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10th Anniversary Awards 2019 (Australia) – Call For Artists

10th Anniversary Awards 2019 (Australia) – Call For Artists

This year is the 10th anniversary of BigCi (Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives) artist-in-residence program.
So, to celebrate this in true BigCi style, they are giving away two awards: 1) BigCi10 New Residents Award (four weeks of BigCi residency) is open to any artist who has not done a BigCi residency before. This is a competitive entry based on criteria outlined in the submission form, and 2) BigCi10 Past Residents Award (four weeks of BigCi residency) is only open to the past residents of BigCi. You do not need to fill in any forms. Simply send an email before 18 August 2019 to rae@bigci.org expressing your interest. Your name will go in the draw for this award.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 18 Aug 2019

There are no entry fees for these awards.

The winner will receive four weeks of free residency at BigCi. The awards are being promoted through the BigCi mailing list and and on the social media – Facebook and Instagram. The winner will be announced at a special ceremony during our Open Day on 8 September 2019.

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.

Because of the location on the edge of Wollemi National Park within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains and the knowledge base of the team, resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues, although others use the beautiful natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.

For more information, contact rae@bigci.org.

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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.

Click here for the application / registration

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.

For more information, contact arts@bayside.nsw.gov.au.

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BigCi Environmental Awards 2019 – Call For Artists

BigCi Environmental Awards 2019 – Call For Artists

Artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating – are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2019.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 3 Mar 2019

There is an entry fee of AUD$50 that must be paid at the time of sending the submission. Entry fees are not refundable. They will be used to support these Awards and other BigCi artist-in-residence programs.

BigCi Environmental Awards 2019 Artist Benefits

The two winning artists will each receive:

  • Four (4) free weeks of BigCi residency and AUD$2,500 spending money
  • Up to AUD$2,000 flight travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners
  • An opportunity to explore the Wollemi, the Blue Mountains, and the Gardens of Stone National Parks on guided walks
  • Research assistance relevant to their projects
  • At the end of their residencies, present their work at BigCi Open Day

About BigCi

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.

Because of the location on the edge of Wollemi National Park within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains and the knowledge base of our team, many resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues. Others use the beautiful natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of artistic pursuits.

For more information, contact yuri@bigci.org.

Previous call for artists from BigCi

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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.

Click here for the application / registration

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.

For more information, contact curator@rookwoodcemetery.com.au.

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BigCi Environmental Awards 2018 – Call For Artists

BigCi Environmental Awards 2018 – Call For Artists

Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives (BigCi) announces a call for artists for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2018.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2018

The two winning artists will each receive four free weeks of BigCi residency and AUD$2,000 spending money. In addition, up to AUD$2,000 flight travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners.

About Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives

BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program with a focus on supporting practicing artists by facilitating their projects. BigCi is flexible in the range of creative initiatives, personal in working with individual artists, quick in making decisions, energetic in development and implementation of projects, and keen to be involved in multidisciplinary collaborations. Situated on the edge of the Unesco-listed Wollemi National Park, part of Greater Blue Mountains, BigCi is near Sydney, Australia.

For more information, contact yuri@bigci.org.

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Sculptures At Bayside 2018 – Call For Artists

Sculptures At Bayside 2018 – Call For Artists

Bayside Council invites submissions from artists to take part in the Sculptures At Bayside 2018 7th annual exhibition for temporary public artworks. Proudly sponsored by the Sydney Airport and Cooks River Alliance. Successful artworks will be displayed during the Bayside Arts Festival along the Cook Park, Kyeemagh Foreshore from Sunday 15 April to Sunday 29 April 2018.

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Deadline: 18 Mar 2018

Entry is free. Artists may submit up to three artworks to be considered by the Selection Panel.

This year an acquisitive prize of up to $50,000 will be introduced. It will be awarded by the judges to the most outstanding eligible sculpture submitted. Artists submitting to Sculptures at Bayside 2018 will be able to opt in to be considered for the acquisition prize; however, not every entry may be eligible.

Sculptures At Bayside 2018 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

Sponsored by the Sydney Airport and Cooks River Alliance. No commission on sales. All sales to be negotiated by the artist.

About Bayside Council

Bayside Council strives to provide leadership in the community, assisting Bayside communities to identify, articulate, and achieve community and social goals. The Council embraces 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.

For more information, contact caroline.cortes@bayside.nsw.gov.au.

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BigCi Environmental Awards 2017 – Call For Artists

BigCi Environmental Awards 2017 – Call For Artists

Australian and international artists from various fields including visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, and curating are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Apr 2017

BigCi is located only 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, yet it is in a dramatically different world. It is on the edge of the Wollemi National Park in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains. This is an area of stunning scenic beauty with its own unique flora, fauna, and geomorphology. There is no entry fee.

The two winning BigCi Environmental Awards 2017 artists will each receive four free weeks of BigCi residencies and AUD$2,000 spending money. In addition to that, up to AUD$2,000 Artflight travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners.

BigCi Environmental Awards 2017 - Call For Artists

About BigCi

BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit micro artist residency program with a focus on supporting practicing artists by facilitating their projects. Micro means that they are flexible in the range of creative initiatives, personal in the way they work with individual artists, quick in making decisions, energetic in development and implementation of projects, keen to be involved in multidisciplinary collaborations.

BigCi provides a ground for the professional development of artists. In addition to the artist residency program, BigCi is available for a variety of events, performances, workshops, installations and exhibitions. Proposals are welcome. Because of their location and the knowledge base of our team, many of our residents are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues. Many others use our beautiful natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.

For more information, contact yuribolotin@gmail.com.

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Black Swan Prize for Portraiture – Call for Artists

ARTrinsic invites artists from across Australia to enter the 2016 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 22 Jul 2016

Artists will be vying for the coveted $50,000 Lester Group Prize, the $7,500 People’s Choice Prize, and two $500 art gift vouchers from H.U. Kendall & Co.

Black Swan Prize for Portraiture

ARTrinsics purpose is to deliver high quality and innovative events/programmes for the greater community to engage in, thus encouraging and promoting the visual arts.

For more information, contact blackswanprize@iinet.net.au.

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Environmental Awards 2016 – Call for Artists

BigCi announces a call for artists for the Environmental Awards 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 11 Apr 2016

For your project during the BigCi residency, you can choose to deal with a particular environmental issue, explore ideas and concepts related to nature, or use this opportunity to creatively respond to the unique wilderness on our doorstep.

The two winning artists will each receive four free weeks of BigCi residency and AUD$2,000 spending money. In addition to that, up to AUD$2,000 ARTFLIGHT travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners.

Environmental Awards 2016

BigCi is located only 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, yet it is in a dramatically different world – on the edge of the Wollemi National Park in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains. This is an area of stunning scenic beauty, with its own unique flora, fauna, and geomorphology.

For more information, contact sculptor@raebolotin.com.

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Mandorla Art Award 2016 – Call for Artists

Artists from across Australia are invited to enter the Mandorla Art Award 2016 from the Mandorla Centre for Inner Peace.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 2 May 2016

The winning artwork receives $25,000 and joins the likes of Julie Dowling, Theo Koning, Brian McKay, and Paul Kaptein in our collection.

This prestigious award has a major prize of $25,000 and two highly commended awards of $5,000 each. Finalists will be exhibited at Linton & Kay Galleries in Perth CBD from July 15 – 23. A selection of these works will also be exhibited at New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery and St John of God Health facilities.

The Mandorla Art Award offers artists and the public a new vision that is actually a very old vision, the place of the Christian religion in art. It is the fulfillment of a dream held by a small group of committed Christians, the Mandorla Centre of Inner Peace.

Wishing to balance the largely secular nature of most art seen in today’s galleries, the Mandorla Art Award Committee selects a particular theme or passage from the Bible, Old or New Testaments.

This unique approach among Australian religious art prizes invites artists to think laterally and with sensitivity by interpreting this in two- or three-dimensional works.

For more information, contact curator@mandorlaart.com.

Mandorla Art Award 2016

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