ARTIST E-BULLETIN – FEBRUARY

Posted on: February 4th, 2015

APPLICATIONS OPEN – WAVERLEY ARTIST STUDIOS
WAVERLEY COUNCIL 

Applications for the Waverley Artist Studios close on Friday February 20. Successful applicants will receive fully subsidised studio space for a period of 6 months, as well as paid professional development opportunities.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 20 February 2015
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APPLICATIONS OPEN – NEW FUNDING FOR INDEPENDENT LIVE PERFORMANCE
SIDNEY MYER FUND & THE MYER FOUNDATION

This program seeks to strengthen and grow the independent arts and cultural sector in Australia by granting money to ensembles/collectives/groups that are highly connected within their sector, and producing excellent work.

The first year of the program targets ensembles/collectives/groups based in Victoria or Tasmania, who:

  • have presented at least one season of work since January 2013, and;
  • are not currently receiving any form of multi-year government operational support

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 15 February 2015
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APPLICATIONS OPEN – AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS GRANT
NAVA

The NSW Artists’ Grant has been initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners residing in NSW to produce, present and promote their work throughout NSW, interstate and overseas. Funds for the scheme have been made available by Arts NSW specifically to encourage the undertaking of creative and cost-effective initiatives. These funds are to assist directly with the costs associated with the development and implementation of a project plan, for example: the production of new creative work; presentation in a venue; travel or freight; technical assistance; preparation and distribution of a portfolio; market research; building contacts; creating and maintaining a database; setting up a website, and/or a publicity campaign.

EOI CLOSE: 14 February 2015
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REGISTRATIONS OPEN: PACT COLLECTIVE
PACT

PACT COLLECTIVE is an ensemble program that offers training and performance opportunities for emerging interdisciplinary artists. This key PACT program has nurtured some of the most exciting and groundbreaking Australian artists and collectives including Matt Prest, Lara Thoms, Zoe Coombs Marr, Bjorn Stewart and post.

COLLECTIVE will kick off with an introductory workshop at PACT before a one-week live-in residency at Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station. The COLLECTIVE will then work with 3 leading artists in a masterclass series and undertake a one-month creative development intensive at PACT. The COLLECTIVE will culminate in the creation of a new devised performance that will premiere at PACT’s iconic warehouse theatre space.

EOI Due: 20 February 2015
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APPLICATIONS OPEN – ARTIST EXCHANGE PROGRAM
ASHFIELD YOUTH THEATRE 

Ashfield Youth Theatre is piloting a new Artist XChange Program. In order to support emerging artists and create a more vibrant artistic community, Ashfield is offering the use of its space in exchange for teaching a workshop to the participants of Ashfield Youth Theatre. The program is initially targeted at artists working in the theatre and performance streams, with a view to broaden it’s possibilities.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 15 February 2015
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
YELLAMUNDIE: NATIONAL ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL 2015

Yellamundie [a Dharug word meaning storyteller] is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture and is an initiative of the National Indigenous Theatre Forum held in Cairns, Queensland in 2010. The central aim of the Yellamundie Festival is to discover, develop and promote new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander playwriting that displays potential for further creative development and/or production.

Yellamundie provides both emerging and established playwrights with a meeting place to have their work developed within a supportive and nurturing artistic and cultural context, showcasing their skill and talent and gaining access and connection to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal theatre industry networks. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander playwrights from across Australia, will have the opportunity to submit new work, with a final six scripts chosen for creative development, with a director, dramaturge and actors. Each script will also receive a public reading to an audience of community, general public and invited industry.

Yellamundie 2015 will run from Monday 27th July to Saturday 8th August 2015.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 4 February 2015
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APPLICATIONS OPEN
HOMEGROUND 2015 – ORANA ARTS + WESTERN PLAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

Submissions are now being sought from artists wishing to take part in the HomeGround program (formerly Regional Art Space) at the Western Plains Cultural Centre (WPCC), Dubbo. This program provides emerging regional artists with the opportunity to exhibit in a high profile exhibition space, to work with a professional curator to extend their practice and to benefit from mentoring sessions on a range of possible areas.

Artists from Regional New South Wales are invited to submit a proposal that outlines their exhibition including ideas, concept or body of work and images of work to support the proposal. Successful applicants will work closely with the WPCC Curatorial team to realise their exhibition. Applications will be assessed in conjunction with the WPCC Exhibition Policy. HomeGround is limited to emerging artists from NSW only. An emerging artist is usually one in the first five years of their professional practice. A regional artist usually resides in an area with a Regional Arts Development Board. The assessment panel will be the final judges of these criteria. 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 16 February 2015
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