Visual arts opportunities

To support and nurture emerging artists, established artists and street artists we offer opportunities to showcase works at events and in our public spaces.

We also support artists through our annual Arts and Culture grants program.

Current programs

Expressions of interest are invited for visual arts opportunities.

Hit the Street youth program

Artists aged between 12 and 19 years can showcase their talent for street art through the Hit the Streets program!

Hit the Streets is an annual, three-month program that brings art to the streets, and has the added bonus of preventing illegal graffiti across the city.

Participants are teamed with renowned street artists to design, develop and paint a group piece, at the same time learning the techniques of street art letter form, style and more.

Interested?

To be part of the next Hit the Streets program register your interest on our Youth Services website.

Street art and murals

We commission and support formal street art and mural installations across the municipality, including temporary installations to liven up shared public spaces, enhance streets and beautify buildings being redeveloped.

Expressions of interest

Expressions of interest for new street art and murals are currently being accepted.

How to submit your expression of interest

Artists, please email your expression of interest submission to our Visual Arts team, and include: 

  1. A brief description of your proposed work and your artistic rationale.
  2. A description of the proposed location (if applicable) and how the work will be experienced.
  3. Your artist biography and up-to-date curriculum vitae with an emphasis on your street art or mural practice.
  4. A description of how the work will be created and installed, including (but not limited to) materials and equipment required, expected maintenance requirements and anticipated life span.
  5. Up to 10 examples of previous works.

Please note: A minimum $20 million public liability insurance cover is required for all artists commissioned by the City of Stonnington.

Glow Winter Arts Festival

Expressions of interest from experienced professional and emerging installation artists are invited each year for our annual Glow Winter Arts Festival.

Working with our Festivals and Events team, successful applicants are commissioned to design, develop, install and dismantle large-scale, site-specific, temporary illuminated installations. 

Expressions of interest

The call for expressions of interest will be advertised on our Glow Winter Arts Festival website.