Read through our updated list of opportunities for the latest information about new jobs, grants, commissions, collaborations and useful support and resources from the industry.

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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


BigCi Artist Residency

Artists undertake BigCi residency for an agreed period of time to develop ideas, create new work or to deepen their existing art practice. They stay either at the Art Shed, the Barn, or the House for a small fee, subject to availability and individual project requirements. Proposals are welcome throughout the year – each season has its own creative possibilities. It is recommended that applications are submitted well in advance.
Application closing dates vary.
Apply here


Eramboo Artist in Residence Program

Eramboo is a contemporary creative place on the edge of a World Heritage National Park, where artists flourish and nurture connections between art, nature and the community. Eramboo Artist in Residence program provides artists with an inspirational bushland setting for developing a body of work for a site responsive project or to simply to grow creatively.  For various costs, Artists can immerse themselves in a peaceful natural environment where they can truly focus on their work in the surrounding native landscape.
Application closing dates vary.
Apply here



QL2 Dance offers every year an average of 15 to 20 residencies through its Curated Residency Program to independent artists in Canberra. The residencies are worth in kind between $2,500 and $10,000 depending on the length of the residency, the performance requirements (if any) and extra support needed. The residencies include access to dance specific rehearsal and performance spaces and may include mentorship, production, management and marketing support. They offer a safe and welcoming space to create, experiment and develop new work as well as perform work in progress or full performances.
Application times may vary.
More info


Red Earth Arts Festival 2022 | Artists Call-out

The City of Karratha (WA) is currently seeking interest from local and West Australian Artists,
Facilitators, Arts/Theatre/Circus/Cabaret/Dance Companies, Performers, Musicians, Writers,
Promotors for inclusion in the Red Earth Arts Festival (REAF) 2022 Program (17-20 March 2022).
Download REAF 2022 Overview
Download REAF 2022 EOI FORM


Online Visibility and Collection Project

Artists around Australia are warmly invited to participate in the Learning from Others for Others Online Visibility & Collection Project. The project aims to showcase and share the array and abundance of knowledge that informs and innovates contemporary arts and the community of practice throughout Australia.

Learning from Others for Others invites you to submit a pivotal learning with accompanying image, encouraging creatives and collaborators whose performing arts practices and works

  • embrace diversity and inclusion
  • integrate or embed the creativity and aesthetics of access

The collection will be accessibly showcased as part of the Learning from Others for Others free public webinar and online gallery resource that will be launched in March 2022.

First Peoples, disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse; regional and remote artists are encouraged to submit.

All submitting artists, organisations and companies will receive a digital copy of the collection, an invitation to the webinar and future promotional support to host their own Learning from Others for Others networking event in their local or virtual neighbourhood.

Submissions close 31 December, 2021.
More info


Funds and Grants


Quick Response Grants

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative supporting cultural activity in regional and remote Australia, the program is administered in the state by RANT Arts.

The Quick Response Grant program is open 4 times each year during the following months: February, May, August and November. Applications submitted by midnight on the last Sunday of each applicable month are collated for assessment and announced within ten working days.

All artists and arts organisations in Tasmania, including Hobart based organisations and artists, are classified as regional and therefore meet the location eligibility criterion of the Regional Arts Fund. Individuals and organisations can apply for Regional Arts Fund Project Grants provided they are based in Tasmania and where the primary beneficiaries are Tasmanian residents. Young and emerging artists, artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, Indigenous artists and artists with disability are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from remote and isolated communities, or communities experiencing significant disadvantage are strongly encouraged to apply.

Individuals can apply for up to $1,500 and are eligible to receive a total of $3,000 over an 18 month period. Organisations can apply for up to $3,000 and are eligible to receive a total of $6,000 over an 18 month period.

More information here: Guidance material 
Apply 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


Regional Arts NSW – 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 objectives of the Fund are to support and promote participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture in regional and remote Australia.

Applicants must contact the Funding Manager prior to submitting their application to discuss their proposal and check there are funds available. Contact: Manager, Grants & Projects, Tel 02 9270 2502 Email funding@regionalartsnsw.com.au
Application closing times vary.
Apply here


Community Grants Program (City of Greater Dandenong)

The City of Greater Dandenong provides financial assistance in the form of grants and donations to community groups and individuals for activities that will benefit local residents.
Applications close 30 June 2022. 
More info


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.

Applications close 7 September,2021 for projects beginning after 1 December 2021, or Tuesday 1 March, 2022 for projects beginning after 1 June 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.
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Introduce Yourself

Arts House is a curated centre for contemporary performance and interactive artforms. Are you an artist interested in Arts House but don’t know where to start, or who to talk to? The Arts House creative team meets four times a year to look at these introductions and if there’s a connection to future Arts House programs a member of the team will get in touch. Complete form below to help introduce yourself, your ideas and your work.
Complete form here

Support and Resources

COVID Safe Plans by State

Theatre Network Australia (TNA) has compiled guides for COVID Safe Plans which vary across states – from industry-specific plans and approved templates, to exhaustive documents and simple checklists. Some states require plans to be approved, but most only require plans to be available for inspection on premises. View in the COVID Safe Plans by State tab on the TNA Resources page.
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Support Act: New Support Hotline for Managers

Support Act has a new helpline specifically tailored to support managers and leaders working in the Arts and Cultural sector who may need assistance when supporting performing arts workers. To speak to a senior counsellor, call 1800 818 728. 
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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.
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Jobs / Work / Vacant Positions

Multiple roles, Arts Centre Melbourne (VIC). Apply now.
Multiple roles, The Australian Ballet (VIC). Apply now.
Multiple roles, Michael Cassel Group (NSW, VIC). Apply now.
Workshop Artists, Canberra Youth Theatre (ACT). Expressions of Interest, ongoing.
CEO/Executive Producer, Barking Gecko Theatre (WA). Apply now.
Creative Director, City of Hobart (CoH) and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TAS). Apply by 26 Nov.
Grants & Partnerships Manager, Milk Crate Theatre (NSW). Applications close Sunday 28 November
Executive Director, Ilbijerri Theatre Company (VIC). Applications close midnight, Monday 29 November
General Manager, Ilbijerri Theatre Company (VIC). Applications close midnight, Monday 29 November
Manager First Nations Industry Initiatives, Australia Council for the Arts (NSW). Closes Monday 29 November
Manager Strategic Development, Australia Council for the Arts (NSW). Closes Monday 29 November
Marketing Manager, Arena Theatre (VIC). Apply by 29 Nov.
Administration & Operations Coordinator, Arena Theatre (VIC). Apply by 29 Nov.
Philanthropy Assistant, West Australian Ballet (WA). Applications close 5pm, Monday 29 Nov
Ticketing Assistant, West Australian Ballet (WA), Applications close 5pm, Monday 29 Nov
CEO, Multicultural Arts Victoria (VIC). Apply by 30 Nov.
Office Adminstrator, Barking Gecko Theatre (WA). Closes 5pm Tue 30 November.
Co-Artistic Directors (x2), Western Edge Youth Arts (VIC). Applications close 5pm Wednesday 1 December
Assistant Accountant, Australia Council for the Arts (NSW). Closes Wednesday 1 December
Operations Coordinator, Western Edge Youth Arts (VIC). Applications close 5pm Friday 3rd December
Business Manager. Canberra Youth Theatre (ACT). Applications close 9am Monday 6 December.
Marketing and Engagement Manager, Canberra Youth Theatre (ACT). Applications close 9am Monday 6 December.
Associate Producer, Canberra Youth Theatre (ACT). Applications close 9am Monday 6 December.
Creative Associate (Executive Leadership Program, Ilbijerri Theatre Company (VIC). Applications close 3pm, Thursday 9 Dec
Producer, Ilbijerri Theatre Company (VIC). Applications close 3pm, Thursday 9 Dec

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