Art & About: Call for artists to bring their ideas to Sydney streets


3 Feb 2024



Written By Staff Writer



The City is seeking expressions of interest for projects across all art genres that will contribute to the cultural richness of Sydney by captivating and engaging the public.

Calling all creative minds! We’ve got some exciting news from the heart of Sydney. The City of Sydney is opening opportunities to both national and international artists, offering a golden opportunity worth up to $100k to be a part of one of Australia’s most prestigious art programs!

For all you amazing visual artists, curators, performers, filmmakers, and theatre companies out there, this is your chance to shine. The City of Sydney is calling on your talent, passion, and innovation to participate in their annual Art & About Sydney program.

Your artistic activation could happen anytime between September 2024 and June 2025. Whether you’ve got a brilliant one-off project idea, a series of events that’ll keep people talking, or an installation that’s meant to stay for several months – they’re all welcome!

The City wants you to think outside the box, mix things up, and connect with different communities. They want your creations to be unique and unforgettable experiences. So, let your imagination run wild and explore interdisciplinary approaches.

Here’s the deal: the projects must be brand new, exclusively commissioned, and produced by the City of Sydney just for the Art & About event program. Your masterpiece will light up public spaces and bring a splash of color to unconventional locations throughout the City.

(photo by Jamie Williams/City of Sydney)

Photo by Jamie Williams/City of Sydney

The fabulous Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore AO, is as excited as we are! She says, “This is a wonderful opportunity for artists to bring surprising and colorful works into public spaces and unconventional locations across the city.”

“The call is open to individuals and groups from all corners of the artistic world.

“We’re looking for projects that are new, innovative, and demonstrate artistic excellence – works that push boundaries and challenge norms,” Mayor Moore adds, “as well as projects that are participatory and inclusive.”

Oh, and here’s the cherry on top: if your project gets selected, you’ll receive up to $100,000 in funding to be part of the 2024/25 Art & About Sydney program.

So, brush off your creativity, gather your team, and let’s make Sydney even more magnificent with your extraordinary art! 🎨🌟

Interest parties are encoured to visit the City of Sydney website for a copy of the brief and submission guidelines.

The Art & About EOI opened on Wednesday 31 January and closes at 5pm (AEDT) on Wednesday 28 February.

For more information on Art & About and past projects, go to 

Feature Photo by Nikki To/City of Sydney


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