Opportunities – Feb to April

Your grants and residency round-up is here, and there is a bunch of international opportunities on top of our standard national run down.

Check out the spotlight on grants offered through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, there’s a cool-sounding festival of ‘real-time architecture’, international callouts and more.

 

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Creative Victoria’s Innovation in Marketing fund

 

Amrita Hepi and Jahra ‘Rager’ Wasasala – March Dance workshop

Creative Victoria | Touring Victoria
Provides support for Victorian arts and cultural organisations or professional creative practitioners  touring a professional production, performance, exhibition or program to regional and outer-metropolitan Victoria. Applications close Thurs 14 February.

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Creative Victoria | Innovation in Marketing Fund
Victorian companies can apply for up to $20,000 for support to try out a new marketing or engagement idea. Applications close Thurs 14 February.

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International Festival For Real-time Architecture | 72 Hour Action
Ten mixed teams with ten different missions will take over ten sites for three days and nights to design and build projects in response to local needs. Applications close Sun 17 February.

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Critical Path | Workshop – Amrita Hepi & Jahra ‘Rager’ Wasasala
This free public workshop exploring Amrita and Jahra’s shared practice is part of the Critical Path’s March Dance series. Register your interest by Mon 18 February.

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UrbanGrowth NSW | Parramatta North Heritage Core callout
Open to individuals and companies, UrbanGrowth have opportunities available for cultural and arts infrastructure, social infrastructure, innovation and social enterprise, creative industries as well as activities for the green and open space in the areas between and around buildings. Expressions of Interest close Mon 18 February.

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Not In My Workplace | Sexual Harrassment Prevention Summit
We welcome all business leaders concerned with sexual harassment in the workplace – CEOs, Board members, Directors, Executive teams, male and female, young and aspiring leaders. Hear from the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, politicians, industry leaders and lawyers as we discuss the action needed to mobilise business and employees to ensure sexual harassment does not occur in the workplaces we lead. Runs all day Thurs 21 February.

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IETM Hull Plenary 2019

 

WeLiveHere was supported by City of Sydney’s Art and About

Helpmann Academy | Helpmann Fellowships
Valued at up to $20,000 each, the Fellowships will fund projects of significance, supporting early career artists to realise their visions and build sustainable practices. Open to emerging artists from their partner institutions working in visual arts, theatre, dance, music and film. Applications close Fri 22 February.

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IETM | Hull Plenary Meeting 2019
One of IETM’s regular plenaries for artists and producers engaging with Europe and the broader arts sector. See above for information about travel support. Early bird regos close Fri 22 February.

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Annette Carmichael | ‘Chorus’ performer callout (WA)
Looking for 200 women based in Denmark, Albany, Mandurah, Bunbury, Perth and Ravensthorpe to be a part of Chorus. Workshops will take place across Southern WA from July to Dec 2019 leading to performances in March 2020. There are opportunities for women with different physical capacities and time commitments. All you need is a keen interest to participate. Email Annette directly at projects@annettecarmichael.com.au to express your interest.

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City of Sydney | Art and About applications
Local, interstate and international creatives are invited to for project funds of $40,000 to $85,000 to temporarily transform public and unusual spaces. Submissions close Sun 24 February.

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Derida Dance open callout

Derida Dance residency | Residency opportunities
Four residencies are available for contemporary dance artists from outside Bulgaria. Accommodation and per diems provided. Applications close Thurs 28 February.

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Department of Local Govt, Sport and Cultural Industries | Regional and Remote Touring Fund
Support for touring in regional WA, including towards remount and community engagement costs. Open to applicants from across Australia. Applications close Thurs 28 February.

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TRAVERS | Meet the Present Camp, Denmark
A laboratory for artistic practice and theory, and a journey of exploration into cross-artform creation, TRAVERS hosts three separate ‘camps’ to provide professional artists, scholars and other people involved in the arts, with an opportunity to come together and take part in an event that crosses disciplines and borders. Applications close Thurs 28 February.

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Claire Edwardes and Richard Cilli | Part of March Dance

 

AWESOME Festival participant callout

 

Create NSW’s MUSIC Now program

March

March Dance
Critical Path, PACT, Dirty Feet, Legs On The Wall and more have teamed up to present a month-long program of dance in and around Sydney. There’s workshops, performances and talks across the month.

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Arts NT | Four fellowship opportunities
Arts Fellowship grants offer support for established artists and arts workers to undertake a self-directed program of professional development to benefit their arts practice. Four fellowships are on offer: Top End artist; Central Australian artist; Aboriginal artist or arts worker; and professional arts worker. Applications close Fri 1 March.

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AWESOME Festival | Workshop artist callout
Professional WA artists are invited to submit an application to deliver workshops at the 2019 Festival in October. Paid opportunity. Applications close Fri 1 March.

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Arts Queensland | Arts Business Innovation Fund
Addresses the need to support innovation to strengthen income generating and entrepreneurial capacity in Queensland-based not-for-profit arts and cultural businesses. Applications open year-round.

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Dirty Feet | 2019 Choreographic Lab program
Choreographers are invited to apply for this program to receive two weeks of studio space at ReadyMade Works (Sydney), a NSW-based mentor, professional photographic documentation, administration and management support. Applications close Mon 4 March.

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WA Showcase | Pitch applications now open
Submit your application to pitch at WA Showcase – a gathering of venue programmers from all over Western Australia. Applications close Tues 5 March.

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Create NSW | Music Now
The Music Now Contemporary Live Music Funding program will invest in a program of activities, events or performances that support NSW musicians to present new work and increase participation in live music events across the state. Applications close Thurs 14 March.

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Paul White & Narelle Benjamin’s Cella at Dance Massive, supported by Performing Lines

 

Lagos Biennial 2017

Dance Massive | Public programs
The biggest names in Australian dance will once again congregate in Melbourne for this biennial festival running 12 to 24 March. There’s a bunch of public programs and workshop opportunities to get involved in.

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Blacktown Arts | Residency Program
Do you have a creative project ready for the next development phase? Blacktown Arts offers space and funded residencies in the following categories:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Residency ($5k)
  • Pat Parker Memorial Residency ($5k)
  • Without Borders (Accessible Arts) Residency ($5k)
  • Performing Arts Residency ($5k)
  • Main Street Studio Residencies

Applications close Friday 15 March 2019

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Australia Council | International Arts Strategy Outcomes Fund
Open to artists, companies and producers who have attended a key international market or event supported by the Australia Council. Applications close Tues 19 March and Tues 21 May.

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Lagos Biennial | Open Call for Artists
The forthcoming biennial titled, How To Build a Lagoon with Just a Bottle of Wine? will take the Nigerian capital Lagos as its epicenter and point of departure for a broader investigation into how contemporary art and design reckon with the nature of built environments today. Applications close Wed 20 March.

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Spotlight on DFAT funding opportunities

Council for Australian-Arab Relations
Submissions close Mon 18 March.

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Australia Indonesia Institute
Submissions close Thurs 21 March

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Council on Australia Latin America Relations
Submissions close Thurs 28 March.

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Australia-India Council
Submissions close Thurs 28 March.

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Australia-ASEAN Council
Submissions close Thurs 28 March

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Australia-Japan Foundation
Submissions close 28 March.

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Australia-Korea Foundation
Submissions close Thurs 28 March.

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The Farm’s Cockfight was supported by Arts Queensland

April

Arts Queensland | Playing Queensland Fund
Supports the delivery of performing and visual arts projects that are ready to tour and have demonstrated community interest and confirmed demand. Applications open year-round.

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Churchill Trust | Churchill Fellowship (international travel)
This enables international travel overseas for up to eight weeks so recipients can gain and exchange knowledge and experience for the betterment of themselves, their industry or community and Australia. No prescribed qualifications are required in order to apply. Applications close Tues 30 April.

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ASSITEJ Japan | Callout for productions
This is an open call for productions that envision and question what our future can be and leads into the future of today’s children and young audiences. 25 productions will receive official invitations and others listed as fringe productions, for which applicants can bring their productions at their own expense. Applications close Tues 30 April.

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