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Carstairs prize now $10,000

NAVA is delighted to announce the 2021 Carstairs Prize has been given a boost from $3,000 to $10,000 to support socially-engaged arts practice. 

The Carstairs Prize aims to support socially engaged art projects that embrace participatory and collaborative experiences, and bring participants into active dialogue with the artist(s) in order to involve audiences beyond the art community.

The prize is intended to contribute to artwork production costs to assist the successful applicant(s) to develop and present new work. 

In recognition of the severe limitations in place due to public health orders and the challenges this poses, we welcome proposals that consider the digital and virtual space as a valid and essential arena for collaborative artistic endeavour. Proposals may, but are not required to, explore collaborative arts practice in a time of pandemic and physical distancing. 

To read the Terms and Conditions, view previous winners, and apply, visit the website.

Funding Available: One individual or group will be awarded $10,000 + GST
Important Dates: Applications close 23:59 AEST Sunday 17 October 2021.

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists recipient, Roberta Joy Rich, ‘M/other Land’ 2018, multi-channel video. Installation view, UNSW Galleries. Photo by Jessica Maurer 2019.

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