Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Australia Council skills and arts development grants

Skills and arts development grants promote excellence in the arts by providing professional development opportunities for craftspeople, designers, media artists, visual artists, arts writers and curators. The visual arts board supports applications from individuals and groups for activities where the main focus is professional development. This may include self-organised residencies, writing projects, curatorial projects, mentorships, participation in conferences or workshops and research projects. Projects may span more than 12 months and if selected may begin 1st January 2010.

Applications close: 3rd August 2009.

See the Australia Council website for full details.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

ANZ Private Bank and Art & Australia Contemporary Art Award

The ANZ Private Bank and Art & Australia Contemporary Art Award promotes the work of emerging artists, publishing an image of the winner's work on the back cover of Art & Australia magazine. Recipients are further supported via the purchase of at least one of the artworks from the list of successful applicants for that year. Entrants must be visual artists who have been practising professionally for no more than five years, and who have had their work publicly exhibited.

2009 Application closing dates:
Round 1: 1st February 2009
Round 2: 1st August 2009

Two artists will be selected every six months using the following selection criteria:

* artistic merit and well-developed concepts.
* a well developed artistic practice and vision of a professional career.

More information and appication forms can be found at: http://www.visualarts.net.au/grantsprizes/ANZ_AA

Newcastle Residency Opportunity

Submissions are now open for Newcastle's Lock-Up Cultural Centre artist-in-residence program.

The Lock-Up invites emerging artists working in any number of cultural productions and across disciplines to take residency in the heart of Newcastle for a period of two to three weeks. On offer are six residencies each year, which include accomodation and a negotiated stipend.

The Lock-Up was the Newcastle Police Station from 1861 until its closure in 1982. Listed in the NSW Heritage Register, the Lock-Up building is believed to be the only example in NSW that includes the work of three of the State’s important early architects.

The centre is now a thriving cultural institution and a vital community asset in the heart of Newcastle's heritage precinct.

Further information and submission guidelines: http://www.thelockup.info/residency/

UTS Gallery Proposal Call

UTS Gallery is now calling for proposals for our 2010 exhibition program. The Gallery welcomes proposals from artists, designers, architects, curators and arts organisations. Applicants are encouraged to review the Gallery's programming history and outlook prior to submitting. Exhibition selection is on the basis of artistic merit, exhibition research, profile of the participants and relevance to the UTS community.

Proposals close: Friday 3 July 2009

Further information: http://www.utsgallery.uts.edu.au/gallery/proposals/index.html

Thursday, 18 June 2009

July holiday opening hours

Mon 6th, Tue 7th, Fri 10th: CLOSED
Wed 8th - Thu 9th: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Mon 13th - Fri 17th: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Mon 20th - Fri 24th: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Liverpool City Art Prize

Casula Powerhouse has just launched The Liverpool City Art Prize (LCAP). A national competition with a $10,000 acquisitive prize for the overall winner, the LCAP is open to Australian artists of all levels, regardless of age or location. The prize is open themed and is not restricted to any particular media. Additionally, there are prize categories for contemporary, traditional, photography and digital, sculpture and childrens’ work.

Entries close: 2 October 2009

Further information: www.casulapowerhouse.com