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BigCi Environmental Awards 2022 (Australia)- Call For Artists

BigCi Environmental Awards 2022 (Australia)- Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives announces a call for artists for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2022. International and local artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, and curating – are invited to submit entries.

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Enter by: 4 November 2022

There is an entry fee of $35, which must be paid at the time of sending the submission. Entry fees are not refundable. They will be used to support the awards and other BigCi artist-in-residence programs.

The Awards will be judged by an independent panel:

  • Jemila MacEwan, a New York based interdisciplinary environmental artist. She was a winner of the 2021 BigCi Environmental Award.
  • Sabrina Roesner, a Blue Mountains based arts leader and artistic program manager.
  • Ryan Andrew Lee, a cinematographer and artist. He was a winner of the 2021 BigCi Environmental Award.
  • Richard Morecroft, a nationally known broadcaster, visual arts interviewer, author, and mixed media maker, with a long-standing environmental commitment.

Two winners of the BigCi Environmental Awards 2022 will each receive four free weeks of BigCi residency and $4,000 prize money.

The winning artists will have an opportunity to explore the Wollemi, the Blue Mountains, and the Gardens of Stone National Parks on guided walks as well as given research assistance relevant to their projects. At the end of their residencies, they will present their work at a BigCi Open Day event. This event is promoted widely both nationally and internationally.

About Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives

BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program focusing on artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects.

BigCi has been established and run by Rae Bolotin, a practicing artist, and Yuri Bolotin, environmentalist and wilderness explorer.

They are situated on the edge of Wollemi National Park within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains, one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots. Due to the location and knowledge base of the team, many of resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues, although many others use the outstanding natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.

All residents have opportunities to take part in bushwalks conducted by Yuri Bolotin, an experienced mountain guide and author, and to learn first-hand about the unique biodiversity and geodiversity of the area.

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Bayside Art Awards 2019 – Call For Artists

Bayside Art Awards 2019 – Call For Artists

Bayside Council invites submissions from artists to take part in the 3rd annual Bayside Art Awards 2019 recognizing outstanding achievements in sculpture, photography, and visual arts. The Awards are run by Bayside Council as part of their annual Arts Festival.

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Deadline: 17 Mar 2019

The Bayside Arts Festival is a month-long festival promoting, engaging, and acknowledging the local creative community as well as increasing opportunities for the broader community to participate in arts and cultural activities in the area. In 2018, the Festival program featured 30 community events, highlights include the Sculptures @ Bayside Exhibition, stART (Launch Event), GRaB (Georges River & Bayside) Arts & Cultural Forum, CamerART Photographic Competition, School Holiday Program, Earth Day Eco-Fair, Bushtracks and Turtle Dreaming Exhibition (featuring local Aboriginal Artists), and Nature and Life (Australian Chinese New Art Society) Exhibition.

Now in its 3rd year, the Bayside Arts Festival continues to grow, scheduled to run from Saturday 6 April to Sunday 5 May, 2019, it will feature an exciting series of arts and cultural events, workshops and exhibitions that are accessible, innovative and engaging.

Entry is free. Finalists will be displayed during the Bayside Arts Festival along the Cook Park, Kyeemagh Foreshore, from Saturday 6 April to Sunday 28 April 2019.

Bayside Art Awards 2019 Prizes

Sculptures Prize Categories

  • Sculptures @ Bayside Acquisition Prize – Up to $50,000
  • Sydney Airport Sculpture Award (Judge’s Choice) – $6,000
  • Sydney Airport Highly Commended Sculpture Award – $2,000
  • Cooks River Rescue Prize – $2,000
  • People’s Choice Award – $1,500

CamerART Prize Categories

  • First Prize – $3,000
  • Highly Commended – $1,000
  • Sydney Airport Aviation Award – $1,500
  • Junior Prize (up to 12 years) – $500
  • Youth Prize (13 – 21 years) – $1,000
  • People’s Choice Award – $500

Visual Arts Prize Categories

  • First Prize – $3,000
  • Highly Commended – $1,000
  • Sydney Airport Young Emerging Artist Award (13-21) – $1,000
  • People’s Choice Award – $500

About Bayside Council

Bayside Council strives to provide leadership in the community, assisting communities to identify, articulate, and achieve community and social goals. They embrace the concept of community capacity building: that is, facilitating the ability of community members, governments, and businesses to take the steps to find solutions to issues in their own communities. Bayside Council faces many challenges in forthcoming years that will be proactively addressed by maintaining financial discipline, building on their public and private partnerships, and collaborating to provide best value services to the community. Their strategic plan sets out how they will continue to do their share towards making Bayside a highly attractive place to live, work, and invest.

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Previous call for artists from Bayside Council


Residential Studio Centre – Call For Artists

Residential Studio Centre – Call For Artists

Broken Hill Art Exchange (HBAE) announces a call for artists for their Residential Studio Centre, Broken Hill, Far West New South Wales, Australia. Available to individuals and groups from academic, business and / or artistic fields. Suitable for field trips and environment related activities in situ. The Broken Hill Art Exchange live-in residencies provide accommodation with private studios to all sectors and disciplines including applied arts and crafts and visual, performance, and literary artists.

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Deadline: 30 Jun 2019

Established in 2001, the Broken Hill Art Exchange is a not for profit, artist and volunteer run organisation that operates two residency facilities including Residencies @ The Grand and Residencies @ Duff Street. The residencies are suitable for short and long-term stays. They are situated in the city of Broken Hill Far West New South Wales Australia. The city has a population of approximately 18,000 people and is easily accessible by rail, air, and road. It is renowned for its architecture, clarity of light, astronomy, geology and mineral rainforest, environmental landmarks, social history, heritage, and culture. Situated close to National Parks, the Murray Darling River and nearby Indigenous townships it is the ideal place to explore the region.

Broken Hill was named Australia’s Heritage City because of its significance to the nation in the fields of industrial relations, geology, water and land management, and for the resilience of its population. The people of Broken Hill are passionate about the environment. It is home to many diverse artists and art galleries.

Residential Studio Centres

The Residential Studio Centre @ The Grand are in the cultural hub of the city surrounded by art galleries, museums, libraries, and cafes. Residents have a choice of living quarters and studios to suit their needs. Every resident has an assigned private work / study / studio area (3 x 6 metres). Utilize the kitchen and lounge, courtyard, conference rooms, art gallery, exhibition spaces, and onsite information office.

The Residential Studio Centre @ Duff Street occupy a converted 1950’s shopping centre adjoining a leafy recreational park in the southern district of the city. Each residency is self-contained with kitchenette and private amenities. The studio workspaces are approximately 6 – 9m x 10m with large light filled windows. From here, it is a few minutes’ walk to Broken Hill’s famous Regeneration Bush Reserves and the quaint shopping district of Patton Village.

Stay a little or stay a while. Subsidized residencies from $190 to $265 per week.

Residential Studio Centre Artist Benefits

Proudly supported by the major art infrastructure builders of the region, including West Darling Arts and Screen Broken Hill, the Broken Hill Art Exchange Residential Studio Centre provides the perfect entry point to experience the Far West region of New South Wales Australia. The residency offers subsidize accommodation and studios to suit your budget. At the residency, have uninterrupted studio time to immerse yourself in your practice and the environment. Broken Hill Art Exchange will assist you in networking, exhibitions, or running workshops and community engagement projects. Each year, BHAE runs a Desert Equinox Program. Residents are published in the Art Almanac produced for the event. As a resident, the facilities available include a gallery, exhibition spaces, the heritage courtyard, conference rooms, guest kitchen and lounge, and additional work spaces as required.

About Broken Hill Art Exchange

The residents of this famous mining town are passionate about the environment. Artists love the space, the big skies, clarity of light and the landscape. It is the most accessible inland arid zone desert region of Australia. There is a population of approximately 18,000 people living in Broken Hill and 26,000 across the region. It is entirely volunteer run and been operating for close to 19 years. The people are friendly, knowledgeable, and environmentally conscious. The area has one of the largest uptakes of solar and wind energy in Australia, servicing the capital cities.

Broken Hill was the birthplace of the global mining giant BHP. As such and in response to environmental sustainability, some of Australia’s first environmental conservation projects initiated from this city. It is Australia’s Heritage City renowned for social and political change, its geology and mineral rainforest. The residency program attracts and supports many leading international artists to live and work in the region. BHAE is innovative, resourceful, resilient, and ready to assist individuals and groups to achieve their endeavors.

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Flickering Stone – Call For Artists

Flickering Stone – Call For Artists

Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust (The Trust) is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for Flickering Stone, an exhibition of video and moving image art that will be exhibited as part of Hidden – A Rookwood Sculpture Walk. This is a new component to Hidden. The Trust invites artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and with an interest in heritage to apply. The Trust is interested in exhibiting video and moving image art that responds to themes surrounding the Rookwood site, such as history, culture, remembrance, and love. This could include grief, loss, mourning, spirituality, the environment, and different cultural beliefs around burial, memorialization, end of life, and how cemeteries could look in the future.

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Deadline: 11 Aug 2018

Hidden is Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust’s signature annual event. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Hidden was established to encourage public use of the historic Rookwood Cemetery. It enables the greater community to explore Rookwood Cemetery – the oldest, largest, and most multicultural cemetery in Australia. The exhibition is a platform for community engagement. While it remains respectful of its purpose and place, it aims to de-mystify some of the misconceptions surrounding cemeteries as dark and intimidating settings.

This year, over 40 sculptural artworks will be placed in amongst the graves at Rookwood Cemetery. For the first time, a new digital component will be added to the exhibition. Visitors to Hidden will be invited to sit and contemplate video artworks within our historic American War Pavilion.

No application fee. The Flickering Stone Award has no restrictions with regard to where an artist resides. Flickering Stone exhibition runs from 1 September to 1 October 2018

Flickering Stone Artist Benefits

Awards are valued at over $2,000. Flickering Stone Award awarded to the value of $1,000 USD. Peacock Gallery Moving Image Awards valued at $500 AUD each.

Hidden is continuing, year-on-year, to grow in popularity and has firmly established itself as part of the Sydney outdoor sculpture event calendar. Hidden 2017 saw tracked visitation double (with around 5,000 people visiting the exhibition) and media coverage increase three-fold.

About Rookwood Cemetary

Steeped in history and reflecting the cultural diversity of wider Sydney, Rookwood Cemetery is a tranquil and fascinating place of historical significance and considerable natural and built beauty. With a total area similar in size to the Sydney CBD, Rookwood is the largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere and the largest Victorian cemetery in the world. Having been established in 1867, today it is the final resting place for more than a million people. Each year over 2,000 interments and commemorations are performed, representing the vast majority of religious and cultural groups throughout Sydney.

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Previous call for artists from Rookwood Cemetary.