Apply now to be part of the Metro Arts x Brisbane Festival Visual Arts Program.
Metro Arts is again partnering with Brisbane Festival to present a visual arts project as part of the 2023 Festival.
Brisbane Festival is the city’s largest annual cultural event, with an expansive, international, multi-arts program. The Festival presents its program across numerous sites throughout Brisbane, including the West Village precinct, where Metro Arts is based.
As part of an ongoing partnership, Metro Arts and Brisbane Festival have co-presented a visual arts program at Metro Arts Galleries, West Village, during the Festival since 2020.
This has included interactive works by Hiromi Tango, Sally Golding and Tara Pattenden, as well as newly commissioned work by Kinly Grey, Susan Hawkins, Aishla Manning, Ross Manning and Sarah Poulgrain, in partnership with Traction and JCDecaux.
Metro Arts and Brisbane Festival are excited to open up the 2023 iteration of this partnership to an open call for proposals.
The programmed work will be exhibited at the Metro Arts’ galleries from 1 – 23 September 2023 and will be a vital and vibrant part of the broader programming of the Brisbane Festival at the West Village precinct. This open Call for Proposals invites artists to apply to be a part of this program, with suitably ambitious visual arts projects that align with the goals and curation of both Metro Arts and Brisbane Festival.
Please read the Metro Arts x Brisbane Festival Application Guide before applying.
Applications close: Sunday 19 February 2023, 11:59pm AEST
- Metro Arts and Brisbane Festival welcome proposals from early career through to established practitioners.
- This program is open to artists, artist collectives and curators working across any aspect of the visual arts, including sculpture, installation, moving image, painting, drawing, digital media, sound, photography and live art.
- This call for proposals is open to Queensland and interstate applicants. Artists based outside of Brisbane should consider the practical requirements of travel and transport when considering the program and fee, as detailed in the application kit.
How to apply:
Applications should be submitted via the online application form. Access the form HERE.
If you have any questions about this special application process, please contact Metro Arts Exhibition Program Curator Kyle Weise via email: kyle [at] metroarts.com.au | or via phone: (07) 3002 7100.