Blak Dot Gallery, in partnership with Channels Festival, are commissioning four First Nations artists to create new screen-based work to exhibit in the 2019 Channels Festival.

We encourage proposals from First Nations artists that encompass all new media, including single and multi-channel video works, Virtual Reality and experimental formats. We seek proposals that push boundaries and make innovative use of the gallery space.

We encourage proposals from emerging practitioners and are open to supporting artists in the creation of site-specific adaptations or new versions of existing works, or to provide top-up funds for projects that are already underway.  

Full details about the commission can be found here.

If you have any questions about your proposal or would like some support with your application, please contact or

Selection and Key Dates

Submissions will be reviewed by a Selection Panel made up of representatives from Blak Dot Gallery and Channels Festival.

  • Applications close 5 June 2019.

  • Successful artists will be notified by 10 June 2019

  • The commissioned works will be exhibited at Blak Dot Gallery 22 August – 8 September 2019.

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out the application form below.

Note that this form cannot be saved, so to avoid losing work we recommend that you read the application before you begin, draft your proposal in a word document and make sure you have your support material prepared once you are ready to apply.