The Art Gallery of NSW awards artists or scholars in the visual arts a two-month or three-month tenancy in either the Moya Dyring Studio or the Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. These scholarships can be awarded to up to 10 applicants per year, and covers the rent of the studio in Paris.
Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship
The Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship is an award of $25,000. The winner will be chosen from one of the winners of the above Studios Scholarship, who is female and 35 years of age or under, at the time of application. Read more
The NSW visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) is offered by the State Government to enable a visual artist at the beginning of his/her career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.
The fellowship recipient will be awarded $30,000. Read more
Supports regional NSW professional artists who need financial assistance in advancing their career. One scholarship of $5,000 awarded in the area of painting, printing, sculpture or drawing. Read more
Provides funding for a range of Visual Arts projects Australia-wide. This may include catalogues and publications, exhibition development, professional education, purchase or commission of artworks, research projects and symposia. Funding can only be provided to Public Institutions in Australia with DGR status. There are three rounds per year; 31 May, 30 September and 31 December. Read more
Provides assistance towards travel (for educational purposes) and/or tuition costs for young people building a career in the visual arts broadly in the areas of painting, photography or sculpture. Four scholarships up to $5,000 offered. Read more
This $20,000 award for Indigenous creative artists is offered in a five-year cycle with a different area of the arts – creative prose, drama, the visual arts, scriptwriting and poetry – being rewarded each year. Read more
This program consists of a 6-week artist residency for one artist at Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives, sponsored by the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, to create a new body of work in response to the World Heritage Area followed by an exhibition at the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery. Emerging, mid-career and established visual artists working in any medium from Australia and overseas are encouraged to apply. Read more
This Biannual Art Award is supported by the Lane Cove Council and Centrehouse Community Art Centre& Gallery Lane Cove. It is open to emerging Australian artists 18 to 30 years, working in the mediums of painting, printmaking and drawing. Read more
A grant offered to Australian art students who have already won a travelling scholarship, to assist with the cost of overseas travel. The grant is offered Australia-wide, and the funding is up to $5000. A condition of entry is that the applicant has already been awarded a competitive travelling scholarship. Read more
The Art Gallery of NSW awards an annual prize of $1000 for excellence in the study of a landscape in oils. The applicant must be an art student who has lived in New South Wales for at least five years before entering the competition. Read more
Supports Australian cultural material to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the costs to develop and tour exhibitions of cultural material that has historic, scientific, design, social or artistic significance. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested. Read more
The NSW Artists’ 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. Funds for the scheme have been made available by Arts NSW specifically to encourage the undertaking of creative and cost-effective initiatives. These funds are to assist directly with the costs associated with the development and implementation of a project plan.
Information and application forms here.
The Career Fund now operates four rounds a year through two streams of funding – the Ignite Career Fund and the Create Career Fund.
The Ignite Career Fund will continue to support individual emerging creators seeking specific skills development, with individual grants of up to $5000 offered to successful applicants. There will be two rounds for the Ignite Fund each year, read these guidelines to find out more. APPLY NOW.
The Create Career Fund has been developed to provide time for mid to late career writers and visual artists to write, research and create. Individual grants of up to $20,000 with a minimum of $10,000 will be awarded to successful applicants. There will be two rounds for the Create Career Fund each year, read these guidelines to find out more. APPLY NOW.
The scholarships are offered by the State Government to support young artists from regional NSW to undertake a self-directed professional development program or project in their chosen field. Read more
Provides financial support for emerging Australian artists and groups working in sculpture and/or installation to further their professional skills. $2,000 for individual artists, $4,000 for groups.
This grant operates in quarterly rounds. Read more
Assistance to a mid-career Australian visual art, craft and/or design artist to undertake a one-month residency at the Bundanon Trust in NSW. The grant will provide up to $2,800 for travel, living costs and/or artwork production costs to enable the successful recipient to maximise their creative output during the residency. This grant operates in quarterly rounds. Read more
The scholarship is awarded to a talented young artist/painter with an established body of work who is best able to demonstrate the use and benefit of the scholarship to further their art education in Europe.
The scholarship consists of an amount of $30,000 and a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, administered by the Art Gallery of NSW. The $30,000 must be used by the successful applicant to further their art education in Europe for a period of at least six months, three of which must be used in conjunction with the residency. Read more
The purpose of the Fellowship is to assist a mid-career/established artist to build on their experience and consider significant activities and opportunities to support both personal development and career advancement. The Fellowship also offers an additional opportunity to undertake a residency at a regional gallery and offers a significant acquisitive commission from Artbank. Read more
The Dobell Exhibition Grant, supported by the the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, offers $40,000 in funding to one regional NSW gallery per annum. The program aims to support high quality exhibitions that speak to a broad audience across NSW. To assist in expanding appreciation for the visual arts, these exhibitions should be supported by innovative public and education programs that creatively engage both artists and the community.
In addition to the support provided by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, M&G NSW will offer successful applicants the opportunity to develop a national tour of their funded exhibition. Read more
This is an exciting professional development opportunity which offers Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander visual artists the chance to undertake four weeks residency at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, and exhibit a collection of work.
During the residency, artists will participate actively in the life of the University. This participation can be accomplished in several ways such as working on projects with students, demonstrating work in the studio and delivering artist talks. Artists are encouraged to consider ways their residency might engage students and faculty in different disciplines. The Kluge-Ruhe Collection will build on the artist’s strengths and interests to assist them in designing programs and establishing networks.
The grant is intended to cover return flights to Virginia and a stipend towards living expenses. The Kluge-Ruhe Collection will provide the following support: accommodation at a guest cottage on the grounds of the museum; program costs; exhibition support; reception and other social events; and marketing and promotions. Read more