Rising: Call to artists

RISING is seeking expressions of interest from Australian artists for new outdoor work to be presented in the 2024 festival and beyond.

Applications close Fri 8 July, 5PM

RISING takes place each June in Naarm, Melbourne. It is a contemporary cultural event that brings together site specific performance, large scale public art, music and ceremony for a diverse community.

This Call to Artists invites artists from around the country to submit their ideas for bold and ambitious new work.

We're seeking art and performance designed specifically for outdoor settings, ideas that will prompt powerful social experiences, and create transformative moments, from the epic to the intimate.

The Call

We're after big ideas for outdoor projects only to be presented from RISING 2024 onwards. Ultimately one to three projects will be commissioned. The selection process will be conducted by a group of peers, representing a spectrum of artists and industry.

Eligibility Criteria

To be selected, applicants are required to be:

  • An Australian artist OR
  • An artist who is based in Australia

We are looking for:

  • Strength of the creative vision
  • An idea for an outdoor project of any scale
  • The idea proposed is a new idea

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