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Movement of the Human with Rodney Bell and Brydie Colquhoun, Image by Ray Cash.



Creative Opportunities, Residencies and Commissions

Creative Residency Program

A creative residency at Dreamfarm is a chance to spend focused time in Tasmania in an inspiring natural setting in order to develop meaningful creative projects. Each participant rents a private studio for a fee, as both a residence and a creative workspace, for stays of two or four weeks. This is offered to individuals and small groups through a selective entry application process.
Application closing dates vary.
Apply here

Creative live and work spaces

The City of Sydney has a small number of residential properties. Under the creative live and work spaces grant, we lease residential properties to artists and creative practitioners to live and work in the city at below market rental.

This program is offered in response to the challenges artists and creative practitioners face in obtaining affordable inner-city housing and creative facilities. It provides supports for up to 18 months, limited by specific lease terms, and reduced rents at below market rates.

Recommended applicants will need to complete a tenancy application, including financial details as evidence of their capacity to meet the financial obligations of the lease and previous landlord reference checks.

Tenancy timeframe: from February 2023 to July 2024

Applications close Friday 4 November 2022

More information and application info here


TNA – LeaderShift

TNA is excited to launch a pilot program of LeaderShift, engaging a group of diverse people working in organisations, as well as their organisations, to address the underrepresentation of people from diverse backgrounds in performing arts leadership.

The Cohort

TNA will support up to eight mid-career aspiring leaders working in performing arts organisations, helping them to thrive within systems that may not be designed to accommodate them, and offering them the inspiration, tools, and peer support to think about how to reinvent these systems. The Cohort will meet monthly in 2023 in sessions facilitated by consultant Veronica Pardo. TNA will provide each participant with $3,000 towards additional professional development.


1-2 executive staff, preferably CEOs, from each of the eight participating organisations will participate in the Culturally Safe Leadership Program with personal coaching, led by Veronica Pardo. Program costs will be paid for by TNA.

Apply Now

Applicants and their employing organisations are invited to submit applications, closing date Monday December 5th. More information, eligibility criteria, and FAQ can be found on the LeaderShift page.

Funds and Grants


Quick Response Grants

Quick Response Grants will fund professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers or small project opportunities.

The program supports immediate need that arises where the activity is unable to be planned for or supported in other funding rounds, for example taking up professional development, skills development or small project opportunities at short notice.

The Quick Response Grant program is open 10 times each year during the following months: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. Applications submitted by 11:59pm on the last day of each month.

More information here

NSW Small Project Grants (Quick Response)

Create NSW are offering Small Project Grants to support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers. Artists can apply for between $500 and $5000 towards their project.
Applications for Small Project Grants are open on an ongoing basis. 
More info

Important: The Small Project Grants Program will be closed from 28 November 2022 to 13 January 2023 due to the office closure at the end of the year. In addition, the Program will close on Monday 22 May 2023 for the end of the 22/23 financial year. Application opening dates for the 2023/24 financial year will be provided once they are confirmed.

Regional Arts NSW – Quick Response Grants

Quick Response Grants open from 1 February 2022!

Regional Arts NSW Quick Response Grants will now be delivered monthly from February to November and all applications will be competitively assessed at the end of each month, you will not be advised about your grant application until five days after the end of each month. There are also changes to the amount you can apply for under this program. Individuals can apply for up to $3000, organisations can apply for up to $5000. There is no minimum grant amount.  There is a limited amount in this funding pool, so please ensure your budgets are accurate and you are only applying for the amount that you actually need.

The Quick Response Grants will continue to support immediate need that arises where the activity is unable to be planned for or supported in other funding rounds, for example taking up professional development, skills development or small project opportunities at short notice.

Application closing times vary. Find out more.

Regional Arts VIC – Quick Response Grants

Quick Response Grants will fund professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers or small project opportunities. The program supports immediate need that arises where the activity is unable to be planned for or supported in other funding rounds, for example taking up professional development, skills development or small project opportunities at short notice.

You can apply for Quick Response Grants up to $3,000 for individuals and $5,000 for organisations.

You will be advised in writing of the outcome of your application no later than 5 business days from the date the round closes.

Projects must commence between 2 to 12 weeks after the date you submit your application, (e.g. the earliest your start date can be is 14 days from the closing date of the round).

Application round dates and more info here

Northern Territory Government – Quick Response Grants

You may be eligible to apply for up to $1,000 to access arts activities and cultural opportunities at short notice. For example, funding can be used for marketing and travel costs to participate in workshops, showcasing opportunities, exhibitions or other arts related activities.

You can apply if you’re a Northern Territory artist or arts worker. You must also meet other eligibility requirements in the Arts and Culture Grants Program guidelines.

This grant is open until 31 May 2023, or until the funding runs out.

More information here.

Government of South Australia – Community Projects Grants

This grant supports collaboration between professional artists and communities to achieve inclusive artistic, cultural and social outcomes.

Project activity must be developed in consultation with the target community and designed to meet identified community needs, aspirations or intentions. Project proposals must incorporate and reference community and cultural development methodologies; engagement and creative process is the primary focus.

Applications that explore social and cultural issues with regional South Australian communities, people with disability, young people, culturally-diverse communities, emerging communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and remote communities are encouraged.

More information and to apply

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups – $10,000 – $50,000

This program from the Australia Council from the Arts funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.

Closes: Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 3pm AEST, for projects beginning after 1 December 2022
More Info

Image: Carrion by Justin Shoulder
Photo by Bryony Jackson

Image: Niki Sperou, 2020 ANAT Synapse resident,  Green plastics – Blue Ocean project.

Artists/Organisations looking for Collaborators

Equity Pride Survey for LGBTQIA+ Performers

Equity Pride, a subcommittee of the Equity and Diversity Committee within MEAA has put together a  survey which seeks to gather information from a wide array of LGBTQIA+ performers on what it is like being a performer in the industry. The survey takes 30 – 45min to complete and will help the committee focus its campaigns to effect positive change in the community.
Take the survey

Chamber of Arts and Culture Western Australia New Membership Category for Independent Artists

WA’s peak industry body for arts and culture, the Chamber of Arts and Culture Western Autsralia are looking increase the representation of independent Western Australian artists within their membershipMembership for Independent Artists costs $55 and affords members the opportunity to influence CACWA’s policies and campaigns with regards to the sector. Something to consider for all you Western Australian artists.
Read more 

Support and Resources


A New Approach: Working Paper

If you’re interested you can read the extract from the forthcoming report “Australia’s cultural and creative economy: A 21st century guide”. The report includes some key concepts and figures which may be useful in preparing submissions to the Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into the Creative and Cultural Industries. 
Read full extract here

Protocols for using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts

The Australia Council provides this resource that examines key legal, ethical and moral considerations for the use of First Nations cultural material in the arts.
Read more

Fundraising with the Australian Cultural Fund (ACF)

The Australian Cultural Fund is a fundraising platform for Australian artists. It is managed by Creative Partnerships Australia and was established by the Australian Government in 2003 to encourage donations to the arts.

Through the ACF, artists upload their project, start their fundraising campaign and invite art lovers and supporters to donate.

Unlike all-or-nothing fundraising platforms, ACF artists set a fundraising goal, but if it’s not met all donations are still taken into account.

Find out more

Jobs / Work / Vacant Positions

Multiple Roles, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Various States). Multiple closing dates.


Senior Producer, Circus and Physical Theatre (0.8 FTE), TNA (VIC). Apply by 24 Oct.
Program Producer, CIPI, CaPT Producers Independent Initiative (0.4FTE), TNA (VIC). Apply by 24 Oct.
Program Producer, First Nations Circle (0.2FTE), TNA (VIC). Apply by 24 Oct.
Creative Admin Assistant, Rising Melbourne (VIC). Apply by Oct 24th
Associate Producer- Music Program, Rising Melbourne (VIC). Apply by Oct 24th
Community Arts Officer, Manningham City Council (VIC). Apply by Oct 30th
First Nations Public Programmer – Aboriginal Identified Position, ACMI (VIC). Apply by Oct 30th
Casual Gallery Attendant, Merri-bek City Council (VIC). Apply by Oct 31st
Sales and Business Development Manager – Games, Games Hub (VIC). Apply by Oct 31st
Marketing & Comms Manager, Dancehouse (VIC). Apply by Oct 31st
Senior Producer – Youth, Families & Creative Learning, Geelong Arts Centre, (VIC). Apply by Nov 4th
Curator in Residence, Gertrude (VIC). Apply by Nov 6th
Casual Box Office Operator, Malthouse Theatre (VIC). Apply by Nov 7th
Creative Projects Manager, Craft Victoria (VIC). Apply by Nov 11th
Marketing & Communications Assistant, National Institute of Circus Arts (VIC). Apply by Nov 18th
Multiple roles, Arts Centre Melbourne (VIC). EOI’s open.
Multiple roles, The Australian Ballet (VIC). Apply now.


Digital Marketing & Communications Officer, Riverside Theatre (NSW). Apply by Oct 28th
Museum Attendant, Bundanon (NSW). Apply by Oct 31st
Exhibition Manager, Bundanon (NSW). Apply by Oct 31st
Philanthropy Manager, Sydney Dance Company (NSW). Apply by Nov 1st
Production Coordinator, Opera Australia (NSW). Apply by Nov 3rd
Audience Engagement Officer, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, (NSW). Apply by Nov 6th
Operations and Event Manager, Biennale of Sydney (NSW). Apply by Nov 11th
Volunteer and Internship Coordinator, Sydney Writer’s Festival (NSW). Apply by Nov 20th
Multiple Roles, Opera Australia (NSW). Various closing dates.
Multiple Roles, The Art House (NSW) Apply now.



Team Manager, Creative Communities, Townsville City Council (QLD). Apply by Oct 23rd
Artistic Director, Brisbane Writer’s Festival (QLD). Apply by Nov 15th
Audio Visual Technician, Cairns Regional Council (QLD) EOI’s Open
Gallery Assistant, Cairns Regional Council (QLD), EOI’s open.
Theatre Technician, (casual pool), Carins Regional Council (QLD)



QPT Operations Support Officer, City of Greater Geraldton (WA). Apply by Oct 27th
Senior Producer, Fremantle Arts Centre (WA). Apply by Oct 31st
Marketing and Communications Manager, Fremantle Arts Centre (WA). Apply by Oct 31st
Creative Director, Perth Symphony Orchestra (WA). Apply by Oct 31st
Manager Arts, Culture and Community, Shire of Augusta Margaret River (WA). Apply by Nov 2nd
Lighting Technician, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (WA). Apply by Nov 10th
Artistic Director, Perth Festival (WA). Apply by Nov 18th
Casual Teaching Artist Pool, Barking Gecko Theatre (WA) EOI’s open.
Casual staff, Fremantle Arts Centre (WA). Ongoing.
6PR Casual Producer, Nine (WA). Apply Now.



Company Director, Tracks Dance (NT). Apply by Oct 24th.
Program Officer, Northern Territory Writer’s Centre (NT). Apply by Nov 2nd
Art Worker – Yarrenyty Arltere Artists – Aboriginal Identified, Tangentyere Council (NT). Apply by Oct 26th
Tangentyere Artists Aboriginal Arts Worker – Sales & Administration (Gallery Assistant), Tangentyere Council (NT). Apply by Nov 2nd


Artistic Director, Ten Days on the Island (TAS). Apply by Nov 7th
Head of Operations – DarkLab, Museum of old and new (TAS). Apply by Nov 7th
Artistic Director – Dark Mofo, Museum of old and new (TAS). Apply by Nov 7th
Executive Producer – Dark Mofo, Museum of old and new (TAS). Apply by Nov 7th
Multiple Coordinator Roles, Ten Days on the Island (TAS). Apply by Nov 10th
Puppet Maker, Terrapin (TAS). Apply by Nov 13th
Creative Trainee: Puppet Making, Terrapin (TAS). Apply by Nov 13th



Board Members (Voluntary), ActNow Theatre (SA). Apply by Oct 28th.
Marketing Executive, Adelaide Festival Centre (SA). Apply by Nov 4th
Staging Technician, Adelaide Festival Centre (SA). Apply by Nov 4tht
Lighting Technician, Adelaide Festival Centre (SA). Apply by Nov 4h
Theatre Technician, Country Arts South Australia (SA). Apply by Nov 14th



Assistant Director, Arts Policy, ACT Government (ACT). Apply by Oct 28th
Casual Artist Liaison Stage Support, ACT Government (ACT). Apply by Feb 28th, 2023
Workshop Artists, Canberra Youth Theatre (ACT). EOI’s open.


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