Recent Funding Opportunities

The Queensland Destination Events Program – OPEN NOW

The Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP), formerly the Regional Development Program (RDP), seeks to leverage the crucial link between events and the destinations in which they are staged, extending the flow of the economic, marketing and social benefits of events throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland.




Other Funding Opportunities

Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing
Closes: 13 Jan 2021

The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is a $25,000 acquisitive art award among the most significant of its kind in the country.
More information: plc.nsw.edu.au

Local Artists – Local Content 2021 Art Prize
Closes: 15 Jan 2021

For Sunshine Coast creatives, Caloundra Regional Gallery invites artists to submit works in competition. Up to forty finalists will be included in an exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery with prizes totalling $13,500.
More information: gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Call for Artists: The Body Language 2021
Closes: 15 Jan 2021

ITSLIQUID Group, in collab with Venice Events and ACIT Venice, is selecting all interesting photo, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art works to include in the next exhibition THE BODY LANGUAGE to be held during the period of Venice Carnival 2021.
More information: itsliquid.com

The SCWC Poetry Award 2020
1 Feb 2021

With winning and highly commended entries to be published in the South Coast Writers Centres’ 2021 Anthology, the award seeks poems responding to the theme ‘every body’.
More information: southcoastwriters.org

The Kathleen Mitchell Award
Closes: 2 Feb 2021

Presented presented biennially to the author, aged 30 or under, of an outstanding novel or novella to encourage advancement in their literary career. The novel or novella must have been published or accepted for publication within the 2 years prior to the Award closing date.
More information: australiacouncil.gov.au

The Dal Stivens Award
Closes: 2 Feb 2021

Presented biennially to an author aged 30 or under, for a short story or essay of the highest literary merit; you may submit up to two entries.
More information: australiacouncil.gov.au

RAF Quick Response Grants
Closes: 5 Feb 2021

Quick Response Grants are intended to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development or small project opportunities
More information: flyingarts.org.au

Nature Writing Prize 2021
Closes: 19 Feb 2021

Enter The Nature Conservancy’s sixth biennial Nature Writing Prize for the chance to win $7500 as the author of an essay between 3,000 and 5,000 words in the genre of ‘Writing of Place’. The winning entry will also be published in Griffith Review online.
More information: natureaustralia.org.au

Re-Imagine: Sector Recovery Initiatives
Closes: 23 Feb 2021

This new fund is offered in acknowledgment of the significant forces of change and evolution facing the cultural and creative industries.
More information: australiacouncil.gov.au

The Gallipoli Art Prize
Closes: 10 Mar 2021

Australian (and other eligible) artists are invited to enter one piece of original work produced in oil, acrylic, water colour or mixed medium in the 2021 $20 000 Gallipoli Art Prize competition.
More information: gallipoliartprize.org.au

The Elyne Mitchell Photo Story Competition
Closes: 1 Mar 2021

Running alongside the Man from Snowy River Bush Fest, this photo story competition consists of an image with the theme ’The Gathering’. With a maximum of 200 words, could be a gathering of anything from people, to vehicles, to clouds, to flowers or animals. Select an image and then write about what that particular gathering means to you.
More information: bushfestival.com.au

COVID 19 Arts Sustainability Fund
Closes: 31 Mar 2021

This fund aims to provide ‘last resort’ funding assistance to significant Australian Government funded arts organisations that are assessed to be at imminent risk of insolvency as a direct result of COVID-19, having taken all reasonable action to maintain their financial position.
More information: grants.gov.au

The Fineman New Photography Award
Closes: 23 Apr 2021

This award places the focus on photographic artists working throughout the Asia-Pacific region, seeking to find those whose work is beginning to receive critical attention and deserves to be seen by international audiences. 
More information: ballaratfoto.org

Martin Kantor Portrait Prize
Closes: 1 May 2021

Open to all photographers and photo media artists, giving you the chance to have your work displayed and viewed at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale from 28 August to 24 October 2021 in Ballarat.
More information: ballaratfoto.org

The RISE Fund
Closes: 31 May 2021

The RISE Fund is supporting the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate. The program is targeting funding towards the arts and entertainment sector organisations who are seeking to restart, re-imagine or create new activities. The program is intended to assist by providing finance to assist the presentation of new or re-shaped cultural and creative activities and events.
More information: www.arts.gov.au

Birdport Flash Fiction Prize
Closes: 31 May 2021

With first, second and third prizes, your story will feature in the Bridport Prize anthology which opens access to other competitions. The Prize is open to writers of any nationality writing in English aged 16 and over at the time of the closing date
More information: bridportprize.org.uk

Symposium of Lace in Art & Design
Closes: 4 June 2021

Doily Free Zone is offering 10 scholarships for students currently enrolled in tertiary courses of: Art, Fashion, Textile & Industrial Design, Architecture, Engineering and Mathematics. One scholarship will be given every month leading up to the symposium in June 2021.
More information: doilyfreezone.net

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