Opportunities for Artists

Opportunities for Artists
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Bankstown Arts Centre welcomes groups and individuals from our City to exhibit small scale artworks in the Incubate Gallery. Opportunities for artists Bankstown Arts Centre welcomes groups and individuals from our City to exhibit small scale artworks in the Incubate Gallery. Arts Centre; Arts and Culture

Artist Call Out for Bankstown Biennale Sub-Terrains


Western Sydney Artists are invited to submit an EOI for Juxta, an interactive installation that will be presented as part of the Bankstown Biennale at Bankstown Arts Centre in October 2022.
Created by Felix Cross and Katrina Douglas, Juxta is where audiences create and curate mixes of audio and video works to discover how different combinations can reflect and stimulate emotional states. Juxta will happen in Studio One at Bankstown Arts Centre, with devices that allow the audience to select and juxtaposed video over sound and vice versa.
With support from Bankstown Arts Centre, we are commissioning 12 Western Sydney artists to create a 1-minute, original video or sound work responding to the theme of EARTH. Selected artists will be provided with additional information about the theme, however the content and style of your work is entirely up to you. The only criteria is that the work must be exactly 1 minutes long and you must produce a work in one of two formats: audio or video. Audio works can be created by composers and musicians, poets and spoken word artists, storytellers and soundscape artists; and video work (image-based only no audio) could be created by filmmakers, choreographers and dancers, visual and digital video artists. The final video works must be submitted without sound and credits.
The fee is $400 for the creation of a one minute work.
Your submission should include:
  • a short 150-word bio
  • an example of previous work
  • a short description (200 words) of your initial 2-minute idea
Deadline for submissions is 5pm Friday 9 September.
For more information and all submissions, please email juxta2020@gmail.com
EOIs Due: Friday 9 September
Selected Artists Notified: Tuesday 13 September
Draft Work Delivered: Friday 23 September
Final Work Delivered: Monday 3 October
Juxta Goes Live: Saturday 8 October
Juxta is a live development of our original online project, which featured 24 artists who each created a sound or video work in response to the theme of WATER. These works were uploaded to a specifically designed website. This led to a live, club style iteration that was presented at Bankstown Arts Centre’s as part of the NEXUS in April 2022. For this version 18 new pieces were successfully commissioned, responding to the theme of FIRE. This event used V/DJs to select and mix the video and audio ‘tracks’ for a live audience. Juxta was created in partnership with Bankstown Arts Centre, ATYP, The House That Dan Built and The Q; and has received support from the City of Sydney and the NSW Government via Create NSW.


Incubate Artist Studios 


The Incubate Artists Studios are located on the site of the former Bankstown Women’s Rest Centre, a place that drew together women – particularly mothers – from the many local communities in the Canterbury-Bankstown area. We invite artists from the Canterbury Bankstown region and beyond to use these spaces to create.

If you'd like to use Incubate Artist Studios, please contact artscentre@cbcity.nsw.gov.au with a brief proposal and link to your previous work.


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Imagine Wall


The Imagine Wall exhibits temporary outdoor art works commissioned by Bankstown Arts Centre. Interested local artists can contact the Arts Centre Director on 9707 9989 or email artscentre@cbcity.nsw.gov.au.


Register on the South Western Sydney Artist database

Artists and art organisations based in South West Sydney are also invited to register their contact details to receive information about exhibition and performance opportunities, special events, professional development, residencies and artist callouts. Art forms​ can be visual art, theatre, performance, music, dance, digital media and more. 

Register online by clicking the button below:​​

South Western Sydney Artist Database

The South West Sydney area includes ​Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Campbelltown and Camden.

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