Call for artists to bring their ideas to Sydney streets

City of Sydney Art & About Konstantin Dimopoulos The Blue Trees 2016The City of Sydney is offering national and international artists up to $100,000 and the opportunity to be part of one of Australia’s most prominent arts programs.

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.

To be part of its annual Art & About Sydney program, the City is encouraging submissions from visual artists, curators, performers, filmmakers, musicians and theatre companies.

The temporary projects or activations can happen anytime between September 2024 and June 2025. They can be a one-off project, occur as a series of events or be installed for several months.

Artists are encouraged to explore interdisciplinary approaches and engage with different communities, creating unique and memorable experiences.

The projects must be new works that will be commissioned and produced by the City of Sydney specifically for Art & About.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for artists to bring surprising and colourful works into public spaces and unconventional locations across the city,” said Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore AO. “The call is open to individuals and groups working across diverse artistic disciplines.”

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

Each selected project will be provided with up to $100,000 in funding to be part of the 2024/25 Art & About Sydney program.

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

The Art & About EOI is now open and closes at 5.oopm (AEDT) – Wednesday 28 February. For more information on Art & About and past projects, or to apply, visit: for details.

Image: Konstantin Dimopoulos, The Blue Trees, installation view at Pirrama Park, Pyrmont (2016) – courtesy of City of Sydney