Creative & Professional Opportunities

Arts Out West are looking for an Executive Director to work with our communities and lead the organisation into its next phase of development

The Aboriginal Regional Arts Alliance Advocate, support and provide opportunities for Aboriginal Artists and Communities in Regional NSW. 

Thirlmere Festival of Steam Stallholder Applications open for Food & Beverage and general stallholders.

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

Monthly on Mondays ‘Round the Mixing Desk

A regular and fun online meeting of musical minds to talk music, share info and collaborate. 5pm Every last Monday (Jan-Nov). Register Now

Are you an artist living with a disability in Goulburn, Upper Lachlan or Yass Valley? Enter the Uniting International Day of People with Disability Art Competition!

SnapWrite The Gunning Arts Festival invites STA region residents to submit photo stories celebrating our region. Check out the SnapWrite FB space. 

EOIs sort from Indigenous Artists to licence work through the National Aboriginal Design Agency.

call 02 6658 1315

The GROW program

A series of 6 mentoring meetings designed to help you take your creative business to its next stage.

Professional Development Options with the Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre (SRBEC) More options listed at the SRBEC site.

27 January 2022 Secrets to writing successful grant applications Learn the critical importance of planning before you start writing, know what information they are seeking and how best to present it. 

8 February Website Deep Dive Your website is crucial to your business success. Research shows that you have 3 seconds to capture the interest of a prospective customer.

23 February Business foundations When it comes to owning and starting a business it is easy to focus on the “Now” activities – those that are in front of you every day demanding your attention.

8 February Check out the new Canva platform and look at the opportunities and methods you can use to apply your brand in social media posts and other marketing material.

Awards & Prizes

Listed by closing date

10 January The Darling Portrait Prize is a national prize for Australian portrait painting honouring the legacy of Mr L Gordon Darling AC CMG (1921-2015), who was instrumental in establishing the National Portrait Gallery of Australia.

22 January The John Villiers Outback Art Prize is an annual art competition open to all Australian artists and presented by the Outback Regional Gallery and the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton, Qld. 

28 January The Glover Prize is a $50,000 prize for alandscape painting of Tasmania (including seascapes and cityscapes). The prize is named in honour of noted artist John Glover (1767 – 1849).

1 February Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibtion one of the world’s most unique sculpture exhibitions, where people have purchased exhibits from their car whilst stopped at traffic lights!

3 February 2022 Lost at Sea. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council invites artists and designers to submit an Expression of Interest to create an installation that responds to the criteria set out in this brief.

11-13 February 2022 The Goulburn Workers Club Annual Art Prize Open to all artists for Oil, Watercolour, Acrylics, other media, miniatures and photography. 

11 February The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize (BAAP) is an annual prize and exhibition that aims to increase opportunities for participation in Bayside’s arts and cultural program and enable the acquisition of suitable artworks for the Bayside City Council Art & Heritage Collection.

13 February The Alice Springs Art  Prize, a national contemporary art award. The acquisition of works from the exhibition continues to build a significant art collection for the Alice Springs community.  

23 February The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize that was founded to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established women artists in Australia.

Check out all the writing competitions through the Fellowship of Australian Writer

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.

0427 938 110 
Or by appointment at one of our Mobile Office locations

PO Box 1323 Goulburn 2580
ABN 67 208 214 681

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We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the lands where we create, live & work. 

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