2019 Ideas Platform Applications Callout

Applications are now open for the 2019 Ideas Platform program!

Please read below for more information on how to apply

Applications close midnight Monday, 22 October, 2018 

Have an Idea?
We have a platform


Artspace’s Ideas Platform is a flexible, exhibition space situated at the front entrance to the Gunnery building. It’s a site for risk and speculation where the process is as important as the outcome. Our concept is simple, if you have an idea, we have a platform.

Artspace is now accepting proposals through an open-call for artists to transform this unique space.

The application is open to artists, collectives and curators, and if successful they will work closely with Artspace’s curatorial, technical and communications team to develop their project. There will be three exhibitions available for successful applications in the 2019 Ideas Platform program.

Parramatta Artists Studios, 2015, Ideas Platform, Artspace. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Ciaran Begley, 'Contradictory Demands', 2017, Ideas Platform, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Jessica Maurer

Application Guidelines

When filling out your application, you will be required to upload two files - a proposal and visual support. The two files should be prepared as below:

 1. Proposal (ONE PDF of no more then 5mb)

  • Project description, 500 words max

  • Artist/Curator Bio, 300 word max

  • Artist/Curator CV, one page max

The proposal document should be compiled as a single PDF file

2. Visual Support (ONE Powerpoint of no more then 15mb)

  • Up to 10 images

The visual support document should be formatted as a single PowerPoint presentation (.ppt or .pptx, Microsoft PowerPoint 1997 onwards). Each slide must be labelled with your name, and relevant details about the images. 

When compiling your presentation, ensure that you compress images to
‘Best for viewing on Screen (150dpi)’ before saving.

You may also provide up to 3 video works as support material which must be uploaded to a thirdparty sharing site such as YouTube, Vimeo or SoundCloud. There is a section in the application form where you can submit the links. 

Please ensure that your support material is labelled in the exact format below before uploading: PrimaryContactName_Name of material submitted (i.e. SusanBoyle_Proposal or SusanBoyle_VisualSupport)

To help you with your proposal, the Ideas Platform floor plan can be downloaded here 

Click here to apply

Applications close midnight, 22 October

  • Successful applicants will be notified by email in December 2018 

  • Limit to one application per person

  • Application criteria must be completed as outlined in the applications guidelines

  • We encourage applicants to consider the activation of the building’s architectural features, this include the windows facing Cowper Wharf Road

  • Successful applicants will receive a $1000 (AUD) contribution excluding GST towards their project budget

The Ideas platform is made possible by the generous support of Andrew Cameron AM and Cathy Cameron