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Creative Expression of Interest:
Let us know what you love wall art


Ballarat In The Know (BITK) is a platform designed to share with residents what’s on, what’s new and what to do in Ballarat.  This is done via and its associated social media channels plus advertising to support these.

For the Let us know what you love wall art activation, we are inviting Ballarat artists to make submissions around the theme of what they love about the city. Six artists will be selected and images of their works will be installed at six CBD locations as part of an art trail.

With this activation, we’re aiming to encourage movement around the CBD, along with exploration and engagement.  We also want to put a smile on people’s faces!

In addition, residents will be invited to submit what they love about the city, with a number of prizes up for grabs.


The City of Ballarat is seeing expressions of interest from artists, creatives or designers to create artworks to be used in an art trail.

The theme of the art trail is Let us know what you love about Ballarat.

Artworks are to  incorporate, ideally, more than one thing you love about Ballarat. This can include (but is not limited to):

  • Venues – restaurants, cafes, bars, live music spots etc
  • Events
  • A specific dish at a restaurant
  • Shops
  • Attractions
  • Nature spots
  • Noteworthy Ballarat identities
  • Buildings
  • Views/aspects of the city

Artworks are to be supplied digitally and will be produced to a large scale on a foil decal material. They will be installed in various outdoor CBD locations by the City of Ballarat.

Six artists will be selected to create six works.

Successful submissions will be  artworks that are:

  1. Engaging, enjoyable and accessible for all
  2. Feature identifiable and unique Ballarat content as the ‘loved’ things – these can also be used as the background elements of the works
  3. Family-friendly
  4. Photo-worthy

The successful artists will be required to provide a short blurb explaining their work. This will be used on a smaller decal sitting beside the artwork, on and on social media.


Sites for artwork placement are still being finalised.

Most sites will require landscape artworks.

Finished dimensions will range from approx. 2300mm high to 2500mm high and from 1500mm wide to 6000mm wide.

Sites and dimensions will be confirmed with selected artists.


To apply to have your work chosen, please digitally submit the following:

  1. Images of artworks and/or digital designs
  2. Biography and/or CV – including references from clients
  3. A description of any relevant professional experience working on a similar project
  4. A list of things you ‘love’ about Ballarat that you would include in the artwork (NOTE these must be approved prior to inclusion in the final piece)

Artists are not required to submit a concept.

Artists will be selected based on their creative experience and body of work by a group of City of Ballarat representatives.

Preference will be given to artists living, working or studying in the Ballarat region.

Submission deadline 15 May
Artists notified of selection 16 May
Final designs submitted 30 May
Installation of artworks From 3 June
Competition period 11-28 June
Artworks removed From 22 July

Each selected artist will be given an artwork design fee of $3,000 ex GST.

The artist will be asked to invoice against the delivery of key milestones:

  • Upon return of a signed agreement $1,000 ex GST.
  • Upon submission of final design files $2,000 ex GST.

Submissions of portfolios should be sent to by no later than Wednesday 15 May, 2024.

All submissions received will be assessed by an internal panel of Council Officers and all applicants will be notified of the outcome by Thursday 16 May, 2024.

For further enquiries regarding this process, you are invited to contact:

City of Ballarat Marketing Team

P: 5320 5500


Expression of Interest      

Project: Competition prizing – paid digital gift vouchers

May 2024


In June 2024, we’re running a competition and for the prizes, we’re purchasing 100 digital gift vouchers valued at $100 each from Tourism Midwest Victoria (TMV) region businesses who are signed up as Industry Partners.

The competition will run alongside a creative activation around the city focussed on the theme of what people love about Ballarat and the surrounding regions.

Entrants will identify something they love, with 100 entries randomly selected to win a paid $100 digital gift voucher to a business of their choosing.


To participate, all you need to do is be a TMV Industry Partner, click the link below and fill out the form by Monday 10 June, 2024.

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Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.


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