Opportunities and awards

International funding and scholarship opportunities, plus winners of UniSQ inaugural Biennial Art Awards, and more!
Australian Women in Music Awards 2024 open for nominations. Image: Sarah McLeod and Nina Korbe to perform at AWMA 2024. Photo: Guy Davies. McLeod has short cropped hair with smoky makeup, wearing a leather jacket, holding a bass and sitting on top of a piano. Beside her, Korbe is sitting, wearing a low neckline black dress with black heels. She has brown curly hair and a powerful expression. Both of them are presented in a powerful and beautiful manner against a backstage environment.

Cloncurry Prize Poetry Competition (Qld)

Poets and wordsmiths from all over Australia are invited to enter the $10,000 Cloncurry Prize, which attracted over 160 entries in 2023. All styles of poetry are accepted and this year’s theme is ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’, through the lens of outback Australia. Plus, there is a Junior Cloncurry Prize, open to all Queensland school-aged students, with a cash prize of $250. 
Entries close 3 May; 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_