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To apply for SAM Spotlight 2025, please complete this form. We recommend creating an account with Formsite so that you will be able to start your application, save your progress, and complete the application later if you need. You can apply without setting up an account, but you will not be able to save it and return to it later or reopen it should you experience an issue with your browser. 
Upon submitting the form, you will be automatically redirected to our Humanitix page to complete payment of the application fee.
Applicants to SAM Spotlight must live, study, or work in the Goulburn Valley or Hume Region (Alpine, Benalla, Campaspe, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Mansfield, MItchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, Towong, Wangaratta, and Wodonga.) OR the work to be exhibited was created in the region or as part of a residency held within the region. *
SAM Spotlight is open only to practicing artists aged 20 years or older, or will be by the date applications close (1 August 2024)
If you are an artist/creative in the early stages of your practice and are under the age of 25, please consider instead applying for SAM Fresh, our annual exhibition opportunity for local artists aged 16-25
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Artworks submitted in the artist portfolio section of the application must be representative of the applicant’s current studio practice. In general example work should have been made within the last 5 years, but consideration will be given for materials and individual practices. Please note if work has been exhibited before and if so where.

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Submitted artworks must be the artist's original work, and does not infringe copyright, moral rights, or other rights of any third party. *
Does your work involve Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people or cultural content? *
Does your work (at any stage) involve working with Vulnerable Persons?
(A Vulnerable Person is an individual aged 18 years and above who is or may be unable to take care of themselves, or is unable to protect themselves against harm or exploitation for any reason, including age, physical or mental illness, trauma or disability, pregnancy, the influence, or past or existing use, of alcohol, drugs or substances or any other reason)
Does your work (at any stage) involve working with children? *

Prior to submitting your application, please ensure you have read and understand the SAM Community Gallery Terms & Conditions and the SAM Spotlight Guidelines*

Before you submit your application please let us know how you found out about SAM Spotlight program and your experience completing this application.
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Shepparton Art Museum will collect and handle all your personal information in order to process your application and register your work with us. It will be kept secure and only used in relation to the selection of works for the exhibition. Shepparton Art Museum is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information and will adhere to the Information Act 2002.


There is a non-refundable $44.00 application fee to submit an entry to SAM Selects. After submitting your online application form, you will be automatically redirected to our Humanitix page to complete payment. Your entry will not be considered valid until payment is completed.

If you prefer to complete payment in person at the SAM Shop, you may submit the online application form and skip the Humanitix payment prompt.

Application fee: $44.00