ARTIST E-BULLETIN – JANUARY

Posted on: January 7th, 2015

GRANT APPLICATION – THE CAREER FUND
COPYRIGHT AGENCY

The Copyright Agency’s Career Fund supports individuals working in the publishing and visual arts sectors to develop skills and enhance their careers.

Individual grants of up to $5,000 are offered for learning and professional development opportunities.

Opportunities typically supported include:

  • structured mentorships
  • residencies with structured mentorship or structured learning opportunities
  • participation in professional workshops, courses and conferences
  • specific training in technical areas directly relevant to the applicant’s creative professional practice


APPLICATIONS CLOSE:
13 February 2014
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APPLICATIONS OPEN
NEW AESTHETICS PERFORMANCE INTENSIVE, VANCOUVER

New Aesthetics is about bringing the world’s top performance makers to Vancouver for two weeks and inviting them to shake up our expectations, invoke change, confirm suspicions and invigorate our practices as makers and artists. As participants, it’s about giving over control and running blind with others who have similar appetites for the new — whatever that may be. As hosts, it’s about creating pairs of performance leaders that can, in combination, bring us to places where we actively question whatever it is we think we’ve been doing.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 15 February 2015
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PUBLIC ART COMMISSION FOR THE CONNECTION, RHODES COMMUNITY PRECINCT
CANADA BAY COUNCIL

An internal public artwork is required for The Connection building, which was designed by Crone architects for the Community Precinct at Rhodes. This is a high-profile foreshore site and an important amenity for the local community. The artwork is to engage with and address the young, local, multicultural community. The site has undergone dramatic transformation from a pre-colonial natural environment, through industrialisation to the current remediated urban renewal. Along with multiculturalism and migration, other themes around the local ecology of the Parramatta river and surrounding mangrove wetlands can also be explored.

EOI CLOSE: 25 February 2015
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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
ART-TOWN & CHAPEL ST PRECINCT

In the Chapel Street Precinct, creativity is a way of life, reinvented every day. The ART-Town project invites artists to create a work of art in public spaces with an aim to engage people in their everyday lives and provide an opportunity for dialogue and social interaction that is the heart of our vibrant precinct.

The ART-Town project also fosters an environment that celebrates creativity and cultural experiences and the creation of unexpected moments of beauty, amusement, reflection or intrigue.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 9 March 2015
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CALL OUT – CO-PRESENTER
TINA (OCTOPOD), NEWCASTLE 

Octapod is looking for new co-presenters to join TiNA in 2015.

Moving into 2015 and beyond, an annual call out will be announced to invite applications from organisations or groups interested in getting involved with TiNA at a programming level. This process will allow TINA to respond to emerging art practices and ensure the diversity of the TiNA program. A new festival model will be piloted in 2015 and we will assess the new measures over the coming months.

TiNA is an experimental environment where artists can test and exchange ideas that belong outside of institutions. Produced by Octapod in Newcastle since 1998, TiNA has grown to become one of Australia’s leading contemporary and emerging arts festivals, creating spaces for artistic collaboration and discovery. Forever responding and evolving, TiNA promotes a vibrant combination of voices that celebrate and seek creative innovation. As a festival of multiple programs presenting dynamic and bold works, TiNA is the sum of its ever-changing parts.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 27 January 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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