Artist Opportunities

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


Sculpture Exhibition – call for entries
$20,000.00 NON ACQUISITIVE PRIZE and various other small prizes

Sculptors are invited to participate in Sculpture at Sawmillers exhibition to be held in the iconic harbourside Sawmillers Reserve in McMahons Point in September 2016 for a total of ten days. Submissions of medium sized exterior sculptures and installations should be made by 30 May 2016.

A non-acquisitive Sculpture at Sawmillers Prize of $20,000, and prizes of $5,000, $3,000, $2,500 and other smaller ones will be awarded. Exhibition finalists will be selected by a panel in mid June 2016.

This is the third Sculpture at Sawmillers exhibition – a McMahons Point community initiative supported by North Sydney Council. The exhibition is co-ordinated by Elsa Atkin AM Cultural Management Consultant and the initiator of the Sculpture at Sawmillers exhibition.

Entries close 30 June 2021

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Public Art EOI – Lost Lanes 2021

Wagga Wagga City Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from artists to create a temporary, site-specific artwork or intervention within the Wollundry Lagoon Cultural Precinct. The project will launch at the 2021 Lost Lanes event on Saturday 26 June and remain in place through the June/July school holiday period.

Applications close on Monday 19 April 2021.

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

Artists or artist led multidisciplinary teams are invited to submit concept proposals for site specific permanent public art in multiple sites along the Inner West GreenWay corridor. This partnership project between the NSW Government and the Inner West Council will expand and enhance this 6.8km green corridor from the North (Iron Cove) to the South (Cooks River).

Up to 13 site specific artworks will be installed across 5 precincts to reflect an understanding of the GreenWay and deepen people’s relationship to this special place.

Applications close Tuesday 20 April 2021.

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Cumberland City Council Public Art Opportunity 

Artists are invited to submit Expressions of Interest to develop artwork designs for the first commission of a signature public artwork for the Auburn Precinct for the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program.

Local Cumberland artists including emerging, First Nations, and culturally and linguistically diverse artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications close on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

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Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture

Entries are now being accepted for the 2021 Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture at Tweed Regional Gallery.

The Olive Cotton Award is a $20,000 biennial national award for excellence in photographic portraiture in memory of photographer Olive Cotton. The exhibition is selected from entrants across Australia and is a significant opportunity for established and emerging photographers. The winning work is acquired for the Gallery’s collection.

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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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Feros Care Online Art Exhibition and Virtual Art Exhibition

This online art competition and virtual exhibition for people living with disability has just launched, with the theme of “Behind the Mask”.

The aim of the competition is to give a voice to people living with disability to express their fears and their dreams through art. It will also help build confidence by displaying their artworks publicly online in a virtual exhibition at the end of the competition.

The competition will have prizes to the value of $500 for the following categories, Youth Award (under 16), Best Overall Award and People’s Choice Award.

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Past opportunities

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

Gallery Lane Cove Outdoor terrace exhibition space

Gallery Lane Cove Library Sculpture plinth