2025 Clarence Jazz Festival Visual Artist Commission

Rosny Farm Arts Centre

20 Jun - 22 Jul 2024

Clarence City Council is thrilled to announce, the 2025 Clarence Jazz Festival Visual Artist Commission is open for expressions of interest.

This fantastic opportunity will support an artist to create new artworks that will be incorporated into the 2025 Jazz Festival branding, forming the visual identity of the festival through extensive print and digital media, particularly through the incorporation into the iconic “JAZZ” festival logo.

The selected applicant will receive a $7000AUD artist fee to create new work, to be completed by the 13th October for brand development and publication. In addition, Clarence City Council will acquire a piece (or pieces) for the Clarence City Council  Art Collection.

Work will be selected based on its response to the idea of Jazz, potential to contribute to the Festival marketing context, and ability to translate to a variety of uses and reproductions.



Applications close on the 22nd July 2024.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the 30th July

The successful applicant will need to deliver completed artworks to the Rosny Farm Arts Centre no later than 13th October.

The commissioned artist will receive an invitation to attend selected events at the 2025 Clarence Jazz Festival, which runs from the 19th – 23rd February 2025.


Who can apply?

The 2025 Jazz Festival Visual Artist Commission is open to all Tasmanian-based visual artists, designers and collectives working in any medium and at any career stage.

Please note: Clarence Jazz Festival is committed to supporting the growing diversity of our music sector, both on and off stage. Applications are strongly encouraged from people who identify as First Nations, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people living with disability, women and gender diverse folk, LGBTQIA+ people and people living and working in regional and remote areas. 

How will my work be used?

Artworks may be used for site dressing, stage dressing, print material, program design, fence cladding, social media, merchandise and more. Please see jotform link below for historic examples of artworks being incorporated into the festival branding.

Ultimately, we only require one piece of work for the jazz festival branding and acquisition, however the successful applicant may choose to create multiple works for display and sale at the festival.

There are no size restrictions for the final work.

Applicants are asked to submit the following:

-Artist CV

-short biography [up to 250 words]

-brief description of proposed work and how it could be used to inform the festival branding and any opportunities for site dressing elements [up to 300 words].

-5 images of previous work that are indicative of the proposed work

-relevant weblinks

Selection Criteria

Each application will be assessed by the Clarence Council Arts and Events team against the following criteria:

– Artistic excellence
– Relevance to the Jazz theme
– Versatility for branding and promotional use
– Visual Impact


Apply below:



image credit: Leigh Rigozzi, A Walk Around the Block, 2023


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