2020 Ideas Platform Applications Callout

Applications are now open for the 2020 Ideas Platform program!

Please read below for more information on how to apply

Applications close midnight Tuesday, 29 October, 2019 

No late applications will be accepted

For any enquiries please contact ideasplatform@artspace.org.au

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 team to develop their project. There will be three exhibitions available between July and October 2020 for successful applicants.

Talia Smith, More than all the ocean between us, 2019, installation view, Ideas Platform, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Artspace

Amy Suo Wu, Thunderclap, 2019, installation view, Ideas Platform, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Artspace

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 PDF of no more then 5 pages, max 10mb)

  • Up to 10 images

The visual support document should be formatted as a single PDF. Each page 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 third party 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, 29 October

  • Successful applicants will be notified by email in December 2019 

  • Successful applicants will be allocated a time between July and October for their exhibition

  • 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

  • No late applications will be accepted

  • For any enquires please contact ideasplatform@artspace.org.au

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