Opportunities and Resources

Creative & Professional Opportunities

Station  A new arts and cultural hub for the STA region. Options to get involved and provide programming ideas.

Mob in Focus: Time to exhale
Professional commissions for Aboriginal Artists to create work inspired by recent times and events. Expression of Interest now open.

Make Art? Reach new audiences and Art Lovers. Be part of the STA Creative Directory. FREE for STA Members

Awards, Prizes,  and Opportunities -listed by closing date. 

14 June 2024 Roderick Centre Fellowship for Regional and Remote Writers

30 June Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award This award seeks to encourage and promote innovation and excellence in drawing.

30 June 2024 National Contemporary Art Prize Artists around Australia are invited to take part, with an increased prize pool of $48,000 up for grabs across 3 categories including: Open Prize, First Nations Prize for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists & the Sustainability Prize; with an additional $1,000 available for the People’s Choice winner.

30 June 2024 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize is an international award for original, freestanding or wall-mounted sculptures of up to 80cm in any dimension.

1 July 2024 Mosman Artprize is an acquisitive award of $70,000 sponsored by Mosman Council. The it is the longest running and most prestigious municipal art prize in Australia. 

10 July 2024 The Agency Still Life Prize at Bowral and District Art Society.

10 July 2024 Arts on Tour Salon 2024 EOI Salon is a pitching event that builds relationships between NSW and ACT artists, producers and presenters, creating opportunities for touring and partnerships.

18 Aug 2024 Paddington Artprize The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 National Acquisitive Prize, now in its 21st year for a painting inspired by the Australian Landscape

ArtsLaw has a comprehensive Insurance information page for the Creative Sector, including a list of insurance providers.

Creative Plus Business Courses and professional development to get your small arts business up and thriving. Check out their current offer.

TAFE NSW courses available for Small Business Owners. Your Arts practise is small business.

Enterprise Plus Centre (formerly SRBEC) Professional development, workshops, support with social media, marketing and much more. 

Arts Hub – A fabulous resource space for creatives with an impressive listing of art prizes and awards.


Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM)  Find a Conservator

Creative Residency Programs

Find an AiR we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of creative residency programs and opportunities from across the state, nation and globe. 


Public Liability Insurance is becoming an essential component of a Creative Practise. If you are conducting Arts and Cultural activities odds are you will need to hold a current Public liability policy. Insurance is a regular concern for STA Members and we conduct regular professional development about insurance options. Until the next workshop comes up ArtsLaw has a comprehensive Insurance information page for the Creative Sector, including a list of insurance providers.

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