Council plays Cupid!
The Perfect Match Public Art Program brings artists, residents, businesses, property owners and community partners together to collaboratively create fantastic new artworks in public places.
Perfect Match is a unique Council initiative tackling unwanted graffiti through fostering legitimate creative expression and art in public spaces.
Property owners are invited to find their Perfect Match by nominating their wall to be transformed by an artist. Artists submit their designs and ideas.
Council then plays Cupid!
Update: Perfect Match 2018
Applications for Perfect Match 2018 are closed. Council’s Living Arts team has been working through planning processes across three former local government areas (Marrickville, Leichhardt and Ashfield) and how selected Perfect Match sites and artist commissions will be best introduced across the expansive Inner West local government area.
Rather than commissioning Street Artworks for completion over one weekend in August, the timing will be aligned with Council’s recently announced Edge Inner West arts program - a multifaceted arts program presented across distinct wards and neighbourhoods across the year. EDGE will see Council working collaboratively with the creative sector to develop initiatives, curate programs and produce lasting benefits for the inner west.
Activations will complement existing events or programs, support cultural initiatives, and invite innovation in our iconic sites and surrounds. EDGE will:
- Present a series of precinct activations showcasing unique locations, creative spaces and arts enterprises;
- Build community, arts and businesses partnerships;
- Engage local artists and diverse communities to express local identity;
- Profile the inner west as the creative engine room of global Sydney; and
- Present multifaceted contemporary arts programs, complemented by public tours and opportunities for broad access and participation.
Council’s innovative and highly successful Perfect Match street art program is integral to this approach. We are currently assessing sites and artist applications. Over the coming weeks, we will be in contact applicants with updates of the 2018 Perfect Match assessment process and processes moving forward.
You can find more information about EDGE activations, timelines and concepts on the EDGE webpage where you can also register ideas and your skills on the EDGE register.
Apply for Perfect Match 2019
To apply for the next round of Perfect Match, keep an eye on the website and sign up for Living Arts news, Council’s monthly arts and culture enewsletter.