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Public Program

Firstdraft’s Live Nights are one-off curated performance nights organised around a central theme. These evenings focus on sound, performance and time-based practice, which aren’t usually represented in our Exhibition Program. Our Live Nights curators transform all four gallery spaces and courtyard, capitalising on the unique premises Firstdraft.

Successful applicants receive

> A curatorial fee of $1500 as well as money for artist fees and production costs. 

> Digital promotion through the Firstdraft website, electronic newsletters and social media platforms.

> Access to and assistance with Firstdraft’s equipment and resources.

> Event support including installation assistance and bar provisions.

Submissions must include

> Proposal (max. 1 A4 page, approx. 500 words) detailing your event title, concept, participants and rough budget. 

>CV (max. 1 A4 page) detailing relevant experience.

>Up to 10 labelled, screen resolution (72dpi) images per application, formatted into a single PDF (max.10MB) AND/OR 1 video/multimedia works per artist, uploaded to a third party sharing site such as YouTube or Vimeo, with an applicable link provided at the end of your proposal document.

>Image labels are to be expressed: Artwork Title, materials, dimensions/duration (if applicable), date produced.

Further program details

> Collaborative applications from multiple curators/curatorial collectives are welcome, however this program cannot accommodate additional financial allowances.

>The selected curator/s will be solely responsible for organising the event. Namely, the selection of artists/performers and event logistics. 


Until the Thaw, Firstdraft, 2018 Photo Rafaela Pandolfini

Eugene Choi, A Brace for Support (performed with Justin Shoulder), ‘Immaterially Yours…’, curated by Tulleah Pearce, 2019 Firstdraft, Sydney, Photo Document Photography

Tomorrow Girls Troop performing at Art Month Sydney East Sydney Precinct Party, 2018 Firstdraft, Photo Document Photography