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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.

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Are you outgoing? Dynamic? The life of the party? If this sounds like you, do we have a gig for you!

The Arts Centre Gold Coast is seeking several performers to play a central role at the heart of our new Friday and Saturday night experience in The Basement – SideShow.

Encompassing a range of edgy, cheeky live music-theatre performances as well as a unique and intimate bar experience complete with great whisky, wine, cocktails and tapas eats, Sideshow will ensure a great night out is had by all.

As The Host, you will be the centre of this experience and will engage with patrons throughout the evening. The Host will ensure SideShow guests have a memorable, exciting and engaging experience from beginning to end. The Host will also be required to liaise with back-of-house staff to ensure each evening runs smoothly.

We are looking for performers to present strong, unique personas or characters, including the provision of their own costume. Artists from genres such as circus, drag and burlesque would be particularly suitable but artists from all backgrounds are welcome to apply.

Role Requirements

Artists should have the following skills and/or attributes:

  • Current QLD RSA certificate
  • Strong availability across Friday and Saturday evenings during October through to December 2017.
  • Significant performance experience with strong presenting ability. An interesting persona or character(s) including costume.
  • Experience in customer/audience-facing roles (such as traditional customer service or atmospheric performance). The successful performer will be confident in interacting with a diverse array of patrons from all walks of life.
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision.
  • Due to the nature of the event, artists must be over 18 years of age.

People from all cultural backgrounds and gender identities are encouraged to apply.


Artists will be contracted to provide their services across a series of dates dependent on each artist’s availability, which will be negotiated individually with each artist.

To apply

Send the following:

  • Headshot
  • Full length photograph (in costume)
  • One page CV, detailing relevant performance and audience interaction experience.

Artists may be invited to attend an audition in order to fully ascertain their suitability for the role.

Further information
For further information about the role, please contact Creative Producer Emma-June Curik via email curik@theartscentregc.com.au or phone (07) 5588 4042.

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Following on from its sell-out debut outing at the 2016 Glitter Festival, Up Late returns to the The Arts Centre Gold Coast as part of the SideShow series.

The Arts Centre Gold Coast is now inviting expressions of interest from performers and atmospheric artists to be considered for future Up Late events.

A heady and eclectic mix of great music, live performance, burlesque and comedy; Up Late is a welcoming and inclusive space where difference and individuality are celebrated. Previously, Up Late acts have included drag, burlesque, cabaret, performative electro-pop and contemporary music – however, there are no boundaries when it comes to style or genre; only practicalities with regard to what is possible within the scope of the event.

We are particularly interested in atmospheric or versatile entertainers suited to performing in an underground basement -style venue with low ceilings. Performances should range in duration from 5-10 minutes and require minimal technical assistance.  Artists who do not fit this description should not apply for this opportunity.


This is a paid opportunity; however, artists should be based locally or willing to arrange their own travel and accommodation on the Gold Coast in order to perform at the event. A small contribution toward such expenses may be negotiated for certain artists.

Access and Inclusion

Applications from artists of all backgrounds and lived experiences are encouraged; including those of Diverse Sexuality and Gender (DSG) and/or who identify as part of the LGBTIQAP+ and queer community. Artists with access needs can note these on their application and all efforts will be made to accommodate such needs.

To apply

Simply fill out the application form by clicking the link below.

For further information or queries about the Up Late program, please contact Creative Producer Emma-June Curik via email curik@theartscentregc.com.au or telephone (07) 5588 4042.

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


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