Awards, Competitions, Festivals, Opportunities

Propel – YCulture Fund Deadline: Ongoing
More Info: or (08) 9328 5855
Propel has $33,000 to give to young Perth artists who need funds for their arts idea! You can apply for up to $3000 to pay for many things such as venue hire, professional fees, material costs, admin costs and much more. YCulture has no funding rounds which means you can apply at any time! It is a super easy application form, which we will guide you through every step of the way!
Are you under 26, live in metro WA and have an idea for an arts and culture project? YCulture Metro is a funding program run by Propel Youth Arts WA designed to give entry-level artists a kick-start in turning their creative idea into reality. YCulture allows you to create and produce your own project across all artforms such as music, theatre, performance, new media, visual arts and crafts, street art, writing and dance and more.
Apply for YCulture and you will receive support in a non-competitive application process with a 10-day turnaround. YCulture gives you an opportunity to develop your creative skills in all aspects of project management, from grant writing to developing an arts idea and staging the final project.
GOTHAM STUDIOS ARE BACK! Contact: Jane Devine 044 900 1298 E:
Studio spaces available at Gotham Studios, Northbridge. Contact Jane for more info.
Arts Writers - Pen and Paper E-mag
It can be at any theme any topic as long as it is about arts! Our e-mag is published monthly and distributed to all registered art galleries, artists and arts lovers. It is free to subscription, showcasing Aussie new and emerging artists' works and interviews.
Although we cannot offer any money towards your contribution, however we can offer great exposure and publicity as the numbers of our readers are rapidly expanding, individual columns will be offered for successful bloggers as well. So if you're passionate enough please send us your details and sample/ link of your blogs
Ongoing Residencies:
Apply now (ongoing applications accepted)
Further Information:
The Self-directed Creative Residency program in Visual Arts provides time and space for individuals and groups to create new works, research innovative ideas, and experiment with different techniques and modes of production. Residency length can vary within the prescribed program dates. All residencies must begin on a Monday and last for a minimum of five days.
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The following information is copied from the InTouch Newletter sent out to members of The Australian Ceramics Association Editor: Ashley Fiona McHutchison

Awards and Opportunities
Deadline 5 May: Creative Residency in Paris; Emerging artists, designers, writers and curators are invited to consider how their practice could be developed within the structure of a 6-week residency in Paris;
2011 International Ceramics Festival: 1 – 3 July 2011;,
Old and New: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics Weekend Workshop at Whichford Pottery; Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September 2011;
Call for Applications: The Banff Centre 2011 - 2012 Creative Residencies; E:;
Bison Australia is looking for Australian companies/studios that can slip cast various forms on a commercial basis. We supply high-quality product to discerning Australian and international customers and would welcome the opportunity to talk with people who share those same standards. If you have the potential to offer reliable supply please contact Bison Australia Studio Manager, T: 02 6257 7255 E:,
Entries for the national Clunes Ceramic Award are now being invited. This is an acquisitive award of $5000 with a people's choice award (non-acquisitive) of $1000 plus various other awards. Full details,, then click on the link to the 2011 ceramic award.
The Gunnedah Art and Ceramics Exhibition is being held from 12-21 August 2011; $1370 in prize money will be available, with the Champion entry $600.00. For more details, Pam Thomas, T: 02 6742 1625 E:, Pat Tobin, T: 02 6742 3976

Matchbox Show: You are invited to be part of show 29 April – 5 June 2011 at Noosa Regional Gallery. Artwork must fit inside a standard Redhead matchbox, with no artwork on outside of the box. There must be at least 50% ceramics or mud in the box. Contact Michael Ciavarella, PO Box 129, Eumundi QLD 4562 E:;
Deadline 8 May: Mount Eyre Vineyards Art Prize 2011; Rex Livingston Art Dealer; Now in its third year, Mount Eyre Vineyards Art Prize gives entrants the chance to win a first prize of $8,000 and exhibit their artwork in a respected commercial gallery with strong sales potential;
Deadline 13 May: The Waterhouse Art Prize, South Australian Museum; Australia’s richest prize for natural history art; Overall Prize $50,000;
Janet Holmes à Court Artist's Grant Grants of up to $500 for individuals and $1,000 for groups to support the public presentation of visual arts, craft and design; close on 15 May, 15 August and 15 November 2011;àcourtartistsgranteckersleysartmaterialsprizenavamembers
Deadline 23 August: Blacktown City Art Exhibition; prizes include Indigenous Artist, Local Artist, Youth Art, Environmental Art and a First Prize for each official section; $14,000 in prize monies plus up to $10,000 in acquisitive funds;
The next Young Blood Designers Market will be held in August 2011 as part of the Sydney Design Festival. Application to be part of the market will open late May/early June; keep an eye on
Lorne Sculpture 2011, Melbourne; Sculpture Trail Award: $20,000 cash plus a one month residency, accommodation and exhibition package supported by the National Sculpture Factory, Cork Ireland; opens 15 October;
Australian Ceramics Triennale 2012: Subversive Clay; 28 September – 1 October 2012; Adelaide, SA. Please note date has changed from July 2012.

TACA goes to Bali in 2011: 3 – 16 July 2011: Finding Centre: Yoga + Wheel Throwing Group leader – Vicki Grima; Instructors – Hillary Kane and visiting yoga instructor(s); Suitable for all levels; Cost: USD $2300 (land content only); Contact The Australian Ceramics Association for more information or to express interest; T: 1300 720 124; E:

Sturt Winter School: 4 - 8 July; Hand-building and decorating with Janna Ferris; Porcelain making on the wheel, tools and techniques with Alistair Whyte; both $580 + $50 material and firing fee; Cnr. Range Rd and Waverley Pde, Mittagong, 2575; T: 02 4860 2083;

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