Artist Opportunities

Are you an artist looking for your next big opportunity?

We have compiled a list of artist opportunities currently seeking applications.

Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) – Three Bridges of Homebush Bay Integrated Public Art Commissions

The Three Bridges of Homebush Bay project has identified the need for Integrated Public Art on each of three (3) new bridges in the Homebush Bay area. Each integrated design will form part of the engineering and construction of the bridge, and have a lifespan of 100 years.

In response to the curatorial theme of Passages, each bridge design will consider place, bridge design, functional and performance requirements, urban design, and the amenity and enjoyment of the community. This approach ensures that the design for each bridge has a site-specific response, aligns with the curatorial vision and bridge design, and supports the City’s long term cultural goals.

Passages, invites artists to explore ideas of regeneration and reinvention as people’s lived experience evolves over time. Bridges create opportunities for connection. Physically they connect people, goods, and services between otherwise impassable waters. Socially, they can mediate the communication of different ideas and points of view. Artists are invited to explore what it means to inhabit this point of connection.
Each of the ‘through truss’ bridge designs are unique in their functional design and performance specification. Each Integrated Public Art commission will be developed in consultation with cultural, architectural, engineering, landscape and fabrication teams to successfully realise each artwork.

This Artist’s Brief includes benchmark projects that demonstrate comparable themes, materiality, budget, and fabrication methodologies. The project overview will include the scope of works, materiality, design life, safety in design, maintenance, and the artist commissioning process. It is imperative that the design be considered within the concept and design development stages of the bridge construction project and involve coordination with Council, the bridge designers BECA, engineers, and Principal Construction Contractor.

The budget for each bridge commission is inclusive of all artist fees, design development, detailed design, fabrication and installation advisory, and operational and maintenance instruction. Council will contract the artist for the design only with the Principal Construction Contractor responsible for delivery.

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Cement Fondu – Project Space Call Out

Cement Fondu is proud to nurture artistic experimentation, risk-taking and innovation, and we invite you, our community, to play an active role.

We are delighted to invite you to submit EOIs to create and present new installations in our Project Space alongside three exhibitions in our 2024 program.

The Project Space is curated through a selection process that seeks propositions to complement Cement Fondu’s main exhibitions. We are looking for EOIs that respond imaginatively to the space through immersive, experimental, social or evolving installations. The opportunity is for artists at all stages of their careers who want to expand their practice while creating high-quality outcomes. A commission fee and production budget is provided.

Applications close 4 December, 2023

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UTS Library 2024 Creative in Residence

UTS Library is searching for their 2024 Creative in Residence soulmate. The program is now running for its 13th year, and we are calling all creatives to come play with us!
Take part in a 6-month residency with a $10,000 stipend, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore, inspire and engage with the Library, its spaces and its community.

Application close Monday 6 November, 2023.

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Call for Submissions – BigCi Environmental Awards 2023

International and Australian artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating – are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2023.
Two Winners of the Awards will each receive (4) free weeks of BigCi residency and $4,000 prize money.
The winning artists will have an opportunity to explore the Wollemi, the Blue Mountains and the Gardens of Stone National Parks on guided walks and will be given research assistance relevant to their projects. At the end of their residencies, they will present their work at a BigCi Open Day event.
The Awards will be judged by an independent panel, to be announced shortly.
The deadline for submissions is 2 October 2023.
Winners will be announced on 1 November 2023.
There is an entry fee of $35, which must be paid at the time of sending the submission. Entry fees are not refundable.

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switch 2023: open call

Inviting artists working with film / moving image / lens based Media, to consider an application for switch 2023 responding to the theme of Play.

switch began in 2008 showing eight works by eight artists in eight locations in Nenagh town centre. For the 15th edition of this event we are making again an open call to all artists working with film, lens based media and moving image to submit one work.

switch 2023 is eight works, eight locations, eight artists.

An artist fee of Euro 225 will be paid to each artist for the showing of the work. 

Closing Friday 29th September 2023.

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Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2023 | Entries Open until 4pm, 1 September 2023

Campbelltown Arts Centre invites you to enter in the annual art award and exhibition, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2023. Artists are encouraged to submit works in a variety of artistic categories and mediums. Now in its 61st year, across the categories there is over $60,000 in prize money to be won.

In 2023, the celebrated Open Award, which is acquisitive to Campbelltown City Council Art Collection, is valued at $50,000.

Up to two artworks can be entered in the different categories with exhibition finalists selected by a panel and judged by three industry professionals who will collectively choose the winners for each category and award.

Over the years, the Open Award has been awarded to some of Australia’s most respected contemporary artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, David Bromley, Marion Borgelt, Raquel Ormella, Tina Havelock Stevens, Kuba Dorabialski, Robert Fielding and most recently, Michael Cook.

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Arte Laguna Prize

The brainchild of Cultural Association MoCA, Arte Laguna Prize is an international art competition dedicated to the visual arts, in particular painting, sculpture, photography, video art and performance, virtual and digital art. It was created to give the opportunity to art talents, more or less young, to emerge, to be noticed by the general public and by the jury composed of important names in the contemporary art scene, as well as to allow a democratic comparison between international artists.

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Veteran Artist in Residence

The Anzac Memorial Veteran Artist in Residence program offers contemporary veterans with established creative practices the opportunity to engage with the Memorial and the broader community through an artwork or project.

The guest veteran artist (or group) will have a unique chance to explore the Memorial’s architecture, history and artefacts as part of a creative project that reflects on and interprets Australian military experience, the Anzac Memorial and/or memorialisation.

There is a small grant of $5,000 attached to the Residency to assist a guest veteran artist (or group) to develop their work.

Applications close on 17 September 2023.

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Windmill Trust Scholarship applications open for Regional NSW Artists

The Windmill Trust, together with the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), is pleased to announce that the 2023 Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists has opened for applications.

Established by Primrose Moss in 1997 in memory of her sister artist Penny Meagher, the Windmill Trust Scholarship was born out of a desire to offer support to Australian visual artists living outside metropolitan areas to advance their careers. This will be the 26th year of this unique opportunity for artists in regional areas throughout New South Wales.

Applications for the 2023 Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists are now open and close 23:59 AEST Sunday 3 September 2023. 1 x $10,000 scholarship will be awarded.

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Art for Change Prize

Applications are now open for the second edition of the free-to-enter Art for Change Prize. In collaboration with Saatchi Gallery London, the prize is aimed at emerging artists working in the first five years of their careers.

This year’s prize asks artists to creatively respond to the theme of Regeneration.
A prize fund of £20,000 will be split between six winners, five to receive £2,000 and one overall winner to receive £10,000. Winning artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at Saatchi Gallery in London from 22 November 2023 – 12 January 2024.


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Head On Photo Awards

The Head On Photo Awards represent a global selection of the best work from emerging and established photographers across four categories:

Portrait | Landscape | Environmental (new) | Student*

The Head On Portrait, Landscape and Environmental Awards are open INTERNATIONALLY to photographers of all levels.

Entries close Sunday 16 July, 2023.

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The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Artists are invited to submit entries for the 2023 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Australia’s pre-eminent award for small sculpture presented by Woollahra Council. Established in 2001 as the first national acquisitive prize for an original, freestanding sculpture of up to 80cm in any dimension, the Prize attracts strong support from artists, collectors and critics.

The main acquisitive prize is valued at $25,000, with additional honours for Special Commendation ($2,000), the Mayor’s Award ($1,000), and Viewer’s Choice ($1,000). The 2023 prize will be judged by a new panel comprising Alex Seton – sculptor and previous WSSP winner; Blak Douglas – artist and Archibald Prize winner; and Dr Kate Harrison – Chair, Copyright Agency. Finalists’ works will be on display at Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, Double Bay, in a free exhibition running from 27 September to 5 November, with all sculptures on sale to the public. For more information visit

Entries close Monday 17 July, 2023

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The Pool Grant 12

Open to Australian and New Zealand residents over 18 years of age who have not earned their primary income from photography for more than three years, The Pool Grant is an independent initiative which is fully funded by The Pool Collective. It provides a cash grant of $10,000, exhibition funding to the value of $10,000 and a year of mentorship from Pool’s artists and makers to conceptualise and produce a solo show in July 2024.

Entries are now open and will close on 22 June, 2023.

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Barossa Women’s Artist Residency 2023
Applications Open for Bundanon Artists in Residence 2024

Bundanon’s Artists in Residence program is the largest of its kind in Australia and supports contemporary arts practice by providing space to experiment for artists of all disciplines, genres, and levels of experience.

Championing the experimental, the transitional and the interdisciplinary, the program welcomes innovative ideas and bold projects from a diverse range of voices.

The residency program is open to individual, collaborative and group proposals from Australian and international applicants.

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Barossa Women’s Artist Residency 2023

The Barossa Regional Gallery, supported by the Barossa Council and funding from the Barossa community, is pleased to launch the inaugural Barossa Women’s Artist Residency program, specifically inviting mid career and established female artists to apply. Subject to funding, the Residency may be across all artforms, be open to artists from Australia and overseas and be 4 – 6 weeks in length at a minimum.

One artist will be selected to take part in the residency program.

The residency must take place sometime between September 2023 and February 2024. Timing of the residency is to be determined between the residency recipient and the Barossa Regional Gallery.

Expressions of interest close midnight June 30th, 2023.

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Boynes Artist Award

Submit your artwork for the chance to win cash prizes, publication, and more in the Boynes Artist Award 9th Edition.

Open to artists worldwide, with categories for Emerging, Young, and Professional Artists.

Applications open from 1 May – 30 July

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Girra: Fraser Coast National Art Prize

Girra: Fraser Coast National Art Prize is an initiative of the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery and Fraser Coast Regional Council that seeks to explore our reciprocal, inextricable relationship with the environment through contemporary art. Artists working in any visual art medium from across Australia are invited to enter with a work that demonstrates a conceptual engagement with the intersection of people, place and the environment.

Entries for the inaugural prize open from 1 May 2023 and close 5pm AEST 21 June 2023. The Major Prize winner will be awarded a $25,000 acquisitive prize and their work will become a significant early acquisition for the newly focused art collection of the Fraser Coast.

Entries close 21 June 2023, 5pm AEST

Exhibition: 23 September-12 November 2023

Opening and Prize Announcement: Friday 22 September 2023

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2023 Wyndham Art Prize

Wyndham Art Gallery established the Wyndham Art Prize in 2015. It has become one of the largest prizes, regarding the number of artists shortlisted, in the country. Each year the artists are shortlisted by Wyndham Art Gallery curators and the judging is done by independent curators and art professionals.

2023 Prizes
$15,000 Wyndham Art Prize
$5,000 LEAP Award (Local Emerging Art Prize)
$2,500 People’s Choice Award
Applications close 16 June

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REMIX Business of Culture Incubator – REMIX Summit, Sydney

After the success of the first edition, this program returns for 2023  cultural organisations and creatives in developing new ideas to build new revenue streams and audiences. Over 10 weeks six participants will be selected to receive intensive support to develop an innovation concept, each week meeting online with expert mentors and business advisors (including the REMIX Summits Co-founders). It culminates with a Pitch Day for potential government and business partners and investors. If you are not selected as one of the 6 participants there are further free places on the self-guided Business of Culture online course). Closing date April 28th.

The first cohort included organisations as diverse as ArtsPay, the Art Gallery of NSW, 107 Projects and Brand X.

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Judy Wheeler Commission – Call for Entries

The Judy Wheeler Commission invites artists from across Australia to propose a work that responds physically or conceptually to the architecture and history of PICA’s building and its site. Artists are encouraged to match PICA’s spirit of risk and experimentation in their proposals, addressing spaces that PICA’s visitors move through when visiting the building, including its entrance lobby, foyer, stairwells and balcony mezzanine. Each commission includes an artist fee of $10,000 and will be installed for up to a one-year period.

Applications close Sunday 30 April 2023, 5pm (AWST).

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HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures – Call for entries

Major award $10,000 and finalist honorariums

Rookwood General Cemetery is offering a major non-acquisitive award of $10,000 for one artwork, which is highly resolved and responds to the context of Rookwood in some way, such as the cemetery’s contemporary relevance, diverse cultural practices, historical significance, celebration of life, personal stories, or evocative sense of place. And/or the HIDDEN themes: contemplation, history, culture, remembrance, diversity, love, loss, mourning, spirituality, relationships, memory, community, cycles of life and the passage of time.

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Debra Porch Award: Visual Arts Residency

The Australia Council is supporting a program of reciprocal residencies between Australia and the Asia Pacific with the support of the Debra Porch Award.

Each Award has a total value of $15,000 AUD.

Artist Debra Porch’s practice focused on memory, mortality and the relationship between presence and absence. Working and teaching during art residencies she undertook in our neighborhood regions became vital in her art, work and life.

In honour of Debra Porch’s life’s work, this award will support two artists, an Australian artist and a Thai artist, to undertake a visual arts residency, stimulate strong connections and build long-term engagements.

For the third year, an Australian visual artist will be awarded a grant for a supported residency at SAC Gallery in Chiang Mai, Thailand. A Thai visual artist will also be awarded a reciprocal grant for a supported residency at West Space in Melbourne, Australia.

The residency host organisations will introduce the artist to the local sector and assist with research and network building with relevant communities. The artist will also have the option to share an artist talk or participate in a public program at the end of the residency period.

Application closes: Tuesday 11 April 2023

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Call for Entries STILL: National Still Life Award

STILL: National Still Life Award is coming again in 2023 and will be exhibited in Yarrila Arts and Museum (YAM).

STILL: National Still Life Award 2023 has a prize pool of $35,000. The Winner of the $30,000 award will be select by guest judge Max Delany, Artistic Director & CEO – Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

Now in its fourth iteration, STILL: National Still Life Award is a biennial, acquisitive award for still life artworks across all mediums.

STILL 2023 invites fresh and contemporary explorations of still life themes and highlights the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art, broadening the interpretation of this enduring genre.

The award is open to artists across Australia, at all stages of their careers. STILL 2023 will be the first National Still Life Award presented at Yarrila Arts and Museum (YAM).

How are artworks selected for STILL: National Still Life Award?

Finalists will be selected by a panel which includes:

  • Senior Curator Yarrila Arts and Museum
  • Ashleigh Frost, Curator Yarrila Arts and Museum
  • Rachel Piercy, Director Manning Regional Art Gallery
  • Lisa Paulsen, Art Collector

Key dates

  • 20 March- Applications open online
  • 04 June – Entries close
  • 10 July – Finalists notified by email
  • 07 August – Finalists announced to the public
  • 07 October – Exhibition opens and announcement of winner
  • 03 December – Exhibition closes

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Mullins Conceptual Photography Prize

The Australian Photographic Society’s Mullins Conceptual Photography Prize is a national $25,000 acquisitive prize that seeks to find Australia’s best conceptual photographic works. Finalists of the prize are exhibited annually at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre with the prize-winning work joining the Muswellbrook Shire Art Collection, and a collection of contemporary photographic works acquired through the Muswellbrook Photographic Award (1987 – 2014). Means of work presentation are unrestricted, inviting photographers to illustrate the intent of their works through a myriad of mediums.

Entries Open – March 2023
Entries Close – 19 May 2023

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Powerhouse Design Residency

The Powerhouse Museum and Create NSW invite early career NSW designers and makers to apply for the inaugural NSW Design (Early Career) Fellowship – Powerhouse Residency valued at $100,000.

Building on the museum’s vital work in fostering the careers of emerging Australian designers and makers, the program will nurture young talent by providing infrastructure to support studio practice with guidance from industry experts, including experienced practitioners.

Three designers will be supported to undertake a six-month residency and professional development at Powerhouse. Each resident will receive $25,000 in financial support; in-kind mentorship by an established designer relevant to their field; studio space at Powerhouse Ultimo – including access to the museum’s expansive workshop facilities and technicians; and practical connections within the sector to develop their networks and skills.

Applications close: 13 March 2023

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Digital Artist Callout

Accepting applications from all Australian-born or Australia-based digital artists in all stages of their careers.

Sugar Glider Digital is a digital art subscription platform for the avant-garde screen-owners looking to rent meaningful, high quality digital artwork for their company, art collection or brand.

As placemakers and specialists in the arts, we get that exposure doesn’t pay the bills. We constantly see artists who work multiple jobs and create commission after commission just to make ends meet.

Sugar Glider Digital’s subscription model generates a consistent income to our artists on a rotating monthly basis.

And most importantly, we want to fill more vast empty screens across private and public spaces with meaningful digital art.
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Artist Commissions – Street Hoarding Seeking expressions of interest

Newcastle Art Gallery is currently seeking expressions of interest from artists to develop new works of art for presentation on the construction hoarding along Laman and Darby Streets, around the site of our major Gallery expansion project.

This call out is open to all artists and collectives, local and national, established and emerging. Artists from all backgrounds and working in all mediums are encouraged to apply. Proposals are encouraged to respond to broad themes of renewal, past/present/future, change and anticipation.

Newcastle Art Gallery will collaborate with the selected artists to develop and produce a new digital print on vinyl to be presented on the construction hoarding. Support is available to assist successful applicants in adapting their work of art to fit this format.

Newcastle Art Gallery is being reimagined. The purpose-built expansion of Newcastle Art Gallery is designed by Clare Design and Smith & Tzannes to incorporate expanded facilities for public engagement, large scale displays of the world-class permanent collection, and a dynamic new artistic program.

SWELL Sculpture Festival 2023 – Call for Entries

Artists are invited to be brave, bold and daring with their creative minds and apply to be a part of SWELL 2023, Queensland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition taking place at Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast.

SWELL is a ten-day manifestation of conceptions and visual commentary, and presents small, medium and large-scale sculpture, installations, and digital works as a FREE outdoor gallery at Currumbin Beach, 8 – 17 September 2023.

ARTISTS from across Australia and the world working in all mediums are invited to submit.

Highlights include a major $15,000 award with the award pool totalling $32,500, industry networking and profiling and opportunities to participate in artists talks, host workshops and the potential to sell works.

Submissions are welcome from professional, mid-career and emerging artists – submit online by 31 January 2023.

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Submissions Close: 12pm 5 December 2022
All applications must be emailed to by 12pm 5 December 2022

2023 Burwood Art Prize

Entries are now open for the 2023 Burwood Art Prize!

Council has made some exciting developments to help make next year’s Art Prize even more diverse and inclusive than ever. For 2023, the Art Prize has been opened up to a series of new categories, and will accept works in the following mediums:

  • Digital artworks (moving or still)
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Drawing

Council is also thrilled to announce that for the first time, due to popular demand, the Burwood Art Prize will be open not just to Burwood residents but all Sydney based artists!

All finalists and winners will have the chance to see their works displayed in the Community Hub. The prize pool is also the biggest yet, totaling $14,000! Categories include:

  • Burwood Art Prize (open to all entrants)
    $10,000 acquisitive, selected by the judging panel
  • Burwood Local Prize (Burwood LGA residents only)
    $1,500 non-acquisitive, selected by the judging panel
  • Burwood Youth Prize (entrants aged 16-20 only)
    $1,500 non-acquisitive, selected by the judging panel
  • Burwood People’s Choice Prize (open to all entrants)
    $1,000 non-acquisitive, selected through community online voting through Participate Burwood

Entries close Friday 17 March 2023 at 5:00pm AEST.

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