Opportunities: January 2018


Upcoming opportunities for artists and creators of all kinds:

The Suburban Review will celebrate art and writing by Australian women, femmes, and gender non-conforming folx with a special Stella Prize edition.  They're looking for fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art and comics rooted in the creator's understanding of femininity.  All contributors will be paid,  submissions close Feb 18.  Details here.

The Childers Festival, a massive weekend-long bash of family fun, food and music, is now open for performer applications for 2018.  Details here

The next round of Regional Arts Development Fund grant applications close on Feb 12 for Rockhampton residents (details here) and Jan 29 for Livingstone Shire artists (details here).

The Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet and Sir Robert William Askin Operatic Scholarships provide travelling scholarships for Australian citizens with outstanding ability and promise in ballet & opera.  One round is offered every two years for these scholarships. In 2018, the grant round will close on Jan 31, or earlier if all opportunities are filled.  Applications for the Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet Scholarship are open to individual artists who are Australian citizens aged 17–29, and the Sir Robert William Askin Operatic Scholarship to individual artists who identify as male and are Australian citizens aged 18–29.  Details here.

The Marten Bequest provides travelling scholarships to talented Australian artists in the fields of acting, architecture, ballet, instrumental music, painting, poetry, prose, sculpture and singing.  Applications close Jan 31, for projects starting after July 1.  Individual artists who were born in Australia and who are aged 21 - 35 (17 - 35 for ballet) can apply.  Details here.

Figurative and portrait art competition the Kilgour Prize is one of Australia's major art prizes, and awards $50,000 for the most outstanding work of art as determined by a panel of three judges, and $5,000 for the People's Choice Award, as determined by votes from the public.  Entries will be open from Jan 15 - April 27.  Details here.

The Paul Guest Prize is a non-acquisitive cash prize of $15,000 which is held biennially, highlighting contemporary drawing practice in Australia.  Entries close April 16.  Details here.

Entry for the Masters Review Short Story Award for new writers is open until Jan 15.  The winning story will be awarded $3000 and publication online. Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $200 and $100 respectively.  Details here.

Booooooom TV is about championing emerging filmmakers and curating inspiring video content.  They're now running awards with five categories: music video, animation, short film, documentary, and branded content.  Nominations close Jan 15.  Details here.

And don't forget our own themed call for submissions is open til Jan 14 - we're looking for your thoughts on Australia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.

Found an opportunity we've missed?  Please leave it in the comments!