Student Opportunities

Here are current employment opportunities, exhibition call outs, scholarships, grants and bursaries and art prizes.

Opportunity to feature your artwork
NAS students invited to enter Nomad Brewing Co art series competition

NAS’s beverage partner, Nomad Brewing Co is inviting NAS students to submit an artwork to feature on the labels of their five new small batch limited release beers! This is part of the Nomad art series, you can see previous examples here.

If your artwork is chosen you will receive:

  • Artist fee of $200 per selected artwork
  • Two cases of the beer featuring your artwork
  • Opportunity to show the original work onsite at Nomad Brewery Co in Brookvale
  • Each limited-edition label will include information about the artist and their work.
  • Exposure from the NAS and Nomad social media channels

Here is an example of a previous art series label.

The winners will be selected by NAS Director and CEO Steven Alderton, NAS Gallery Manager and Senior Curator Katrina Cashman and Nomad Brewing Company co-owner Kerrie Abba.

How to apply

  • Complete the application form
  • Attach your entry as a JPEG or PDF no bigger than 10MB
  • Email form and artwork label entry to: marketing@nas.edu.au
  • Two entries per student may be permitted

Entries close Friday 30 September 2022

The beer flavours are being finalised, don’t worry about the flavours, but consider that these will be Summer releases.

For more information contact marketing@nas.edu.au

 

 

Casual Gallery Attendant Positions with Bondi Pavillion Gallery

In this newly created role, the casual Gallery Attendant is responsible for providing excellence in customer experience for visitors of Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Bondi Story Room, Yalagang Room the safety of the public and oversees the security of artworks and installations during the gallery’s opening hours. Find out more here.

Get your application in by midnight 29 September 2022

 

UTS Indigenous Creative Fellowship

Applications for the UTS Indigenous Creative Fellowship are open. The fellow will be supported and mentored by the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges (CAIK) and the Australian Centre for Public History (ACPH). The Fellowship is part of the Yirranma Place history project, and is building on the Darlinghurst Public History Initiative.

See our website for more details, applications close 31 August.

 

Bondi Pavillion – Calling all local artists

This is an opportunity to present your original work in the newly renovated Pavilion as part of our reopening festivities, celebrating local artists at the heart of our community. Artists will receive advance access to the venue, artists’ fees and Waverley Council production, event and delivery support.

Works presented to the public
23 September – 3 October 2022

Get your application in before midnight, Monday 8 August 2022.
More info

 

Down Under Space – Emerging artist and performance space
Down Under Room Info

 

Fremantle Arts Centre – Artist in Residence program 
Applications open year-round

 

Wimby – A website designed to support local artists and showcase your art exhibitions
More info

 

OurFutures – Cartoonist Opportunity

The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at The University of Sydney is looking for a cartoon illustrator to work on a new module that will form part of our suite of evidence-based prevention education programs for secondary school students, called OurFutures.

Each module is structured as 4 to 6 lessons, with the main component of each lesson being interactive cartoon storyboards which follow characters around the same age as the target students, allowing us to deliver peer-led messages.

If you are interested please respond with a quote and sample artwork to Miriam.delailomaloma@sydney.edu.au

 

Expressions of Interest – University of Sydney Library LGBTQIA+ artwork

The University of Sydney Libraries will be undertaking a project in 2022 to commission an artwork via a competitive expression of interest process.

If you’re an artist, we’re seeking an expression of interest from you to create a commissioned artwork to be displayed in our library spaces. The two-dimensional work will hang in Fisher Library and will embody themes relating to LGBTQIA+ inclusion.

More info

 

Art Van Go: Looking for Staff

Casual basis (three days a week). Get real experience working with galleries and established artists.

Please email sean@artvango.com.au for more information.

 

Sydney Visual Arts Academy: Looking for an Artist/Tutor

Sydney Visual Arts Academy are looking for an artist/tutor who can run drawing classes for primary age children. They are based at Ultimo and would like someone to work from 2.45 to 4.15 pm Monday to Friday (five days per week) during school term. Wages are negotiable depending on experience – between $40-60 per hour plus super.

More info

Volunteer at Cementa22
Cementa22 is a four-day and four-night artist-run contemporary art festival. Over 40 artists exhibit new work across the post-industrial town of Kandos, NSW. From 19 to 22 May 2022.

Volunteer at NAS Gallery
Applications open all year round

Volunteer at Articulate Project Space
Applications open all year round

Volunteer at Wellington St Projects
Applications open all year round

Volunteer at 541 Art Space – become a student ambassador
Applications open all year round

Volunteer at 107 Projects
Applications open all year round

Volunteer at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Applications open all year round

Volunteer at Oasis Youth Support Network, Surry Hills – Art Classes
Applications open all year round

Breathing Colours Gallery (Balmain, NSW)
Applications open all year round

Dungog Contemporary (Dungog, NSW)
Applications open all year round

Gaffa Gallery (Sydney, NSW)
Applications open all year round

Project Gallery 90 (Paddington, NSW)
Applications open all year round

Scratch Art Space (Marrickville, NSW)
Applications open all year round

Thienny Lee Gallery (Edgecliff, NSW)
Applications open all year round

Arnold Street Gallery (Bendigo, VIC)
Applications open all year round

Brunswick Street Gallery (Fitzroy, VIC)
Applications open all year round

MAS Gallery & Studio (Malvern, VIC)
Applications open all year round

The Art Vault (Mildura, VIC)
Applications open all year round

Pari (Parramatta, NSW)
Applications open until 15 May 2022

Saatchi Gallery | Art for Change Prize 2022

This year’s award invites emerging artists from around the world to creatively respond to the theme of ‘Equality’.Applications will be invited through an open call online and the prize is available to emerging artists based in the UK, Europe, Americas, Asia, Australia, and Africa. A winner from each location will be decided by some of the best business and creative minds from M&C Saatchi Group globally and eminent guest judges.

A total prize fund of £20,000 (or around $35,200 AUD) will be split between six regional winners, five to receive £2,000 each and one overall winner to receive £10,000 ($17, 600 AUD). All artists will exhibit their winning works in a dedicated exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, a recognised authority in contemporary art, where the overall winner will be announced.

For more information and to enter visit www.mcsaatchi.com/artforchangeprize

 

Visual Arts in the Valley 2022

One of the more valuable suites of art prizes in Australian contemporary art – painting in any medium, drawing, printmaking, photographic art, digital art, textile and fabric art, collage, multi-media, new media, video art, etc. Commissions and entry fees are low to return as much as possible to artists. In the past two biennials, over 30% of artworks sold ($100,000 in 2020).

$8,000 Kangaroo Valley Art Prize, $5,000 Tony White Memorial Prize for a young (30 & under) emerging artist, Highly Commended & Commended in each, plus Salon of Local Artists, People’s Choice and Packing Room Prizes. Total prize money $22,000.

For more information and to enter visit: artsinthevalley.net.au/visualarts

Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists

Established in 1997 in memory of the artist Penny Meagher, the emphasis of the Windmill Trust Scholarship is to support professional artists from regional NSW to develop and or present their work.

This scholarship provides assistance towards the cost of:

  • independent artistic research or practice such as studio rental, material or labour costs
  • professional development and education
  • presenting work in new ways
  • exhibiting work such as framing, space rental, promotion, artists’ fees, freight, installation and documentation.

One individual or group is awarded up to $10,000 + GST.

Important Dates: Applications close 23:59 AEST Sunday 4 September 2022.

Apply here

 

Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

The Brett Whiteley Studio, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, awards an annual travelling art scholarship to talented artists aged between 20 and 30 with an established body of work.

The 2022 scholarship will consist of one recipient receiving $40,000 and three-month residency at the Cité as well as five recipients each receiving $10,000 and a two-week residency at Kangaroo Valley in the Southern Highlands, NSW. The Shark Island Kangaroo Valley residency will be administered by the Shark Island Institute, in consultation with the Brett Whiteley Studio and the Art Gallery of NSW.

Residencies will occur on the following dates:

  • Cité internationale des arts, Paris from July to September 2023 with a further three months in Europe – for one recipient only
  • Shark Island Kangaroo Valley from 7 to 21 November 2022 with a curriculum and various events and programs produced by the Brett Whiteley Studio – for five recipients simultaneously

To be considered for selection, an applicant must comply with all entry instructions and conditions.

For more information please email: bwtas@ag.nsw.gov.au

 

Camden Council Seed Grants Program

Cultural Activation Seed Grants program is now open to artists and organisations, with applications closing 4 April 2022. The grants will make funding available to successful eligible applicants including individual artists, arts and cultural groups or arts organisations (for profit or not for profit). For more information, please visit: Cultural Activation Seed Grant » Camden Council (nsw.gov.au)

Available grants:

Creation of New Work

Up to $3,000 (excl. GST)

To support the professional development of individual artists, art and cultural groups or arts organisations (for profit or not for profit) within the Macarthur Region and assist in the creation and presentation of a new work that can be exhibited, published, presented, or performed locally, interstate or internationally. Applicants are required to demonstrate how this support will be recognized through marketing, such as the use of Camden Council’s logo or mention of support.

Creative Programming

Up to $3,000 (excl. GST)

To provide opportunities for local emerging or established artists, curators, or creatives to develop, establish and deliver new and innovative arts or cultural programs within the Camden LGA. Outcomes of this grant include further professional development of successful applicants, as well as increasing community engagement within the arts. *Please note that it is not a requirement to be an artist living within the Camden LGA for this particular grant. The preference is that the work will connect with Camden in terms of delivery, exhibition or engagement.

Rehome Support for Cultural Groups

Up to $2,000 (excl. GST)

Providing grants to assist not for profit cultural groups in securing new spaces for regular engagement, meetings or rehearsals, as a means to re-establish themselves post Covid-19.

 

BOUDDI FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS GRANTS PROGRAM 2022

The Bouddi Foundation for the Arts (BFA), chaired by renowned Shakespearean actor, John Bell, announces the opening of the 2022 Grant Year, with applications welcomed from any young (15-30 year old) artist (any genre) connected to the Central Coast.

Grants of up to $5000 will be made to outstanding young artists, based on the quality of their online application, their audition (later in the year), and their need.

Given the challenges artists in all genres have faced over the past two years, BFA is keen to encourage not only talented artists still at school but also those older artists who may be studying at, or have completed their studies at, tertiary institutions, academies, conservatoriums, etc.

Applications can be made on our website between now and 29 May 2022: www.bouddiarts.org.au

 

THE POOL GRANT 11

The Pool Collective are pleased to announce the call for entries for The Pool Grant 11 will open on Wednesday June 1. 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 $5,000 and a year of mentorship from Pool’s artists and makers to conceptualise and produce a solo show in July 2023.

The Pool Grant 11
Call for entries: Wednesday June 1
Applications close: Sunday June 26, midnight
Grant 11 recipient announcement: Thursday July 7, 7pm
Application submission via: thepoolcollective.com/poolgrant

 

William Fletcher Foundation:

Artist and Student grants
Applications: open now – close 31st August 2022

Support Grants $1000- $2000
For Students in an Art Courses in Australia

Development Grants $5000-$10000
For emerging and mid-career artists in Australia

Genre: Drawing and Painting

More information: https://williamfletcherfoundation.org.au/grants/

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