Opportunities and awards

First Nations Arts and Culture Awards open for nominations, plus winners of the Lester Prize and nominees for ARIA Awards, and more!
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First Nations Arts and Culture Awards

The First Nations Arts and Culture Awards are delivered by Creative Australia each year on 27 May, marking the anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the start of National Reconciliation Week. Nominations for the awards are open now for the Red Ochre Award (Lifetime Achievement), the Dreaming Award (aged 18-30 years) and the First Nations Emerging Career Development Award.
Nominations for all three awards close 10 October; learn more and nominate.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram @lleizy_