Creative & Professional Opportunities

The inaugural STA Members Exhibition

ARTIST CALLOUT – STA Members are invited to submit up to three work for inclusion. More information 


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!

The Gifts that Give campaign features new STA Creative Directory members daily. Connect with buyers looking for something special. Sign up to feature now. 

3 & 4 December Merch & More
Join us in Goulburn or Bowral as we take you through the different revenue streams you can tap to maximise your chances of carving out a sustainable career in the music industry.

Hume Conservatorium is looking for an exceptional Associate Director, Education and Outreach, to join the team starting January 2022. 

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

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

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.

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.

18 Nov Motion design for social media

Discover new applications to get your socials moving and stand out from the crowd!!

23 Nov – Canva for Beginners

Design and tools to apply your brand in social media posts and other marketing material. Intermediate and advanced class also offered. 

24 Nov Introduction to DIY Wix Websites

You know your business needs a website but how do you go about creating one quickly without a lot of expense?

14 Dec Mailchimp for Beginners

Set up your own email marketing campaigns using Mailchimp, a free and easy online marketing tool.

2 December Oxygen Masks on First
Caring for your health & wellbeing because we need more support than ever! The long-term chronic stressed endured by business owners in a pandemic can really take its toll on our wellbeing.

Awards & Prizes

Listed by closing date

12 November 8×8 To Educate Art Award and Exhibition created by 16 year old Katura Halleday to raise funds for educating a group of girls in Mozambique and Tanzania.

19 November Moree Portrait Prize  offers artists the opportunity to display their work in a professional art museum and develop their practice with feedback from our professional judge.

19 November Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize Montsalvat is proud to announce the forthcoming Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize 2021.

19 November Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture first national Australian prize for figurative sculpture

24 November The inaugural STA Members Exhibition ARTIST CALLOUT – STA Members are invited to submit up to three work for inclusion.

12 December The 2022 Napier Waller Art Prize is open to current and former service personnel in the Australian Defence Force. The prize encourages artistic excellence, promotes the transformative power of creativity, and raises awareness of the experiences and talent of service personnel.

4 January The Maldon Portrait – I Be Human Prize this year, incorporates both the Painting/drawing Prize, and a Photographic Prize, with a first prize prize money of $5000 each – plus an online peoples choice prize of $500 each.

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!

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.

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Or by appointment at one of our Mobile Office locations

PO Box 1323 Goulburn 2580

ABN 67 208 214 681

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

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