The STA Community Bunting project is a great way to turn your scrap fabric into a community resource. The perfect addition to any event, celebration or gathering.

Getting started in the arts with Ellis Hutch of Quick and Dirty Tips for Artists

Professional development for creative practitioners, rolling out over 2021 at a town near you.

Calling all STA kids. Do you have a creative idea that you want to share through STA kids? Contact us to chat about how you might be featured in the STA kid made collection of anytime activities. 

Positions vacant at Ngununggula

The team is building at Ngununggula.  They are looking for a Creative Learning Manager and Gallery Assistants.

7 & 8 August – Community artwork and mapping workshop.

Ngununggula/Retford Park Southern Highlands Regional Gallery invite First Nations artists and community members living on Gunundgurra Country to join Quandamooka artist Megan Cope for a two day workshop.

August – Sept Song Circle: reflection and healing through song.

A free 6 week song writing workshop for young people impacted by the 2019-2020 bushfires in the Wingecarribee region. 

Have you ever wanted to write a (very) short play? Crash Test Drama Round 3 is taking submissions. If you have an idea, start writing! Submissions for Round 3 can be sent in from 1st June to 5th July

A 12-week online mentorship program for young writers living in Australia who are interested in experimenting and developing work in a range of digital forms.

I Will Survive (Again)

FREE webinar to help creative professionals work through the steps to financial, business and creative survival in the redux of trying times 2021.

EOI Create NSW Artform Advisory Board

Create NSW is seeking expressions of interest from leading arts and cultural practitioners including professional artists, producers, business managers and independent company leaders, to join the NSW Artform Advisory Boards.

Sculpture on the Green

A new sculpture exhibition at the beautiful Binalong Golf Course, showcasing around 50 outdoor and indoor sculptures 25 September – 10 October.

A strong Electronic Press Kit is an essential part of any artist’s arsenal; it’s the best way to present yourself and your music to all levels of the industry including venues, agents, labels and media. Please note this is a two-part event hosted via Zoom on Aug 17 and Aug 31. We strongly recommend you attend both sessions to get the most out of it.

Awards and Prizes for all artforms

Listed by closing date

NEW – 13 August Sculpture on the Green exhibit your works at the beautiful Binalong Golf Course. 

NEW – 18 August The inaugural WAMA Art Prize, invites Australian artists to celebrate their connectivity with nature through works on paper.

NEW- 20 August The Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award  $40,000 to the winner for her collection of poems reflecting Australian culture. 

NEW – 27 August The Georges River Art Prize Categories for painting and sculptural work, children and youth, and local artists.

29 August The Grace Cossington Smith biennial art award for original 2D work responding to the theme Making Connections.

NEW – 31 August The S.H. Ervin Gallery is calling for entries for Australia’s most famed portraiture prize for women, the Portia Geach Memorial Award.

31 August The Aesthetica Art Prize champions innovation across a range of media.

31 August Portia Geach Memorial Award  The S.H. Ervin Gallery is calling for entries for Australia’s most famed portraiture prize for women.

8 September 2021 Hawkesbury Art Prize   Artists are invited to respond to the concept of contemporary identity in Australian life. 

8 September Illuminate Wollondilly Waste to Art  Exhibition and Competition

8 September Fisher’s Ghost Art Award  inviting artists to submit works in a variety of artistic categories and mediums.

13 September The Paddington Art Prize, now in its 18th year for a painting inspired by the Australian Landscape.

24 September The 2021 Australian Street Art Awards are currently open. STA’s Great Southern Line Anzac Story was a finalist in this in 2018. 

NEW – 15 October Lambing Flat Writers Short Story and Poetry Competition. Open Theme. 

NEW- Check out all the writing competitions through the Fellowship of Australian Writers.

Artist Residencies

Create NSW 2021 SoundLab Residency Program with premiere engineering firm Arup to offer artists a state-of-the-art professional development opportunity in the Arup SoundLab facility.

Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre with ACT Parks & Conservation Service have presented this acclaimed artist-in-residence program since 2006.

The SYDNEY ART SPACE Artists in Residence is open to Australian and International visual artists making work in the disciplines of any or all of the following: sculpture, painting, drawing, and mixed media.

Varuna Residential Fellowships offer two to three weeks of full board and accommodation at Varuna including a prepared evening meal, uninterrupted time to write in your own private studio. Closing 29 July. 

For other Artist in Residence options check out the STA AiR Page.

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