Opportunities and awards

Perth Festival calling for young artists, Newcastle Museum and Art Gallery receives extended funding, plus finalists of St Kilda Festival Music Competition, and more!
Melbourne Recital Centre welcomes Nat Bartsch as 2024 Artist-in-Residence. Photo: Supplied. Outdoor photo of a person with elegant short hair wearing glasses looking off into the distance with a smile, wearing a long patchwork dress.

The Muswellbrook Art Prize

This prize invites submissions from artists throughout Australia. Established in 1952, the Muswellbrook Art Prize continues to be a vibrant celebration of creativity and is one of the richest prizes for painting in regional Australia. Three awards are awarded: the $50,000 acquisitive Painting Prize, the $10,000 acquisitive Works on Paper Prize and the $10,000 acquisitive Ceramics Prize.
Entries close 9 February 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. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.