Awards, Grants + Opportunities

Keeping an eye out for the good oil, we will endeavour to provide a comprehensive list of the latest awards, grants and opportunities for artists to apply for. Please get in touch with us via email if you have an award we should add.



NAVA – Sainsbury Sculpture Grant entries close 17 September

Hornsby Art Prize entries close 18 September

bluethumb Art Prize 2016 entries close 30 September


A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize 2016 entries close 3 October

Recycling Sculpture entries close 7 October

The North Sydney Art Prize entries close 31 October

 KAAF Art Prize 2016  entries close 31 October

The North Sydney Art Prize entries close 31 October


The Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting entries close 4 November

Painting Impressionism – 9×5 Waverley Woollahra entries close 21 November

Sculpture at Scenic World 2017 exhibition entries close 28 November

Contemporary Art Awards 2017  entries close 29 November


Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2017 entries close 11 January

Cambridge Studio Gallery – 2017 Portrait Prize entries close 31 January

Australian Council For the Arts Grants – 

Development Grants for Individuals and Groups entries close:

–       Tuesday 4 October 2016, for projects starting after 1 January 2017


Two Visual Arts Fellowships entries close 8 October 2016

NSW Artists’ Grant – entries close 22 October 2016

Australian Artists’ Grant – entries close 12 November

Image: Wendy Sharp’s studio, courtesy the artist. Featured in Issue 35. 

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