Calling performers, visual artists and craftspeople, musicians, film makers and authors...expressions of interest are open for participation in the Australian Pavilion Cultural Program at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Jacqui Bonner Marketing and Management (JBMM) has been engaged by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trading (DFAT) to oversee the curation of a six-month-long Cultural Program for the Australian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai and is now inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Australian artists. Performers (solo and groups), visual artists and craftspeople, musicians, film makers, and authors are encouraged to apply.

The Cultural Program will showcase Australia’s cultural assets and heritage and aims to:

  • entertain visitors and contribute to a positive Pavilion experience
  • increase awareness of the diversity and talent of Australia's creative arts sector
  • celebrate the richness of Indigenous arts and culture
  • promote Australia's world-class arts sector as a cultural export

To be eligible, you must:

  • be an Australian entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company number (ACN)
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia.

The successful artists and companies will be selected by a team at JBMM and DFAT.

Organisers anticipate approximately 25 million visits to the Expo 2020 site over its 173 days of operation.  More than 190 countries have confirmed their participation, as well as major companies, non-government organisations and educational institutions. Expo 2020 Dubai is a truly global event, with seventy percent of visitors expected to come from outside the United Arab Emirates.

Applications: close on 29 March 2019.

Want to know more?

To find out more about the program and to register an EoI, visit the Jacqui Bonner website.