Performance Space’s Experimental Micro-Fellowships are a new initiative in response to the unprecedented worldwide disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to the experimental and interdisciplinary arts sector. During this strange and difficult time, we are committed to keeping experimental work thriving, supporting artists to embark on new creative developments and undertake new research that will strengthen the future of their practice.
The Experimental Micro-Fellowships are a series of small $5000 grants awarded to 8 Australian and Asia Pacific artists to undertake research, new experiments, or creative developments in the current environment of remote work and social distancing.
Aiming to foster a culture of curiosity, experimentation and creative response, the Experimental Micro-Fellowships could support you to work on the transformation of an existing project, the creative development of a new work, a new piece of research, or an experiment to try something new. This might be an opportunity to find a new way of working on a project you’re excited about, a chance to change direction and experiment with new ideas, or to bunker down and focus on that piece of research you haven’t had time for yet. These fellowships are focused on artists with interdisciplinary or experimental practices: we are seeking to support artists who are expanding the edges of art forms and exploring new ways for art to meet its audience.
Wed 1 Jul - Wed 15 Jul EOIs open
Wed 29 Jul - Notification of successful participants
Mon 3 Aug - Mon 30 Nov - Fellowship
Make sure you download the Experimental Micro-Fellowships Guidelines for the full list of criteria and eligibility before applying.