Cultural and creative life

Call for artwork from refugee artists

Share your artwork of hope, welcome and belonging

Three blue flags in front of trees with text that reads "Refugees and people seeking asylum are welcome in our city." The flags have the "City of Sydney" logo.
Refugee welcome street flags displayed across the city

We're calling on artists with lived experience as refugees or people seeking asylum to share powerful stories through their work.

The artwork should:

  • promote a welcoming culture, belonging and community for refugees and people seeking asylum
  • celebrate the contribution refugees and people seeking asylum make to our communities
  • increase awareness about refugees and people seeking asylum, and the challenges they face.

This artwork will be used as the visual emblem of Refugee Week. It will showcase the City of Sydney's commitment as a Refugee Welcome Zone and highlight our commitment to social cohesion and celebrating diverse communities.

The artwork will be licensed for exclusive use in multiple print and digital formats for up to 5 years. These include street banners, digital signs, billboards, and online print materials. The artwork should be flexible enough to be used in portrait and landscape formats, and be cropped to different dimensions.

How to apply

Apply online by 11am Sydney time on Thursday 1 August.

Published 20 June 2024, updated 27 June 2024