Art And About

Rebecca Varidel
4th Mar 2015

Calling all artists, curators, musicians, performers, architects and collectives - The City of Sydney is seeking Expressions of Interest for Art & About 2015/6. Do you have a big idea that will temporarily transform public and unique places in Sydney for Art & About Sydney 2015. They are offering funding to projects up to $80,000. Just two weeks left share your idea with us before applications close on March 17.

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


They are looking for projects and installations that are:
1.Temporary works presented in a public or unusual space
2.Demonstrate artistic excellence
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.


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.


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.


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.


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