We have compiled a list of artist opportunities currently seeking applications.
Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) – 5 Paramatta Square (PHive) Public Art Commissions
The City of Parramatta invites artists residing in Australia to submit an EOI application for one of three 5 Parramatta Square (PHive) Public Art commissions.
EOI ONE: Sculptural
This opportunity is for one permanent (min lifespan 20 years) Public Artwork to be placed within the new City of Parramatta Civic and Community Centre – PHive.
This standalone ‘primary’ sculptural artwork will span the ground floor double height void.
EOI TWO: Moving Image
This opportunity is for two moving image commissions with a maximum display lifespan of three (3) years).
Parramatta Square is the new civic and commercial heart of the City of Parramatta. It will become an important gathering place, destination and transit area for the many people who move through Parramatta on a daily basis.
Central to Parramatta Square will be 5 Parramatta Square (PHive), a new form of social space for the community to gather, learn and play as well as enhance the community’s wellbeing. Due to open in 2022, 5PS will be a six level Council owned and operated cultural and civic building, housing Council’s central library, Council chambers (seat of government), meeting rooms, a Dharug Keeping Place and flexible programmable spaces.
EOI ONE: Sculptural
One sculptural commission budget $400,000 (ex GST, all inclusive)
EOI TWO: Moving Image
Two moving image screen-based commissions of budget $50,000 each (ex GST, all inclusive)
Applications open: 10am, Monday 15 November 2021
Applications close: 4pm, Tuesday 30 November 2021
How to apply
For more information and details on how to apply please visit the relevant link below:
National Call Out for Artists to Create a Signature Public Artwork – Coffs Harbour City Council
Artists are invited to submit proposals to create a signature public artwork for the new Yarrila Place building in Coffs Harbour.
The formal process invites experienced public artists from across Australia to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in accordance with the Artist Brief.
The EOI is now open and closes Monday 1 November 2021. Artists’ submissions will be evaluated in early November 2021 with a view to notifying a shortlist of three artists shortly afterwards. Shortlisted artists will be paid a fee to develop concept designs for a final artist selection in January 2022.
Entries close 1 November 2021.
The National Herbarium of New South Wales Call for First Nations Australian Artists
The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust is excited to announce this opportunity for a new public artwork for the National Herbarium of New South Wales.
They are seeking expressions of interest from Sydney-based artists or artist groups who have strong connections to Dharawal Country and/or the Dharawal community. The selected artist will develop their concept in close collaboration with the local community and with the Trust’s science, horticulture and education teams. The finished artwork design will be sandblasted into the concrete flooring surface of the Herbarium’s eastern terrace in late 2022. The artist will be paid a fee of $25,000.
Entries close 15 October 2021.
Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary
Applications from visual artists across the New England Region* for the 2021 Helen Dangar Memorial Art Bursary are now open.
The bursary will be awarded to support a professional or creative development opportunity that will assist the successful artist to improve their skills, learn new techniques or broaden their artistic horizons.
The 2021 application round will close on 13th October 2021.
Eramboo Artist in Residence – Northern Beaches Council
Northern Beaches Council and Eramboo Artist Environment have partnered together to provide a six-month artist residency, in an inspirational bushland environment, for an artist to develop a new body of work or a site responsive creative project.
The Eramboo Artist in Residence program offers free non-residential studio space at Eramboo Artist Environment in Terrey Hills, adjacent to the Ku-ring-gai National Park, a $3000 allowance for materials and mentoring and support towards an exhibition or public outcome.
Eramboo’s unique location gives artists an opportunity to disconnect from fast-paced urban environments, experiment creatively and develop their professional practice in a collaborative studio environment.
Find more details about the program in the Eramboo Residency Guidelines(Opens in a new window).
Applications close on, Thursday 17 September 2021.
Blacktown International Sportspark public art commission
Blacktown City Council invites artists to propose significant, large-scale artworks for the International Centre for Training Excellence, a transformational project to renew the Blacktown International Sportspark, a facility originally designed for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
This is an opportunity for artists to create fun, interactive or participatory new artworks that inspire people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, to move in and around buildings and other sites within the Sportspark and or through the surrounding landscape.
The design, development and delivery of any integrated artworks will involve collaboration with the architects, ARM, and or landscape architect, Scott Carver.
Artist Grants & Arts Projects Grants – Inner West Council
The Arts grants stream funds a range of activities for practicing individual artists, groups of artists or arts organisations for projects that deliver the production and presentation of new creative work, professional arts and skills development, opportunities for audiences to engage with arts and cultural participation, strengthened capacity and sustainability for Inner West’s creative industries, and those that benefit the local community by contributing to local identity, belonging and pride.
Closes 3 September 2021
Expression of Interest – Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery is calling for expressions of interest from Coffs Coast artists to take part in the opening year of exhibitions in the new Cultural and Civic Space.
Artists are invited to submit their expressions of interest through an online process.
Submissions close Monday 1 November 2021.
BAM Art Prize 2021
Entry to the Byron Arts Magazine 2021 Art Prize are now open! The BAM Art Prize is designed to promote awareness of the arts in the Northern Rivers by presenting a national art prize within the region.
In addition to the $5000 prize, the winning artist will be featured on the cover of the Autumn 2022 issue of Byron Arts Magazine. All shortlisted artworks are also featured in the magazine, followed by an 8-week finalist exhibition.
Domestic and Family Violence memorial garden public art commission
This is a unique opportunity for artists to collaborate with Blacktown City Council’s landscape architect on the landscape design, including a stone pathway and seating, and/or create independent artwork(s) for this intimate memorial garden set amongst a grove of trees inside Blacktown Showground. The design, development and delivery of this commission will also involve consultation with family members of victims of domestic and family violence and the project working group, which includes representatives of family members of victims of domestic and family violence, the WASH House, Blacktown Arts and Blacktown City Council staff.
This is a timely invitation for artists to create meaningful new work(s) for an accessible public place of healing and reflection, while raising awareness of this important issue.
EOI application deadline: 6 August 2021, 5 pm
UTS Library Creative in Residence 2022
Now in its 10th year, the program is an opportunity for creatives to inspire playfulness, provoke curiosity and encourage engagement with the UTS Library through the research and realisation of a creative work.
How does the residency work?
The successful creative will develop and produce a new creative project that uses the UTS Library’s collection, community, services and spaces as its foundation.
Expression of Interest – Barrington Coast Art Trail – The Tanks
MidCoast Council (MCC) invites artists or Artist groups to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the development of artworks for the Barrington Coast Art Trail – The Tanks, as per the criteria set out in this brief.
MCC values our unique, diverse and culturally rich community, and supports a thriving and growing economy to provide a vibrant, creative and sustainable art and culture sector.
With funding received through the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery (RTBR) Grants, MCC has created a unique opportunity for artists to contribute to the foundation of The Barrington Coast Art Trail- The Tanks.
Mid-Coast Council has identified several water reservoirs in the region which are considered potential sites for this project. The RTBR grant will enable funding for the construction of artwork on the first 2 of the selected tanks sites at
Site 1: Barrington Water Reservoir
Site 2: Tea Gardens Reservoirs
Northern Beaches Council – Arts & Creativity Grants 2021
Develop new creative initiatives that build on your practice and
professional development with an Arts & Creativity Grant.
Open to professionals from across the creative sector.
Offering grants are across three categories:
• Individual Creative Projects: up to $5,000
• Creative Community Projects: up to $10,000
• Creative Industry Innovation Projects: up to $10,000
Applications open: 28 June to 2 August
Joyce Spencer Textiles Fellowship
The Cad Factory, Western Riverina Arts and the Spencer Family are delighted to announce that applications are now open for the Joyce Spencer Textiles
Fellowship worth $4,000. Regional NSW based artists or artist-led groups who are seeking financial support for textile-based projects with a public outcome in 2022 and 2023 are encouraged to apply.
Applications are open from now until midnight on Sunday 18 July 2021.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – Nabiac Showground Art Project
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being sought from artists to help develop an art concept in collaboration with the community. This project will culminate in the installation of a substantial public art statement at the Nabiac Showground.
All submissions must be received on or before Friday, 16 July 2021 (AEST).
Sydney Craft Week – applications open
The Australian Design Centre is calling for entries from makers, galleries, shops, guilds, libraries, councils and other organisations for exhibitions, workshops and events during and around the festival period Friday 8 – Sunday 17 October 2021. ‘Craft Values’ is the theme for Sydney Craft Week 2021!
Calleen Art Award
The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive painting prize in any subject and style. The award was founded in 1977 by Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM and is made possible by the generous support of the Calleen Trust.
The winner of the Calleen Art Award 2021 will receive $25,000 and the winning artwork will join the Calleen Collection at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery. An entered artwork must be an original and unaided painting by the artist in any painting medium including oil paint, acrylic or watercolour and produced in the last two (2) years prior to the closing date.
Applications close July 19, 2021
Gallery Lane Cove Library Sculpture plinth
Artists producing small scale 3D work are invited to apply to exhibit in Gallery Lane Cove & Creative Studios outdoor sculpture plinth. Located in Library Square on Longueville Road, the Sculpture Plinth offers a position of high exposure within Lane Cove’s central foot traffic precinct.
Exhibition spaces are available throughout most months of 2021 for between 2 – 4 weeks.