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.
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.
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.
AUSDANCE ACT & QL2 DANCE
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PARTNERSHIP
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.
Nominate for the NT Performing Arts Awards
Each year the NT Performing Arts Awards celebrate excellence, spirit, community impact, and legacy in the Northern Territory performing arts sector.
In 2021, these peer-led awards will recognise individuals who have made an impact across the sector.
Nominations close on 18 October 2021, and are invited for dedicated, talented and inspiring artists and artworkers across Dance, Theatre, Comedy, Circus, Physical Theatre and Performance Art.
Award winners will be celebrated at the NT Performing Arts Awards Night to be held in late November.
Nominations close 18 October, 2021.
2022 Youth Week WA KickstART Festival
Propel Youth Arts is calling out to independent artists aged 12-26 and youth-led organisations interested in running a project – be it a workshop, performance, exhibition, talk, special event, mentorship program, or something completely different – as part of KickstART Festival 2022.
Applications must be received before 5pm on Sunday 17 October to be considered
The Blue Room Theatre’s 2022 Annual Season
Each year, The Blue Room Theatre offers independent new works unparalleled support from conception to presentation. This year, they entered into a new partnership with AWESOME Arts
giving one production the opportunity to create new work for children (12 and under) and families.
Applications close Wednesday, 27 October 2021.
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.
ARTS HOUSE: Makeshift Publics 2022 – 2023
Acknowledging artists as leaders, Makeshift Publics asks committed practitioners to explore new methods of rebuilding fundamentally disrupted social ecologies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public space has mutated; the charged common grounds of theatres, galleries, museums and cinemas are empty; suburban footpaths and parks are negotiated in new ways and the online has taken on a new presence. Artists know a lot about how to gather people around ideas, images and stories, and this is one thing that has not changed. For this program, Arts House understands that public space can be social, historic, temporal, digital, economic, architectural, biological, chemical, inaccessible and contested; it includes civic spaces as well as outdoor and online environments.
With a process driven by a cross-disciplinary team of arts leaders, this program is for committed arts practitioners who want to explore new contexts for contemporary art in a year-long program in which artists investigate this shift.
Expressions of Interest close 14 October, 2021.
ARTS HOUSE: The Warehouse Residency
The Warehouse Residency centres and celebrates D/deaf, Disabled, neurodiverse and chronically ill artists, curators, collectives and their collaborating allies. Two opportunities are available each year for five years, so that creatives can grow their practices in self determined and sustainable ways.
The Warehouse Residency has been co-devised by six D/deaf, Disabled and neurodiverse artists – Luke King, Hannah Morphy-Walsh, Pauline Vetuna, Jonathan Craig, Kath Duncan and Eva Sifis, alongside Arts Access Victoria and Arts House. The group collectively decided on the following guiding principles:
- Respect the wisdom that lived experiences brings
- Be artist-led and self-determined
- Support multiple-marginalised disabled people
- Embrace flexibility and choice, and be responsive to the individual
- Create an environment of safety and care
- Support risk-taking and experimentation
We want to support the diversity of lived experiences in the disability community and particularly encourage multiple-marginalised disabled people to apply.
Participants receive a dedicated studio space at North Melbourne Town Hall for 3-months, fees, equipment, production expertise, consultation and mentor support, with presentation as part of Arts House’s program in 2022.
Expressions of Interest close 14 October, 2021.
ARTS HOUSE: CultureLAB
CultureLAB is an arts development program that supports independent artists and small-medium companies, with a focus on the potential of performance and artists with an experimental practice. This program is the primary way Arts House supports the presentation of new Australian art.
The next CultureLAB EOI is for creative developments taking place from July 2022 – June 2023. We are looking for projects at any stage of development. We will support in person and digital concepts.
Arts House has a variety of spaces, suitable for a variety of purposes: research, rehearsal, technical experimentation and more.
Artists are supported with fees, space, equipment, expertise and an access consultation.
Applications close 14 October, 2021.
2022 ANDREW CAMERON FELLOWSHIP
Applications for the 2022 Andrew Cameron Fellowship at Belvoir are now open.
The Andrew Cameron Fellow will work with the company’s Artistic and Programming team over a period of one year to support play development, auditions, rehearsals and season programming. The Fellowship is open to directors, actors, writers, dramaturgs or creatives interested in pursuing artistic leadership positions in the future.
This is the third Andrew Cameron Fellowship the company is awarding thanks to the generosity of, and in honour of, Belvoir’s former Chair, Andrew Cameron AM.
Belvoir is committed to supporting the development of artists who face structural barriers in accessing these opportunities. As part of the experience of working within Belvoir’s Artistic and Programming team, the Fellow will also be offered mentorship by Artistic Associates, S.Shakthidharan and Kodie Bedford, and Producer, Zainab Syed, to ensure they have appropriate structures of support.
Applicants from First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds and/or underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.
Applications close 22 October, 2021.
Channelled Impulse Residency
Channelled Impulse is a new residency programme by LJ Projects in partnership with DANCE.HERE.NOW that aims to support dance artists in innovative dance making to build their professional network, exchange with others in the field and develop their practice while generating new knowledge. Across the programme, Channelled Impulse invites two dance artists to work and collaborate with emerging dancers to create a new dance work.
As a choreographing artist you will be grouped with a selection of young dancers in the region with the purpose of exploration of new ideas and creation of a new short work. The residency involves a two week rehearsal period with a public showing at the end of the development. Throughout the residency industry mentors will visit to work with and support the artists in their process.
The application is divided into two sections one for choreographers and another for emerging performing artists.
Applications close 25 October, 2021.
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2022 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS
From household names Keith Urban, Amy Shark, and Sheppard, to emerging artists like Jesswar, Miiesha and Hope D, the Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) recognises the diverse people and places making contemporary popular music such an invaluable part of our nation’s cultural fabric. Judged by more than 100 leading music industry professionals from labels, streaming services, artist management, booking agencies and more, the QMAs acknowledges and celebrates Queensland’s best music.
Artists are invited to self-nominate in genre-based award categories in 2022, including Blues/Roots, Children’s Music, Contemporary Classical, Country, Electronic, Folk, Heavy, Hip Hop, Indigenous, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Youth (Ages 10 – 17), Soul/ Funk/ R’n’B and World.
Finalists from each category are automatically entered into major award categories Song of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year, as well as the Regional & Remote Award.
Music and videos released between 1 December 2020 to 30 November 2021 are eligible for nomination. Nominations close 21 October, 2021.
2021 RUSSELL PAGE GRADUATE PROGRAM
The Russell Page Graduate Program provides opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance graduates or early career artists to develop as professional dancers through training and mentoring, as well as by being an active member of the dancer ensemble for performances and touring seasons. Initiated in 2015, the Russell Page Graduate Program has seen over twenty young artists commence their first professional engagement with Bangarra. Within the current ensemble of dancers, 11 of the 16 dancers have entered the company as Russell Page Graduates.
Graduates and young dance artists between the ages of 18 and 23 are invited to apply to work with Bangarra as part of the Russell Page Graduate Program. The successful candidate will commence their contract term in January 2022 through to December 2022 (specific dates TBC). This is a paid position under the Live Performance Award 2020.
Applications close 18 October, 2021.