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

Exhibition Design Sprint as part of Design Alive: Design Beyond Spatial Experience

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Join Media Artist and Architectural Educator Daniel Connell in a 2 hour Exhibition Design Workshop developed for emerging artists. He will introduce you to a series of frameworks to consider for your next exhibition proposal, highlighting ways to demonstrate your understanding of the exhibition beyond your artwork. Drawing from Exhibition Design as a discipline, workshop participants will be prompted to address key aspects of a great exhibition proposal. These include exhibition strategy, conceptual framing, context analysis, content organisation, interactivity, graphics, lighting, construction and delivery. By incorporating these aspects into your exhibition proposals, you’ll convincingly show curators the potential of your work in their space, in turn making it more likely for you to get funded. You’ll be introduced to tools and strategies for strengthening your proposal through conceptual mapping and diagrams, orthographic drawings, collage and illustration.

This intimate workshop will also be a great opportunity to meet fellow emerging artists, with the possibility of developing collaborative proposals together and enriching your artist network. Participants can use this workshop as an opportunity to pitch an exhibition presentation for Bankstown Arts Centre’s 24/25 Exhibition calendar. Winning proposal will recieve some funding for their project. Submit your proposal by Friday 29 March (4 weeks post event).

Facilitator: Daniel Connell
When: Friday 1 March, 7.30-9.30pm
Cost: $10 per participant
Audience: Geared for emerging artists
Where: Studio 1, Bankstown Arts Centre
This workshop is a part of Design Alive: Design Beyond Spatial Experience. Check out the the full program on our website – cb.city/DesignAlive
This initiative is proudly supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW’s Culture Up Late Western Sydney program.

Volunteer callout for Bankstown Arts Centre


An exciting volunteer opportunity is available at Bankstown Arts Centre (BAC) as part of our upcoming Art Nights: Culture Alive.

This volunteer opportunity will particularly suit people interested in art, culture, music and event. This is a dynamic role with the opportunity to engage visitors and maximise a positive experience for audiences and patrons of BAC.

Volunteers will be given the opportunity to:

  • Be an ambassador for BAC;
  • Gain an insight into our ongoing exhibitions;
  • Assist and be a part of our Art Nights: Culture alive program;
  • Be part of the welcoming BAC team, providing hospitality to art centre visitors;

As part of the program we are looking for volunteers to:

  • Be available for each night of our Art Nights: Culture Alive program;
  • Have a Working With Children Check number;
  • Be available for a two hour induction and training session (date and time to be advised);

As part of the role volunteers will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Hosting the exhibition space and welcoming visitors into the exhibition, as well as interacting with the general public as ambassador for the gallery and the exhibition;
  • Invigilation duties including– being vigilant and mindful of the space and artworks in order to protect the works and interacting with the public to create an exciting but safe environment for people who view the exhibition;
  • Invigilate workshop spaces including - ensuring participants follow our code of conduct, attending to facilitators needs, ensuring persons are being safe in the space;
  • Asking visitors survey information questions;

To apply, head over to the link below!

Art market stallholder callout for Art Nights: Culture Alive


Are you looking to expand your brand and to promote your arts business to a wider community? Why not apply to be one of our stallholders for our upcoming Art Nights: Culture Alive program!

As a stallholder, you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate, display and promote your art, craft and designs directly to a captive audience.

We are looking for stallholders for all three nights:

For Arts Alive: Art as Social Activation we are looking for stallholders with a focus on Art-only/artist market featuring different materials and formats;

For Craft Alive: Craft for Care and Connection we are looking for stallholders with a focus on a craft market related with a range of products;

For Design Alive: Design Beyond Spatial Experience we are looking for stallholders with a focus on fashion, graphic design and jewellery.

Interested in applying?  Learn more below:

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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