Student Opportunities

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

Student Opportunities

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

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

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

Australia Council
Career Development Grants
Round 2 closes 1 October for those starting after 1 January 2020

Samstag Scholarships
Applications close 30 June 2019

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

Sculpture on the Farm
Expressions of interest now open

The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize
Entries close 14 July 2019

Portia Geach Memorial Award 2019
Entries close 28 June 2019

Victorian Craft Awards 2019
Entries close 15 July 2019

Sculpture in the Vineyards
Entries close 14 August 2019

Volunteer
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

STACKS Projects (Potts Point, NSW)
Applications close 18 August 2019

Art Prizes

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

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

International Residencies

International studio residencies provide a unique opportunity to develop your practice and studies in one of the great European centres of artistic excellence.

2019 residents at the Onslow Storrier Studio at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris: 
Angus Fisher (MFA Printmaking 2017, Sessional Printmaking Lecturer)
Rachel Buch (BFA Ceramics 2014)
Caitlin Hespe (MFA Drawing 2018)
Annelies Jahn (MFA Painting 2016, Sessional Drawing Lecturer)

2019 NAS resident at the British School at Rome:
Kirtika Kain (MFA Printmaking 2018)

 

Aboriginal Art Centre Internships

The National Art School (NAS) has closed accepting applications for the 2019 Aboriginal Art Centre Internship program. Now in its ninth year, this internship program is made possible through the generous support of Sharon Toffler and Mark Tedeschi AM QC.

These internships provide graduating students with an opportunity to acquire practical arts management experience and training in an active Aboriginal community art centre environment. Working closely with the Art Centre Manager, interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with artists and day-to-day arts centre operations. Interns will also have some opportunity to pursue their own artwork. Successful applicants are expected to take up the internship in 2019.

In 2019 Internships will be offered with Ernabella Arts Incorporated in far north-west South Australia and Tapatjatjaka Arts located at Titjikala, Northern Territory. Recipients will be provided with transport to and from the art centre, accommodation and stipend for the ten-week period of the internship.

Applications are open to students completing the Bachelor of Fine Art or Master of Fine Art programs in 2018.

Application and Information forms are available here:

Applications have now closed. 

NAS Scholarships and Awards

MFA Scholarships

The National Art School is proud to have three generous scholarships of $20,000 each to support students studying in the Master of Fine Art Program. Funded by the Clitheroe Foundation, the Bird Holcomb Foundation and the Jenour Foundation, the three scholarships are awarded annually and are open to current Bachelor of Fine Art Students who are applying to continue study at the School in the Master of Fine Art program. The scholarships can be used for fees and course costs or as a stipend to support living expenses for the two-year duration of the course.

Applications for the scholarships are made as part of the application to the Master of Fine Art program, and more information can be found below.

Applications for the 2019 scholarships and the MFA program close on Friday 23 November 2018.

Click below to download information about each scholarship:

LOOK PRINT SCHOLARSHIP

Generously funded by Look Printing, the Look Print Scholarship of $10,000 will support a continuing student to undertake the Master of Fine Art in Photomedia. All students who apply for the MFA in Photomedia will be considered for this inaugural scholarship.

Applications for the MFA program close on Friday 23 November 2018.

Click below to download information about the scholarship:

Look Print Scholarship information

MARK HENRY CAIN MEMORIAL TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP

The Mark Henry Cain Memorial Travel Scholarship supports a student to travel and study for a period of 6-8 weeks in the UK.

The scholarship is open to NAS students progressing from the Bachelor of Fine Art program to the Master of Fine Art program in 2019.

Applications close Friday 23 November 2018.

Mark Henry Cain Scholarship Application Form 2018

Mark Henry Cain Information Pack 2018

LIFT OFF AWARD

Funded by generous donors, the Lift Off Award of $20,000 can be used to undertake an artist residency, international travel, to establish a studio, purchase specialised equipment, mount an exhibition, a publication or any project that requires a lift off to support their burgeoning art practice. This Award is open to students completing the Master of Fine Art in 2018.

Applications have now closed.

Lift Off Award information and application form 2018

Lift Off Award Application

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