Art & About Sydney 2019/20 expressions of interest
The City of Sydney seeks expressions of interest for the Art & About Sydney 2019/20 program.
We’re looking for big ideas that temporarily transform public and unusual spaces in the City of Sydney’s area. We wish to engage, involve and inspire Sydneysiders and seek creative projects that share this aim.
Ideas and proposals from all art disciplines are welcome. Anyone with a big creative idea that meets our creative brief can apply.
With a focus on art in unusual places, the year-long calendar of projects is part of realising City of Sydney’s Cultural Policy and Action Plan.
This is an open call for proposals from local, interstate and international artists. You don’t have to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to apply.
We’re looking for projects that:
- are temporary works presented in a public or unusual space
- demonstrate artistic excellence
- are innovative
- involve or engage the audience in its development / presentation or both.
Selected works will be realised between January 2019 and July 2020.
A number of projects will be supported, valued from $10,000 to $85,000 each. Budgets for the project are to cover all costs for the presentation of the artwork.
For shortlisted projects, the City may pay the artist/organisation a fee of $1,000 (plus GST if applicable) to refine the proposal.
All submissions must be made through the online form. Emailed submissions won’t be accepted. Ensure you allow enough time to apply.
To complete the form, the following are required:
- Contact details.
- Artist/s team bio or CVs
- Artwork statement (250 words maximum maxim) describing the artwork/project concept.
- Artists’ impression /concept drawings of the proposed work/project.
- An indicative budget.
Please ensure that all files are clearly labelled with the applicant’s name. 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/s/team
- audience engagement/experience.
Stage 1: Expressions of interest open Tuesday 3 July 2018 Expressions of interest close 5pm Sydney time Friday 7 September 2018
Stage 2: Shortlisted project proposals due November 2018
Stage 3: Selected artists notified December 2018
Locations of works
Art & About projects can take place anywhere within the City of Sydney’s area. View maps of the City of Sydney’s area.. Art & About projects can take place anywhere within the City of Sydney’s area. View maps of the City of Sydney’s area..
The City is also happy to work with artists to investigate securing location approvals from private property owners.
For enquiries please email Art & About.
Please note that only written enquiries will be addressed.
Expressions of interest close Friday 7 September 2018.