Artist Information

Juan Pablo Pinto Cristian Rojas, ‘Selfish’, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2022. Photo Gareth Carr

Call for Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023 are now OPEN.

Call for submissions for the 25th Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi to be staged along the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama in Sydney, Australia from 20 October –6 November, 2023 are now open.

Artist Awards and Subsidies

Each year we seek to support our artists through a generous program of Artist Awards and Subsidies, many of which are finalised throughout the year. Current Awards and Subsidies available for selected exhibiting artists in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023 include:

  • Aqualand Sculpture Award of $100,000
  • Mostyn Family Foundation Artist Subsidy of $5,000
  • Waverley Council Mayor’s Award of $5,000
  • Allens People’s Choice Prize of $5,000
  • The Kids’ Choice Prize of $4,000

 Open to Australian exhibiting artists

  • Helen Lempriere Scholarship of $30,000 open to Australian artists
  • Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artist Mentorships of $15,000 each for two young Australian Artists 
  • Dick Bett Memorial Invitation for a Tasmanian Artist of $5,000

Open to International exhibiting artists

  • Danish Artist Award of $15,000 with the recipient to travel to Sydney for the opening of the exhibition thanks to The Friendship Society of Denmark, Australia and New Zealand
  • $10,000 for a Czech Artist to exhibit, thanks to the Czech Consulate in Sydney
  • Springshoots Artist Subsidy for the freight to Sydney for a Chinese Artist.

Artist Cost Contributions

To be made available for those artists who are selected to exhibit in both Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023 and ‘Sculpture Inside’ 2023,

  • up to $4,500 to each accepted Australian Artist who does not otherwise net/earn a minimum of $6,500 in sales, subsidies or awards from the exhibition, with thanks to the Australian Federal Government’s RISE Fund for the  Arts.
  • up to $3,000 to each accepted International Artist who does not otherwise net/earn a minimum over $3,500 in sales, subsidies or awards from the exhibition.

Material Sponsorship is also available for selected artists. Artists do not need to apply separately for the above subsidies and awards as recipients will be notified directly.

Curatorial Panel

All artist submissions will be considered by our four-person Curatorial Panel including:

  • Dr Malcom Bywaters; Senior Lecturer, Academic Director, Academy Gallery & Exhibitions, University of Tasmania
  • Olga Cironis; Artist
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Before beginning your application

Please read our Terms and Conditions

  Terms and Conditions 

Please review our Exhibition Site Map

  Exhibition Site Map  

To apply online

To begin your online application click ‘Apply Now’

   Apply Now     

The deadline for all applications is 9am Australian Eastern Standard Time – Wednesday 26 April.



If you have any questions please contact Suzie Clark at [email protected] or 02 8399 0233.

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