2023 City of Belmont Art Awards
The City of Belmont Art Awards are a fantastic opportunity for Western Australian artists to showcase their creative talents.
The 2023 City of Belmont Art Awards will be held from the 2-16 September at The Glasshouse located within the grounds of Faulkner Park Belmont adjacent to the City of Belmont Civic Centre, Belmont Hub Library and Museum.
Enter the 2023 Art Awards
- 1 May 2023 – Entries Open
- 12 June 2023 – Entries Close
- 27 July 2023 – Artist Notified of Acceptance into Awards
- 24-26 August 2023 – Artwork Delivery to Exhibition
- 2 to 16 September 2023 – Exhibition Open to Public
- 17-19 September 2023 – Unsold Artworks to be Collected
- City of Belmont Overall Acquisitive Award: $10,000 prize
- City of Belmont Resident Award: $500 prize
- Emerging Artist, 18-25 years: $500 prize
- Youth Award, 11-17 years: $500 prize
- Popular Choice Award: $500 prize
About the Exhibition
The City of Belmont aspires to be innovative, creative, and progressive. We recognise that art has the power to connect us through social interaction, contributing to the health, wellbeing, and general life satisfaction of our residents.
The Art Awards encourages the community to engage in the arts and develop new artworks that celebrate the City of Belmont as a place of creativity and culture.
The exhibition runs for 2 weeks (including 3 weekends) and is open to the public, encourages school tours and accessibility tours can be arranged.
Over 1800 people attended the 2022 art awards and special events including the Opening Event, Collectors Night, Business Sundowner and Awards Presentation events.
The Art Awards attract the interest of a broad cross section of the community including WA Artists, local residents, youth and arts patrons.
How to Enter
To enter the 2023 Art Awards, please read the Terms and Conditions.
Complete the online application form to enter
The Art Award Public Programs deliver a range of educational and informative sessions leading up to and during the exhibition.
Workshops and accessibility tours have been designed to provide professional development opportunities for emerging artists and greater appreciation of the works on display.
For many exhibitors, the Art Awards is their first opportunity to show artwork in a public setting. For others, it is an opportunity to share their stories, show their skills and progress their careers.
Between May – September 2023 the City of Belmont presents a series of workshops, panels and events in the lead up to our Arts Awards in September.
Register for the Art Awards Education Series
For more information, please contact the City's Arts and Place Team via email on email@example.com or phone 9477 7248.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. All artworks must have been created in the last year and not previously exhibited.
2D artworks are a maximum size of 100cm x 100cm and 3D artworks are max 50x50x 50cm
All artworks are for sale and the City of Belmont charges a 25% commission on the sale of all artworks.
No. The City is limiting the number of entries into the award and all entries will be reviewed by a Selection Panel with artists being advised if they have been accepted into the award.
The City of Belmont Art Award aims to provide artists of all abilities and experience the opportunity to participate in a community exhibition that celebrates the creative talents of local and WA artists.
The City does not charge an entry fee to participate in the Award, and in order to manage the logistics of exhibiting the Award it implements a selection process to refine applications to a maximum of 300 artists to be accepted into the award.
Whilst there is no curatorial theme, the selection process aims to include a selection of artworks by youth and emerging artists, local Belmont artists as well as experienced and professional artists.
The award is judged by two independent arts professionals who are experts in the field.
The first prize is a $10,000 acquisitive award, with the winning work coming into the City of Belmont Civic Art Collection. The remaining prizes are non-acquisitive and will be available for sale throughout the exhibition.