Opportunities

Opportunities

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

PICA Interdisciplinary Lab

In 2021, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts will host the first of a three-year artist exchange and professional development program with Australian and South and Southeast Asian artists. This will include three artist labs led by Australian artists Joel Bray and Eugenia Lim, and will focus on interdisciplinary and intercultural practice through discussion, practice sharing and workshops.  Under PICA’s remit to support interdisciplinary practice, this program will foster learning, skills development and collaboration with a focus on exchange between artists living and working across the Australian and South/Southeast Asian regions.
Applications close 15 January 2021.
Apply here

Australia – Singapore Digital Residencies

The Australia Council for the Arts and the National Arts Council Singapore are jointly administering the second iteration of a set of reciprocal digital residencies between Australia and Singapore. The opportunity is designed to seed research on artistic practice and collaborative processes between artists from the two countries, with the potential to spark new connections or deepen existing relationships which may result in co-creation of new work.
Applications close 15 January 2021.
Apply here

Capture All – A Sonic Investigation

Australia Council for the Arts in partnership with Liquid Architecture (Melbourne) and Sarai (New Delhi) are seeking expressions of interest from artists, scholars, musicians, programmers, and writers who are interested in how experimental practices of sound and listening can help us understand the entangled networks we live, work, and play in, and develop new forms of critique and intervention. The selected cohort will meet online for workshops, talks, readings, and listening sessions, facilitated by the curators and special guests.
Applications close 15 January 2021.
Apply here

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre – Artist in Residence Program 2021

The program is open to professional independent artists and groups and can relate to puppetry in a multitude of ways. The program offers a two-week residency at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle and includes use of rehearsal/performance space, technical equipment, workshop/making facilities and support from company artistic staff. Works that show potential to be developed for presentation by Spare Parts in a future season will be given special consideration and priority will be given to Western Australian artists.
Applications close 15 January 2021.
Apply here

Industry Co:LAB

HotHouse Theatre’s new INDUSTRY Co:LAB is a Pre-Professional Training Program for emerging artists (aged 16 – 24 years at the time of audition) with an interest in pursuing a career in acting and/or theatre making.  This opportunity is open to individuals aged 16 – 24 years with an independent arts practice or who are aspiring toward an independent arts practice, primarily in the broad definition of theatre. Applicants must live in the Albury-Wodonga region. We welcome submissions from emerging artists across live performance disciplines and forms. 
Applications close 15 January 2021.
Apply here

Arts on Tour Regional Residency Initiative

In its essence, the Artist Residency Initiative is a brokering service. We connect with artists (writers, directors, creative producers, designers, actors) and arts organisations across NSW, and we can ‘match up’ artists to regional projects. Each project will look different, and we offer a range of services as part of the Initiative, from consultation to travel management to support in applying for funding. Venues, artists, producers, or community leaders based in regional NSW are eligible to apply.
Applications close 29 January 2021.
Apply here

Melbourne Art Trams

RISING, Public Transport Victoria and Creative Victoria invite First Peoples artists to submit artwork ideas for the 2021 Melbourne Art Trams. They encourage artists from both the city and regional Victoria to apply.
Applications close 1 February 2021.
Apply here

Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) Synapse Residencies

ANAT residencies are open to artists working in any discipline. They run over 16 weeks and can be undertaken full-time, part-time or in discrete blocks over a longer duration. Artist fee is $4,400 per month. Must be a joint application between host organisation and artist.
Applications close 17 February 2021.
Apply here

Creative Workers in Schools

Provides the opportunity for 150 creative industry workers to undertake a six-month residency in Victorian government schools. Creative workers will be ‘matched’ with schools based on a range of factors including proximity, interest in projects or ideas, creative worker skills and experience, and school preferences.
Applications close 22 February 2021.
Apply here

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

Funds and Grants

NSW Small Project Grants (Quick Response)

Create NSW are offering Small Project Grantsto 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 

Revised Criteria: Crisis Cash Requests for Support

In response to JobKeeper reductions, Theatre Network Australia have updated their EOI criteria for their Crisis Cash grant program. Independent artists, producers and production crew in the performing arts who have lost income, and are not receiving JobKeeper at the full-time rate, and belong to a one of the high-risk groups listed on their website, may apply for a one-off emergency payment of $1,000.
Applications for Crisis Cash payments are open on an ongoing basis. 
View the expanded criteria and EOI process

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) youth content campaign

The Victorian Government is supporting young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to amplify their voices and encourage COVID Safe behaviour during our road to recovery. We are seeking proposals from young Victorian creators from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to develop and produce content that will inspire and reinforce the COVID Safe behaviours. Funding between $2000 and $20,000 is available.
Applications close 1 February 2021. 
More info

City of Adelaide Arts and Cultural Grants

The Arts and Cultural Grants Program provides funding for creative arts and cultural projects that contribute to a Creative City that celebrates diverse community, culture and creativity.
Applications close 3 February 2021. 
More info

Covid-19 Arts Sustainability Fund

The COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund is investing $35 million in 2020–21 to organisations funded by the Australian Government, through the Office for the Arts and the Australia Council. Operational funding is provided to these organisations as they are key employers of Australian artists and art workers, and the training ground of Australia’s upcoming performing artists. They are also the leading presenters of high-quality work to audiences across Australia.
Applications close 31 May 2021. 
More info

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund

The RISE Fund is investing $75 million in 2020-21 as part of the Australian Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program that supports participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture through developing and supporting cultural expression.
Applications close 31 May 2021. 
More info

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 2021. 
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

Peer Applications

Australia Council for the Arts is looking for Peer Assessors who are representative of geography, cultural backgrounds, age, gender and ability. Peer assessment ensures that grants are offered to artists and arts organisations whose proposals, in competition with those of other applicants and within budget constraints, demonstrate the highest degree of merit against the published assessment criteria. A peer assessor is anyone who has sufficient knowledge or experience of the arts sector to make a fair and informed assessment of applications for funding.
Applications close 2 February 2021.
Apply here

Events

Sydney Festival 2021

Sydney Festival is returning in January 2021 with an all Australian line up and we are thrilled to be presenting three shows, Andrea James’ Sunshine Super Girl, Nathan Maynard and Jamie McCaskill’s Hide the Dog, and Paul Mac and Lachlan Philpott’s The Rise and Fall of Saint George. It is a privilege to be part of a program that so strongly features artists from our vibrant independent sector.
Buy tickets here

Perth Festival 2021

Perth Festival kicks off the new year in 2021 with a variety of exciting productions from 5 – 28 February 2021. Our Western Australian branch PLWA will be presenting four new works Galup  by Ian Wilkes and Poppy Van Oorde-Grainger, Black Brass  by Mararo Wangai, Children of the Sea  by Jay Emanuel and finally Slow Burn, Together by Emma Fishwick. We are incredibly proud to support these artists to reflect the diversity of stories that make up the fabric of our society.
Buy tickets 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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Grant Writing E-course for Creatives

The City of Ryde is running a six-week email-based grant writing e-course designed to be your virtual accountability buddy and help you take your applications to the next level. Sign up by 18 Jan 2021 to be included. This course will be delivered as 10 emails sent out between 19 January and 24 Feb 2021.
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Jobs / Work / Vacant Positions

Director, Victorian College of the Arts – University of Melbourne  (VIC). Apply by 15 Jan.
Development Manager, Ilbijerri Theatre (VIC). Apply by 25 Jan.
Senior Marketing Co-ordinator, Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (WA). Apply by 28 Jan.

 

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