Sound Art Commission Call-Out

The City of Perth and Tura New Music are seeking Expressions of Interest from sound artists to develop a sound-based artwork that can be delivered via a sensor-activated speaker system (supplied and installed) within June-August, 2017.

The broad aim of the site-specific ephemeral commissions is to integrate temporary, interventionist, performative, audio or action-based artworks into the urban fabric of the everyday.

This sound commission, without a theme or specific agenda, is intended to engage with an extremely broad and constantly shifting audience and location. The ambition of any sound artists selected for this commission should be to achieve maximum impact with minimum risk to the work, surroundings and public. Four sensor-activated speaker units are available and their installation will be managed by a City of Perth electrical contractor. Usually, they are mounted out of reach on light posts and remain in operation 24/7 for the duration of the work.

One $3,500 (ex GST) sound commission will be awarded.

The fundamental vision for the commission is that sound artists consider a project that fulfils, as much as possible, their own artistic vision in relation to the city.

This commission is intended for WA based sound artists. While interstate and international artists are welcome to apply, their concept should illustrate a strong understanding of Perth’s cultural context and landscape. Artists are required to be in Perth for the duration of installation. Costs related to travel, accommodation and travel insurance will not be covered by the commission.

Please find the information form, application form and all relevant technical and location information available for download here. Applications close midnight Friday 12 May 2017. Final work to be submitted by June 19 2017. Forms and enquiries can be submitted to

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