Artist Op­por­tu­ni­ties

Art Almanac - - WHAT'S ON -

We have se­lected a few gal­leries and fund­ing bod­ies call­ing for sub­mis­sions for Art Awards, Artist En­gage­ments, Grants, Pub­lic Art, Res­i­dency Pro­grams, Ex­hi­bi­tion Pro­pos­als and more. En­joy and good luck!

NSW Vis­ual Arts Emerg­ing Fel­low­ship

Our con­grat­u­la­tions are ex­tended to the nine fi­nal­ists who have been se­lected to par­tic­i­pate in the 2017 NSW Vis­ual Arts Emerg­ing Fel­low­ship en­abled by Artspace and Cre­ate NSW (NSWVAEF). Fer­nando do Campo, Emma Fielden, Ash­leigh Gar­wood, Spence Mes­sih, Clau­dia Ni­chol­son, Emily Par­son­sLord, Ja­son Phu, Shan Turner-Car­roll and Louise Zhang are all short­listed for the fel­low­ship, cou­pled with the op­por­tu­nity to dis­play their work and gain pub­lic ex­po­sure and recog­ni­tion. In the lead up to Novem­ber’s an­nounce­ment and ex­hi­bi­tion the cu­ra­to­rial team at Artspace, Di­rec­tor Alexie GlassKan­tor, Cu­ra­tor Talia Linz and Cu­ra­to­rial As­sis­tant Lola Pin­der, will per­form a se­ries of stu­dio vis­its. At its con­clu­sion, the pro­gram will af­ford a vis­ual artist at the be­gin­ning of their ca­reer to un­der­take a self-di­rected pro­gram of pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment. The NSWVAEF is an ini­tia­tive val­ued at $30,000 and of­fered by the NSW Gov­ern­ment through Cre­ate NSW.

Black­town City Art Prize

En­tries close 10 Oc­to­ber, 2017 The Black­town City Art Prize of­fers cash prizes to­talling $20,000 and ac­quis­i­tive awards. Artists are in­vited to sub­mit en­tries in draw­ing, paint­ing, sculp­ture, ce­ram­ics and mixed me­dia. The win­ning en­try re­ceives $15,000, Abo­rig­i­nal Artist Prize $2,000, Lo­cal Artist Prize $2,000 and Peo­ple’s Choice Prize $1,000. An ex­hi­bi­tion will be held at Black­town Arts Cen­tre 2 De­cem­ber 2017 to 27 Jan­uary 2018. black­tow­narts.com.au

The Chelsea In­ter­na­tional Pho­tog­ra­phy Com­pe­ti­tion

En­tries close 13 Septem­ber, 2017 This pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion is open to am­a­teur and pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers both na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally. A to­tal prize pool of more than $55,000 is on of­fer. Se­lected fi­nal­ists will be ex­hib­ited at Agora Gallery in New York from 27 Jan­uary to 7 Fe­bru­ary 2018 and re­ceive pro­mo­tional sup­port from the gallery in­clud­ing press ma­te­rial, in­vi­ta­tions, cat­a­logues, so­cial me­dia and more. agora-gallery.com

Dig­i­tal Por­trai­ture Award

En­tries close 17 Septem­ber, 2017 The Na­tional Por­trait Gallery is call­ing on artists to sub­mit works for the 2017 Dig­i­tal Por­trai­ture Award. This award aims to ex­plore what a por­trait might look like in the dig­i­tal age – movies, stop-mo­tion an­i­ma­tion, sound­scape, mu­sic video, games and bots are all forms to be con­sid­ered (pho­to­graphic stills are not ac­cepted). The win­ner re­ceives $10,000 and a res­i­dency at The Edge, the State Li­brary of Queens­land’s dig­i­tal cul­ture cen­tre for ex­per­i­men­ta­tion in sci­ence, art, tech­nol­ogy and en­ter­prise. Fi­nal­ists’ work will be on show at the Na­tional Por­trait Gallery, Can­berra from 1 De­cem­ber 2017 to 18 Fe­bru­ary 2018, and on­line. dpa.por­trait.gov.au

Art­bank + ACMI Com­mis­sion

Ap­pli­ca­tions close 5pm, 15 Septem­ber Art­bank and Aus­tralian Cen­tre for the Mov­ing Im­age (ACMI) are seek­ing ap­pli­ca­tions from Aus­tralian artists and film­mak­ers for a newly de­vel­oped com­mis­sion. This Com­mis­sion is de­signed to en­gage with cin­ema, ex­per­i­men­tal film, artists’ film and the avant-garde to cre­ate am­bi­tious, ex­per­i­men­tal works to be pre­sented on cin­ema screen or in the gallery space. Each year one artist or film­maker will be awarded $70,000 and an ACMI X in­dus­try mem­ber­ship. Projects are in­vited that will be ready for de­vel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion in Oc­to­ber 2017 for mid-2018. acmi.net.au

Tom Bass Prize

En­tries close 30 Novem­ber, 2017 The Tom Bass prize for fig­u­ra­tive sculp­ture cel­e­brates hu­man form and its in­flu­ence on to­day’s sculp­tors, ac­knowl­edg­ing the in­flu­ence Tom Bass had as one of Aus­tralia’s pre-em­i­nent pub­lic sculp­tors. The call-foren­tries is now open for the next prize in March 2018. Works in all medi­ums are ac­cepted that in­clude the fig­ure in full or part form, representational as well as ab­stract, in­no­va­tive and con­tem­po­rary in­ter­pre­ta­tions are welcome. tombassprize.com

Tas­man Dis­trict School Ex­te­rior Sculp­ture

Sub­mis­sions close 8 Oc­to­ber, 2017 The Tas­ma­nian Gov­ern­ment Art Site Scheme Com­mis­sion in­vites ap­pli­ca­tions from con­tem­po­rary artists for a sculp­tural in­stal­la­tion to be sit­u­ated in an out­door area of the Tas­man Dis­trict School in Nubeena, Tas­ma­nia. The school and com­mu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tives would like an art­work that trans­forms the space into an in­spir­ing meet­ing place for teens and se­nior stu­dents. arts.tas.gov.au

Aus­tralia Coun­cil for the Arts Lead­er­ship Pro­gram

The Aus­tralia Coun­cil Lead­er­ship Pro­gram re­sponds to the evolv­ing arts ecol­ogy, and the need to sup­port the sec­tor’s emerg­ing and es­tab­lished lead­ers with the skills and ca­pa­bil­i­ties to lead through change. The Lead­er­ship Pro­gram of­fers a suite of de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for arts lead­ers at all ca­reer stages. Par­tic­i­pants share ex­pe­ri­ences, form dy­namic con­nec­tions, de­velop new skills and build con­fi­dence in their own ca­pa­bil­i­ties. They will form net­works and re­la­tion­ships, and share the ben­e­fits and out­comes of the pro­gram across their or­gan­i­sa­tions and the wider arts com­mu­nity. Pro­grams in­clude; Arts Lead­ers Pro­gram, Fu­ture Lead­ers Pro­gram, Gov­er­nance Pro­gram, Men­tor­ing Pro­gram and Part­ner­ships and Schol­ar­ships. aus­trali­a­coun­cil.gov.au

Guggen­heim Mu­seum Fel­low­ships

Ap­pli­ca­tions for Jan­uary to April 2018 close 1 Novem­ber, 2017 The Solomon R. Guggen­heim Mu­seum of­fers in­tern­ships within sev­eral of the mu­se­ums de­part­ments. Stu­dents from ju­nior col­lege to re­cent grad­u­ates, grad­u­ate stu­dents, post­grad­u­ates, and pro­fes­sion­als pur­su­ing fur­ther ex­pe­ri­ence in the arts are in­vited to ap­ply. This pro­gram is open to in­ter­na­tional can­di­dates and of­fers prac­ti­cal mu­seum train­ing to in­di­vid­u­als in­ter­ested in pur­su­ing ca­reers in the arts and mu­seum fields. guggen­heim.org

Ru­pert Bunny Foun­da­tion Vis­ual Arts Fel­low­ship

En­tries open 4 Septem­ber to 16 Oc­to­ber, 2017 The City of Port Phillip in­vites ap­pli­ca­tions for the Ru­pert Bunny Foun­da­tion Vis­ual Arts Fel­low­ship award of $25,000, of­fered in sup­port of pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment and ex­cel­lence in con­tem­po­rary vis­ual art. The fel­low­ship aims to pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for an artist to make a cre­ative con­tri­bu­tion to con­tem­po­rary vis­ual arts in the City of Port Phillip. port­phillip.vic.gov.au

Young Regional Artist Schol­ar­ship

Ap­pli­ca­tions open 4 Septem­ber to 30 Oc­to­ber, 2017 The NSW Gov­ern­ment is of­fer­ing 25 schol­ar­ships val­ued at $10,000 each for young regional artists and cul­tural work­ers to un­der­take ex­cit­ing and ca­reer­mak­ing pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties and is open to artists, per­form­ers, arts and cul­tural work­ers work­ing across dance, de­sign, dig­i­tal arts, his­tory, Abo­rig­i­nal arts, lit­er­a­ture, mu­sic, the­atre, screen, cu­ra­to­rial and the vis­ual arts. cre­ate.nsw.gov.au

Ab­bots­ford Con­vent Res­i­dency Pro­gram

A new res­i­dency pro­gram at the Ab­bots­ford Con­vent in Mel­bourne has been an­nounced for two emerg­ing artists and is open to lo­cal, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional ap­pli­cants for a rent-free stu­dio space for a 6-month pe­riod. The $2,500 res­i­dency aims to sup­port the de­vel­op­ment of work that is site-spe­cific or sitere­spon­sive, and to fos­ter new net­works and en­able the artists to reach new au­di­ences. Res­i­dency 1: 22 De­cem­ber 2017 to 22 June 2018. Res­i­dency 2: 25 June 2018 to 21 De­cem­ber 2018. ab­bots­ford­con­vent.com.au

Hill End Artists in Res­i­dence Pro­gram

Sub­mis­sions close 31 Oc­to­ber, 2017 The Hill End Artists in Res­i­dence Pro­gram oc­cu­pies a unique place in the Aus­tralian vis­ual arts land­scape. A bea­con for artists since the late 1940s, Hill End’s dis­tinc­tive blend of land­scape, gold-min­ing his­tory and ver­nac­u­lar ar­chi­tec­ture con­tinue to at­tract gen­er­a­tions of Aus­tralian artists. Ap­pli­ca­tions are now open for the 2018 Pro­gram. Man­aged by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in part­ner­ship with the De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­ment & Her­itage NSW Parks and Wildlife Ser­vices. hil­len­dart.com.au

Abo­rig­i­nal Quick Re­sponse

Fund­ing sup­port grants up to $5,000 are of­fered for ac­tiv­i­ties oc­cur­ring be­tween 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018 to in­di­vid­ual NSW Abo­rig­i­nal artists, prac­ti­tion­ers and arts/cul­tural work­ers as well as or­gan­i­sa­tions, part­ner­ships and groups. These grants sup­port pro­fes­sional and mar­ket de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties within the arts. cre­ate.nsw.gov.au

City of Prospect Tem­po­rary Pub­lic Art Grants

Ap­pli­ca­tions close 22 Septem­ber, 2017 Pub­lic art grants of up to $1,000 are avail­able to el­i­gi­ble artists and groups for tem­po­rary pub­lic art projects or in­stal­la­tions within City of Prospect in South Aus­tralia dur­ing 2017 and 2018. Pro­pos­als are in­vited of works that will en­gage the com­mu­nity with new ex­pe­ri­ences and im­prove lo­cal amenity within coun­cil bound­aries. prospect.sa.gov.au

NETS Vic­to­ria Ex­hi­bi­tion De­vel­op­ment Fund

Ap­pli­ca­tions close 11 Septem­ber, 2017 Na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion Tour­ing Sup­port (NETS) Vic­to­ria is call­ing for ap­pli­ca­tions for the Ex­hi­bi­tion De­vel­op­ment Fund (EDF). This pro­gram en­cour­ages Vic­to­rian arts or­gan­i­sa­tions, artists and cu­ra­tors to de­velop new ex­hi­bi­tions pre­sent­ing con­tem­po­rary art, craft or de­sign that have the po­ten­tial to tour. In­de­pen­dent cu­ra­tors and artists are en­cour­aged to ap­ply through a part­ner or­gan­i­sa­tion. Three grants of $10,000 are on of­fer to sup­port de­vel­op­ment costs; re­search, cu­ra­to­rial or artists’ fees, publi­ca­tions or ex­hi­bi­tion de­sign, fur­ni­ture and tech­nol­ogy. netsvic­to­ria.org.au

Chrissie Cot­ter Gallery Pro­pos­als for 2018

Ap­pli­ca­tions close 2 Oc­to­ber, 2017 Call­ing artists to sub­mit pro­pos­als for the 2018 ex­hi­bi­tion pro­gram at the Chrissie Cot­ter Gallery lo­cated at Pid­cock Street, Cam­per­down. Sub­mis­sions are open to emerg­ing and es­tab­lished artists as well as cul­tural arts work­ers to present solo and group shows. in­ner­west.smar­ty­grants.com.au

New­town ArtSeat Pro­gram 2018

Ap­pli­ca­tions close 2 Oc­to­ber, 2017 The In­ner West Coun­cil is call­ing for ap­pli­ca­tions from artists to dis­play works in the New­town ArtSeat struc­ture lo­cated at the junc­tion of En­more Road and King Street, New­town next to The Hub. Ex­per­i­men­tal, so­cio-his­tor­i­cal ex­hi­bi­tions, col­lab­o­ra­tions, sculp­ture, pho­to­graphic, in­stal­la­tions, po­etry, writ­ing, mul­ti­me­dia, new tech­nol­ogy and other forms of art that are suited to the space are in­vited. in­ner­west.smar­ty­grants.com.au

Saw­tooth ARI Ex­hi­bi­tions and Projects

Ap­pli­ca­tions close 10 Septem­ber, 2017 Saw­tooth is an artist-run ini­tia­tive based in Launce­s­ton, Tas­ma­nia which aims to present a qual­ity pro­gram of con­tem­po­rary art ex­hi­bi­tions, projects and events that chal­lenges both artists and au­di­ences alike and is call­ing for sub­mis­sions from lo­cal, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional artists to ex­hibit in their Jan­uary to June 2018 pro­gram. saw­tooth.org.au

Tacit Con­tem­po­rary and Tacit Gal­leries

Tacit is cur­rently hold­ing ex­hi­bi­tions across two gallery lo­ca­tions be­fore con­sol­i­dat­ing the spa­ces to the new Colling­wood lo­ca­tion at the be­gin­ning of 2018. Tacit Con­tem­po­rary, Ab­bots­ford has some re­main­ing ex­hi­bi­tion slots avail­able to ex­hibit in 2017, and for the 2017/2018 pro­gram at Tacit Gal­leries, Colling­wood. tac­i­tart.com.au

From left: 2017 NSW Vis­ual Arts Emerg­ing Fel­low­ship Fi­nal­ists with Artspace and Cre­ate NSW staff, Cre­ate NSW Se­nior Man­ager Sec­tor In­vest­ment (Arts) Sam Wild, Artspace Deputy Di­rec­tor Michelle New­ton and Front of House Co­or­di­na­tor and Cu­ra­to­rial As­sis­tant Lola Pin­der, artists Ash­leigh Gar­wood, Louise Zhang, Ja­son Phu and Emily Par­sons-Lord, Artspace Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Alexie Glass-Kan­tor, Fer­nando do Campo, Spence Mes­sih, Emma Fielden, Shan Turn­erCar­roll, Clau­dia Ni­chol­son, Artspace Cu­ra­tor Talia Linz and Cre­ate NSW CEO Michael Brealey Pho­to­graph: Maja Baska

Tom Bass with Pink Lady, 1974 at the Tom Bass Sculp­ture Stu­dio School, Broad­way Courtesy Tom Bass Sculp­ture Stu­dio School, Syd­ney

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