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National Artist or Curator Residency (ACR) Program 2017

Applications Open

Did you know that Museums & Galleries of NSW has a grant program open to regional public galleries across Australia? The ACR program offers the opportunity for regional galleries nationally to engage artists or curators to undertake a residency activity. The program is designed to provide artists or curators with the time and space to research, create and/or develop new work.

To be successful, applicants will need to demonstrate a tangible benefit to the artist or curator’s work. In return, the resident is expected to contribute generally to the host gallery’s education and public program activities.

Amount available: 5 residencies of $11,250 each
Opening date: Tuesday 22 March 2016
Closing date: Monday 5 September 2016, 5.00pm

For more information and to download guidelines and application form please visit the Museums and Galleries of NSW webpage.

BolanDement_1.jpg.884x0_q85Ngurini, Jessie Boylan collaboration with Linda Dement and Nuclear Futures, The Block QUT, 2015, Immersive 360° video installation.
Jessie Boylan and Linda Dement were supported through a 2016 ACR grant to undertake a residency at Burrinja Gallery, Vic.

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NETS Victoria’s Exhibition Development Fund (EDF)

Thumbnail_ForWeb.102714Call for submissions – EDF applications open

Grants up to $10,000 available

Closing date: Monday 25 July 2016

Who can apply?

Organisations based in Victoria, such as:

> Public galleries
> Craft councils
> Contemporary art spaces
> Aboriginal corporations
> Universities
> Other legally constituted professional arts and artists organisations

Independent curators are encouraged to apply with a partner organisation.

NETS Victoria invites Victorian exhibiting organisations to apply for support under the Exhibition Development Fund (EDF) grants program, for the development and touring of contemporary art, craft or design exhibitions to metropolitan and regional Victoria and beyond.

EDF grants are available for the development of new touring exhibitions. The funds can be used to assist with research, exhibition checklist development, engaging an independent curator, artists’ fees, loan costs, exhibition design, installation costs, technology and audience development costs such as publications and education kits.

This annual grants program is administered on behalf of Creative Victoria. It has been developed to ensure that innovative exhibitions are available to audiences in metropolitan and regional Victoria. Some of the touring venues may be interstate.

Further information is available here.



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NEW – Batman Market Creative Warehouse

ATTENTION CREATIVE PEOPLE: We are excited to announce the launch of our very own Batman Market Creative Warehouse Program. We’ve identified an independent 800m2 warehouse space within the market complex to host up to 30 design stalls each Saturday night.

It will be an independent platform within the Batman Night Market to promote some of Melbourne’s favourite creative design talent.
Clothing / art / design / homeware / jewellery / vintage, we’re bringing together the best to make the space come alive.
We are now taking applications for the official Creative Warehouse launch on the 30th of April. We want you! Feel free to contact us, or give us a call on 0406 840 374 for a chat!

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Etsy Awards

Celebrate the best of local creativity

Calling all artists, designers, makers, doers and dreamers, we are searching for the best Etsy products from across Australian and New Zealand. If you have a product that falls into our award categories below, be sure to enter the Etsy Awards for a chance to win money and amazing prizes to help grow your business.

Eligible applicants will be recognised for their work across five categories:

  • Art & Illustration and Paper Design
  • Home & Living
  • Fashion & Accessories
  • Lasting World
  • New Talent

Enter the Etsy Awards

Our judging panel will be selecting the top 53 finalists and five category winners. All 53 finalists are also contenders for the major prize, the Community’s Choice Award, which will be selected by public vote.


Each category winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and will be featured on Etsy’s Australian social media channels and included in Etsy’s Australian PR campaign.

The Community’s Choice winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and will be featured on Etsy’s global and Australian social media channels and be included in Etsy’s Australian PR campaign.

Plus, one lucky applicant will be awarded a Business Bundle Award, which includes an online digital marketing course from General Assembly and access to a successful Etsy seller as a mentor.

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Developing Local Leaders

2nd session - high performing staff- Developing Local Leaders - Email image - OLHR(3)This Moreland City Council funded program is aimed at middle managers, coordinators, supervisors, emerging leaders and small business owners in Moreland.

The 2nd training session ‘Developing High Performing Staff’

Thursday 28 April 2016
6 – 8pm
Brunswick Business Incubator
Gravell Room
420 Victoria Street Brunswick

If you have ever thought any of the following, then this training is for you!

  • We often set achievable targets that do not get met.
  • My staff are not highly motivated to achieve targets.
  • Whenever we fail to meet a target there is always an excuse.
  • I struggle to get my staff to step-up
  • It’s difficult to manage poor performance
  • We just accept less performance from some staff because it’s all too hard
  • Just not sure how to have tough performance management conversations and get results

This free training session is part of our “Developing Local Leaders” program.

Registrations for this free event can be made here.

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