HOTA Gallery Makes Open Call For New Commissioning Opportunity

Seeking up to 20 Australian artists for major exhibition

HOTA: Home of the Arts may be closed at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but construction work continues on its new Gallery building due to open next year. Unsurprisingly given its brand being more centred around community and creative engagement, the organisation has announced that it has commenced an open call for artists. In the coming months, they will commission up to 20 Australians to create a suite of new work for a major exhibition presented next year.

Australian artists who can demonstrate a significant link to the Gold Coast region, are invited to submit ideas for indoor and outdoor works, ranging from medium to largescale installations, video projections, free-standing sculptures and performance, to all types of outdoor art that can be executed well in the environment. Successful artists who deliver the approved piece will receive an artist fee for their participation in the exhibition, in addition to support from the HOTA Gallery Curatorial and Exhibitions teams to develop, prepare, and install their work.

Applications are now open and will close on Friday 19 June 2020. Successful artists will be notified on Friday 3 July 2020, and their work must be delivered by January 2021. Want to know more? Please visit the official HOTA website.

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“Now more than ever, we have a deep responsibility to support Gold Coast artists. We have fast-tracked this $100,000 commissioning opportunity for up to 20 artists to create new works for the inaugural HOTA Gallery program in 2021.

We have huge talent in our community and to highlight their work in this incredible gallery pays homage to that. Artists are at the core of our vision; without artists there is no home of the arts.

Criena Gehrke
CEO of HOTA: Home of the Arts

Founder of The Otaku's Study. I have been exploring this labyrinth of fandom these last fourteen years, and still nowhere close to the exit yet. Probably searching for a long time to come.


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