The Ashfield Council Artist in Residence program is open to performing, visual and literary artists from regional and remote areas in Australia. Applications will also be accepted from international artists. Closes 21 September!
Artists are invited to submit proposals for a Community Cultural Development residency to take place during April 2013 to March 2014.
Accommodation at Thirning Villa is provided in exchange for services by the artist. The focus of the program is on Community Cultural Development whereby the artist will assist the community to express aspirations through the arts. The program offers the opportunity for artists to share their vision with the community in a specific manner. The proposal should include periods for the artist to develop their own work as well as time for community cultural development activity. A residency of three months to six months is preferred. Other proposals will be considered. An allowance of $200 per week will be paid to the artist for incidental living expenses.
The following can be considered as suitable:
• Creative skills development workshops for community groups.
• Demonstration/exhibition of artwork, work in progress or open studio for interested community members.
• Weekly talks to visiting groups such as schools.
The artist will make a donation of an artwork created during the residency. Details of the proposed contribution should be outlined in the application.
CLOSING DATE: Friday 21 September 2012
All applicants will be advised by the end of October 2012
Further Enquiries: (02) 9716 1866 Anthia Hart, Community Development Worker, Arts, Culture & Recreation Ashfield Council or email firstname.lastname@example.org please write ‘AIR’ in the subject line