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Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

We are now seeking EOIS for the MPavilion Season 11 program series, Home Ground.

Please note, you can apply for our other program series however your application may not be assessed until after the application deadline.


  • 28 November – 15 December 2024

What does it mean to call somewhere–or something–home? Exploring ideas of belonging, safety, refuge, ancestry and connection to Country and community, this series is an engaged exploration of the issues and stories that define us.

  • Application deadline: 5pm, 23 July 2024


Projects that are either:

  • New ideas; or
  • Ideas that have been adapted for our context; or
  • Ideas that have been realised before, but that align well with our program series.

With a particular focus on:

  • Debate & discussion projects
  • Design & architecture projects
  • Innovative workshops
  • Community projects
  • Participatory craft projects
  • Performances
  • Music
  • Site activations
  • Projects for kids & families


MPavilion is a unique architecturally designed space that is partially outdoors and free to attend. We encourage you to visit the pavilion, if you can, as you craft your proposal.

Here are some things we know don’t work for us:

  • Exhibitions that work best in a gallery environment.
  • Performances that work best in a theatre, or that require full control over lighting, sound, staging and other technical elements.
  • Works that require rigging or hanging from the walls.
  • Talks that are not self-contained. Avoid relying on knowledge of other projects external to MPavilion, which can’t be experienced by our audiences.
  • Ticketed events.




Am I eligible to apply?

We want to team up with collaborators who are from all levels of career: emerging, mid-career & established. We generally program:

  • Debate and discussion projects
  • Design & architecture projects
  • Innovative workshops
  • Community projects
  • Performances
  • Music
  • Site activations
  • Projects for kids & families
How do you assess my application?

Applications are assessed by the MPavilion team and the MPavilion Curatorial Collective. They will assess the application based on:

  • strength of the creative concept
  • audience reach and impact
  • fit with our series
  • response to our site or alignment with our context

If your application is successful, we may let you know feedback about the proposal. This could include suggestions to adapt the outcome to be a better fit for our site/context.

How long will it take you to review applications?
  • We’ll get back to you within approximately 2 weeks of the application deadline.
What if I don’t know all the details of my idea yet?
  • We’re not expecting your idea to be fully formed at this stage. Tell us what you know about the concept and, if successful, we’ll work with you to flesh out the details according to our timelines.
What scale of budget do you accept?
  • As a guide, most MPavilion EOI projects are achieved within a total fee of $500-$2,000 AUD (excluding production and technical), unless collaborators are applying for a commission (see below). Estimated budgets will be considered while assessing EOIs.
What is a commission and am I eligible to apply for it?
  • This year, MPavilion will offer a limited number of small-scale commissions of up to $5,000 AUD to create new projects for Season 11. Commissions are applicable to performance works, installations/activations and participatory experiences. Commissions do not apply to talks. If you have any questions about this, please email
Can I save my application and return to it before the deadline?
  • No. We recommend preparing the application in Word (or similar) prior to using the application form.
I’m neurodivergent or a person with a disability. Can I apply using another format?




If after reading our FAQs you still have questions please contact 

submit your proposal here

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which MPavilion stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present – and recognise they have been creating, telling stories and caring for Country for thousands of generations.

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