Contemporary ATSI Art Prize
King & Wood Mallesons
The purpose of the King & Wood Mallesons Award – Contemporary ATSI Art Prize is to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made to Australian culture by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in remote, regional and urban areas throughout Australia working in wall hung two or three dimensional media including painting, photography, printmaking, works on bark or board, metal, acrylic glass and mixed media.
Closing: 19 July


NSW Artists’ Grant
The NSW Artists’ Grant has been initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners residing in NSW to produce, present and promote their work throughout NSW, interstate and overseas. Artists residing in regional NSW and Western Sydney are encouraged to apply.
Closing: 21 July


Varuna Residential Fellowships for Writers
Varuna, the Writers House
Each year since 1991 Varuna has offered Residential Fellowships. Over this time Varuna has developed a unique environment encouraging sustained work, conversation and community among writers. Varuna Fellowships offer writers a residency in an environment wholly dedicated to writing, with accommodation and full board provided, to develop an established writing project. Residential Fellowships are available to be taken between January and May each year.
Closing: 30 July


First Peoples Residencies
Bundanon Trust
Bundanon’s Artist-in-Residence program is the largest and most diverse in Australia. Since 1997 we have hosted thousands of artists from all disciplines and from all over the world (over 34 countries). Bundanon is now an engine room for contemporary art practice in Australia – a place with outstanding facilities, dedicated to the making of contemporary work across all disciplines. Our First Peoples Residencies offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists based in NSW the opportunity to undertake supported residencies.
Closing: 30 July


Opportunity Development Grant
Music NSW
This program is aimed at supporting musicians and artist managers in developing opportunities whilst attending Australian industry conferences, domestic tours, trade fairs and other career defining opportunities between 9 August 2018 – 1 March 2019, such as BIGSOUND, Electronic Music Conference and more.
Closing: 1 August


Country Arts Support Program (CASP)
Regional Arts NSW
CASP is an annual small grants program administered by Regional Arts NSW (RANSW) on behalf of Create NSW and is guided by the ACDP’s three major objectives:
A creative and vibrant NSW arts and cultural sector renowned for excellence and innovation (Quality).
State-wide engagement with diverse audiences and communities (Reach).
A resilient NSW arts and cultural sector (Health) and cultural activities.
Closing: 3 August


Regional Arts Fund (RAF)
Regional Arts NSW
The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia and meets the strategic priorities of supporting participation in, and access to, the arts and encouraging greater private sector support for the arts. The Regional Arts Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities.
Closing: 10 August