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Call for participants: Western Sydney Parklands Arts and Cultural Accelerator


During 2018 City People worked with Tyrrell Design Studio to develop a landscape design framework that incorporated direction for the development of arts and culture in the southern section of the Western Sydney Parklands.

Now we are delighted to be delivering an arts and cultural accelerator for Western Sydney Parklands Trust (WSPT) to put these ideas into action. The accelerator will develop a repertoire of mature arts and cultural project concepts that can be implemented locally, both within and beyond the Parklands

If you are interested in working collaboratively with artists and others who are also passionate about creating projects that reflect the unique nature of the parklands, then read on.

Both part of the city and part of the bush: stunning Western Sydney Parklands.

What is an accelerator?

The accelerator is an innovative, structured way of bringing together people with diverse expertise, over a short period of time to develop project ideas about a particular place.  City People has led these processes as a way of developing urban arts projects, public art installations, performances and place-driven activation projects over the last ten years. Check out our most recent one for the City of Wollongong here.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Artists (visual, performing, digital, writing) or other creatives with at least five years’ experience in their field of expertise. 
  • Applications from people in professions other than the arts are encouraged.  For example, previous accelerators have included environmentalists, architects, academics and community activists.
  • People who have experience in collaborative practice
  • People who can commit to full-time attendance on site for the duration of the accelerator

How will participants be selected?

Priority will be given to applicants who:

  • live and / or work in Western Sydney
  • have experience working in the public domain
  • have skills that contribute to the diversity of practice in the participants’ team

Participants will be paid a fee of $4000 (ex-GST) and will be required to work full-time in collaboration with others for a ten-day period in February – March 2020.

Applications close 5pm on the 30th September.

For more information on the accelerator or to submit an application check out details here.

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