The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2005 is an initiative of the Melbourne Prize Trust. The prize will provide an opportunity to recognise and reward Melbourne’s abundant visual arts talent through an innovative and inspiring annual prize and public exhibition.

The winner will receive a Cash Award and an International Travel Award to encourage professional research, international exposure and cultural exchange. In addition, a short-listed entrant will receive a Professional Development and Fabrication Award.

A public exhibition of short-listed entries will be held at Federation Square Melbourne, which will include a Civic Choice Award.


The Entry Form and information for the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2005 will be available from the Melbourne Prize Trust and online by request by 7 March 2005.

The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2005 will promote Melbourne’s talent internationally. In it’s inaugural year, the Prize will be represented in the City of Milan, under Melbourne’s Sister City program, as part of the International Travel Award.

The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture will be offered every third year, with prizes for varying arts sectors offered in other years.


Prizes have been made available by corporate sponsorship and public donations through the establishment of the Melbourne Prize Trust, which is listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations. The aim of the Trust, through its annual prize, is to inspire excellence, talent and creativity and enrich public life. The Trust will provide an innovative vehicle for business to engage with the community and for the public to participate in the advancement of their city, by tax deductible donations to the Melbourne Prize Fund.

The prize of the city for the city.

 An initiative of Melbourne Prize Trust
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