Applications for¬†our exhibition, curatorial and writers’ programs for June 2016 – February 2017 have now closed. ¬†applications for these programs will open again in the later half of 2016.




nsw regional artist fund

In 2016 Firstdraft is presenting a new initiative to support NSW regional artists*. The fund aims to assist emerging artists located in regional NSW to access a national conversation and present their work away from home by supporting costs related to travel, transport and accommodation. Funds may be allocated to eligible projects selected for the Exhibitions and Curators programs from the open callouts. Artists wishing to be considered for funding will need to provide a project budget as part of their proposal. Project budget outlines are included in the proposal forms online. As a capped fund, the Regional Artist Fund may not reach to support all eligible regional projects.

Note that funding does not cover material or production costs.This new initiative is assisted by Arts NSW funding.


*Firstdraft adheres to the definition of regional artists as indicated by Regional Arts NSW