Creative & Professional Opportunities

The Yass Valley Arts Trail is happening 5&6 November. Interested Artists and creatives are invited to contact Cayla at @tootsie_gallerycafe  for more information.

Be part of the  Illuminate Wollondilly Exhibition. Hosted by the Wollondilly Arts Group. Wollondilly Shire Hall. Register your work now.

Call out! Hilltops Off the Beaten Track – Arts and Cultural Trail! is happening 8 – 22 March 2023. Submit your event here!

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

Entries open for the Taralga Art Show Taralga War Memorial Hall. Check the facebook page for details.  Closes 3 June

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – Artist to enliven the BBQ area at The Link, Ginninderry Community and Info Centre. Project total 12k.  Submissions due 27 May. More info

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

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

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

Basics in Creative Arts at Moss Vale TAFE. Learn basic techniques in art making. No prior art experience is required.
Learn more and register your interest.

Creative Plus Business An amazing provider of courses and professional development to get your small arts business up and thriving. Check out their current offer. 

Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre (SRBEC) Professional developments, workshops and support with social media, marketing, writing, canva, linked in, website building and much more. 

Awards,  Prizes & Fellowships

Listed by closing date

 1 June CinefestOZ Short Film Competition provides awards to Australian Shorts for excellence in filmmaking, during the CinefestOZ Film Festival.

3 June Entries open for the Taralga Art Show Taralga War Memorial Hall. Check the facebook page for details.

5 June Head On Photo Awards is Australia’s premier photographic competition and one of the most prestigious competitions in the world, showcasing innovative Australian and international photography, reflecting a diverse cross-section of new and traditional photographic practices.

6 June The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize. The 2022 winner receives $3000, and two highly commended entrants will be awarded $500 each.

17 June Lester Portrait Prize open to all Australian artists. Portraits can be of a well-known Australian, an Australian or Australians that the Artist admires or is inspired by, or a self-portrait.

19 June Swan Hill Print & Drawing Acquisitive Awards 2022. $16,000 prize. Promotes excellence in Australian prints and drawings

2 August Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2022 – Women artists from across NSW are invited to submit works, in any medium, that respond to the historic house.

22 August Inspired Dance Youth Film Festival Australia’s only international dance on film festival for dance students aged 13 to 17

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


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.

Creative Residency Programs

The STA Artist in Residence program is currently closed. Find out more about the program

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

Current and completed STA AiR projects and Artists

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