Art & About Sydney 2021 and beyond
We’re seeking audacious and stirring murals and visual art installations that will engage, surprise and delight Sydneysiders.
The works will be free for the public and able to be viewed night and day.
This is an open call for proposals from Sydney-based artists.
We’re looking for projects that:
- inject joy, wonder and intrigue into our suburbs
- demonstrate artistic excellence
- are original and forward thinking
- are collaborative
Selected works will be realised from July 2021 to June 2022.
Individuals and collectives can apply for up to $50,000 per project. Major cultural organisations can apply for up to $85,000. Budgets for the project are to cover all costs for the presentation of the artwork.
All applications must be made through the online form. Emailed applications won’t be accepted. To complete the form, the following are required:
- Artist/team contact details
- CVs/bios of all team members
- Detailed project description
- Conceptual visuals of the project
- An indicative production budget
Please ensure that all uploaded files are clearly labelled with your name. The maximum file size for each is 5MB.
Proposals will be evaluated according but not limited to:
- creative approach
- use of public/unusual space
- calibre/experience of artist/team
- audience engagement/experience.
Stage 1: Applications close 5pm, Friday 19 February 2021
Stage 2: Shortlisted project proposals due April 2021
Stage 3: Selected artists notified June 2021
We’re looking for works for our suburbs - not the city centre. It isn’t imperative to find and secure a location before lodging an application. We’re happy to work with you to find a suitable location and gain the necessary approvals from property owners.
If you have any queries, please email us.
Only written enquiries can be addressed for legal reasons.
Are you on a GreenPower based electricity plan at home or work? If so, high five you! Tell us about it in your application.
The City of Sydney is 100% renewable. And we’ve taken a no single-use plastics pledge. We encourage artists to consider the environmental impact of their proposed project.