PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The LUMAS Gallery and Sequana Partners Arts Grant Program is a joint initiative by project management consultancy Sequana Partners and LUMAS Gallery to support and celebrate the creative community, providing artists with funding and a platform to showcase their work.

Whilst Sequana Partners operates in the water engineering and infrastructure industry, the team recognises and appreciates the importance of the arts community and made the decision to invest in the creative sector alongside LUMAS Gallery.

LUMAS Australia represents over 250 Australian and international artists of various stages in their career. LUMAS’ motto is “Liberation of Art” and seeks to make art affordable and accessible to new collectors, supporting new and upcoming artists.

The Arts Grant Program will award $4,000 to a winning artist each month, commencing in July 2020 and concluding in December 2020, providing a total of six grants.

Each art work submission must have a clear link to water, sustainability or the environment.

Each winner and their work will be celebrated at a group exhibition at LUMAS Gallery in early-2021.

GRANT TIMINGS

JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER
Applications open: 1 June 1 July 1 August 1 September 1 October 1 November
Applications close: 30 June 31 July 31 August 30 September 31 October 30 November
Winner announced: 15 July 14 August 15 September 15 October 16 November 15 December

July

Applications open: 1 June

Applications close: 30 June

Winner announced: 15 July

August

Applications open: 1 July

Applications close: 31 July

Winner announced: 14 August

September

Applications open: 1 August

Applications close: 31 August

Winner announced: 15 September

October

Applications open: 1 September

Applications close: 30 September

Winner announced: 15 October

November

Applications open: 1 October

Applications close: 31 October

Winner announced: 16 November

December

Applications open: 1 November

Applications close: 30 November

Winner announced: 15 December

APPLICATION DETAILS

Submit your entry by 11.59pm AEST on the due date of each month, including the following:

  • Upload of a low-resolution PDF or JPEG image of your submission artwork.
  • Artwork must have a clear link to water, sustainability or the environment.
  • Upload 1-page CV or biography, outlining a list of exhibitions (if relevant).
  • Articulation of how the grant will be used / how it will help support you.
  • Explanation of your submitted piece and how it reflects water, sustainability or the environment.

Who can apply & details:

  • Must be over the age of 18 years
  • Must be an Australian resident or citizen
  • There is no requirement for an existing artistic practice or exhibitions
  • Multiple artists can submit a joint application but must present one final work and if successful will share in the prize equally
  • Type of artwork that can be submitted for consideration – painting, photography, drawing or sculpture

Assessment criteria includes:

  • Creative, innovative and original concept/s
  • Rationale and storytelling behind a particular piece of work/s
  • Demonstrated ability and skills
  • Clear link to water, sustainability or the environment
  • The presented finished work itself must not exceed 150cm height and 150cm width

To Apply

Submit your entry by 11.59pm AEST on the due date of each month, including the following:

  • Upload of a low-resolution PDF or JPEG image of your submission artwork.
  • Artwork must have a clear link to water, sustainability or the environment.
  • Upload 1-page CV or biography, outlining a list of exhibitions (if relevant).
  • Articulation of how the grant will be used / how it will help support you.
  • Explanation of your submitted piece and how it reflects water, sustainability or the environment.

Personal Requirements

Who can apply & details:

  • Must be over the age of 18 years
  • Must be an Australian resident or citizen
  • There is no requirement for an existing artistic practice or exhibitions
  • Multiple artists can submit a joint application but must present one final work and if successful will share in the prize equally
  • Type of artwork that can be submitted for consideration – painting, photography, drawing or sculpture

Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria includes:

  • Creative, innovative and original concept/s
  • Rationale and storytelling behind a particular piece of work/s
  • Demonstrated ability and skills
  • Clear link to water, sustainability or the environment
  • The presented finished work itself must not exceed 150cm height and 150cm width
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JUDGING PANEL

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Frank Fisseler
Managing Partner – Sequana Partners

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Mike Walsh
Managing Partner – Sequana Partners

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Eugenia Wilson
Director – LUMAS Gallery

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Anouska Phizacklea
Director – Monash Gallery of Art

Frank Fisseler
Managing Partner – Sequana Partners

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Mike Walsh
Managing Partner – Sequana Partners

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Eugenia Wilson
Director – LUMAS Gallery

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Anouska Phizacklea
Director – Monash Gallery of Art

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APPLY

Submit your entry by 11.59pm AEST on the due date of each month, including the following:

  1. Upload of a low-resolution PDF or JPEG image of your submission artwork.
  2. Artwork must have a clear link to water, sustainability or the environment.
  3. Upload 1-page CV or biography, outlining a list of exhibitions (if relevant).
  4. Articulation of how the grant will be used / how it will help support you.
  5. Explanation of your submitted piece and how it reflects water, sustainability or the environment.
  6. If you experience upload issues, please email your submission to
    zoe.walsh@sequana.co and
    eugenia.wilson@lumas.com.au
All Requirements & Terms and Conditions of Entry

    Submit your entry by 11.59pm AEST on the due date of each month, including the following:

    1. Upload of a low-resolution PDF or JPEG image of your submission artwork.
    2. Artwork must have a clear link to water, sustainability or the environment.
    3. Upload 1-page CV or biography, outlining a list of exhibitions (if relevant).
    4. Articulation of how the grant will be used / how it will help support you.
    5. Explanation of your submitted piece and how it reflects water, sustainability or the environment.
    6. If you experience upload issues, please email your submission to
      zoe.walsh@sequana.co and
      eugenia.wilson@lumas.com.au
    All Requirements & Terms and Conditions of Entry