Artist Opportunities

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

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – Nabiac Showground Art Project

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being sought from artists to help develop an art concept in collaboration with the community. This project will culminate in the installation of a substantial public art statement at the Nabiac Showground.

All submissions must be received on or before Friday, 16 July 2021 (AEST).

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yapang Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Arts Placements 2021

Over the past 20 years, Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie, yapang (MAC yapang) has played a key role in supporting cultural practice in the City. A specific feature of this role is acknowledging and engaging with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as the First Peoples, and working with the community to provide a place where Aboriginal voices can be heard and culture presented.

As part of a commitment to offering skill development opportunities in the creative industries Lake Macquarie City Council will offer two funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts placements for emerging arts and cultural professionals.

In 2021 we are offering two placements, with a choice of:

  1. Curatorial, Public Programs and Education
  2. Digital Arts, Documentation, Design and Marketing

Applications close on 14 June 2021

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Sydney Craft Week – applications open

The Australian Design Centre is calling for entries from makers, galleries, shops, guilds, libraries, councils and other organisations for exhibitions, workshops and events during and around the festival period Friday 8 – Sunday 17 October 2021. ‘Craft Values’ is the theme for Sydney Craft Week 2021! 

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Calleen Art Award

The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive painting prize in any subject and style. The award was founded in 1977 by Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM and is made possible by the generous support of the Calleen Trust.

The winner of the Calleen Art Award 2021 will receive $25,000 and the winning artwork will join the Calleen Collection at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery. An entered artwork must be an original and unaided painting by the artist in any painting medium including oil paint, acrylic or watercolour and produced in the last two (2) years prior to the closing date.

Applications close July 19, 2021

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Gallery Lane Cove Library Sculpture plinth

Artists producing small scale 3D work are invited to apply to exhibit in Gallery Lane Cove & Creative Studios outdoor sculpture plinth. Located in Library Square on Longueville Road, the Sculpture Plinth offers a position of high exposure within Lane Cove’s central foot traffic precinct.

​Exhibition spaces are available throughout most months of 2021 for between 2 – 4 weeks.

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Past opportunities

Burwood Chinatown Precinct Project – Expression of Interest (EOI)

Environmental Art & Design Prize

Head On Photo Awards

Addi Road NAIDOC Week Artspace Award

Australian Life photography prize

Bundanon Artist in Residence 2022

Sculpture Exhibition – call for entries

Feros Care Online Art Exhibition and Virtual Art Exhibition

Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture

Cumberland City Council Public Art Opportunity 

Inner West Council | GreenWay Missing Links Public Art Program – Stage One EOI

Public Art EOI – Lost Lanes 2021

Addi Road NAIDOC Week Artspace Award

2021 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship Applications Open

Kinetic Artwork Competition

BigCi Environmental Awards 2021

Exhibition Proposal Callout – Lismore Regional Gallery 

Multi Arts Place – External Wall Design

Inaugural UTS Artist in Residence 

Waverley Cultural Advisory Committee

NSW Creative Industries Residency Program

EOI for public artwork at Regatta Park, Penrith

STILL National Still Life Award

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery Artist in Residence Program

Dobell Drawing Prize #22

Evelyn Chapman Art Award 2020 – $50,000

Tony White Memorial Art Prize, for a young emerging artist

Kangaroo Valley Art Prize & Exhibition

UTS Library – Call out for 2021 Creative in Residence applications

The Georges River Artist in Residence program

Lake Art Prize 2020

Apply to exhibit at Ironbark Gallery

2020 Burwood Art Prize

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2020

Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship

Pro Hart Outback Art Prize – Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

Inner West Council Arts Grants open 1 April 2020

The Good Initiative – Goulburn Regional Art Gallery 

Calleen Art Award 2020

NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship in partnership with Artspace

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2020 – Call for submissions

The Goulburn Art Award

Burwood Council: Hornsey Lane Murals EOI

Blacktown City Creative Arts Fund

Blacktown Arts Residency Program

Bayside Arts Festival 2020

Call outs: Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios Public Sculpture Plinth + Terrace Exhibition Space

Parramatta Artists’ Studios Artist-in-Residence (AIR)

Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

2020 – 2021 Artist-in-Residence at Parramatta Artists’ Studios


2020 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)

HIDDEN Rookwood Sculpture exhibition

Sculptures @ Bayside Competition – $50,000 Acquisition Prize

Artspace One Year Studio Program

John Fries Award 2020

Apply for a 2020 studio tenancy at Parramatta Artists’ Studios

Naked & Nude Art Prize 2019

Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

Still: National Still Life Award


UTS Library – Call out for 2019 Creative-in-Residence applications