Opportunities | April

Here’s your monthly fix of opportunities for funding and more, including a great professional development workshop from our Tassie colleagues, and the chance to get FREE TREES if you’re in Sydney.

Each month, we search out available grants, residencies, jobs, awards and more to help you navigate the arts landscape.

Now we need your help…

Every dollar you donate to Performing Lines between now and 31 May will be doubled by Creative Partnerships Australia.

We will use use those funds to drive the development of urgent new Australian work, like Andrea James’ Sunshine Super Girl – the story of Evonne Goolagong, and Paul Mac and Lachlan Philpott’s The Rise and Fall of Saint George.

Your contribution will directly support the creation of new shows that speak to who we are now, and who we could be. Every dollar counts and helps us reach our goal.

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Free trees from the City of Sydney

 

A Creative Koori grant is supporting our First Nations Producer Development Program

 

 

Philip Samartzis on the Australian Antarctic Fellowship

Last chance

City of Sydney | Free trees!
The City of Sydney is giving away 1,000 free trees to local residents tomorrow! You can get your mits on one of 24 different species from 10am on Sat 30 March at Sydney Park until all trees have been given away!

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Orange Regional Arts Foundation | Project funding
Local artists in any artform can apply for $5,000 to support the development of their practice. Applications due Sat 30 March and Wed 30 September.

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Create NSW |Creative Koori – Arts and Cultural Projects
This program supports arts projects that celebrate Aboriginal and Indigenous culture and diversity. The grant wishes to make Aboriginal works and celebrations of culture more visible and accessible. Applications close Mon 1 April.

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Australia Council for the Arts | Arts and Disability Mentoring Scheme
This program is for individuals with disability undertaking an artistic collaboration involving mentoring. The proposal should lead to a major step forward in the applicant’s arts practice, and build foundations for an enduring career. Applications close Tues 2 April.

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Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship | Applications closing soon
Enables artists to experience Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic, and Australia’s activities in these locations, so that they may communicate this unique experience and understanding to others. Applications close Wed 3 April.

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Spotlight on Professional Development

Tasmania Performs | Matchbox Program
Our Hobart colleagues are offering a creative business development workshop for Tasmanian artists to improve their sales pitch. Over one weekend, the Matchbox program will empower you to visualise and express your creative project. EOIs close Sun 7 April.

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PYT Fairfield & Force Majeure’s Jump First, Ask Later supported by Create NSW

 

 

Chikas webseries, supported by The Awesome Foundation

 

 

Will O’Mahony’s Coma Land was supported by the MPA Collaborative grant

 

Dr Shona Erskine’s White Matter was produced by Performing Lines WA

April

Create NSW | Arts and Cultural Projects
This program supports professional arts and cultural projects at any stage of the creative process. Applications close Mon 8 April.

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Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries WA | Playwright Partnerships Program
These grants seek to assist WA playwrights and theatre producers to commission and develop new scripts and performances to tell Western Australian stories. The program is offering up to $30,000. Applications close Thurs 11 April.

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Arts Queensland | Individuals Fund
For individual artists and cultural workers (emerging and established) to participate in transformational professional and career development opportunities. Applications close Fri 12 April.

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Force Majeure | INCITE Masterclasses
This is an amazing introduction for artists of all artforms to Force Majeure’s dance theatre devising technique, led by Artistic Director Danielle Micich. Runs Sat 13 and Sun 14 April.

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Awesome Foundation | Vivid Ideas – one-off mega grant
Pitch for $3000 to go towards your next creative project at the Awesome Foundation’s VIVID Ideas pitch night. Application close Sun 14 April.

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Australia Council for the Arts | MPA Collaborative Arts Projects
This program funds new collaborations and partnerships between major performing arts companies  and the broader sector and community groups. Applications close Tues 16 April.

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Ausdance WA | Dance Knowledge – Professional Development
Explore psychological and biomechanical factors that influence dance in this practical course. Led by West Australian dance scientists Dr Shona Erskine and Dr Luke Hopper, participants will gain an in depth insight into dance from a scientific perspective. Registrations close Thurs 18 April.

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Australia Council for the Arts | Chief Executive Program
This program is designed for experienced arts leaders to explore how to create meaningful and radical change within their communities and organisations, serving as influencers within the sector. Applications close Thurs 18 April.

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BlakDance’s Produced Development Program supported by Backing Indigenous Arts funding

 

 

State Library of Victoria’s Fellowship program closes soon

 

Director and dramaturg Anthea Williams is a Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow

Arts Queensland | Backing Indigenous Arts – Cairns Callout
Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns is currently calling for proposals for new contemporary Indigenous performing arts initiatives to be considered for development and presentation from July 2019 to June 2020. Applications close Tues 23 April.

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Arts South Australia | Made In Adelaide – Artist Top-Up Grants
Artists’ Top Up grants support independent practicing professional South Australian artists to build sustainable careers in the arts and to grow their international profile through access and participation at the Edinburgh Fringe. Applications close Sun 28 April.

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State Library of Victoria | Fellowships program
The State Library’s fellowships program is one of the most substantial in Australia. Each year, the Library offers Creative Fellowships to encourage the original and imaginative use or development of the Library’s collections for new work. Applications close Sun 28 April

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Arts South Australia | Made In Adelaide – Producers & Presenters
Funding is available to assist local, independent producers and presenters to build global connections and develop business prospects through industry focussed participation in Edinburgh during their summer festival season. Applications close Sun 28 April.

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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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Helpmann Academy Graduate Show

 

 

Rosie Dennis has just been announced Director of Hobart Current

 

Shian Law is an Ian Potter Cultural Trust grantee

 

 

The development of The Farm’s Throttle is supported by the Australia Council

Helpmann Academy | Regular Grants Round
This grants scheme offers grants of up to $4,000 for individuals and $9,000 for groups for staff, final year students and graduates (up to five years from the final year of study) from Helpmann’s partner institutions. Applications close Fri 3 May.

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Crown Resorts Foundation | Western Sydney, Perth & Melbourne Arts Initiatives
The purpose of this funding is to provide support for Perth and Melbourne arts programs which are focussed on supporting education and promoting creativity, using art as the vehicle with which to engage participants with learning and their community. Applications close Fri 10 May.

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Hobart Current | Entries now open
10 artists working across visual art, performance, music, film, design, and literature will be commissioned to create new works. Applications close Mon 13 May.

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NSW Government | My Community Project
This fund encourages you to partner with a community organisation to create local projects that enrich the community. Applications close Wed 15 May.

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Ian Potter Foundation | Cultural Trust Grants
Offers grants up to $10,000 to assist talented emerging and early career artists to undertake international professional development opportunities, gain experience, develop networks and learn skills from leaders in their field. Applications close Tues 21 May.

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Australia Council for The Arts | Fellowships
The annual fellowships round is open to individual mid-career artists, and supports the development of their practise over a two year period. Applications close Tues 4 June.

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Australia Council for The Arts | Grants for Individuals and Organisations
The remaining grant rounds for project, touring and career development for 2019 will be in June and October. Applications close Tues 4 June and Tues 1 October.

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UWA Conservatory of Music | Gender Diversity in the Arts Conference
This four-day international conference will focus on vital, diverse and inspiring music and art making by women and gender-diverse artists and scholars. Conference runs 16 – 19 July – registrations now open.

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Performing Lines acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work – the Gadigal in Sydney, the Whadjuk in Perth, and the Muwinina in Hobart – and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

We extend those respects to all First Nations peoples on whose lands we travel and perform.

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