Archive for May, 2008

The British Council is now calling for Australia’s best and brightest to enter the 2008 Realise Your Dream competition. It’s a professional development award open to all Australians aged under-30 who are involved in creative industries. Winning candidates will be flown to the UK to work with a mentor, and even get $8,000 to help live the dream. To go into the running, applicants need to demonstrate their creative potential, and tell us how they’ll benefit by connecting with Britain’s best. If they’re a winner, we’ll help organise a personally tailored work experience programme with a leader in their field.

In the past, placements have included fashion houses Luella, Burberry and Lara Bohinc; time with creative director Tom Dixon at Habitat; Zaha Hadid architects; BBC Interactive; advertising agency BB/Saunders; and textile designers Timorous Beasties, The British Museum, independent record labels - amongst many others.

For more information visit our website at
or email Raynee Dewar at: [email protected]  with any questions.

If you are an artist working in the areas of visual or hybrid arts, performance and film then check out these new presentation and professional development opportunities.

Studio Program
PICA is currently seeking expressions of interest for the 2009 Studio Program. PICA’s Studio Program provides participating artists with a dedicated space to produce new work. The artists work in their studios throughout their residency and are required to present artist talks, open their studio on select days and must result in a public outcome.

The application process for PICA’s Studio Program has changed and will now remain open throughout the year. Both visual and performing artists will be considered. For further information, see the guidelines in the ’studio’ section on PICA’s website.

For any queries, please contact PICA’s Curator Melissa Keys on 08) 9228 6300 or [email protected] or check out

Museums & Galleries NSW in partnership with Arts NSW presents Adding It Up, a one day practical workshop about preparing and presenting budgets to support your written proposal.  The workshop will be presented by Michael Huxley, Manager, Finance, M&G NSW, including essential budgeting information for your ARI program, from planning to acquittal processes. Alex Bowen, Program Manager, Visual Arts and Craft, Arts NSW, will present a funding body’s perspective on budgets.

This is a free workshop valued at $150 per person. There are limited places available so book now!

Where: Level 2 meeting room, The Gunnery, 43 - 51 Cowper Wh 51 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo
When: Monday, 19 May 2008
Time: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Cost: FREE

Bring: Current project budgets that you are working on, a calculator, pencil and paper and a laptop with Excel if possible.
Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be provided, BYO lunch.
Informal Networking drinks: 4pm – 5.30pm next door at the Tilbury Hotel.

For further information please contact  Cath Fogarty, Exhibitions Coordinator, Museums & Galleries NSW ph: 02 9339 9903 (Tuesday - Thursday)
or [email protected]