prizes, grants, funding, and free exhibitions

There are quite a few initiatives on at the moment to help kickstart your arts career in the way of prizes, grants, funding, increased exposure, and free exhibitions.   Check these out!

Experimenta – Applications close 14 March 2011

Experimenta is pleased to announce the commencement of their next commission round in preparation for Experimenta’s 5th International Biennial of Media Art launching in September 2012.

Projects supported will be funded up to $8,000.

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ArtStart – Round 2 applications close 27 September 2011

The ArtStart program has been created to give financial assistance to recent arts graduates, helping you make the challenging transition from studying to having a professional career in the arts.  If you’ve completed an accredited Certificate IV arts course or higher in the past three years – or are about to complete one – you could be eligible.

An ArtStart grant could provide you with up to $10,000 to fund services, resources, skills development and/or equipment to help you build an income-generating career in the arts practice you have studied.

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Underbelly Arts – Submissions close 4 April  2011

Underbelly Arts is dedicated to supporting emerging and experimental artists to collaborate, develop and present innovative new works to a broad public.  They are currently seeking applications for their 2011 event.

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NSW Women and Arts Fellowship – Applications close 18 April 2011

This biennial fellowship was established as a result of the Women and Arts Festival in 1982. It is given to a woman to assist her professional development as an artist.

$30,000 is available.

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Brunswick Street Gallery Prizes & Exhibitions

$10,000 Picture This Photography Prize – Entries close 3 April 2011

$10,000 Small Works 2011 Prize & Exhibition – Entries close 29 May 2011

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Cheap Canvas Prints – 60% off until 13 March 2011

Place an order via their website before midnight 13th March and get the biggest discount they’ve offered all year.

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one hundredth gallery – Free online exhibitions until 30 April 2011

Exhibit your artwork on one hundredth gallery’s website for free.  Until 30 April 2011, we will exhibit up to ten of your artworks on for free. 

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