May & June Opportunities

Regional Arts WA

May & June Opportunities

We’ve combined all the best funding, competitions and happenings for regional WA arts into one easy place. 🎨 ✍️ 💸 🏛️

News & Announcements

The Albany Entertainment Centre has received a new allocation of $1.5 million in the latest State Government budget, on top of the original commitment of $464,000.

The State Government’s budget has also committed $3 million the Contemporary Music Fund, supporting WA artists and the music industry.

Denmark-based choreographer, dancer and community artist Annette Carmichael has been nominated for the longlist for Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance for her work The Beauty Index in Ausdance’s National Dance Awards. The Awards will take place on Saturday 8 December in Brisbane. View the full list of nominees.

Former Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh AO will be the new Australia Council Chair, taking over from Rupert Myer on 1 July. Walsh has been a member of the Australia Council Board since October 2016; his term as chair will be for three years. Walsh – who has spent a significant portion of his career in Perth – is also the Chair of the Art Gallery of Western Australia Board.


Jobs & Opportunities

Art on the Move // Marketing Officer
WA’s only organisation dedicated to contemporary visual art touring is seeking a new Marketing Officer.
Applications close 28 May.


Drug Aware YCulture Regional
Up to $6,000 available for community arts projects for young people age 12 – 26. Funding focuses on skills development, which can include music workshops, scriptwriting and production, illustration, mural projects, dance residencies, photography, new media and much more.
Open year-round, or until funding is allocated.

Quick Response Grant
Funding is available for last-minute arts opportunities ineligible for other funding cycles. Up to $2,000 is on offer for individuals or $4,000 for community groups. Funds can cover a range of expenses including artist fees, conference registrations, materials, travel and accommodation costs.
Open year-round, or until funding is allocated.

Ian Potter Cultural Trust
Grant program offering up to $10,000 to assist emerging and early career artists with professional development opportunities, primarily overseas.
Closes 22 May.

Australia Council Fellowship
$80,000 once-a-year funding round to support outstanding, established artists’ creative activity and professional development for up to two years.
Closes Tuesday 5 June.

Australia Counci Triannual Funding
A number of Australia Council’s triannual funding rounds are open for a variety of projects:

All funding rounds close Tuesday 5 June.

The Balnaves Foundation

Year-round funding program supporting organisations to create a better Australia through education, medicine and the arts.

Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World
Quarterly grant round offering funds for community projects.

Culture and the Arts (WA) – Aboriginal Arts Grants Program
Up to $15,000 available for programs and activities that support the sustainability of Aboriginal arts and culture in WA.
Applications open year round, due at least 25 business days before project/activity start date.

Department of Local Government & Communities’ Youth Engagement Program
Two-tier grant program available for local government and community service organisations to implement youth engagement projects (age 10-18 years old).
$5,000 available for one-off projects or activities with a duration of six months or less engaging one or more partners.
$10,000 available for longer term projects lasting beyond six months with a wide range of partners.
Applications close 30 June.

Creative Regions – Regional and Remote Touring Fund
Up to $200,000 available to support the cost of touring performing arts shows to regional and remote towns and communities in WA.
Applications open year-round, due at least 60 business days before the project/activity start date.

Lotterywest Trails Grant
Funding available for the development of trails, including Aboriginal cultural trails and art trails.

Lotterywest Heritage & Conservation Grants
Funding available for conservation and interpretation of cultural heritage and community histories, including conservation material, building preservation, oral history, education programs, interpretation activities and Aboriginal language preservation.

Lotterywest Big Ideas Grants
Funding available for a broad range of projects that add value to WA, benefit many people over time and have a major community impact.

Lotterywest Community Events Grants
Funding available for events of various sizes that encourage community celebration, promote an important cause, celebrate an anniversary, as well as commemorative or cultural events.

Lotterywest Regional Performing Arts Grants
Funding for arts initiatives in regional and remote WA that promote greater involvement and community attendance, with a focus on underrepresented groups.

Competitions, Awards & Calls for Entries

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery’s Pro Hart Outback Art Prize
Visual art prize (any medium) for work showcasing the spirit and diversity of the Australian outback. Four award available with a total prize pool of $19,000.
Entries close 15 June.

Morawa Art Awards 2018
A cumulative prize pool of $20,000 is available in the 7th Biennial Morawa Awards. This year’s category is photography centred around the theme of rural beauty.
Entries close 13 July.

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