Last updated February 2017

Please Note: Warringah Printmakers does not endorse any of the awards or competitions listed. You are strongly advised to read carefully all terms & conditions of entry.

Awards & Prizes Calendar

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january 2017
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing
This drawing prize may be of interest to some printmakers.
Email: AdelaidePerryGallery@plc.nsw.edu.au
Exhibition 27 February - 25 March 2016
Visit website for details and entry form.
11 January
Alice Prize
National Contemporary Art Award
Any medium, any genre.
Visit website for entry form & conditions.
Glover Prize
All entry forms must be posted to the John Glover Society Inc.
PO Box 129 Evandale Tasmania 7212
february 2017
PCA's 2017 Print Commission
Artists are invited to submit digital images of current work to be considered as an edition for the 2017 PCA print Commission.
Contact: adminpca@netspace.net.au
5 February
John Fries Award
For emerging and early career artists in Australia & New Zealand.
22 February
Manly Library Artists Book Award Acquisitive Prize
Manly Library
Market Place, Manly NSW
Next 2017
march 2017
Lessedra World Print Annual - Mini Print
An international print annual with the premise that no art form has broader implications in contemporary society than that of the print.
LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects
25, Milin Kamak Street, Lozenetz 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria
Email: georgi.kolev@lessedra.com
Until 31 March
Fremantle Print Award
For prints & artists' books in any print medium.
Fremantle Arts Centre
PO Box 891 Fremantle WA 6959
Email: printaward@fremantle.wa.gov.au
March to May
Australian female artists are invited to apply for Walker Street Gallery's 18th annual celebration of the work and creativity of Australian women artists. Works can be two or three dimensional and created in any medium.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
Cnr Walker & Robinson Streets Dandenong VIC 3175
Phone: 03 9706 8441
Email: walkerstgallery@cgd.vic.gov.au
March each year
11th Biennial International Miniature Print Competition and Exhibition
Footprint International will be held every other year, alternating with CCP's established biennial, the International Footprint Competition.
Email: contemprints@concersent.net
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Mathew Park, 229 West Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850
March 11
Footprint International Print Competition
Footprint International will be held every other year, alternating with CCP's established biennial, the International Miniature Print Competition.
Email: contemprints@concersent.net
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Mathew Park, 229 West Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850
Next 2018
Mini Print International of Cadaqués 2017
Open to all artists, printing techniques & tendencies.
Contact: adogi@miniprint.org
15 March
Hazelhurst Art Award
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre invites artists to submit works on or principally made with paper. The prize aims to promote excellence & innovation in the field of Art on Paper.
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
Gymea NSW
Email: artonpaper@ssc.nsw.gov.au
17 March
april 2017
Compact Prints
International Print Exhibition|Exchange
Registrations now open!
Umbrella Studio contemporary arts
PO Box 2394
E: admin@umbrella.org.au
Next 2018
An annual printmaking contest to promote the art of printmaking & the connection between printmakers around the world.
The shortlisted artists will be exhibited in Trongate 103, Glasgow, UK
E: info@onpapercontest.com
W: www.onpapercontest.com/
1 April
Lethbridge $10,000 Small Scale Art Award
Open to national and international artists for small-scale artworks. Entrants may submit paintings, drawings and 2D artworks up to 60cm in any direction (not including frame).
28 April
Art Unlimited
Art Unlimited is an annual award for artists, photographers and ceramicists.
Dunedoo Central School Hall, Digilah Street, Dunedoo. NSW
Phone: 02 6375 1107
Email: awarehouse@optusnet.com.au
MCBA Prize
The MCBA Prize recognizes book art from across the field & around the world.
Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
may 2017
Inkmasters Print Exhibition
P.O. Box 2988 Cairns 4870
Email: inkmasters.cairns@hotmail.com
Next 2018
Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition
This is a call for works that use washi, a newly appointed UNESCO intangible heritage item.
May 1 to July 31
2016 Geelong Aquisitive Print Awards
Showcasing the best in contemporary Australian printmaking practice.
Geelong Gallery, Little Malop Street Geelong
Vic 3220. ph:03 52293645
Visit website for details and online entry
june 2017
Silk Cut Award
Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira & Hawthorn Roads
Caulfield VIC 3162
Phone: 03 9524 3402
Email: silkcutlino@gleneira.vic.gov.au
Returning in 2017
Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW)
2015 National Awards Exhibition
Open to non-members. Printmaking & artists book awards.
19 May
july 2017
august 2017
Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award
Open to all artists that reside in Australia.
The major award of $15,000 is acquisitive. Grafton Gallery
International Print Exchange
An unjuried print exchange with no assigned theme, open to all, that celebrates fine art printmaking. The IPE is an annual event organised by Green Door Printmaking Studio, Derbyshire's only open access printmaking community.
september 2017
Gippsland Print Award
Australia's newest biennial print prize.
Visit website for entry details.
Biennial International Open Print Show TBA
The Biennale internationale d'estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres
Open to all printmaking artists. Accepted techniques: intaglio, relief prints, lithography, silkscreen.
Biennale internationale d'estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres, 58, rue Raymond-Lasnier, Trois-Rivieres (Quebec) Canada G9A 2J6 E: info@biectr
october 2017
Hornsby Art Prize
Contact: Arts & Cultural Development Officer at Hornsby Council, Phone: 9847 6893.
Linden Postcard Show
Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, 26 Acland Street
St. Kilda VIC
Phone (03) 9209 6794
Email: admin@lindenarts.org
november 2017
december 2017
Fleurieu Art Prize
A non-acquisitive art prize and exhibition on the theme of landscape.

Grants & Opportunities

Last updated February 2017

Please Note: Warringah Printmakers does not endorse any of the awards or competitions listed. You are strongly advised to read carefully all terms & conditions of entry.

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Young & Emerging Artists
Provides assistance towards travel (for educational purposes) and/or tuition costs for young people building a career in the visual arts.

Brett Whitelely Travelling Art Scholarship
The Brett Whiteley Studio, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, invites applications for a major travelling art scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded to a talented young artist with an established body of work, who is best able to demonstrate the use and benefit of the scholarship to further his/her art education in Europe.
Contact: brettwhiteleystudio@ag.nsw.gov.au

The Anne & Gordon Samstag
International Visual Arts Scholarships

Each scholarship is intended to cover the reasonable costs for a period of twelve months overseas, and includes a tax-exempt stipend equivalent to US$37,000 (United States dollars), plus return airfares and institutional fees for one academic year.

NSW Artists' Grant
The NSW Artists' Grant has been initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual arts, craft and design practitioners in NSW to effectively produce, present and promote their work throughout NSW, interstate and overseas. These funds are to assist directly with the costs associated with the development and implementation of a project plan and strategies.
Amounts available are: $1250 + GST for individuals and $2500 + GST for groups

Australia Council Partnership Development (category A)
Partnership development (category A) grants provide funding of up to $5,000 to assist artists, groups, or organisations to undertake further development and/or extension of effective partnerships. Applications: 1 Feb - 1 Sept. Contact E-Mail: mail@australiacouncil.gov.au

Australia Council for the Arts
Visual Arts - New work grants support the creation of new work by emerging and established craftspeople, designers, media artists, visual artists and arts writers.
Fellowship grants - provide extended support to craftspeople, designers, media artists and visual artists of outstanding ability to enable them to realise ambitious projects and develop their practice to new levels of achievement. Find grants.

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
The Foundations mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. 863 Park Avenue New York, New York 10075 Email: grants@pkf.org

ANAT Professional Development Travel Grant
The Professional Development Travel Grant is a quick response fund managed by the Australian Network for Art & Technology. Closes last day of each month (no funding round December).

Australian Visual Artists’ Benevolent Fund
This fund provides limited financial assistance to visual arts practitioners faced with financial difficulty as a result of serious illness, accident or some other unexpected catastrophe. It is not intended that the fund should be used merely as a means of coping with financial hardship. Applications are ongoing.

Georges Mora Fellowship
A fellowship to assist artists to develop art projects using the State Library of Victoria's resources. Enquiries: The Georges Mora Foundation E-mail.....


Last updated MArch 2015

Eramboo Residencies
Ongoing Open Call. For application forms email info@eramboo.com.

Black Church Print Studio Residencies
International artists actively engaged or informed by contemporary printmaking practice may apply for a four-week residency in the Black Church Print Studio, Dublin.

Megalo Print Studio & Gallery Residency Program
Open to Australian & international artists at all stages of their career.
T: 02 6232 6041 Email: info@megalo.org

Hill End Artist in Residence Programme
Established & emerging artists, all disciplines are invited to apply for a four week living & working residency in either Haefligers or Murrays Cottage. Email: brag@bathurstart.com.au