The Coal & Allied Singleton Art Prize
From humble beginnings 35 years ago, “The Singleton Art Prize” has matured into one of the largest regional art prizes in NSW and one of the most prestigious. It continues to feature prominent and up-and-coming Australian artists. In a typical year an average of 800 visitors pass through the Singleton Civic Centre over five days to enjoy up to 650 paintings, resulting in substantial art sales and great exposure for our sponsors.
The success and continuing growth of this event provides valuable opportunities for both Rotary and our partners to positively contribute to the wider community. The opportunity for the enjoyment of Art, and the encouragement of up and coming artists greatly enrich the whole community. Financially the benefits are also significant, over the past five years almost $100,000 has been raised from sponsorship & painting sales. This money is returned to the local community every year by way of an advert in the local paper calling for applications for funding for local community projects.
The cost of running the exhibition is covered from financial sponsorship and other sources including in-kind partnerships, sales commissions and over 1000 man hours each year by Rotarians and community volunteers.
The Club’s goals are to provide a service to the Singleton community, facilitate a growing appreciation of art, encourage developing artists including our youth, and raise funds for deserving organisations and projects. The best work of the Prize is acquired for the Singleton Collection, and this year will join more than 91 works displayed in the Singleton Library and Council offices.
Please submit entry forms and community grant applications to:
Post- PO Box 348, Singleton NSW 2330