Art in Public Spaces Grants

BanyuleApplications close Monday 23 May 2016.

 Banyule City Council is seeking expressions of interest from artists to get involved in the Pinpoint Art in Public Spaces Program in July 2016.

We looking for small art projects that are new (have not been seen in public before) and are original (created by the artist or group). These works will be one-off, ephemeral art experiences in public space.

Contributing an idea to Art in Public Spaces is an excellent opportunity for exploring and/or developing a new idea and pushing the boundaries for art making and performance.

The aim is to invigorate public spaces with new artwork; a shopping strip, car park, laneway, swimming pool, local park or even a bus stop – it’s up to you. It could be a contemporary performance, visual art, new-media, writing or a combination of many art forms. We are looking for work that is engaging, accessible and invites contemplation. Think about bringing life to a location that is significant to your community.

Applicants are encouraged to suggest unusual and innovative sites in Banyule for their work.

Applicants do not have to reside in Banyule.

Works must be delivered between Friday 1 July and Sunday 10 July. Depending on the proposed nature of the work, applicants can nominate to have their work displayed for the duration of the program, or to nominate a preferred time and date to present their work.

Proposed works must respond to the themes of Pinpoint:

  • Local connections – between communities and to place
  • Collaboration
  • Maps and geography
  • Promoting the creative industries

A fee of $1,000 will be paid to each successful project.