Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

Open Cut Commission

The 2022 Open Cut Commission will award $10,000 to two artists or collectives to develop a project in the Far West of NSW.

Expression of Interest

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Feb 14, 2022


Regional New South Wales


Community Arts & Cultural Development

In 2022, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery’s Open Cut Commission will award two (2) artists or collectives $10,000 to undertake field work in the Far West of NSW and develop a responsive project. 


The outcomes of the project will be included in the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery’s 2023 artistic program. Open Cut builds on the long history of residencies and field work undertaken in the region and continues to support creative practice in regional Australia.


The Open Cut Commission is open to all arts professionals working in all disciplines. This includes, but is not limited to, artists, writers, performers, directors, musicians, historians, curators and educators. The commission is to support the research and development of new work.


Applicants need to apply online during the application period at


Applicants should create a proposal in .pdf format that includes:


  • An outline of your artistic or research project – this could span visual art, text, performance or sonic outcomes (max 300 words).
  • A statement describing the indicative exhibition outcome – this is not limited to a realised body of work and could include documention of field work and ephemera (200 words)
  • Other support material – this may include a mixture of up to 10 labeled images, and up to one video/multimedia work (ensure this is uploaded to an accesible third-party website such as YouTube, Vimeo or Soundcloud, with links provided at the end of your proposal document).



Applicants are required to upload their CV and a current Artist Bio.



The Open Cut Commission is proudly supported by CreateNSW. 

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