Student Opportunities

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

Student Opportunities

Firstdraft Director Callout 2021-22

Firstdraft is looking for passionate people to join our Board of Directors for 2021 and 2022. The board is made up of a diverse range of artists, writers, curators and arts workers, whose skills and knowledge are key to realising the success of its vision. Together with a core team of staff, they lead a program that is critical, ambitious, diverse and experimental. Applications close 11.59 pm Sunday 6 December 2020.

Apply now

Sip and Paint Bondi Art Instructor

Sip and Paint Bondi are looking for Art Instructors who are comfortable teaching adults and children how to paint, using step by step instructions.
Find out more and apply at hi@bondipaintclub.com

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

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

YawwaY Sculpture Walk on the Green 2020
Applications close 31 October 2020

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 22 March 2020 for exhibitions, curators’ and public programs.

Art Prizes

Dobell Drawing Prize #22
Entries close 5pm, Monday 5 October 2020

Blacktown City Art Prize
Entries close 5pm, Tuesday 6 October 2020

Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize
Entries close midnight, Friday 6 November 2020

The 66th Blake Prize
Entries close Monday 12 October 2020

The Hero’s Journey aMBUSH Gallery Art Prize 2020
Entries close Wednesday 30 September 2020

Shelley Simpson Ceramics Prize
Entries close midnight, Tuesday 30 November 2020

Carstairs Prize
Entries close midnight, Sunday 25 October 2020

Lake Art Prize 2020
Entries close midnight, Friday 23 October 2020

Burwood Art Prize 2020
Entries close 5pm, Wednesday 30 September 2020

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Gradfoto 2020
Entries close midnight, 22 November 2020

Australian Residency Opportunities

UTS Artist in Residence 
Applications close 30 November 2020

White Rhino Artspace Artist Residency
Apply now for availabilities mid Dec 2020 to end of Jan 2021

Parramatta Artists’ Studios: Artist-In-Residence Program
Applications close 24 March 2020, midnight

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

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

Edified Energiser Grants 2020
Entries close Saturday 31 October 2020

Australia Council First Nations Emerging Career Development Award 2020
Entries close 3pm, Monday 28 September 2020 for projects starting after 1 January 2021

Artists’ Benevolent Fund
The renewed Artists’ Benevolent Fund hopes to provide modest but useful one-off financial assistance to Australian visual artists in crisis as a result of fire, flood, storm, serious illness, major accident, declared state or national emergencies, or some other unexpected catastrophic experience.
Applications now open, no deadline date for submission

Patrón 60 Hands – Pay It Forward
This grant focuses on giving back to grassroots and community craftspeople in the design, fashion and hospitality industries with a $25,000 grant to help them realise their vision and accelerate their growth.
Entries close midnight AEST on Friday 23 October 2020

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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