Reimagine - Activation Design Competition

We're awarding up to $50,000 each to six designers, artists or creatives to design, build and program projects in public spaces. Stage one applications open from Monday 20 September 2021 to Monday 18 October 2021.

Artists: Cave Urban. Title: Regenesis 2017. Materials: Bamboo. Photo credit: p1xels. Funded through the Acland Street Upgrade and part of the 2017 CLIMARTE festival titled ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE.

Location

Installations will be located at six spots throughout the city. Locations are flexible and Council is open to all locations within the public realm.

Cost

The competition has a budget of $300,000, covering $50,000 for each of the six projects.

Milestones

Why are we doing this?

The City of Port Phillip Activation Design Competition is an initiative to explore and recontextualise use of the City’s public spaces. Its purpose is to improve the look and feel of existing public space through projects that increase/engage pedestrian foot traffic and increase economic activity in our neighbourhoods.

The impact

As we begin to open up after lockdown, we are inviting talented designers, artists and creatives to re-imagine our public spaces to reflect the vibrancy and creativity of our City's residents. This will give a boost to our local economy by increasing foot traffic in local areas.

Objectives

These installations will provide an opportunity for local designers and artists to make creative use of public space to that inspires a sense of place and provokes interest among residents and visitors in our City. 

Important information

Competition winners and their designs will be promoted through the City of Port Phillip’s communications channels, including a dedicated media release, social media posts and inclusion in the Divercity e-Newsletter.

The winning applicants will be required to work closely with the City of Port Phillip.

Installations will be located at six spots throughout the city. Locations are flexible and Council is open to all locations within the public realm. Preference will be given to to the following locations:
  • Bay Street, Port Melbourne
  • Clarendon Street, South Melbourne
  • Carlisle Street, Balaclava
  • Ormond Road, Elwood
  • Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea
  • Blessington Street, St Kilda
  • Armstrong Street, Middle Park
  • Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
  • Victoria Avenue or Bridport Street, Albert Park

For full details of the competition, download the guidelines.

Applications for stage one are now closed and we are no longer accepting entries.

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