Opportunities | November Grants & Residencies

Here’s your monthly round-up of artist opportunities, including grants, residencies and a few callouts.

And here is our Senior Producer Rachael Whitworth, the best opportunist in the house, who would do anything to help out independent artists to put on a show! And look at those nails…isn’t she awesome?


Senior Producer Rachael Whitworth

Gui Shu by Sally Richardson currently in residence at PICA

Q Lab featuring Black Birds by Ayeesha Ashand Emele Ugavule. Photographer – Alana Dimou.

A Collection of Savage Dances by Rebecca Archer and created as Artist in Residence at Blast Theory, 2016

Personal Shopper by Cornucopia! at Compass Festival

ASSITEJ, Next Generation Porgramme featuring Animal Farm by Neil Coppen

Zal Kanga-Parabia, The Blue Room Theatre’s Assembly program Coordinator


Sydney Opera House’s Digital Mentorship Program



PICA | Residency (WA)
EOIs are now open to submit your proposal for a 2-month studio residency at PICA (WA) between February-June 2019. The selected artists will also benefit from technical support and critical feedback across the duration of the residency. Applications close Sunday 11 November
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PICA & North Metropolitan TAFE | Residency (WA)
PICA teams up with North Metropolitan TAFE to offer a 5-week residency between April-October 2019 for artists, curators and arts professionals who live outside of the Perth metropolitan area, either regionally in WA, interstate or internationally. This includes a shop front studio space, accommodation and technical support. Applications close Sunday 11 November.
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Q LAB | residency
Q LAB is Q Theatre’s annual artist residency program hosted by the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. The residency is designed to make creative space and time for the development of dynamic projects at an early stage of their conception. Applications close Thursday 22 November.
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pvi collective and Blast Theory | International residency (UK)
Rare opportunity for one Australian artist to spend 6 weeks in residence with Blast Theory (UK) including $7,200 towards the cost of their return international flight, travel within the UK, travel insurance, accommodation and living expenses for six weeks. Applications close Monday 5 November.
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Compass Festival | International residency (UK)
EOIs are now open from artists working in any medium whose practice and work is infused by and based in public engagement to develop a new project and present at the Compass Festival 2020. Applications close Friday 30 November.
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Assitej | Next Generation Programme residency (NO)
Applications are now open for emerging artists aged 36 and below to join other young arts practitioners from around the world to take part in the Next Generation Programme to be held in Kristiansand, Norway from 2-7 Sep alongside the Sand Festival. Accommodation, meals, registration and facilitation costs are covered. Applications close Thursday 15 November.
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The Blue Room Theatre | Assembly program for diverse and emerging artists (WA)
This is a rare opportunity for eight Western Australian emerging artists from an ATSI or CALD background, aged 18-26, to take part in a year-long program and learn the nitty-gritty of putting on a show! Info session on Tuesday 6 November. Applications close Wednesday 21 November.
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Sydney Opera House | Digital Mentorship Program
EOIs are now open for two independent performing artists/groups to receive mentoring on the creation and production of an original digital video piece. The artists will be paired with an industry project mentor, participate in a series of masterclasses and receive stipend. Applications close Friday 9 November.
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Creative Partnership Australia | Fundraising strategy workshop
CPA is hitting the road to deliver FREE fundraising strategy workshops around the country, and will stop in Perth 8 Nov, Hobart 19 Nov and Canberra 21-22 Nov 2018. (Sydney and Adelaide in early 2019). Whether you’re starting out in fundraising, have a bit of experience but keen to learn more, or just curious about how the ACF (Australian Cultural Fund) might work for you, register here. Bookings are essential.


Arts Law Australia | Copyright and intellectual property workshop (Melbourne)
Presented by Art West and Western Youth Arts, and delivered by Arts Law Australia at the Central Space in Footscray, this is a full day workshop on copyright/intellectual property and community engagement and how they impact the independent and small to medium arts sector. Ticket: $10-$40.
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Creative Partnership

Maybe(  ) Together’s Small Voices Louder has just completed a regional tour with the support of the Regional and Remote Touring Fund


Katthy Cavaliere


Brisbane City Council


Queensland based company, The Farm has just completed a national tour with their latest work, Cockfight


Funding & Fellowships

DLGSCI | Regional and Remote Touring Fund
The 2018-19 Regional and Remote Touring Fund supports the costs of touring performing arts shows to regional and remote towns and communities in Western Australia. Applications close on Thursday 15 November.
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Brisbane City Council | Creative Grants
Applications open on Monday 5 November for the Creative Sparks Grants Program, a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. The program aims to support new projects and initiatives that strengthen the sustainability and capacity of Brisbane’s cultural and creative industries. Applicants can apply for up to $10,000. Applications close Tuesday 29 January.
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New initiative | The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship
Applications are now open for three female artists to take part in the new Katthy Cavaliere fellowship, a joint initiative of The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Carriageworks and Mona (Museum of Old and New Art). It will provide three grants of $100,000 awarded to three artists or collectives for the purpose of realising an ambitious new work. Applications close Monday 17 December.
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Brisbane City Council | Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships
The Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships supports young and emerging Brisbane artists and arts workers aged between 17 and 30. The program aims to develop creatives who wish to join national or international training and development programs through participation in training programs, mentorships and structured experience. Applications close Tuesday 29 January 2019.
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Arts Queensland Funding | Queensland Arts Showcase
The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) provides funding to support individuals, organisations or collectives to deliver vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland. The Program is administered across three funding streams: Arts Ignite (for new work and in-kind support), Arts Illuminate (for acclaimed artists to engage with community and build local capacity) and Arts Impact (for diverse arts and cultural projects). Applications close on Thursday 22 November.
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Dance Massive | Tour ready work
An exciting opportunity for Australian dance companies and choreographers to pitch their work to national and international producers and presenters during Dance Massive next year (12-24 March 2019). Applications close Wednesday 7 November.
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Seasonal Jobs

Fringe World | Front of House and Volunteer jobs
Applications close on Monday 5 November
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Perth Festival | jobs
There are still a few positions to be filled at Perth Festival including Ground Transport Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Production Administration Assistant and Production runner. Applications close Saturday 10 November.
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Melbourne Fringe | Jobs
Melbourne Fringe is on the hunt for a bunch of new staff for 2019, including associate producers, festival producer, inclusion coordinator, partnership manager, etc. Applications close Monday 27 November.
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Aeon by Liz Dunn was presented at Dance Massive in 2017



Hot Brown Honey performed at Fringe World last year


Perth Festival is bringing back Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak in 2019

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