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Expression of Interest - City of Darebin Civic Centre Installation

Artists are invited to make a submission to the City of Darebin for the design and installation of reindeer outfits for nine large forged steel reindeer to be installed outside the Darebin Civic Centre throughout Christmas.


For the 2021 Festive Season, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph will be installed alongside a large Christmas tree on the grassed area in front of the Darebin Town Hall at the corner of Gower and High Streets Preston.  The reindeer require celebratory dress for 2021 Christmas.

This Christmas Reindeer Love Local offering will encourage visitors to reconnect with the High Street and celebrate local, community and connection.  The design proposal should be artistic, professional and respectful with the artist having the experience, skills and capacity to fulfil the brief. 

Job Specification

To create a visually appealing design proposal to dress nine metal reindeer for the 2021 Christmas period.

  • The installation should respond to the Christmas themes of love local, celebrate local and be a suitable offering to High Street Preston over the Christmas period. It is expected that the installation would be created throughout November and installed 1 December 2021 and be de commissioned in January 2022.

EOI Requirements 
Interested artists are asked to provide a submission that includes:

  • A broad design proposal including a description/outline in .pdf format or .jpg format
  • A CV with examples of your previous work
  • Details on your availability and timeline for the development and installation of the outfits before 1 December 2021
  • An outline of the materials you are planning to use and how they can be recycled when the installation has finished
  • A $4,500 budget for your project
  • An outline of your business details and ABN if relevant
  • The provision of your relevant, current insurance documentation (e.g. Public Liability / Professional Indemnity insurance)


The Darebin Civic Centre front area on High Street Preston, is grassed and accessible all hours to visitors and visible to passing High Street traffic to view the reindeer and decorations.

Please review the expression of interest document before submitting your application. This document contains some important information regarding Project Delivery, Evaluation Criteria and Timeframes.

Expression of Interest must be supplied by Close of Business Tuesday 2 November 2021 to is a Federal Government online platform that assists with finding you grants, funding and support programs from across government to help your business grow and succeed.


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