Expression of Interest Application

Expressions of Interest Application for White Night Ballarat 2024 are now open.

Closing date for the EOI has been extended to 5pm February 29.

EOI Scope of Works on behalf of Visit Victoria is presenting Ballarat White Night 2024. The event will be held on 1 June from 6pm to 1am on 2 June 2024.  It will include, but not limited to, street scape illuminations, creative presentations of visual art and film, live music and theatrical performance stages and venues, and one-off events in outdoor and indoor venues.  is seeking Expressions of Interest from artists and producers who wish to be involved in White Night Ballarat 2024. Artists from across a range of arts practices including illumination, visual arts, film, music, live theatrical performance and circus arts are encouraged to apply.  The EOI submission process is very short and applications should include all the information required within a submission of a maximum of 200 words.

Creative Theme

“Serendipitous Adventure”

On a cool winters evening as darkness descends,

Boulevards and laneway transform

Artists take control

Around every corner the unexpected

On this White Night.

Come with us on a Serendipitous Adventure

This White Night Ballarat June 1st 6pm to 1am


White Night Ballarat

Artist EOIs Open – Wednesday 17 January 2024
Artists EOI Submissions Close – 5pm, Thursday 29 February 2024
Artists notified by – Middle March 2024
Ballarat Event – 1 June 2024

Please note that Expressions of Interest for other categories will be advertised on the website at later dates to be announced.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I work out the budget?

Your budget need only be indicative at this stage but it should be based on known and estimated costs, and on the size and scale of your work. Items to include are artist fees, what costs you expect to create/build the work, any technical costs to create, perform and install the work, your insurance and transport costs.

My work has been at other festivals and events, but not in Australia. Do I call it a “new” work?

No – this should be considered an “existing” work. If it has been presented before anywhere else it is not considered a “new” work – but you should include information on where the work has previously been seen and /or performed, and any other information about how it was originally devised and created. We welcome works that have previously been seen overseas and in Australia. You may even want to alter or put a twist on your existing work.

Do you pay artists to be involved?

Yes. White Night pays artists for their involvement and where applicable you should nominate your fee in the submission.

I’ve submitted before but have not been successful. Can I resubmit the same idea?

Yes, you can resubmit ideas from previous years.

I have an idea for the venue or location – can I include this with my submission?

Yes, White Night will consider suggested locations, but we reserve the right to determine the most suitable venue.

If I am not successful – can I get feedback as to where I went wrong?

While we extensively review and consider each EOI, it is impossible to respond to each individually due to the scale of the festival program. We keep all EOIs for consideration and aim to match performers with opportunities as they arise.

I am a lighting and audio supplier – do I submit an EOI to be involved?

If you have an idea for a work, you should submit via the EOI process. If you would like to be considered as a supplier and not an artist, you should contact White Night via the email enquiry address: [email protected]