A NSW Government website


Power Up Festival – 20 to 22 September 2024

Placemaking NSW invites artists with an interactive workshop format to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for the Power Up Festival at White Bay Power Station from 20 to 22 September 2024.

Applications close 2 June 2024, 11:59 pm.

Who should submit

  • The EOI is open to artists, collectives, and companies who wish to be included in the festival. Placemaking NSW strongly encourages applicants who reside or work in the Inner West area and White Bay Power Station local surrounds to apply.
  • Workshop formats must be interactive. They may appeal to children, youth, adults and / or families.
  • Power Up Festival is an inclusive event and Placemaking NSW encourages applications from a diverse range of applicants.

General requirements

  • Maximum of one application per artist / group.
  • All applicants must have an ABN.
  • Successful applicants will enter an agreement with Placemaking NSW and will require public liability and other relevant insurances or licenses.

Assessment criteria

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Projects artistic merit
  • Projects response to the site and inner west locality
  • Projects technical requirements / suitability to the venue
  • Practicality of the project budget.

Each criteria has a 25% weighting.

Before submitting your application, read the Power Up Festival EOI Information pack (PDF, 4.9 MB).

For enquiries or to discuss your EOI email [email protected]

What happens next

Applicants will be notified of the outcome in late June 2024. Successful applicants will be contacted by Placemaking NSW to discuss further detail and planning.

Programming and opening hours of Power Up Festival are at the discretion of Placemaking NSW. All successful applicants will be required to enter into a contractual agreement with Placemaking NSW.

Expression of interest


EOI opens

1 May 2024

EOI closes

2 June 2024


Late June 2024

Event dates

20 to 22 September 2024