This week’s winners
The Brisbane Writers Festival and the University of Queensland present the annual Schools Microfiction Competition, open to students in Queensland schools. The 2022 prompt is a illustration by Kathleen Jennings – inviting applicants to respond to the image in no more than 120 words, using any written format (verse/prose). Winners can take home prizes of up to $1,000 with a pack of author books featured at Word Play.
Registration closes April 22; learn more and enter.
The SD Harvey Short Crime Story, in honor of Sandra (Dawn) Harvey, recognizes excellence in this genre of writing, whether fiction or non-fiction, and welcomes applications from journalists. Stories must be strictly between 2000 (1800 in the case of non-fiction) and not exceed 5000 words; multiple entries are accepted.
Applications are open from May 1 to July 1; learn more.
Meroogal Female Art Award 2022, NSW
Women artists from across New South Wales are invited to submit work, in any medium, that meets the Meroogal Historic House, and to consider its place in broader historical and contemporary contexts. Artists can draw on the personal stories of the four generations of women who have lived there and explore the rich collection of artifacts that still reside in the house.
Registration closes August 2; find out more and apply.
McClelland Commission of Southern Way
McClelland and Southern Way are calling for proposals for the 7th Southern Way McClelland Commission, a major public sculpture commission valued at $300,000. This commission offers the opportunity for national and international artists to develop an ambitious public sculpture that will become an emblematic work in the permanent collection of the McClelland Sculpture Park.
Submissions close May 16; learn more and submit.
Grants and Funding:
Australian Cultural Fund
If you have a creative project to fund, ACF can help you raise funds by registering and launching your campaign online. Starting in 2022, service fees have been removed from all new donations, ensuring that 100% of funds will go directly to artists’ creative projects or initiatives.
Closing of registrations on June 30; learn more and register.
Lily: Make the application for funding more human (and successful)
Education and Communities EOI, NSW
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Education and Communities team is currently inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced creators to contribute to our educational and community creative projects and workshops. Creative collaborators are sought in the following fields: writing music teaching resources for primary and/or secondary schools, illustrators, animators, playing/presenting with knowledge and appreciation of music, writing scripts for educational programs and directing .
Applications close April 27; find out more and apply.
The Cairns Aboriginal Art Fair is calling for models to take part in this year’s Masters of Country themed fashion performance, taking place July 8-9 at the Tanks Arts Centre. Experienced model and performer Benita Williams will mentor emerging models in a supportive environment that may lead to further opportunities for those interested in art, fashion and/or performance. 15 successful applicants will receive 2 weeks of training as part of CAIF’s modeling program.
EOIs end on May 6; find out more and apply.
People of all ages, backgrounds and abilities are invited to join the Multitud Collective, a movement-based performance developed with the local community at Melbourne’s RISING festival. The intercontinental performance group has staged iterations of Multitud in Uruguay, Brazil, Spain, the United States and more over the past nine years. Participants will work with Uruguayan choreographer Tamara Cubas and 70 other participants during an 8-day workshop from June 1-12. All participants will receive a one-time honorarium of $900; no experience required.
Registrations are open; learn more and register.
Design and architecture studio JPE is offering two Art in Residency opportunities for South Australian artists in partnership with Guildhouse. Residencies take place in 2022 and 2023 within the newly revamped JPE studio and each artist receives $2,500 in addition to research space, access to collaborative opportunities with JPE staff, and job offers. presentation. The first iteration focuses on SALA 2022 and the second, Fringe 2023.
Applications close April 26; find out more and apply.
ArtPOD Collaborative Artist and Writer Residencies are the flagship offerings of ART WORKS, an exhibition and residency program offered by Guildhouse in partnership with the City of Adelaide. Applicants can express interest through a duo application (writer and artist) or individual applications, with each artist receiving $2,500 per residency.
Applications close May 2; find out more and apply.
INK seeks playwrights who are enthusiastic about collaborating with Red Stitch ensembles and provides the opportunity for an ongoing relationship with the artists as well as the resources, structure, and support that can be tailored to each writer’s strengths.
Applications close May 23; find out more and apply.
Brisbane Powerhouse has partnered with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to support early-career Australian Indigenous creative practitioners with the launch of the first Wandima Fellowship. The one-year program is valued at $20,000 and seeks applications from recent graduates in any area of arts practice or administration. The successful Fellow will work alongside the Brisbane Powerhouse team, in consultation with First Nations Councilor Aunty Colleen Wall, to design a program which could include internships or residencies at Brisbane Powerhouse or another arts venture, creative development in Australia or overseas.
Applications close June 13; find out more and apply.
Want more? Visit our Opportunities page for more open competitions, awards, EOIs and calls.
This week’s winners
As part of a multi-million dollar public art deployment as part of Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf urban renewal project, a vibrant mural of Australian lungfish has been created by local artist Samuel Tupou. The artist has created a 16m by 2m panoramic mural that is inspired by the nearby river and what lies beneath its surface. “This is the largest and most visible project I have been commissioned to do,” said Tupou, whose work often draws inspiration from his Tongan and Polynesian heritage. Avril Quaill, Specialist Arts Advisory Board Member and Indigenous Curator, said: “Samuel Tupou’s work is known for its connection to culture, place and history, making specific reference to Queensland’s position in the Asia region. -Pacific… The Size, Scale and Jewel- Quality of Life of Samuel Tupou Lungfish dreams will be enjoyed for many years to come. The Queen’s Wharf project also recently announced a signature commission from Brisbane-born artist Lindy Lee, with further works to be revealed soon.
Check out previous opportunities and rewards for more announcements.