Opportunities – June edition

This month’s opportunities are here for you, with goodies up from the Australia Council for the Arts including a delegation to ADAM in Taiwan, residencies in Japan, workshops at Arts House, professional development with Force Majeure (and Gideon Obarzanek!), and the chance to work with us as First Nations Emerging Producer!

Also – meet Kate Fallon! She has been working with us as interim Administrator for a few weeks, while on holiday from her career in the arts in the UK. She will be with us for a few more weeks before continuing her travels around Australia.

Last Chance

BlakDance | Complete their Impact Survey
National peak body for First Nations contemporary dance BlakDance wants to hear from you! Have your say in their national survey – closing Friday 31 May.

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Melbourne Fringe | Artist registration
Applications to register your project as part of the Melbourne Fringe program are closing soon. Applications close Fri 31 May.

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Visioni Festival | Open Call for Artists working with Early Years Audiences
The festival will host an Australian delegation of three people, including one young artist. Accommodation, food, registration and all events covered, but note that travel is not included. Applications due Fri 31 May.

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BlakDance Impact Survey closing soon. Image from Dana Waranara.

The Sunshine Super Girl team, produced by Performing Lines

Work With Us

Ever wanted to work closely with artists from around Australia to make amazing projects happen?

Applications for our new position of First Nations Emerging Producer are closing soon!

It’s easy to apply, and you have til Sunday 9 June express your interest in the position.

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Australia Council | ADAM Taipei delegation
Australian artists, curators, producers, presenters and critics working in contemporary performance are eligible. This meeting is suitable for artists and curators seeking to develop interdisciplinary performance exchanges with Asia. Applications close Tues 4 June.

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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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Force Majeure | INCITE Intensive with Gideon Obarzanek
A two-week dance theatre training course for professional actors, writers, directors and creatives looking to integrate movement and text in their work. This year, INCITE features Force AD Danielle Micich; director, choreographer and curator Gideon Obarzanek; and Sydney Theatre Company’s voice coach Charmian Gradwell. EOIs close Mon 10 June.

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Gui Shu team at ADAM18 supported by Performing Lines WA

Overland Short Story Prize

Overland and Victoria University | Short Story Prize
Prize for original short fiction of up to 3 000 words in length. First prize will receive $6 000 and two runners up will take home $1 000 each, with all three stories will be published in the spring issue of Overland. Applications close Mon 10 June.

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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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Belvoir | Weekend Workshops
A series of weekend workshops specifically designed to improve your communication and presentation skills, these workshops will focus on developing simple techniques used by actors to give you more confidence and ease when speaking in public. In a supportive, fun environment, you will explore the critical building blocks of presence, language and delivery. Runs 8 – 22 June.

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Arts House | Makeshift Artist Development Opportunities
Makeshift is professional development by artists, for artists that switches between intensive workshops and gatherings.

  • Workshop: Bhenji Ra & Nayuka Gorrie
    Applications now open, closing Thu 10 Jun.
  • Workshop: Matthew Stegh, Justin Shoulder, Luna Aquatica and more
    Applications now open, closing Mon 24 Jun
More info & to apply

Asia-Europe Foundation | Cultural Mobillity Initiative
Artists and cultural professionals can seek travel and accommodation support for a wide variety of activity types with particular focus on: Skills transfer/knowledge exchange; Innovation in arts & culture; Local development; and Art and social issues: the role of art & artists in society. Final 2019 round closes Sat 15 June.

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Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences | 2019 CHASS Australia Awards
Nominations are open for categories including:

  • Distinctive Work ($3.5k) for an artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition, research project etc
  • Future Leader ($2k)  for an individual under 30 demonstrating leadership skills and potential in the Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences.

Applications close Fri 21 June.

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International Society for the Performing Arts | ISPA Fellowship
Provides emerging and mid-career performing arts professionals with the opportunity to expand their international networks through membership and attendance at the ISPA Congress in New York City in January. The Fellows represent all disciplines, genres, and types of arts organizations. Applications close Sat 22 June.

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ASEF Cultural Mobility support open now

Tokyo Arts and Space residency

Tokyo Arts and Space | Research Residency Program 2020
Opportunities to conduct research on arts and culture in the city of Tokyo, targeting both international and local creators in the field of visual art, design, architecture, music, sound art, performing art and curation. Applications close Fri 28 June.
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Kyoto Arts Centre | Artist-in-Residence Program 2020 for Performing Arts
Offers support to emerging artists and art researchers who wish to pursue creative activities in Kyoto. They switch between hosting visual artist and performing artist every year. In 2020, the program is open for performing artists / researchers. Applications close Sun 30 June.

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Communicating the Arts | Early Bird registration deadline
Over 3 days in November, this conference will gather 300+ arts communication professionals in Sydney to shine a light on arts leadership: what it means, what it does, and how to wield it. Early bird regos close Sun 30 June.

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Arts House | Time_Place_Space: Nomad Residency
A mobile art laboratory, where 30 local and international artists join minds for a 10-day research-based residency in regional Victoria. Applications close Mon 1 July.

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Carclew | Career Development Fellowship Program
Artists and arts workers aged 26 and under can apply for $3k to $12k for a bespoke professional development proposal. Open to applicants practicing in all creative mediums (as well as the technical, administration and production areas). Applications close Mon 1 July.

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Arts Tasmania | Project funding
Funding for orgs, projects and more available for Tasmanian artists in this funding round. Applications close Mon 1 July.

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Situate | Generate GC Lab
GENERATE GC provides early to mid-career Gold Coast artists opportunities to develop concepts that respond to Gold Coast communities and environments. The GENERATE GC Lab is the first step in the program and up to ten artists will be selected to participate.  The Lab is an intensive interdisciplinary residency designed to stimulate ideas and extend artists’ knowledge through provocation and mentoring. Applications close Fri 5 July.

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Arts House’s Time Place Space: Nomad

All The Queen’s Men

All The Queens Men | Ahead of the Game residency
Queer artists based in the Australian Capital Territory are invited to apply for this three-week paid intensive looking at the intersection of queer identities and sport. Applications close Sun 7 July.

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AusDance Vic | Australia Youth Dance Festival – 7 to 12 July
Dancers will dance, think, make and talk dance together, through daily sessions in contemporary dance, choreography, repertory and improvisation. Running alongside the youth dancers’ sessions is a 2.5-day Think Tank program for dance leaders, educators, professional and emerging artists with an interest in youth dance/arts practice.

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Bundanon Trust | 2020 artist residencies
Open to professional artists and thinkers from all disciplines, individually or in groups. Supports new work, research and collaborations by Australian and international artists, hosted in beautiful purpose-built studios. Applications close Mon 29 July.

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Arts House | Introduce Yourself
Want to get in touch with North Melbourne-based contemporary performance presenters Arts House but don’t know where to start? They’ve created a form where you introduce yourself, your work and let them know what you want to know from them.

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