2011 archangel prize

St Michael’s Grammar School is now inviting Australia’s artists to submit entries for the 2011 St Michael’s Exhibition and Archangel Prize.

With Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE as its Patron, the St Michael’s Exhibition and Archangel Prize aims to link education and arts communities, and to provide a new source of support for artists.

The Archangel Prize is an acquisitive award of $5000, which is administered by St Michael’s Grammar School.

To be considered for this award, submit your artwork to to St Michael’s Grammar School by 13 May 2011. Download a submission form here.

The theme of this year’s exhibition is place and space‘. 

Judging will commence in June. Short-listed artists will be notified by the end of June. The recipient of the 2011 Archangel Prize will be announced at Opening Night on 19 July. The exhibition of short-listed artworks will show at St Michael’s Grammar School from 20 July until 23 July 2011. 

Enquiries telephone (03) 8530 3326 or email community@stmichaels.vic.edu.au or click on the image below.

more prizes, grants, funding, and free exhibitions

 Craft Victoria – deadline for exhibition proposals is 31 March 2011

Craft Victoria promotes contemporary craft and design. Their exhibition program provides professional opportunities and support for emerging and established artists. They support projects that reflect innovative work; demonstrate new ideas and techniques, whilst extending critical debates. Their program also provides opportunities for externally curated exhibitions. Craft Victoria fosters creativity and experimentation to a local, national and international audience.

More information – http://bit.ly/fxyZYU

This is Not Art – submission close 31 March 2011

 This is Not Art is a supercharged convergence of writers, performers, thinkers, independent and industry musicians, creative researchers, electronic artists, dilettantes, and DIY culture makers in a showcase featuring over 400 local, national and international artists.

More information – http://bit.ly/hVTCBK

Rhizome Grants – deadline for applications is 14 April 2011

Rhizome award grants to emerging artists for creation of new media art. By new media art, they mean projects that creatively engage new and networked technologies and works that reflect on the broader social and political impact of these tools and media in a variety of forms. Rhizome defines emerging artist as artists who exhibit great potential yet are not fully recognized within their field. Commissioned works can take the final form of web-based works, works that engage mobile platforms, performance, video, installation or sound art. Projects can be made for the context of the gallery, the public, the web or networked devices. Rhizome Commissions awards generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.

More information – http://bit.ly/u3or4

Creative Industries’ Career Fund – deadline for applications is 15 April 2011

As part of the Cultural Fund, Copyright Agency Limited allocates $100,000 a year to support individual Australian creators and those involved in the creative industries who wish to develop their skills and take their careers to the next level. Applicants can apply for grants of up to $5,000 to undertake training, travel or other activities that will enhance their careers.

More information – http://bit.ly/eEv5qU

Artsite – Submissions close 30 June 2011

Submissions are invited from Local Artists living in the Inner West of Sydney for consideration for inclusion in the inaugural “The Cats Pyjamas” Exhibition at Artsite Gallery in 2011.

More information – http://bit.ly/hDinFm

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.

More information – http://www.experimenta.org/

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.

More information – http://www.artstartgrant.com.au/

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.

More information – http://underbellyarts.com.au/

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.

More information – http://www.arts.nsw.gov.au

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

More information – http://bsgart.com.au/

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.

More information – www.cheapcanvasprints.com.au

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 100thgallery.com for free. 

More information – http://100thgallery.com/special-offer/