Festival photography exhibition. This year, scrapbookers are also encouraged to enter, with a special challenge themed 'medieval'. With big cash prizes up for grabs, the exhibition is sure to attract a wide variety of entries from all ages. Winners will be announced at the festival. For more information, visit any branch of Riverina Regional Library or visit www.batlow.com.au
Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award
Closing 13 October
The Award, to aid in the development of the next stage of an unpublished manuscript, is for a work of adult literary or genre fiction. The prize money includes $10 000 + $2000 for a mentor of your choice. It will be granted to the work that shows the greatest promise and likely to benefit most from this opportunity. The Unpublished Manuscript Award is judged by internationally best selling author, Valerie Parv; Senior Lecturer in English at Charles Sturt University and well known television and radio presenter, Mark Macleod; and one of Australia’s most effective writing teacher and mentors, Peter Bishop. To find out more, including how to fill out your online application, go to http://writingaustralia.org.au/events/event/unpublished-manuscript-award/
JUMP 2012: National Mentoring Program for Young and Emerging Artists
Closing 28 October 2011
Young and emerging artists from across Australia are being invited to apply for the 2012 JUMP program. Funded by the Australia Council, Australia’s largest mentoring program identifies and promotes excellence in artistic practice for artists aged 18-30. The 2012 JUMP program offers its highest number of mentorship places yet, providing the opportunity for up to 80 successful applicants to form a mentoring relationship with a professional artist of their choice and join a diverse national network of program participants and alumni making their mark on the industry. If you’re interested in learning more about the JUMP program or submitting an application, head to www.jumpmentoring.com.au
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