ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM:
AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2016
2016 THEME: ‘LIGHT’
TOTAL VALUE OF RESIDENCY: UP TO $55K
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4.00 PM MONDAY 29 FEBRUARY 2016
The Shire of East Pilbara is proud to announce that applications are now open for Australia’s richest Artist in Residency Program, Art at the Heart.
2016 marks the third year of Art at the Heart’s four year program. This year the program aims to:
• Develop the capacity of local artists and the wider community via community engagement and creative exchange.
• Explore and showcase the local region through the exploration of the 2016 theme ‘light’.
• Contribute to and creatively enrich the Shire of East Pilbara through a legacy artwork.
• Enable an artist to develop a body of work and further their creative practice.
• Promote and create an awareness of the region, residency and artist (both nationally and internationally).
Over a 6 – 8 week period in August/September 2016, the selected artist will have the opportunity to develop a body of work around the theme of ‘light’. This development will be generously supported by a $15,000 artist fee and access to up to $40,000 to contribute to the costs relating to the creation of the artist’s body of work, the documentation of the residency and the costs associated with the delivery of the community engagement program.
The Shire seeks expressions of interest from artists working in any medium, in Australia or overseas to make application to fulfill the residency guidelines while exploring the 2016 theme of ‘Light’.
Shire President Lynne Craigie said she is thrilled to have the third year of the Art at the Heart program up and running. “Art at the Heart is a wonderful program that explores and celebrates arts and culture in the East Pilbara. We have had two wonderful years already and I am sure the third will be as exciting as ever”, she said.
“The Shire has an initial four year commitment to Art at the Heart, a commitment I am very proud of. Artists awarded the residency bring with them fresh perspectives or new artistic practices” she said. “The opportunity for the community to engage with these artists can not only inspire them but also strengthen their capacity for artist expression” Lynne Craigie added.
The residency runs for a period of six to eight weeks, generally in August and September. Applications close for the 2016 residency on 29 February.
Applicants should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking for the application form and Artists Brief. www.eastpilbara.wa.gov.au/Our-Region/Art-at-the-Heart