Student Opportunities

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

Student Opportunities

Artwork callout – Sydney Festival: Proclamation

Proclamation is an observational body of work linking the community and their idea or association of belonging to the land and country, and more specifically the interpretation of land ownership. Community members of all ages are invited to respond to this theme by painting, drawing, paper collaging, digital imaging, photographing, or any other form of 2-dimensional image making. The aim is to create a picture that reflects their idea of connection to land or place. Examples include: their favourite beach, their house, a memory of the place they grew up, and even an imaginary place or their favourite plant or animal. Works addressing ongoing conversations around Aboriginal land rights, diaspora and migration are also highly encouraged.

For those artists whose works are selected, they will be provided with the coordinates and dates their flag will fly at Barangaroo Reserve so they can go visit with their friends
and family. Once the festival finishes, artists will have their flag returned to them to keep as a memento.

View full submission guidelines.

To submit your work, hard copies can be arranged to be dropped off/delivered to Sydney Festival HQ at:
Sydney Festival, Level 5, 10 Hickson Road, The Rocks, attn: Jade Muratore, Project Coordinator.

Digital copies may also be sent via email to jade.muratore@sydneyfestival.org.au. Submission close 10 November 2019.

 

Paint Queen Street – The Inaugural Queen Street Art Prize

Artists are asked to submit their own painted artwork depicting the houses, businesses and streetscapes of Queen Street, including the interior and exteriors of local businesses. Entry is free and open to all. Prize money to the value of $5,000. Judging will be held in early March 2020. Canvases to be a maximum height and/or width of 1m, and in any painting medium.

Register via john.knott@1stcity.com.au before 14 December 2019.

Creative Art / Cartooning / Drawing Teacher

We are seeking a creative confident art teacher that would like to work on a regular basis every week in the morning 8am – 8.50am once a week teaching art & drawings to children in the Eastern Suburbs at a private school.

We also have casual work available plus travel time to do Lego and T.Shirt Painting workshops in the school holidays in the Kiama area. Previous experience with children would be an advantage.

Essential:

  • Must be organised
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Confident to teach a class of 25 – 30 children.
  • Having a car and a drivers’ license would be an advantage. The position is casual / contract / freelance.

Please send a brief cover letter and samples of your drawings or artwork to Rita Sen Gupta:

Rita: 02 9002 0762  email: admin2@cartoonkingdom.com.au

All art materials and equipment will be provided. Training will be provided free of charge. The teaching skills you need to already have mastered. WWC check will need to be obtained. We can assist you to get this.

Job Type: Casual

Rate: $55 per hour

 

Lead Artists at Cork and Canvas

Are you an experienced artist who enjoys painting with acrylics on a canvas? This is a great opportunity for anyone who is completing or recently completed their fine arts course, or for someone who enjoys painting and has a great knack for it!

Key Prerequisites include:

  • Having an outgoing personality and an interest in guiding groups on how to replicate paintings step-by-step from start-to-end in a fun and creative environment: it’s all about Fun art, not Fine art!
  • Being able to speak clear and proper English as you will be giving painting instructions to groups.
  • Knowledge of paint theory and painting techniques and able to explain to them while instructing
  • If you think this is you, we’d love to hear from you.

You must include in your application:

  • Your resume.
  • No less than 5 photos of your most recent work using acrylic paints on a canvas (or link to your artwork).
  • State how you are eligible to work in Australia.
  • List which days of the week you are available and the times during each day.
  • List which weeks/months of 2019 you are not available to work (eg. traveling overseas, etc.).
  • List how many hours you would like to work each week.
  • A photo of yourself.

Apply at: admin@corkandcanvas.com.au

 

Bondi Pop Up Shop available for rent
Contact to find out more

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

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

Sculpture on the Farm
Expressions of interest now open

Artspace Mackay Foundation $4,000 ‘Hands On’ Bursary
The Artspace Mackay Foundation bursary aims to support and encourage young emerging artists, (aged 17 – 25) originating from the Mackay Regional Council area, Mackay, North Queensland, who seek to pursue a career in visual and creative arts. Applications  close Monday 20 January 2020

Volunteer

Carriageworks Summer 2020 Volunteer call out
During Summer 2020 Carriageworks will present four large-scale installations by leading Australian artists Rebecca Baumann, Daniel Boyd, Kate Mitchell and Reko Rennie. Each work is immersive, participatory and site-specific, engaging with the unique history and architecture of the precinct. Carriageworks is currently seeking volunteers from 8th January – 1st March 2020.
Applications close Friday 22 November 2019

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

Exhibition callouts

Sculpture in the Vineyard
Applications open 1 July

Articulate 2018/2019 Program
Applications open now

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

Firstdraft (Woolloomooloo, NSW)
Applications close 6 October 2019 for exhibitions, curators’ and public programs.

Art Prizes

Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award
Applications close midnight 17 November 2019

Emerging Artist Award: ADFAS (Ku-ring-gai) Artist Residency and Solo Exhibition at Eramboo
Applications close 6 August 2019

Georges River Art Prize 2019
Applications close 30 August 2019

Mosman Art Prize 2019
Applications close 26 August 2019

Blacktown City Art Prize
Applications close 8 October 2019

Darling Portrait Prize
Applications close 1 October 2019

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
Applications close 2 September 2019

Paddington Art Prize 2019
Entries close 15 September 2019

Australian Residency Opportunities

University of Sydney Library Printer in Residence 2019
Applications open 28 January 2019

ANAT Synapse Residencies 2019
Applications close 19 February 2019

The Pickers’ Hut at Glaziers Bay, TAS
Applications open year round

Fremantle Arts Centre Artist in Residence Program, WA
Applications open all year round

Imagine Residency at Art in Motion, Coomba NSW
Applications open year round

Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra
Applications open year round

Cowwarr Art Space Residencies, Cowwarr, VIC
Applications for 2018 opening soon

International Residency Opportunities

NES Artist Residency, Iceland
Applications open year round

ComPeung residency in Northern Thailand
Applications open year round

Jardin Orange, Shenzhen, China Residency
Applications open year round
Application deadline 1 August 2019
Grants, Scholarships and Bursaries

Create NSW Small Project Grants
Create NSW’s Small Project Grants is open for applications.
Small Project Grants support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers.
You can apply for between $500 and $5000 towards your project.
Apply now until the end of June 2020, find out more here

Create NSW Arts and Cultural Funding Program 2019/20
Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program 2019/20 provides funding opportunities for arts and cultural organisations, professional artists and arts/cultural workers across a wide range of artforms and disciplines.
The next Project funding round opens on 3 February 2020. Funding is available for a wide range of arts and cultural activity, including the creation of new work, practice-based research or experimentation and professional development.
You can find out more here.

 

A Start in Life
Applications are reviewed quarterly.
A Start in Life provides financial assistance to disadvantaged students.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen.
You must be engaged in full time study.
You must be under the age of 25.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.

Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships
Deadline extended until 30 July 2019.
The scholarship of US $48,000 is intended to cover 12 months overseas.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You must have successfully completed at least two years of an undergraduate degree or have graduated in the past five years from a practice-led visual art undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification at an Australian institution of higher learning.
More information here.

Australian Federation of Graduate Women Dr Barbara Wright Postgraduate Scholarship
Not offered in 2018.
This award (maximum $5000) is to support women who have completed an undergraduate degree and will be undertaking a postgraduate qualification in 2018 who are from the Central West of NSW.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You must be a female student.
You must hold an undergraduate degree but not a postgraduate degree.
Normally live in the Central West (Upper Lachlan, Parkes, Forbes, Weddin, Cowra, Cabonne, Orange, Blayney, Bathurst, Oberon and Hilltops).
Be commencing postgraduate study in 2018.
More information here.

Australian Federation of Graduate Women NSW Joan Bielski AO Memorial Scholarship
Applications open again in 2019 (Biennial award).
This scholarship of $5000 per semester is to enable a mature woman to attend university and complete a first degree.
Eligibility:
You must be a female student.
You must have been born before 1 January 1982
You must be enrolled in a government supported place and without previous university attendance.
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You must be resident in NSW or ACT.
You must be a full time student in an undergraduate course.
You must be able to demonstrate financial hardship.
More information here.

Australian Foundation for Graduate Women Louisa Macdonald Education Trust Award
Not offered in 2018.
This award ($1000) is for a female student in her third year of study.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You must be a female student.
You must demonstrate significant disadvantage.
More information here.

Australian Veterans Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) Scholarships for Tertiary Studies
Applications open in July 2019.
These scholarships ($3,000-$5,000) are for children or grandchildren of a person with operational service as a member of the Australian Navy, Army or Air Force
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You must be planning to enrol or be enrolled in tertiary education in 2018
You must be studying or planning to study full time
You must be receiving or eligible to receive Centrelink youth allowance or equivalent
You must be under the age of 25.
More information here.

Basil and Muriel Hooper Scholarship, via AGNSW
Applications close late October 2019.
This scholarship of $4000 is awarded to students of fine art to assist with the cost of fees and general living expenses.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen.
You must have completed one year of full-time study.
You cannot be receiving any other scholarship.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.

BedsOnline Scholarship
Applications open September 2019.
BedsOnline offer a $1500 scholarship to support young students undertake tertiary study.
Eligibility:
You must be aged 18-25.
You must be an Australian citizen.
You must be able to demonstrate academic potential.
You must be able to demonstrate financial or other hardship.
You must be able to demonstrate evidence of community involvement or work experience.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.

Brian Terrence Reilly Pinnacle Scholarship 
Applications close October 2019.
This scholarship is for a student undertaking a Bachelor degree in any discipline.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen aged 16-24.
You must identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Queer.
You must have shown scholastic achievement.
You must demonstrate social and political awareness.
More criteria at link below.
More information here.
Career Development Grants
Round 3 closes 1 October for projects starting after 1 January 2020
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.
Eligibility:
Only individuals and groups may apply to this category. You must be a practicing artist or arts worker and an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident.
Applications for funding to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts panel must come from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals or groups.
More information here.
Clark Walton Pinnacle Scholarship 
Applications close October 2019.
This scholarship is for students studying architecture, design or visual and creative arts.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen aged 16-24.
You must identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Queer.
You must have shown scholastic achievement.
You must demonstrate social and political awareness.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More criteria at link below.
More information here.
digitalbrief Scholarship
Applications close July 2019.
This Scholarship of $5,500 provides assistance for a young person to reach their potential.
Eligibility:
You must be aged between 18-25 years.
You must be enrolled in a tertiary institution.
You must demonstrate academic potential through a minimum ATAR of 80.
You must be able to demonstrate financial or other hardship.
You must be able to demonstrate evidence of community involvement.
More information here.
Interior Secrets Furniture Scholarship 
Applications close September 2019.
This Scholarship of $1000 is offered to students to support financial hardship while learning at a tertiary level.
Eligibility:
You must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English.
You must be in your second or third year of study of an undergraduate degree.
More information here.
JASCO Start Your Studio Art & Design Scholarships
Applications open March 2019.
Three annual scholarships to students who excel in their course of study. Successful applicants will be awarded art materials to the value of $1000.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You must be studying Visual Art, Fine Art or Design at an Australian Tertiary Institution.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.

The Personal Branding Scholarship
Applications open twice a year and are due 30 June and 30 November every year. The Scholarship, valued at $2000 includes $500 cash for your tuition expenses and a personal branded website valued at $1500.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.

Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists
Applications open May 2019.
This scholarship can be used for education or professional development, exhibiting work costs, and independent artistic research or practice costs.
Eligibility:
You must be an Australian citizen.
You must be a resident of NSW and have lived more than 70km from the Sydney GPO for a minimum of 5 years continuously.
You must be working broadly in the areas of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking.
You must be a professional practitioner.
More information here.

Young Carers Bursary Program
Applications open July 2019.
These bursaries of $3000 support young carers to study while receiving their education or training.
Eligibility
You must be aged 25 or under.
You must be a carer.
You must not be in receipt of another bursary or scholarship.
You must not have a previous degree or advanced diploma.
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
You can be an undergraduate or postgraduate student.
More information here.

Youth off the Streets National Scholarship
Applications open March 2019.
This scholarship of $6000 and a mentor is awarded to 20 students Australia-wide to assist with education or training goals.
Eligibility:
You must be aged 16-21 as of 20 September on the year of nomination.
You must have a clear need for financial assistance.
More information here.

Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists
Applications close 21 July 2019.
This award opens up avenues for regional artists seeking to further their professional development, exhibition opportunities or deepen research with a $10,000 scholarship.
Eligibility:
You must be the visual art, craft or design practitioner/s undertaking the project.
Group applications (groups are at least two people) will be accepted where the group have a history of collaboration. The application must be submitted with the details of two group members involved in the project. The grant will be awarded to the two applicants nominated on the form.
You must be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status in Australia.
You must be a resident of NSW and have lived more than 70km from the Sydney GPO for a minimum of five years continuously.
More information here.

New South Wales Artists’ Grant
Applications close 21 July 2019.
This grant has been initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners residing in NSW to produce, present and promote their work throughout NSW, interstate and overseas.
More information here.

NAS Residencies and Internships

See our Scholarships and Residences page for all information.

NAS Scholarships and Awards

See our Scholarships and Residences page for all information.

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