Be part of the MPavilion 2019 program! Expressions of interest now open

Please note: Applications are now closed.

The MPavilion 2019 season of free events is going to be huge—and we want you to be involved! Expressions of interest are now open to be a part of our sixth season, happening between 12 November 2019 and 22 March 2020. Collaborate with us by hosting a workshop, talk, debate, presentation, performance, installation or intervention at MPavilion!

Who can apply? Anyone who has something to offer our public program. MPavilion is a civic space and cultural laboratory intended to foster discussion and debate about the role design, architecture and culture have in creating a city that is liveable, creative and equitable.

We look favourably on submissions from anyone working, studying or practicing in the realm of design and the built environment, which includes (but is not limited to) the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, fashion, textiles, urban design, urban planning, urban and cultural heritage, design theory & criticism, graphic design, furniture design and industrial design.

We also welcome proposals from dance, music, theatre and performing arts practitioners, the literary world, and community groups.

MPavilion 2018. Photo by Sayher Heffernan.

We’re looking to team up with collaborators whose proposals speak to the purpose of MPavilion as a cultural laboratory and civic space; that suit the space both practically and logistically; and that interact with the themes we have allocated to each month of the 2019/20 program, inspired by our MPavilion 2019 architect Glenn Murcutt AO. (Read all about Glenn, his practice and his previous work here.) 

Depending on the month you’d like to hold your event, your proposal should in some way respond to one of the following themes:

  • Nov 2019—Australian Design: Identity and Cultural Collaboration
  • Dec 2019—Connection: Instruments of Harmonious Living
  • Jan 2020—Unplugged: Energy Without Electricity
  • Feb 2020—Earth: A Place of Reconciliation, a Reconciliation of Place
  • Mar 2020—Knowledge: Shared Learning, Shared Power

We welcome people from all walks of life. Our diversity is vital to achieving our purpose and goals.

How do you apply?

1. Read the submission guidelines carefully. (Download a PDF of the guidelines here.)

2. Fill out the submission form.

Please note: Applicants aged 15–25 should submit proposals via the youth submission form. Read more about our call for youth proposals here.

Applications are now closed. Thanks to all who have applied!

We’ll be in touch by Friday 19 July to let you know if your application has been successful.


MPavilion 2019 will open in the Queen Victoria Gardens, Southbank Arts Precinct, on 12 November 2019 and will become the venue for a free four-month season of events. MPavilion is an initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation in partnership with City of Melbourne, State Government of Victoria through Creative Victoria, and ANZ.


Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.