Expression of interest: Art & About Sydney 2024/25

Project Status: In progress

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Submit your initial concept for your Art & About project

We’re seeking audacious and stirring artworks that will engage, surprise and delight.

Art & About Sydney promotes creative collaboration between the City of Sydney and artists and cultural organisations.

The program supports projects that temporarily reimagine and reshape spaces in the City of Sydney area.

Creative brief

Art & About projects are temporary activations that can happen anytime from September 2024 to June 2025. Projects can be a one-off, happen over a series of events, or be installed for several months.

Projects must be new works that will be comissioned and produced by the City of Sydney specifically for Art & About.

We’re looking for projects and artwork installations that:

  • demonstrate artistic excellence
  • are innovative
  • are participatory and inclusive
  • create unique experiences through diverse and interesting collaborations.

The City of Sydney has taken a no single use plastics pledge. Artists are encouraged to consider the sustainability of their proposed artwork/project in their expression of interest application.

Art & About is a creative collaboration between the artist and the City of Sydney and is not a grant program. Artists and cultural organisations seeking funding or support to independently produce and deliver events, artworks and other creative projects should apply through our grants and sponsorships program.

Artists will be engaged for Art & About Sydney 2024/25 as independent contractors. The indicative terms and conditions of the engagement are set out in the Art & About commissioning agreement below.

Key dates

  • Expression of interest opens: Wednesday 31 January 2024
  • Expression of interest closes: Wednesday 28 February 2024, 5pm Sydney time
  • Stage 2 shortlisted artists notified: April 2024
  • Stage 2 proposals due: Monday 20 May 2024
  • Successful artists notified: July 2024
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How to apply

Complete our online form to submit your stage 1 application. Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, 28 February 2024.

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Further questions

Please check this page regularly for any updates on the expression of interest process.

All questions about the expression of interest process must be made in writing to [email protected] by 5pm on Tuesday 20 February 2024.