Invitation Art Prize


The City of Joondalup Invitation Art Prize (IAP) takes place annually in October. This exhibition features the work of thirty selected artists who are invited to create one work for exhibition. The winning artist receives $25,000 in prize money, and the artwork is acquired by the City for its art collection.

Professional Western Australian artists are encouraged to apply via the expression of interest advertised in April. The IAP provides Joondalup audiences with access to high-calibre contemporary art and attracts a number of acclaimed arts industry specialists to the City from further afield.

Who may enter?

Studio practitioner artists may express their interest in participating for consideration by an independent selection panel. The City will then invite up to thirty artists to exhibit in October.

Expressions of Interest have now closed.


Overall Award (acquisitive) – $25,000

Judging procedure

The artworks in the exhibition will be judged by an external panel of experienced visual art practitioners and arts industry professionals. All works are considered for the Overall Award (acquisitive).

An Inside-Out Billboard Commission – $3,000 is offered by invitation.


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