The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is looking for a female First Nations audiovisual creative to produce a work using digital items from the national collection. Expressions of interest are open for the commissioned project, tentatively titled RE/Vision, which will feature as part of the UK/Australia Season - the largest cultural exchange between Australia and the United Kingdom. The filmmaker will work closely with NFSA curatorial and technical experts, utilising the digital collection to produce an audiovisual product, that will aim to offer an authentic and contemporary vision of Australia. The work will be based around the British/Australia theme of Who Are We Now? The work will premiere internationally in partnership with the British film institute (BFI) in Britain in late 2022, and domestically in Canberra at the NFSA's Arc Cinema. The complete piece will then be brought into the NFSA collection, and made available to the public. Applications for the $25,000 commission are invited until midnight on October 17, 2021. For more information visit nfsa.gov.au/revision.
National Folk Festival
The National Folk Festival has announced its 2022 artistic director will be five-time ARIA Award winner Katie Noonan. She wants to focus on the theme Home/Belonging/Family, since the last year has made people focus on their birth and chosen families more than ever in lockdown. Applicants can use this curatorial framework to shape applications. The organisers have been working with the local Ngunnawal community to create a version of one the Warumpi band's My Island home - in language and invite artists to sing this song in their sets and encourage choral audience participation. The festival - which is scheduled to take place over the Easter weekend next year - is seeking practitioners in fields such as music, dance, spoken word and theatre/comedy, from traditional to contemporary and everything in between. For more information and to apply, visit folkfestival.org.au/artist-applications.
Belco Arts Inclusion Award
The Belco Arts Inclusion Award will be presented at CAPO's annual fundraising Auction and Awards event. It will give $2000 in prize money and an exhibition/artist in residency opportunity at Belconnen Arts Centre. The award is only open to Canberra artists who identify as living with physical, sensory, d/Deaf, intellectual disability or as having experienced mental health issues. Submissions are due by 6pm on Monday October 4, 2021. See: belcoarts.com.au.
Megalo's exhibition of prints by Australian artists produced with VCA Editions includes lithographs, screenprints and more. It continues online until October 16, 2021. See: megalo.org.
Applications for the Canberra Symphony Youth Chamber Orchestra (CSYCO) have been extended until September 30 and auditions will be in late November. More information: cso.org.au/csyco/.
Belconnen Arts Centre is inviting LGBTQI+ artists to create and share what being queer and part of the LGBTQI+ community in 2021 means to them. Contributions from all viewpoints, in 2D or 3D, using painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography, drawing or mixed media may be submitted until midnight on October 31. More information: belcoarts.com.au.
In this A3 on paper open exhibition, artists are invited to investigate their concept of "place" - a position, a location, a destination, a point in time or where they sit within the world. Entries close on November 1. More information: belcoarts.com.au.