Outdoor Performance Commission

Gasworks Arts Park, in Albert Park, Melbourne are excited to offer a $10,000 outdoor performance commission for the development of a new piece of site-specific work to take place in Gasworks Arts Park.

This is a three-month development project to take place from September to November 2020, culminating in a developmental preview showing to an invited audience in late November 2020.

In addition to funding the development and preview showing, Gasworks will also be engaging a professional mentor to provide feedback on the work.

 The $10,000 commission will be allocated to the following:

  • $2000 development fee for the artist or company
  • Professional mentor for three sessions
  • Regular rehearsal space at Gasworks, September to November 2020
  • Funded and produced development showing for invited guests
  • Artist materials up to $1000
  • Technical staff assistance
  • Technical equipment, permits and other production consumables.

There will also be potential opportunity for a Gasworks produced public season of the new work, with the selected artist or ensemble in late summer 2021.

Gasworks welcomes submissions from individuals or groups of all sizes. Any performance-based art forms will be considered. 

Submissions that present a strong narrative and detail the site-specific nature of the work will be looked upon favourably. 

Applicants must be regularly available for the 3-month development period from September to November 2020, at least on a part time basis.

Once the applications have closed, we will review all submissions and select one artist or ensemble to receive the commission.

For further details and to apply please complete and submit the online form below

Submissions close Sunday 26th July.