Call for Entries - 2019 Australian Ceramics Triennale TASMANIA

The Australian Ceramics Triennale Tasmania is looking forward to welcoming makers, writers, thinkers, collectors, and ceramic enthusiasts of all stripes.

From 1–4 May 2019, Hobart waterfront will be home to a rich and diverse program of lectures, demonstrations and exhibitions that will present an engaging snapshot of contemporary Australian ceramic practices and discourses within a global context.

Pre- and post-conference workshops, master-classes, exhibitions and kiln-firings around the state will provide further opportunity to learn new skills, continue discussions and expand our networks.

We want the world’s most inspiring practitioners from across the ceramic spectrum to engage our heads, hearts and hands. 

We want you ­– would-be presenters, demonstrators and curators – to submit your proposal in response to the themes 'Holding Space Making Place'. Alternative perspectives, creative and non-conventional approaches are welcomed and encouraged.

Alongside the official program, we at TACTT are planning a host of extra-curricular activities to keep us rocking and mingling well into the evenings. To this end we’re also calling for performance artists, film-makers, rabble-rousers, the lunatic fringe and their ilk.

PRESENTERS: 20-minute slide/talk presentation

Please provide a one-page CV and a 500-word abstract, which will be peer-reviewed, with supporting images if applicable.

DEMONSTRATORS: (Demonstration times and venues are flexible.)

Provide a one-page CV, including details of recent workshops, along with a brief description (250 words) of skills and processes to be demonstrated along with relevant images or a link to a website.

Exhibition on show:

Hobart: showing 1 May - 4 May 2019

Entry deadline: March 1st 2018

Any further questions? See our website FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), or email us at


All the detailed information about the Australian Ceramics Triennale Tasmania 2019 is on our website

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Australian National Brooch Show 2017

An initiative of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. (CAS)

Now in its 10th year, The Australian National Brooch Show - an exhibition of small wearable artworks.

This popular exhibition showcases small wearable artworks made by both established and emerging contemporary artists and offers all participating artists the opportunity gain exposure for their art at low entry cost. Artists can enter either 2D & 3D works.

By having a theme of small wearable artworks, artist's have an opportunity to submit works via Australia Post. Each time this exhibition has grown, representing Artists from across Australia. Last year we sold over 25% of the works on display.

The Australian National Brooch Show is run by the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. The Society is a non-profit organization, run on a voluntary basis by artists for the benefit of artists and those interested in the arts. It is based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and was founded in 1938.

This year The Australian National Brooch Show will be on show in Fitzroy, in Melbourne, Victoria (Australia)

Exhibition on show:

Fitzroy: showing 3 August - 27 September 2017

Entry is $5 (AU) per work.

Entry deadline: Return completed entry forms, correct payment and your works, by 24 July 2017.

All entries to be submitted by Australia Post. Entry fees can be paid by PayPal / cheque / money order / credit card / EFT.

Each artist can enter up to 4 Brooches (small wearable artworks) - see ENTRY CONDITIONS.

Any further questions? See our website FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), or email us at

All the detailed information about the Australian National Brooch Show 2017 is on our website

Call for Entries – 2017 Royal Melbourne Show Art, Craft & Cookery Competition


Be part of one of the largest creative competitions in Australia, with entries for the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show Art, Craft & Cookery Competition now open!

With more than $50,000 in prizes and over 350 classes, the Art, Craft & Cookery Competition has something for everyone. Open to all ages and all skill levels from beginner to advanced, entries into the competition are displayed as part of an exhibition, which attracts thousands of keen spectators during Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual community event, the Royal Melbourne Show.

There’s nothing like the sense of pride and enjoyment in showcasing your talent in the Royal Melbourne Show Art, Craft & Cookery Competition.

Entries close Tuesday August 1.

More information here

Call For Entries – Australian Fly Fishers' Art and Craft Show

The Victorian Fly Fishers' Association (VFFA) will this year organise and sponsor the Australian Fly Fisher’s Art and Craft Show, which hopes to attract entries from around the country with a first prize of $5,000. 

The show is targeting creative talents whether their skill is in sculpture, painting, photography, metalwork, woodwork, needlework or in any other kind of art or craft medium - providing it represents an aspect of the sport of fly fishing. This includes fishing equipment or accessories made by individuals. 

The event was last held in 2008 under the VFFA umbrella and was purely an art show focused on painting as well as other types of figurative art. It attracted over 60 entries and was won by Tasmania based artist Pieter Zaadstra.

Entries need to be submitted before the closing date on 31 July 2017 and selected works will be exhibited at a special exhibition at Steps Gallery in Melbourne on 13-16 September 2017, which the VFFA is hoping will be opened by a high profile guest. Information on how to submit an entry can be found via the VFFA website here

Arnhem Land Weaving and Living on Country Workshops

An opportunity to live with and learn from the people of Mäpuru in East Arnhem Land (NT) who are passing on their traditional skills to future generations. Weaving is used as a means of cultural exchange enabling participants to witness and learn the entire process from the collection of pandanas and natural dyes, to stripping and finally creating baskets.

Each visitor is welcomed with an open heart and mind and given a rare glimpse into the Indigenous world view.

2017 Trips

17- 28 June (waitlist only)

12 - 20 August

 More info here



Scarf Festival—National Wool Museum

Scarf Festival is the National Wool Museum's annual celebration of all things scarf.

The Scarf Festival 2017 theme is Galaxies: a textile journey to infinity and beyond.

Let the cosmos be your guide.
Find your inspiration amongst gas, dust and stars.
Calculate your trajectory to the National Wool Museum.

This must-see textile exhibition is an eclectic showcase of original handcrafted scarves entered by anyone - from school kids to beginner crafters to accomplished artisans from Australia and internationally.

Entries close Sunday 30 April. More info here


AMP’s Tomorrow Fund grants

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is once again offering $1 million in grants to amazing Australians doing great things.

Now in its fourth year, this unique grants program is open to individuals of all ages, walks of life and abilities. In 2016, AMP’s Tomorrow Fund awarded 53 grants to artists, athletes, inventors, social innovators, scientists, writers, disability advocates, musicians and more. What they have in common is a desire to give back – be it through creating something special or inspiring others.

AMP is seeking more talented and innovative Australians who are working hard on a project or passion but just need a financial boost to take it to the next level.

Grants of between $10,000 to $100,000 can cover a range of activities, including training, travel and equipment costs, living expenses, rent and research.

 Applications are now open and close at 4pm (AEST) on Tuesday 16 May 2017. The AMP Tomorrow Fund website’s Tips and tools section includes FAQs and useful resources such as downloadable posters, fact sheets and a sample application. The site also features profiles on our past recipients, known as AMP Tomorrow Makers, as well as short videos.

Entries close 4pm 16 May. More information here


Kate Derum and Irene Davies Award for Small Tapestries — 2017 Call for Entries

The Australian Tapestry Workshop Kate Derum Award was established to honour Kate's memory and her significant contribution to tapestry as former deputy director and a weaver. The award celebrates Kate as an accomplished artist, respected teacher, avid supporter of the ATW and ambassador for Australian Tapestry. 

The award is open to all professional Australian and international tapestry artists. 

A non-acquisitive award of $5,000 AUD

A non-acquisitive award of $1,000 AUD
(for artists in the first five years of their professional practice)

Entries open: Monday 1 May 2017
Entries close: Sunday 4 June 2017
Exhibition opening and award announcement: Tuesday 8 August 2017 6 – 8 pm 2017
Exhibition runs: Wednesday 9 August – Friday 29 September 2017

More information can be found here.

Contemporary Wearables '17 — Toowoomba Regional Gallery

The Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery Contemporary Wearables Biennial Jewellery Award and Exhibition is calling for entries. The award — which recognises and promotes innovation in design and use of materials in the creation of contemporary jewellery — is open to prominent and emerging jewellers from Australia and New Zealand.

Over $20,000 is available for awards and acquisitions. The following awards are available:

  • Award winner: $5,000
  • Runner up: $3,000
  • Student award: $1,500
  • Mathias Richards People’s Choice Award: $4,000

Entries close 5pm Friday 19 May 2017. More information here.

MECCA/NGV $20,000 Grant

MECCA Cosmetics and the NGV have partnered to offer a program that is designed to allow a female Visual Artist or Designer the freedom and experience to pursue their creative and professional vision.

  • A grant of $20,000
  • Tailored MECCA M-Power Mentor Week at the National Gallery of Victoria and MECCA Brands Support Centre
  • Monthly mentoring check-ins with the NGV
  • Networking opportunities
  • Attendance at the MECCA M-Power Bootcamp facilitated by FYA

Hobson Bay Art in Public Places

Art in Public Places is coordinated by Hobsons Bay City Council as a city wide event that exhibits the artwork of western region artists in unexpected places across Hobsons Bay. Over the years that the project has been running, it has enabled more than 800 artists to exhibit in businesses and various venues in Hobsons Bay and expanded to include numerous community events and organisations.  Art in Public Places is about people getting to experience the arts in unexpected places and encourages the creation of partnerships between local artists, cultural groups and businesses right across the city.  Registrations close 23 March, more information here.

Hadley's Art Prize

Hadley’s Orient Hotel is presenting a new acquisitive landscape art prize, offering $100,000 to the winning entry. There will also be four highly commended awards and a People’s Choice Award which will be determined by a public vote. The Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart is open to Australian artists working in two-dimensional media (excluding photography and digital media) who are over the age of eighteen. The theme of the 2017 Prize is ‘History and Place’ with the prize to be awarded to the best portrayal of the Australian landscape which acknowledges the past. Entries close 30 April 2017.

Synapse CSIRO Residencies

The Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) and CSIRO Manufacturing are calling for applications for the Synapse CSIRO Artists’ Residency program.  The residencies are open to Victorian-based artists working in any discipline and/or medium. Residencies shall take place over 12 weeks full-time (or part-time equivalent) at the CSIRO’s Clayton facilities during the 2017 calendar year.  Applications due by Monday 3 April.  More information can be found here.

ArtPlay New Ideas Lab - Expressions of Interest Open

ArtPlay seeks proposals between $5,000 and $20,000 for the development of new works engaging children and families.  Expressions of Interest open to Friday 31 March.  More information here.

D'Alton Baker Productions - training, mentorship, events and media

New venture D'Alton Baker Productions - a partnership of Angela D’Alton and Renée Baker - has launched to support the community of independent designers and artists of Australia with training, mentorships, events and media.  DBP have launched with a range of easy-to-attend online courses titled “Getting Started”, “Marketing 101” and “Being Your Own Ambassador”. Designers, makers and artists of Australia can acquire advice from these two highly-experienced members of the local community. Expect training in social media, design markets, digital campaigns, and how to best represent your brand, plus more to come.  DBP has extended a 10% discount to Craft Members - quote CV10 when booking course attendance through eventbrite, or quoting the code or Craft membership details when booking for mentorships and other services directly.  More information available at

Fundraising for the Visual Arts Workshop

Public Galleries Association of Victoria is partnering with Creative Partnerships Australia to  deliver a one-day workshop on fundraising specifically for visual arts organisations on Wednesday 3 May.  More information soon to be available here.

Japan Tour - Art, Archtecture and Design of Japan

18 October - 4 November 2017

The Robin Boyd Foundation and Katachi Japan Cultural Tours welcome guests to this the first of our travel tours which will focus on the architecture, art and design of Japan.  Taking place from 18 October - 4 November 2017, this tour has been specially arranged by Jo Tanaka-King and the Robin Boyd Foundation to enable guests to visit some of Kenzo Tange's buildings which Boyd wrote about and may have visited, along with a wider selection of earlier and more recent buildings to provide a full appreciation and introduction to Japanese architecture today.  More information available here.

2017 BLINDSIDE Regional Arts Residency

BLINDSIDE is partnering with Cowwarr Art Space to present the BLINDSIDE Regional Arts Residency, supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.  BLINDSIDE invites proposals for the 2017 Regional Arts Residency from emerging, mid-career and established artists practicing in any medium. The successful applicant will be awarded a four-week residency, a stipend and the opportunity to present their work in a studio exhibition. Applications due by 3 April.  More information here; if you wish to discuss your proposal before applying please contact Martina Copley, Gallery Coordinator at

2018 BLINDSIDE Exhibition Program

BLINDSIDE invites proposals for the 2018 Exhibition Program from emerging, mid-career and established artists, curators, collectives or collaborators working in any field of creative endeavour to present solo or group exhibitions, as well as events, performances, screenings and ephemeral projects. BLINDSIDE is an inclusive space that supports a thriving arts community of emerging and established artists, writers and curators of any age, background or culture.Proposals due 15 May 2017.  More information here.

Craft Hatch

Applications to take part in the next Craft Hatch Market of the year on 27 May are due by Monday 3 April.  

Craft Hatch is our emerging makers’ incubator market program, centring around a live market event in the city of Melbourne.  With an emphasis on fledgling retail experience, the Craft Hatch program supports emerging makers in their first five years of practice, craft makers who have never had their own market stall before and those seeking retail support.  In this sense, we loosely think of the Hatch program as “market school”.  The program includes mentoring and professional development guidance, and is a perfect way for makers to enter the retail scene and get a face-to-face experience with their potential customers.

More information at