5 April 2022 | Tennis NSW

Tennis NSW is seeking expressions of interest from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to create a piece of artwork for our Reconciliation Action Plan 2022-2023

Who are we?
Tennis NSW aims to inspire, empower and engage the New South Wales tennis community to help grow the sport. We work closely and support more than 450 Clubs, Associations and Court Operators to ensure tennis is an accessible and inclusive sport for all. By promoting our sport and connecting with our tennis family, we aspire to be Australia’s number one sport for life. Our vision is to foster a LOVE of tennis in every NSW community.

Our Values, Purpose and Behaviours
Each member of the Tennis NSW team and Board live by our values and bring these to life each day through appropriate behaviours.

  • EXCELLENCE: We will strive to be the best we can be in everything that we do – day in, day out
  • HUMILITY: We will be self aware, take responsibility and be kind and considerate to all members of the tennis family
  • COLLABORATION: We are committed to working closely and collaboratively with all of our stakeholders
  • IMAGINATION: We will dare to think differently, be curious in our thinking and continually explore ways to better serve our sport

What is a RAP?
Tennis NSW are in the process of completing our first Reflect RAP – Reconciliation Action Plan. Reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians. A RAP is a strategic document that supports an organisation’s business plan. It includes practical actions that will drive an organisation’s contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which it operates.

What we are looking for?
We are looking for an artist who can create a unique artwork for us that:

  • Represents the spirit of reconciliation throughout our tennis communities and link to our values
  • Demonstrates artistic excellence
  • Is original and forward thinking
  • Supplied in digital art forms
  • Displays our NSW colour of blue

The artist must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, be a NSW resident, and have a connection to a NSW Aboriginal Nation. Shortlisted artists must provide confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity by means of an official Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander certificate of sign a statutory declaration. The artist will be required to have an Australia Business Number (ABN). All designs and concepts must be the authentic and original work of the artist submitting the design.

Fees and Charges:
The maximum available budget is $5,000 excluding GST.

The fee for the artwork will cover:

  1. The design and production of the agreed high-resolution (minimum 300 dpi) digital artwork, including any supplies and/or production costs
  2. Use of the artist’s supplied biography (including the artist’s connection to a NSW Aboriginal community)
  3. Use of the artist’s supplied explanation or story outlining how the artwork represents the spirit of reconciliation throughout our tennis communities and Tennis NSW values
  4. An initial briefing and one progress meeting with TNSW
  5. A final meeting to discuss how to extract key elements from the artwork to maintain their meaning
  6. All future use and publication (in full or in extract) of the artwork by TNSW in any TNSW publications and associated materials
  7. Opportunity for media including, but not limited to, interviews and photo shoot

Submission requirements:
All submissions must be received in full via the closing date. Late or incomplete submissions won’t be accepted.

To apply, you will need:

  1. To supply a draft sketch of your concept
  2. Provide 2-3 examples of previous artwork to display artistic style
  3. Signed and completed copy of EOI form
  4. Artist contact details
  5. Artist bio
  6. The design concept that is accompanied by a written statement / story that represent the spirit of reconciliation throughout our tennis communities and links to our values
  7. Confirmation you can meet our timeline


  • Applications must be submitted by 5pm Friday 22 April
  • Tennis NSW will inform successful applications and unsuccessful applicants by Friday 29 April
  • Successful artist to complete artwork by 5pm Monday 16 May, including digital files supplied
  • The successful artwork will be announced at the launch of our 2022 – 2023 Reconciliation Action Plan

Proposals will be evaluated by TNSW Reconciliation Working Group and staff. Applications will be judged on but not limited to:

  • Creative approach
  • Interpretation of the meaning of reconciliation
  • Artist identifying as a member of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Story that represents the spirit of reconciliation throughout our tennis communities and links to our values
  • Tennis NSW will notify all respondents in writing of the outcomes of their response to the EOI process

To apply, please click here.

For further information and to submit your application, please email
Kyah Jones – Inclusion and Diversity Manager
[email protected]