Artist Op­por­tu­ni­ties and Awards

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!

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2019 Sam­stag Schol­ars

The Univer­sity of South Aus­tralia (UniSA) an­nounced Elyas Alavi, from South Aus­tralia, and Ge­or­gia Sax­elby, from New South Wales, as the re­cip­i­ents of the pres­ti­gious Anne & Gor­don Sam­stag In­ter­na­tional Vis­ual Arts Schol­ar­ships, in­tro­duc­ing their so­cially en­gaged art to a global au­di­ence.

A cross-dis­ci­plinary artist, poet and for­mer refugee Alavi’s prac­tice is driven by ideas of so­cial jus­tice, me­mory, dis­place­ment and ex­ile. ‘Ex­plor­ing agency through per­sonal nar­ra­tives of iden­tity, me­mory, dis­place­ment and cross cul­tural in­te­gra­tion, Elyas Alavi merges the per­sonal and the po­etic with strong geopo­lit­i­cal con­texts,’ says artist Nike Sav­vas, 2019 Schol­ar­ships se­lec­tion com­mit­tee mem­ber.

‘His works tan­talise with sug­ges­tion in a tran­scul­tural di­a­logue that re­sists con­ven­tional bound­aries of place and iden­tity,’ adds Vir­ginia Rigney, UniSA com­mis­sioned writer. Sax­elby is an in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary artist liv­ing and work­ing be­tween Syd­ney and the United States. Her par­tic­i­pa­tory prac­tice en­gages with is­sues of pub­lic so­cial space, col­lec­tive rit­ual be­hav­iour and no­tions of sa­cred space in both an­cient and con­tem­po­rary cul­tures. ‘Sax­elby’s work is highly charged, in­formed, fem­i­nist, in­clu­sive, and re­la­tional – invit­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion from women across dif­fer­ent cul­tures, coun­tries, so­cial and po­lit­i­cal spheres,’ says Sav­vas. ‘Her work gives a loud, cred­i­ble voice to the un­rep­re­sented and those with­out a voice.’ The Schol­ar­ships pro­vide each artist with a twelve­month liv­ing al­lowance of $48,000 (USD), as well as travel ex­penses and the cost of in­sti­tu­tional study fees at a lead­ing in­ter­na­tional art school of their choice. The 2018 schol­ars, Sasha Gr­bich and Ju­lian Day, are com­menc­ing their study re­spec­tively at Mau­mau, Por­tu­gal and Columbia Univer­sity School of Arts, New York.

Arte La­guna Prize

En­tries close 27 No­vem­ber 2018

En­tries are open to all artists for the Arte La­guna Prize. This in­ter­na­tional art con­test has been pro­mot­ing con­tem­po­rary art for 13 years, col­lect­ing thou­sands of ap­pli­ca­tions from artists from all over the world se­lected by a jury for the ex­hi­bi­tion in March 2019 in the spa­ces of the Arse­nale of Venice, Italy. Par­tic­i­pants also have the chance to win sev­eral awards in col­lab­o­ra­tion with com­pa­nies, foun­da­tions and gal­leries, in­clud­ing cash prizes. There are ten cat­e­gories: paint­ing, sculp­ture and in­stal­la­tion, pho­to­graphic art, video art and short films, per­for­mance, vir­tual art, dig­i­tal graph­ics, land art and this year’s new en­try, ur­ban art, de­sign. Prizes in­clude; six cash prizes of 7.000 each, an ex­hi­bi­tion, pub­li­ca­tion of a bilin­gual cat­a­logue, four col­lab­o­ra­tions with Made in Italy com­pa­nies, par­tic­i­pa­tion in four Fes­ti­vals and col­lec­tive ex­hi­bi­tions, four ex­hi­bi­tions in in­ter­na­tional art Gal­leries, nine Art Res­i­den­cies, two col­lab­o­ra­tion with Art plat­forms and Sup­port­ers. Also, ARS Prize for plas­tic: main theme ‘Art and Sus­tain­abil­ity’, pro­mot­ing a sen­si­ti­sa­tion of cre­ativ­ity, of de­sign and in gen­eral of the vis­ual and per­form­ing arts to­wards the Re­use Re­cy­cle Re­duce strate­gies, ded­i­cated this time to PLAS­TIC. www.arte­la­gu­naprize.com

IL­FORD CCP Sa­lon 2018

En­tries close 6pm, 16 No­vem­ber 2018

Aus­tralia’s largest open-en­try pho­to­me­dia ex­hi­bi­tion, the 2018 IL­FORD CCP Sa­lon and com­pe­ti­tion is cel­e­brat­ing its 26th year. The prize pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for both emerg­ing and es­tab­lished pho­tog­ra­phers to ex­hibit their work in a high-pro­file con­text. In past years, dig­i­tal, ana­logue, video, 3D works and self-pub­lished pho­to­books have filled the walls of CCP and will this year once again present a di­verse snap­shot of con­tem­po­rary Aus­tralian pho­to­me­dia prac­tice. In­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als will judge the en­tries and over $20,000 worth of prizes across more than 25 cat­e­gories will be awarded. ccp.org.au

North­ern Ter­ri­tory Arts Grants Pro­gram

The North­ern Ter­ri­tory Arts Grants Pro­gram of­fers artists, or­gan­i­sa­tions and the com­mu­nity sup­port for ini­tia­tives that ex­plore, de­velop and pro­file NT arts and cul­ture. There are sev­eral grant cat­e­gories open for ap­pli­ca­tion in­clud­ing Quick Re­sponse, Com­mu­nity Arts Fes­ti­vals, Project Round, Re­gional Mu­se­ums Sup­port, Live Alice Mparn­twe Arts, Cre­ative in Res­i­dence Pro­gram, Arts Fel­low­ships, Strate­gic Arts Pro­gram and Arts Trail Re­gional Stim­u­lus Grants. Sub­mis­sion open and clos­ing dates vary, visit the web­site for de­tails. nt.gov.au

South Aus­tralian Liv­ing Artist Pub­li­ca­tion 2020

Nom­i­na­tions close 5pm, 3 De­cem­ber 2018

The an­nual South Aus­tralian Liv­ing Artist (SALA) pub­li­ca­tion sup­ports the pro­duc­tion of a ma­jor, high-qual­ity book pro­fil­ing an es­tab­lished South Aus­tralian vis­ual artist with a sig­nif­i­cant track record of achieve­ment in their area of prac­tice. Nom­i­na­tions are in­vited from in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions for prac­tis­ing pro­fes­sional vis­ual artists work­ing and liv­ing in South Aus­tralia. Self-nom­i­na­tions will also be ac­cepted. The book is de­vel­oped and pub­lished in con­junc­tion with the Board of the South Aus­tralian Liv­ing Artists Fes­ti­val and Wake­field Press. The SALA Pub­li­ca­tion has pro­duced 20 mono­graphs so far on artists in­clud­ing Gerry Wedd, Michelle Nikou, Aldo Ia­co­belli, Cather­ine Tru­man and this year

Clare Bel­frage. In 2019 the mono­graph re­cip­i­ent is Louise Hasel­ton. arts.sa.gov.au

Aus­tralian Ta­pes­try Work­shop Res­i­dency

Ap­pli­ca­tions close 30 No­vem­ber 2018

The Aus­tralian Ta­pes­try Work­shop Artist in Res­i­dence pro­gram is open to con­tem­po­rary artists at any stage in their ca­reer, work­ing in any medium (not just ta­pes­try or tex­tile-based prac­tice) to spend time work­ing in the unique stu­dio en­vi­ron­ment at the Aus­tralian Ta­pes­try Work­shop in 2019. The res­i­dency is flex­i­ble, and artists can be part of the pro­gram for be­tween two to eight weeks, full-time or part-time. Visit the web­site to learn more about the pro­gram and how to ap­ply. austapestry.com.au

Dou­ble Ex­po­sure Artist Res­i­dency

Ap­pli­ca­tions close mid­night, 18 No­vem­ber 2018 Pho­toAc­cess in­vites ap­pli­ca­tions for the 2019 Dou­ble Ex­po­sure Artist Res­i­dency. The pro­gram is of­fer­ing one in­ter­state or in­ter­na­tional photo-based artist a five-week op­por­tu­nity to pro­duce new work, us­ing Pho­toAc­cess’ Dark­room and fa­cil­i­ties from 22 July to 2 Septem­ber 2019. Pri­or­ity will be given to artists who work ex­per­i­men­tally us­ing dark­room-based pro­cesses. Artists at all stages of their ca­reer are in­vited to ap­ply. pho­toac­cess.org.au

Post Of­fice Gallery seeks 1980s Vis­ual Arts alumni

Sub­mis­sions close 25 No­vem­ber 2018

Fed­er­a­tion Uni­ver­si­ties Post Of­fice gallery would like to hear from Vis­ual Arts alumni from the 1980s to ex­hibit in the up­com­ing ex­hi­bi­tion ‘RELOAD: BACK TO THE 80s!’ If you are a Vis­ual Arts grad­u­ate from the for­mer School of Mines, Bal­larat (SMB), Bal­larat Col­lege of Ad­vanced Ed­u­ca­tion (BCAE) or Bal­larat TAFE you are el­i­gi­ble to en­ter. The ex­hi­bi­tion will take place from 15 De­cem­ber 2018 to 2 Fe­bru­ary 2019. This ex­hi­bi­tion pro­vides a unique op­por­tu­nity to ex­hibit along­side your peers and cel­e­brate! fed­er­a­tion.edu.au/pogallery

Arc @ UNSW Art & De­sign and Ku­dos Gallery 2019 Pro­gram

Sub­mis­sions close mid­night, 18 No­vem­ber 2018 Ap­pli­ca­tions are open to ex­hibit as part of the 2019 ex­hi­bi­tion pro­gram. Sub­mis­sions from any artist, de­signer and/or cu­ra­tors who iden­tify as hav­ing an emerg­ing or ex­per­i­men­tal prac­tice are in­vited to ap­ply. Ku­dos Gallery is run by UNSW Art & De­sign stu­dents and aims to cre­ate ex­hi­bi­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties for emerg­ing and ex­per­i­men­tal artists, de­sign­ers and cu­ra­tors Aus­tralia-wide, and is an artist-run space funded by Arc @ UNSW Ltd. Ku­dos Gallery is sit­u­ated close to the UNSW Art and De­sign cam­pus in Padding­ton, Syd­ney. arc.unsw.edu.au

Saw­tooth ARI Ex­hi­bi­tion Pro­gram

Ap­pli­ca­tions close 30 No­vem­ber 2018 Ap­pli­ca­tions are open for the Fe­bru­ary to June 2019 Artis­tic Pro­gram at Saw­tooth ARI! Saw­tooth ARI is an Artist Run Ini­tia­tive gallery based in Launce­s­ton, Tas­ma­nia who show­case con­tem­po­rary and ex­per­i­men­tal art by lo­cal, in­ter­state and in­ter­na­tional artists at var­i­ous stages of their pro­fes­sional ca­reer. saw­toothari.com

Ge­or­gia Sax­elby, Lul­laby (de­tail), 2017, still from video per­for­mance, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Viva Soudan and Bai­ley Nolan Pho­to­graph: Kristin AdairCour­tesy the artist and Anne & Gor­don Sam­stag Mu­seum of Art

Elyas Alavi, Naan/Bread, 2017, in­stal­la­tion view, de­tail, video still, Mid­dle-east­ern bread, LED light, acrylic on wall Pho­to­graph: Grant Han­cockCour­tesy the artist and Anne & Gor­don Sam­stag Mu­seum of Art

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