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Gold Coast City Gallery Opportunities


In addition to the busy schedule of exhibitions throughout the year, Gold Coast City Gallery presents a strong program of art awards catering to a variety of artists and art media. The Gallery’s collection has been enriched through acquisitive awards and the exhibition program is strengthened by the variety of artworks on display.

Keep your eye out for Gallery opportunities including The Border Art Prize and Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Awards in the second half of 2017.


Gold Coast City Gallery’s Signs of the Time exhibition is extending beyond the Gallery walls to the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct.

The Arts Centre is seeking entries from artists/artist teams to paint front and back facades of the two green work sheds located at the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct.

OPPORTUNITY ONE: To paint the two walls of Shed 1: 5m (width) x 12.3m (length) x 5m (height). There is greenery currently in front which will be removed. Each shed has a door to access inside. There are two roller doors.  The final artist or artist led team selected for OPPORTUNITY ONE will be awarded AUD$13,000 commission.

OPPORTUNITY TWO: To paint the two walls of Shed 2: 5m (width) x 14m (length) x 5m (height). There are three roller doors with door to access inside. The final artist or artist led team selected for OPPORTUNITY TWO will be awarded AUD$17,000 commission.

Applications close Monday 9 January 2017.

Further information about these exciting opportunities is available here

Expressions of Interest Application

Performing Arts Opportunities

The Arts Centre Gold Coast is proud to support and develop local opportunities for artists, including audition opportunities, visual art competitions and professional development programs and courses. In 2016, The Arts Centre Gold Coast is seeking a number of actors, singers, dancers, musicians, writers and independent theatre makers for the following projects.

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Bumpy Angels – A Play by Sue Rider – Directed by Catarina Hebbard

It is February 1954. In a home for pregnant and wayward girls somewhere in Australia, a group of young women are coming to terms with being hidden away because of the shame of breaking society’s taboos. With little in common except their condition, the women work in the laundry, singing, arguing and laughing together under the supervision of the Sisters of Mercy. When a young Italian migrant woman arrives, tensions and prejudices surface and finally erupt just as the young Queen passes by on her Royal Visit.

The Arts Centre Gold Coast is seeking talented female actors over the age of 17 to be mentored in a professional theatre environment for the production of Bumpy Angels under the direction of Catarina Hebbard. All female actors will be required to have sound singing ability for the below-mentioned roles.

BLANCHE | English immigrant, originally from London. Pregnant, due in March.

CARRIE | Has a slight intellectual disability. Pregnant, due in May/June.

CORAL | Aboriginal, brought up by non-Aboriginal foster-parents. Pregnant, due in June.

FELICITY-ELIZABETH | A former beauty queen. Pregnant, due in June.

JEAN | Assumes role as the ‘mother’ of the group. Pregnant, due in June.

MADONNA | Italian immigrant. Pregnant, due in July.

MARTHA | From sheltered Anglican background. Pregnant, due in July.

MILDRED  | A trained nurse. Pregnant, due in May.

PEARL | Doesn’t speak (until the end). Pregnant, due in July.

SISTER MARY LUKE | One of the Sisters of Mercy who run the home for wayward girls.


Registrations Open: Thursday 1 December 2016

Registrations Close: Sunday 8 January 2017

Audition Date: SATURDAY 21 JANUARY 2017

To apply for Audition, please complete this form.

Online registration forms must be completed in full for your application to be considered.

You must be 17 years or older at the time of audition to apply

Auditions are by allocated appointment only



Commences Saturday 11 February


Wednesday 5 April – Saturday 8 April 2017


Requirements and preparation materials will be supplied via email after applications have been screened and at the time of Appointment Setting.

All enquiries, please email: auditions@theartscentregc.com.au.


There are no internships on offer at this time. Please check back regularly for opportunities.


Short+Sweet, the biggest 10-min performance festival in the world, is seeking an Assistant Festival Manager to work on the program for 2016. This is a voluntary position, a learning opportunity suitable for an emerging or established artist based on the Gold Coast. The Assistant Festival Manager will be actively involved in the process of recruiting local artists and curating performances for the Gold Coast Theatre and Cabaret strands held in August 2017.

It’s an exciting festival that puts artists on a professional platform to further their careers.  You would be part of this professional team.

Short+ Sweet has been established in QLD for over 8 years and is linked to Short+Sweet worldwide.

Specific duties and time commitments can be tailored to best suit the individual.

If you would be interested in the 2017 Assistant Festival Manager position, please express your interest by emailing a brief statement along with your CV to

Sean Dennehy seandennehy@icloud.com
Executive Producer
Short+Sweet QLD Inc


Sing it, play it, launch it.
Are you looking for a venue to showcase your music, band or cabaret show? Are you launching your album? Apply now for our Next Stage program to be considered for financially-supported access to The Basement to produce your own performance.

What we offer
Next Stage recipients will receive a support package valued at $1,200, including venue access plus professional technical, front-of-house and ticketing support. After the expenses* are settled, artists will receive 70% of the Box Office takings.

Specifically, The Arts Centre Gold Coast will fund and manage –
• 1 night only access to The Basement
• 6 hours of ST technical labour
• 3 hours of ST Front-of-House labour
• Set ticket pricing and schedule of performance
• Ticket sales management
• Standard lighting and audio equipment
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Next Stage recipients will be emerging or established artists with the ability to deliver a polished performance and actively drive their own sales. To be considered, please email Vicki Buenen, Producer, on buenen@theartscentregc.com.au, including –

• A biography, outlining your performance experience (include links to online footage where possible)
• A 250 word performance pitch
• Preferred dates

Let us help you take your career to the next stage.

*Expenses include booking fees, credit card charges, computer programming and labour above agreed contribution 


Terrace Stage performers

The Arts Centre Gold Coast is accepting expressions of interest from musicians interested in performing on the Terrace Stage (outside beside the Arts Café).

Please direct enquiries to Creative Producer, Emma-June Curik, on Curik@theartscentregc.com.au

Thank to everyone who has auditioned for opportunities. We will continue to offer opportunities so stay in touch by signing up to eNews.