Art News & Opportunities

Key arts event dates 2020

Art Award and Exhibition

  • Open to the public: Saturday, 10 October to Sunday 18 October

#creativemelville Open Studios

#creativemelville Open Studios will take place over two weekends in October at the same time as the Art Awards.

  • Weekend 1: 10 and 11 October
  • Weekend 2: 17 and 18 October

These dates are dependent on the COVID-19 situation in Western Australia.

Image: artwork by Liliana Stafford from the 2019 Art Award exhibition

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Current arts opportunities

Palmyra intergenerational Community Art project

The City invites artists, groups and organisations to rspond to an RFQ for an intergenerational community art project to take place within Palmyra, in Melville. We are seeking artists/arts groups who acknowledge the power of storytelling, care, neighbourhood connections the link between the arts and good health. The budget for this community art project is $10,000. 

Download the Request for Quotation

Emily Main Park site map

Submission deadline: 5:00pm, 5 October 2020.

Arts information

#creativemelville x Soul Traders webinars

Soul Traders Amy Snoekstra and Bo Wong have produced a special three part webinar series for creative business owners discussing the ins and outs, the vagaries, the traps and the triumphs of running a solo freelance business and living a creative life. Over the three sessions, Amy and Bo explored topics creating your online presence: practical tools, tips and tricks; marketing and community building for creatives and creating engaging imagery and content for your social media.

You can watch all three webinars on the Arts and Events You Tube channel

#creativemelville Creative Networking events

Every couple of months artists and creatives who are working or living within the City's boundaries meet-up in various locations to enjoy informal networking.  These meet-ups showcase the many creative spaces located within the City of Melville and provided an opportunity to meet and chat with likeminded creatives. Please note we have currently paused meetings due to the COVID-19 situation. Register your interest in attending our events once they resume at arts@melville.wa.gov.au

Sign up to our monthly arts eNewsletter

The Arts eNews is a monthly enewsletter promoting cultural events and activities taking place in the City of Melville and surrounding suburbs. The newsletter is emailed on the second Thursday of each month to over 3,000 subscribers with local artists and arts organisations invited to share their news (showing, selling, seeking etc) with the community.

Subscribe to our Arts eNewsletter

To submit content for the Arts eNews, please email the Cultural Development Officer (Arts) with key information such as date, address, contact details, website link and a jpeg image.

Melville Arts and Creatives Facebook Group

Keep up to date and join our facebook group. It's a place for local artists, arts groups and creative enterprises to network, promote their work and collaborate on ideas.

PHAZE Urban Art

PHAZE is the City of Melville's youth urban art program, which runs sessions from Leeming Skate Park, John Creaney Skate Park and Melville Skate Park. We will advertise current opportunities on this page as they arise.

Public Art and Community Art Projects

The City of Melville invites artists and creative teams to submit Expressions of Interest for public art and community art projects to be included in City buildings, facilities and public spaces. If you are interested in being added to our artist register please email arts@melville.wa.gov.au

Heathcote Cultural Precinct

The Heathcote Cultural Precinct is a multi-arts and cultural gallery that invites emerging and established artists, curators, community groups and people wanting to exhibit material within a social history context to submit proposals for exhibitions each year.

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