Firstdraft Program Call Out

Firstdraft supports the development of emerging and experimental artistic practice through a diverse and inclusive range of programs. For the June 2019 - January 2020 callout, Firstdraft is seeking proposals from artists, curators and writers to be considered for our Exhibition, Curators’, Writers’ and Public Programs. Please make sure you download and read the program guide before submitting your application. We’ve also put together a document providing some advice for submitting a strong proposal.

Submissions can be made at from 23 January - 24 March 2019.

download full program guide

download proposal advice

exhibition program application form

The Exhibition Program aims to profile an exciting cross-section of emerging artistic practice and experimentation. Exhibition proposals for Firstdraft’s galleries are invited from individuals and groups of artists. 

curators’ program application form

Firstdraft invites early-career curators to propose an exhibition to be staged across two galleries. 

first nations curators’ program application form

In 2019 Firstdraft is excited to launch its First Nations Curators Program, dedicating one exhibition per year to an emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander practitioner. 

writers’ program application form

Firstdraft is seeking proposals from writers and artists interested in writing to be considered for the Firstdraft Writers’ Program.

public program EOI

Firstdraft is seeking expressions of interest from artists and curators who are interested in programming one of our three live nights.