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Upcoming Prizes, Grants and Residencies

AGENDO 2019 Entries close 5pm, 27 June 2019 Camberwell Grammar School invites entries for AGENDO 2019 from young emerging artists to be in the running for the $10,000 non-acquisitive award. Artists under the age of 35 eligible to submit works across media including painting, works on paper, sculpture/object based and new technologies. The finalists will be on display from 8 to 14 August at Camberwell Grammar School in Victoria. All entries must be available for sale. Visit the website for the full list of terms and conditions.

Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize Applications close 7 June 2019 The biennial Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize attracts some of Australia’s finest contemporary artists, awarding a generous acquisitive cash prize of $50,000. Works by shortlisted artists will be on display at Bendigo Art Gallery from 14 September to 15 December.

Career Development Grants Round 2 closes 4 June for projects starting after 1 September 2019, and 1 October for those starting after 1 January 2020 The Australia Council for the Arts offers three grant rounds each year under the Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups scheme. Applications are open to artists, arts workers and groups for funds of $5,000 to $25,000. Funding provides support for further development of skills, and to improve capacity to build an enduring career.

Fremantle Arts Centre – Artist in Residence program Applications open year round Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) invites local, national and international artists including individuals, groups, curators, writers and organisations to apply for a residency at one of the centre’s 11 studios and a residential apartment located at the Moores Building. FAC accommodates a variety of disciplines and projects. Residencies can be for the creation of new works, research, and practice development.

Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award Entries close 1 July 2019 The Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award is a biennial showcase of outstanding art created with, on or about paper with no size restrictions. Prizes total $26,000 with the winner of the major prize awarded $15, 000, the recipient of the Young and Early Career Artist Award will take home $5,000, while the Friend’s of Hazelhurst Local Artist Award offers $5,000 and $1,000 for the People’s Choice Award. The exhibition of finalists will present a diverse range of paper works or techniques, including drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, paper cuts and video from 21 September to 17 November at Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Sydney.

R & M McGivern Prize Entries close 28 June 2019 The R & M McGivern Prize is presented every three years with a new theme. In 2019 artists are invited to submit entries, which contemplate the impact of human habitation on the environment – ‘Anthropocene’. This $25,000 acquisitive prize for painting is open to artists across Australia, and includes a $1,000 People’s Choice Prize. The winning artwork will be acquired as part of the Maroondah City Council Art Collection, contributing to Council’s aim of building a high-quality art collection for the Maroondah region.

Incinerator Art Award: Art For Social Change Entries close Friday May 31 The Incinerator Art Award is an annual contemporary art prize, open to all visual art forms. Submissions are open for the non-acquisitive prize offering $14,000 in awards, including the first prize of $10,000. All shortlisted works will be exhibited in the Incinerator Gallery from 12 October to 1 December, with winners being announced at the exhibition opening on Friday, 11 October. Visit the website for more info or contact the gallery: (03)8325-1750.

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