Youth Participation Public Art Program - Something to Say EOI


Council’s Youth Participation Public Art Program began in 2016 as a place making initiative to create a sense of identity and belonging. The objectives of the project are to:

  • Support local youth and artist collaboration to create vibrant spaces that improve safety perception and sense of belonging.
  • To tell a story and provide opportunities for local artists and youth, whilst fostering diversity in content and supporting capacity and skill building in the community.
  • Support new, distinctive, and innovative approaches to expanding Camden’s Youth Public Art.



This is an opportunity for four emerging artists aged 12 to 24 years to work in collaboration with established artists to create a series of works that capture their personal story within their community. Something to Say includes a selection of temporary art installations that will allow youth to exhibit their work, provoke conversation and deliver positive messaging.

  • LGA Wide - Display of art within 45 bus shelters with works presented as a double sided, curated exhibition;
  • LGA Wide - Small scale mural/pavement art messages delivering positivity and opportunity to reflect on place; and
  • Oran Park - A series of ARTangle display boxes delivering a unique platform for the exhibition of works, giving opportunity to young emerging artists in a coordinated exhibition.

The Something to Say project aims to support skill development, guiding youth in the process of:

  • Creating a positive visual impact within the community;
  • Facilitating self-expression;
  • Interacting with other individuals in a constructive way, building teamwork and interpersonal skills; and
  • Building work ethic and self-esteem.

Through the delivery of the multi-discipline Something to Say project, Council will be able to showcase Camden’s youth and their talent whilst supporting creative industry. Artists engaged in this program will be remunerated. 



Young emerging artists will be selected and established local and regional artists will be selected following an expression of interest process. Expressions of interest are now open. 

Four young emerging artists will be engaged in coordinated workshops with established artists as mentors. The number of workshops delivered will be tailored to suit the level of interest from potential participants in the program.

Live Art Creation
Following the workshops, emerging artists will work with artist mentors to create art on the ARTangles in place in Oran Park.



  • Expressions of interest for emerging artists aged 12 to 24 years and established artists are open until Friday 2 June at 9am

  • Art workshops take place in June

  • Live art will take place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June



Expression of Interest for emerging artists aged 12 to 24 years

If you are a young artist aged 12 to 24 years, please email to register your interest to participate in the Something to Say project. Along with some information about yourself, attach three recent images of your art.

Expression of Interest form for local and regional artists

Local and regional established artists are invited to complete the online EOI form below to express interest in working in collaboration with young emerging artists to produce public art. 

Supporting documents and images must be submitted with the EOI via the online form. Your CV must be a maximum of 1 page in PDF format. Images of previous artworks must not exceed 5MB per image.

Artist Details


By ticking these boxes, you are agreeing to the following statements. If I am selected: