The City of Greater Dandenong offers a range of opportunities for artists of all types living or working in the municipality. Whether emerging or professional there are many ways artists can be supported for work they create for our community.
The City of Greater Dandenong also provides opportunities for local community organisations with an arts, cultural development or heritage focus. We encourage the vital role they play in cultural richness of our community.
Landmark Public Art Commission for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Artist, Collective or Designer
The City of Greater Dandenong is looking for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist to deliver an artwork that incorporates a fire pit in the heart of the new Springvale Community Precinct. Council are looking for a culturally sensitive artist or team to consider and be informed by local knowledge and culture to create a space that is complimentary to the local Springvale precinct environment. Three applicants will be shortlisted based on the expressions of interest. The shortlisted artists will receive $2,500 artist fee to prepare a detailed concept. The successful artist will be selected from the shortlisted artists to deliver the project with a commission value of $75,000.
Expressions of Interest close on Saturday 29 February 2020.
HOME is a national arts program curated by the City of Greater Dandenong. Culminating in an exhibition at Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre in July 2020, HOME will include a series of workshops and opportunities throughout the first half of 2020. Artists who are seeking asylum or have a refugee background are invited to apply to participate in HOME.
Women of Greater Dandenong Photography Prize
The City of Greater Dandenong is running a photography competition for images of women contributing in Greater Dandenong. The photographs must feature a woman or women who live or work in Greater Dandenong. We encourage you to take creative images which reflect the city's diversity.
Seven winners will be selected by a panel of arts and council professionals. Winners will be awarded a cash prize of $500 and have their work exhibited at the Garnar Lane Display Boxes.
Submissions close on midnight Sunday 16 February 2020.
For more information, please email email@example.com.
Our Beat - Design Competition
The Drum Theatre is running a design competition for creative, bold and visually appealing posters featuring the letters 'D R U M' to hang as part of the monthly event Our Beat.
Winners will be awarded a cash prize of $350 and have their work placed on display in the Drum Theatre foyer.
There is no criteria for the style. As long as it is a set of four poster images that feature the letters 'D R U M' – one letter on each poster respectively. We do encourage you to take creative and high-quality images and be as creative as you wish. Pre-fabricated image sets will also be considered. Images can also be photography, painting and other art forms.
Submissions close on 13 February 2020.
Get Creative Facilitators - Expression of Interest
The City of Greater Dandenong runs four terms of creative programs every year. We pay casual rates in line with industry standards and will cover the cost of all supplies. Classes can take place in one of our many facilities including Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens, Drum Theatre, Dandenong Library or Springvale Library.
Previous classes we have offered have included ceramics, life drawing, botanical fabric dying, garden tours, filmmaking, contemporary dance and poetry but we are interested in providing our community the widest range possible of participation opportunities so we are open to any art form. If you are interested in facilitating creative workshops, we would like to hear your ideas.
Stay tuned for Short Cuts Film Festival 2020 callout...
Are you an artist or an organisation wanted to stage an exhibition at Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre in 2020? Proposals are now being sought.
Applications closed on Monday 28 October.
Short Cuts celebrates the arts, community life and creative storytelling, by providing an artistic platform for local community members, emerging artists and accomplished professionals to share their stories.
Walker Street Gallery's 9 by 5 Exhibition has become a nationally recognised event that celebrates diversity within the arts community. The exhibition, on display from 5 December to 21 December, will highlight works created by artists of all levels, experiences and styles on panels measuring nine by five inches. Artists and aspiring artists from around Australia are invited to tap into their creativity on 9 by 5 inch panels with all entries exhibited and available for sale.
Entries closed on Wednesday 27 November.
The City of Greater Dandenong is seeking applications from artists, community groups and community agencies who are interested in staging community based exhibitions in 2019.
A community based exhibition typically features exhibitions of artworks that celebrate belonging and participation in the community.