Opportunities and awards

Major $300,000 commission calling for artists, HOTA ArtKeeper returns, plus winners of Patrick White Literary Award and Artspace studio artists announced.
HOTA ArtKeeper returns in 2024 to put artists on the payroll. Image: One Two Shoot Media, ArtKeeper 2022-23 artist. Photo: Nadia Milford.

Calibre Essay Prize

Australian Book Review welcomes entries to the 2024 Calibre Essay Prize for an original non-fiction essay. The prize – now worth a total of $10,000 – is open to all essayists writing in English. The winner will receive $5000, with the second prize worth $3000 and the third prize $2000. Eassays between 2000 and 5000 words on any subject can be submitted.
Entries close 22 January 2024; learn more and enter.

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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_