Groundwork Exhibition Program Applications

Fleur Brett Artwork
Applications Open Now

Groundwork Exhibition Program 2023 is a visual arts program designed to build artists skills in developing exhibitions in the City of Melton. It provides opportunities for locally connected emerging artists, curators and artist groups to display collections in prominent exhibition venues without paying hire fees, and with access to mentoring, support and advice from the Melton City Council’s Arts Team. We welcome applications from exhibitors who can demonstrate a committed arts practice, and who seek to explore a well-considered concept that is relevant and/or connected to the community.

While our community arts venues are most suited to two-dimensional work, we also welcome a limited number of other exhibition formats, including digital, 2D work, wall installations and more.

We are currently seeking applications for exhibitions that can be developed and delivered between February 2023 - and February 2024, in Melton City Council’s two community exhibition venues:

  • Melton Library and Learning Hub
  • Melton Civic Centre
Application Details

Download the Groundwork Exhibition Guidelines(PDF, 573KB)

Information Session (Online)
Join us to hear more about the professional advice and support, public program experience and exhibition space that’s available through our Groundwork exhibition program in 2023. We are offering a free information session where you’ll be able to ask any burning questions and find out how to make your proposal stand out!

Where: Online via Zoom, register for link
When: Tuesday 12th July, 6:00pm
Registrations Essential

1:1 Application Support (Online)
Once you have developed ideas for your application, 30 minute 1:1 sessions are available with the Melton Arts team. Please note that access to this session requires acknowledgement you have read the Exhibition Guidelines(PDF, 573KB) and prepared your draft submission.
Attendance at the general information session on 12 July is strongly recommended.

When: Between 12-5pm on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 July.
Where: Online
Please contact Madeleine McClelland at or call 9747 5300 to book a time.

Applications Close: 9am, Wednesday 27 July 2022.
We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age and LGBTIQ+ people.

Get in touch with us at or 9474 5300 for all other enquiries.