ICYMI: The week’s arts news

Amid a sea of closures this week there's also good news, with new galleries, Auslan Creative initiatives, successful conference pivots and more.

MICRO GRANTS: Arts NorthWest are offering Quick Response Micro Grants of up to $1,000 for independent professional practicing artists across all art forms, community groups and arts organisations to support their creative endeavour. Designed to support the continuation of locally determined community arts and cultural practice in uncertain times, this funding recognises the recent hardships faced by the New England North West including drought, bushfire, mouse plague and COVID-19 and their effects on your arts practice or arts business. Applications close on Monday 6 September 2021. Learn how to apply.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina