ENTRIES OPEN! The Shirl National Youth Portrait Prize

21st February to 8th September 12:00 am - 12:00 am

The Shirl is a $10,000 acquisitive biannual portrait prize for artists between the ages 16 – 25. There is no other Portrait prize specifically for young and emerging Australian artists. The Shirl is the little sister to the BVRG’s $50,000 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award.

We encourage HSC students, tertiary students or practicing emerging artists to enter. Entries can be of any 2D traditional medium or a digital new media piece, animation, gif etc. The entered work must have been completed within the last 12 months and must be the original work of the exhibitor.

Sapphire Coast Arts and Sports Youth Development Fund

1st November 12:00 am - 12:00 am

A new group has been set up to provide financial support for young people in all branches of the arts to develop their talents and take advantage of opportunities outside the Sapphire Coast area.

The Sapphire Coast Arts and Sports Youth Development Fund was created with the express purpose of assisting young people 18 years and under to advance their skills and talents. We recognize that many young people living in our region are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to participating in further development through training, events or competitions in major centres outside the Sapphire Coast region.

Funds are now available to support individuals who may require some form of assistance in participating or getting to these events.