Student Opportunities

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

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


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


Waverley-Woollahra Arts School Holiday Program

Waverley-Woollahra Arts School runs a School Holiday Program each school holiday and is always on the lookout for enthusiastic artists to run half-day and full-day workshops for kids.

Our next holiday program is running from 4 – 15 July.

Please email for more information.


City of Sydney – Get paid to show your work

Applications are now open for expressions of interest for art and design concepts to be used as printed artwork on temporary protective structures (hoardings) at construction sites across the city.

We invite artworks to respond to the themes of Eora Journey and LGBTIQA+ pride, and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and designers.

Applications close on Thursday 9 June.

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

Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize
Entries close 11 May 2022 – enter here

Mosman Youth Art Prize 2022
Entries close 3 May 2022 – enter here

the churchie emerging art prize 2022
Entries close 11 April 2022 – enter here

Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival 2022
Entries close 19th June 2022 – more info

Monster Children Short Film Awards
Entries open 7 March 2022 – more info

Sculptures Out Back 2022
Entries close 1th July 2022 – more info

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 (

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.



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:

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