In Cahoots: artists collaborate across Country is an expansive exhibition of new work taking over FAC’s galleries. The works are the result of 18 months of artists’ residencies in remote and regional Aboriginal art centres across Australia.
Artists from six key Aboriginal art centres have invited leading independent artists – both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal – from around the country to work with them. The resulting collaborative artworks are significant, striking and bold in their inventive use of materials.
Featuring sculptural works, installations and films drawing together the ideas of artists from diverse backgrounds, In Cahoots presents a range of fascinating, potent collaborations happening across Country today.
The Hope Prize, the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s national short story competition, is open for entries.
The Hope Prize encourages writers to explore people's resilience in the face of poverty and disadvantage, to look beyond all too common stereotypes to depict the strengths that people and communities show in dealing with hardship.
Short stories entered for The Hope Prize can be fiction or fact. Whatever the genre, the story submitted must convey the experience of people facing hardship in their lives.
The total prize pool is $17,500, while two Women’s Writing Career Development Scholarships — of $5,000 each — will also be awarded.
Our eminent judges are back again to choose this year’s best stories. They are actor Cate Blanchett, former governor-general Quentin Bryce and author Kate Grenville. They’re all passionate about defeating disadvantage and care deeply about encouraging good writing.
Authors must be Australian residents and entries must be between 2000 and 5000 words. The closing date for entries is January 31, 2018.
The Town of Victoria Park is interested in receiving your great project ideas and has allocated a pool of $20,000 available to distribute in support of projects that contribute to the Arts Season program.
The Town of Victoria Park will provide a number of grants (up to $5,000) for approved projects delivered by community groups, not-for-profit organisations, businesses and individuals.
2018 Victoria Park Arts Season: 1 - 30 April 2018
Entries open: 1 October 2017
Entries Close: 30 October 2017
Notified of acceptance into program: 4 January 2018
Please download the Information Pack for more details and an included application form.
ACT-BELONG-COMMIT supports the folk, world and roots music original song-writing competition for young West Australians with two chances to win in each age category:
12–15 years - Song Craft
12–15 years - Song Performance
16–18 years - Song Craft
16–18 years - Song Performance
The winner of each category will receive:
Fairbridge Festival live performance (Sunday 22 April)
John Butler Studio recording session voucher
HK Photography professional photoshoot
WAM Song of the Year entry
WAMCon 2018 ticket
Post-final industry mentoring session from WAM
Opportunity of Perfect Pitch Publishing deal
Entries must be your original material and be received by 8pm, 2 March 2018 with a $20 admin fee. Entries must include an audio file of your song(s) and text document of its lyrics both submitted online.
Entry information can be found on by clicking this link.
Perth Festival 2018 is live with over 60 events, an exciting Chevron Gardens programme, 6 enthralling exhibitions, a jam-packed Writers Week and Lotterywest Films at ECU Joondalup Pines and Sommerville. And the best bit? A third of the events are free so there's something for everyone.