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Getting Involved

The Brisbane Portrait Prize is all about celebrating Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, while encouraging public engagement with the arts.

There are a number of ways you can get involved with the Brisbane Portrait Prize including:

Enter the Prize

In 2024, all Brisbane Portrait Prize entries are eligible for the $50,000 Lord Mayor’s Award which is supported by Brisbane City Council. A further $37,000 of category prizes are available to win also.

All artists and sitters must have a connection to Brisbane.

Visit the Exhibition

The 2024 Finalists Exhibition will be held at slq Gallery from August to November.

The exhibition showcases the works of finalists from the main competition as well as the finalists of the Next Gen competition.

More information will be released early 2024.

Become a volunteer

We are always on the hunt for passionate and reliable volunteers to help us run the Finalists Exhibition and other key activations throughout the year.

Volunteering at the Brisbane Portrait Prize is a perfect way to immerse yourself in a flexible and rewarding, arts environment.

Volunteer applications will open again in mid 2024.

Become a donor

Donations of all sizes are gratefully received and play a key role in bringing the Brisbane Portrait Prize to life. 

Donations can be made via EFT, Cheque or Credit card.

All donations of $2 and over are tax-deductible.

Become a partner

We are inviting leading Queensland organisations to support the Brisbane Portrait Prize- a uniquely Brisbane event.

For more information on the partnership packages, including pricing and benefits, drop us a line on