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Public Art Mentoring

There are rapidly growing public art opportunities with budgets ranging from $50,000 to $1m+, however this area of practice is notoriously challenging and can be overwhelming for artists. It is hard to get that first commission and there are very few practical training opportunities to develop the skills required. 

The Public Art Mentoring Program brings together leading sector professionals involved at every stage of the development and delivery of public art to share their specialist knowledge and perspectives and break down what is required to win, plan and deliver large commissions.

This is a professional development program for artists with little or no public art experience, who wish to develop and expand their practice to work within the public realm. We offer four mentoring programs to suit different needs, including one to one sessions, porftolio review and an annual group mentoring seminar series.



Mentoring Programs

Introduction to Public Art


Are you a practising artist who is interested in public art but are not sure if it's right for you? Join T Projects Director, Victoria Jones for her Introduction to Public Art Seminar, exploring the field and designed to help artists decide whether this is an area of practice they want to take on.

Seminar Series


The Seminar Series  - People and Process, has been specially designed to step you through the people and processes involved in public art commissioning. We bring together some of the biggest names in the field, including architects, landscape architects, engineers, and specialist fabricators. Each week our presenting partners will talk you through their roles, perspectives, and showcase precedent projects they have delivered. The 2024 series is now open for applications. 

1-2-1 Mentoring


Are you now ready to take on public art commissions but not quite sure where to start? Do you know where to find opportunities? Would you like assistance in drafting your submission? Or you may have been commissioned and are feeling a little overwhelmed? T Projects now offers 1-2-1 artist mentoring services to assist you at whatever stage you are at.

Review Sessions


We offer Submission or Portfolio Review sessions for artists who may have submissions pending or who may have been unsuccessful in previous applications, shortlisting, or concept submissions. We can confidentially review written and visual submissions, including portfolio presentations, artist statements and CVs, web, and social media presence.


Artist's Feedback

The Public Art Mentoring program provided an engaging and comprehensive overview of the entire process of devising, developing, and realising quality public art projects. With its emphasis on collaboration and open-mindedness, it brilliantly illustrated how to effectively engage all stakeholders in matters of artistic vision and community connection. A thoroughly rewarding and empowering experience which I would recommend to anyone interested in pursuing a career in public art.



Gregory Carosi

Gregory Carosi River Tree Plain Installation view Dubbo Hospital 2021 Image Brandhood Media

Additional Resources

The following additional resources have been created for People and Process Seminar participants

Reading List


Specialist reading list of publications about Public Art.

Presentations & Re-runs


Each week's presentation recording will be available for the week following the seminar.



Concept presentation and budget templates.

Additional Documents


Additonal support documents including check lists and project management documents.



The 2024 Seminar Series, People and Process has been designed for artists to access information and perspectives from a range of leading industry experts. This group mentoring program is focused on knowledge sharing and helps participating artists understand all stages of public art commissioning.

When: Every Wednesday at 5pm AEST from 12 June to 21 August (with a break on 3rd and 10th July for school holidays)

Duration: Experts from each specialism present for approximately 45 mins to 1 hour, followed by a Q&A session.

Where:  Online for all sessions except for

> 26 June - in-person - BKK, 6/114 Flinders St

> 21 August - in-person - Arup Sky Park, 1 Melbourne Quarter, 699 Collins St, Docklands

Costs: $450 including all nine weekly seminars, access to presentations &  recordings, project templates, resources and reading list.

**Fees are non-refundable once the program commences. 

To apply fill out the form and submit via Dropbox

  • ten images of your work

  • artists CV

Applications close on the 31st of May. 

Successful applicants will be notified by the 5th of June. 
Places are limited and will be allocated based on application assessments.


Thanks for submitting!



Project Partners

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Creative Plus Business
Wyndham City Council
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