Curiocity Brisbane in partnership with World Science Festival Brisbane invites Queensland primary and secondary schools to submit ideas for Curiocities to be included in Curiocity Brisbane 2021.

Curiocities are interactive digital and physical installations that demonstrate the intersection of science, technology, engineering, maths and the arts. They are fun and engaging temporary outdoor installations or digital works that will make Brisbane a playable city for locals and visitors to touch, see, hear, learn and wonder.

Why Enter?

If successful, your Curiocity will be built and displayed at Curiocity Brisbane and World Science Festival Brisbane 2021, showcasing the talents of your students to thousands of visitors. 

Curiocity Brisbane will fund a delegation of up to four students and two staff from the successful schools to come to Brisbane for three days in March 2021. You will see your Curiocity come to life and have the opportunity to take part in the set up of the work, media opportunities and the opening of Curiocity Brisbane, as well as some special behind-the-scenes tours. Travel and hotel accommodation in Brisbane will be provided.

At the end of Curiocity Brisbane, your Curiocity will be returned to your school to keep and enjoy.

How to take part

Schools, classes or individual students come up with an idea for an installation that you can build. Remember, the installation can be physical or digital. Your Curiocity must explore the intersection between science, technology, engineering, maths and the arts.

Your school submits the idea on behalf of the students by 5pm on 18 November 2020. Only one submission per school will be accepted.

Successful submissions will be notified by 30 November 2020.

How many curiocities will be selected?

Submissions from three primary schools and three secondary schools will be selected for inclusion in Curiocity Brisbane 2021.

If we are selected, what then?

In Term 1 in 2021, Curiocity Brisbane will send a Professional Maker (Artist, Coder, Fabricator, etc) to your school to help students create the installation. (Timing of this visit will be confirmed with the successful schools.)

Curiocity Brisbane will fund the materials to help make the installation.

The installations will then be on display outdoors in Brisbane from 12 to 28 March 2021.


How to enter

Complete the Expression of Interest form below, describe your school’s idea and draw your design. Submissions can also be emailed to

Closing date

Submissions close 5pm 18 November 2020. Read our full terms and conditions here.

School Application Form

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