EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST 2015 – BRIEF & APPLICATION FORM

The City of Sydney seeks Expressions of Interest for Art & About Sydney 2015/16.

We are looking for big ideas that temporarily transform public and unusual spaces in the City of Sydney Local Government Area.

Ideas and proposals from all art disciplines are welcome, including but not limited to visual artists, curators, performers, collectives, filmmakers, musicians, writers, composers, theatre companies, producers, choreographers and anyone with a big creative idea that meets our creative brief.

Art & About Sydney 2015 will run from 18 September – 11 October 2015. In addition to our 2015 Festival, we will produce a number of works outside the festival period on a project basis.

THE BRIEF – PROJECTS AND INSTALLATIONS

We are looking for projects and installations that are:

  1. Temporary works presented in a public or unusual space
  2. Demonstrate artistic excellence
  3. Innovative
  4. Involve or engage the audience in its development/presentation or both

All projects and installations must meet the terms and conditions to be considered.

EXHIBITION DATES
Selected works will be realised either for the Art & About Sydney 2015 Festival (18 September – 11 October) or as individual projects presented between June 2015 – December 2016.

BUDGET
A number of projects will be supported, valued between $10,000 – $80,000. Budgets for the installation/project are to cover all costs for the presentation of the artwork.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
If your project is shortlisted, the City may pay the artist/organisation a fee of $1000 (plus GST if applicable) to refine the project proposal.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
All submissions must be made via the online form below. To complete the form you will need the following:

  1. Contact details
  2. Artist/s team Bio or CV’s
  3. Artwork statement 200-250 words (2000 maximum characters, describing the artwork/project concept and how it meets the Art & About criteria
  4. Artist impression /concept drawing of the proposed work/project
  5. An indicative budget

*Additional web form field for additional information

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GENERAL INFORMATION

HOW WILL PROJECTS BE EVALUATED?
Proposals will be evaluated according but not limited to:

  1. Creative approach
  2. Use of public /unusual space
  3. Calibre/experience of artist/s/team
  4. Audience engagement/experience

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE?

STAGE ONE:

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST OPEN – THURSDAY 29 JANUARY 2015
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSE  – TUESDAY 17 MARCH 2015

STAGE TWO:

SHORTLISTING OF SELECTED PROJECTS – WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH 2015
SHORTLISTED PROJECT PROPOSALS DUE – FRIDAY 17 APRIL 2015

STAGE THREE:

SELECTED ARTISTS NOTIFIED -  FRIDAY 22 APRIL 2015

 *Please note dates in stages two and three may be subject to change

 

LOCATIONS OF WORKS

Following is a list of City of Sydney owned or controlled land that artists may consider as a location for their work:

Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Hyde Park North and South, Martin Place, Pitt Street Mall , Customs House Square, Alfred Street, Wynyard Park, Queens Square, Sydney Square, Sydney Park.

The City is also happy to work with artists to secure location approvals from private property owners

UPDATES
Potential bidders should check this section for updates to the Expression of Interest.

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USEFUL LINKS

Art & About Sydney Information
http://www.artandabout.com.au/history/

Art & About Sydney 2014 Festival Program
http://www.artandabout.com.au/festival-program/

City of Sydney
http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/

Creative City Sydney
http://www.creativecitysydney.com.au/

City of Sydney Cultural Policy
http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/explore/arts-and-culture/cultural-policy

City of Sydney Major Parks/Venues
http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/explore/facilities/parks/major-parks

City of Sydney – Our Villages
http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/learn/about-sydney/our-villages

City of Sydney Local Government Area Maps
http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/learn/about-sydney/maps

Art & About Sydney Expressions of Interest 2015/16.

  • CONTACT DETAILS
  • Please upload any relevant Artist or Team Bio/CV's (*Max file size 5MB per file)
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      • Max $80,000
      • Please note: if successful, you will be required to supply a Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency for $20 million with “The Council of the City of Sydney” noted as an interested party
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