Current Artist Opportunities

Call for Proposals – First Draft x Metro Arts Exhibition Program

Our Metro Arts x Firstdraft 2024/2025 Program is a reciprocal partnership supporting one regional New South Wales artist/collaboration and one regional Queensland artist/collaboration to exhibit at both Firstdraft (Sydney) and Metro Arts (Brisbane).

In Round 1, a New South Wales regional artist was selected through the 2023 Firstdraft Program Callout, to exhibit at Firstdraft in 2024 and at Metro Arts in 2025.

We are now calling for proposals from Queensland regional artists to apply for the program, which will see them exhibit at both Metro Arts and Firstdraft in 2025.

One applicant will be selected, and the successful applicant must live and work primarily in regional Queensland.


The Successful Applicant will receive:

  • $1,000 (excl. GST) artist/s fee from Firstdraft x Metro Arts (i.e. $1,000 per exhibition);
  • $1,000 (excl. GST) travel bursary to support travel and freight costs to Firstdraft and Metro Arts;
  • Gallery 2 exhibition at Metro Arts in 2025 (venue hire costs provided in-kind);
  • Gallery 4 exhibition at Firstdraft in 2025 (venue hire costs provided in-kind);
  • Access to venue standard equipment and resources at both Firstdraft and Metro Arts;
  • Marketing support for both presentations; and
  • An opening night event and an artist talk event for both presentations.


  • The artist/collaborative artists must live and work primarily in regional Qld.
  • The applicant/s must be available to exhibit in both: 2025 (Metro Arts, Brisbane) and 2025 (Firstdraft, Sydney).
  • The artist/collaborative artists must have or be willing to procure Public Liability Insurance by the first exhibition date. You can read more about public liability insurance on the NAVA website.
  • Collaborative applications are welcomed but this must be demonstrated and evidenced in your proposal and support materials.

For further information please read the  Call for Proposals Application Pack HERE.

Applications close SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER 2023, 11.59pm.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome via email on FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER 2023.

Key Dates

Applications open:
Monday 6 November 2023, 10:00am AEST

Applications close:
Sunday 10 December 2023, 11:59pm AEST

How to Apply

Please read the Call for Proposals Application Pack HERE.

Applications are to be submitted online via the online application form HERE.

Your application should comprise of:


  • A clear and concise proposal for the exhibition and the work to be included, saved as a PDF.
  • A brief outline of the ideas central to your exhibition.
  • Succinctly discuss your practice and how this project will contribute to its development.
  • Potential equipment needs for your project and details of how you intend to secure this equipment.


  • This should be provided in a PDF document with a maximum of 2 pages per artist involved.


  • If this is indicative work and not the work to be featured in the exhibition, provide a brief description of the relationship between your support material and the proposed project.
  • Support material should be supplied as a PDF document with link to the relevant material (such as a link to a dropbox or google drive folder). Please ensure the link has correct permissions to allow anyone with the link to access the folder.

File Naming Convention

Please use the following file naming convention when uploading your attachments:

‘Applicant Surname, Applicant First Name_Project name_Attachment Name’

For example,

  • ‘Smith, Jenna_The Art Project_Proposal’
  • ‘Smith, Jenna_The Art_Key Creatives’
  • ‘Smith, Jenna_The Art Project_Support Material’


If you have any questions about the role that are not answered by the Applicant Pack, please contact Metro Arts Curator Annelize Mulder via email: annelize@metroarts.com.au


Current Employment Opportunities

Finance Officer

We are seeking a highly collaborative and detail-oriented person passionate about numbers to work within our team as Finance Officer.

The Finance Officer is a key role in the sound financial management of Metro Arts. The role works under the guidance of the Executive Director, and closely with key Metro Arts personnel including the Operations Manager and Senior Producer.

Metro Arts receives organisational funding from the three levels of government – Local, State and Federal, as well as project funding from various government and private foundations that require accurate financial reporting backed by strong processes. The successful candidate will work with venue and programming staff delivering strong financial coordination of key projects, as well as the day to day running of the organisation

Key Selection Criteria

  • Proven experience in Finance and Financial Administration;
  • Knowledge and experience with processing payroll;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Can work collaboratively with an eye for process improvement;
  • Outstanding organisational skills with the ability to work independently and to deadlines;
  • High level computer skills in Microsoft office applications; and
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with MYOB.

Qualifications and/or Experience

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or Diploma with work experience equivalent.

Date of Commencement

Ideal date of commencement is the week commencing Monday 15 January 2024.

Read the Application Pack for full details regarding role particulars, key responsibilites and further information on the role.

Key Dates

Applications open:
Thursday 23 November 2023, 4:00pm AEST

Applications close:
Sunday 10 December 2023, 11:59pm AEST

How to Apply

Please read the Finance Officer position HERE

Applications for the position should include the following information and be emailed to Genevieve Trace, Executive Director – business@metroarts.com.au

Your application should comprise of:

  •  Your CV and an applicant statement of no more than 2 pages addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the Application Pack.
  • Contact details of two referees including name, relationship to candidate, currenttelephone number and email address.
    Please note that referees will be contacted after the shortlisting and interview stage.

Applications for the position should be emailed to Executive Director, Genevieve Trace – business@metroarts.com.au by 11.59pm, Sunday 10 December 2023. (Brisbane, AEST).

No applications or approaches from recruitment agencies regarding the role will be accepted.


If you have any questions about the role that are not answered by the Application Pack, please contact Metro Arts’ Executive Director via Genevieve Trace – business@metroarts.com.au

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