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Exhibition Program

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.

Successful applicants receive

> A fee of $1000 paid to artists per exhibition.

> A fully subsidised four-week exhibition at Firstdraft.

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

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

> Opening night event including bar provisions.

> Gallery minding supported by the Firstdraft Volunteer Program.

> Inclusion into Firstdraft public programs such as artist talks.

Submissions must include

> Proposal (max. 1 A4 page, approx. 500 words) detailing your exhibition title and concept.

> 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 exhibition. Namely, the selection of artists/artworks and exhibition logistics.


Nick Modrzewski and Nabilah Nordin, Love Cushions, Firstdraft, 2019, Photo Jessica Maurer

Chun Yin Rainbow Chan, A Kingdom of Flowers for my Mother Firstdraft, 2018 Photo Zan Wimberley

Nadia Hernandez, This Is My Army (Este Es Mi Ejército), Firstdraft Photo Zan Wimberley