Monday, January 5, 2015

Australian Residency

Location: Australian National University School of Art

The Craft & Design Workshops at Australian National University School of Art announce the upcoming 2015 International Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residency. The inaugural residency in 2014 was awarded to Lauren Kalman (USA) whose innovative proposal involved Gold & Silversmithing, Textiles, and Bookbinding processes. More on Lauren Kalman’s extraordinary contemporary craft practice can be seen at Lauren Kalman.

Expression of Interest

International Interdisciplinary Artist In Residence

ANU School of Art Craft & Design Workshops

Deadline: 8 Sept 2014; Decisions to be announced 19 Sept 2014

Deadline: 23 January 2015; applicants notified by 28 February 2015
Australian National University School of Art seeks an Artist-in-Residence working in an interdisciplinary way across two (or more) of the Craft & Design discipline-based workshops for a period from 7 to 9 weeks including 20 July- 4 September 2015.

The individual Craft & Design Workshops at ANU School of Art include Ceramics, Wood/Furniture, Glass, Gold & Silver, and Textiles. Additional studio-based disciplines at School of Art include Photography, Painting, Sculpture, and Print Media & Drawing.

The International Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence is open to an International Artist or Designer (non-Australian resident) working within at least one of the following Craft & Design disciplines (Ceramics, Wood/Furniture, Glass, Gold & Silver, and Textiles) and additionally working across disciplines into another Craft and Design or Visual Art discipline represented by the School of Art Workshops.

The Artist-in-Residence benefits included: up to AUD$4000 towards economy-class international airfare to Canberra, Australia; use of well-equipped studio space; focused time for studio engagement; supportive interaction with fellow artists and students; up to AUD$1000 in materials allowance reimbursements; accommodation in a private flat at ANU; wireless and library access.

The expectations of the selected Artist-in-Residence include: commitment as a full-time resident artist for the designated term; being accessible to ANU School of Art students and community; producing new works and/or engaging in explorations of new directions; and
contributing to the community through a variety of activities, including offering a public lecture, participating in workshop critiques, etc.

Australian National University School of Art provides studio-based courses of study for Undergraduate through PhD (Practice-Led Research) students majoring in each of the discipline areas. The School of Art staff is professionally and research active, and is committed to encouraging new collaborations between disciplines. The ANU is situated in the nation’s capital, and is near to Australia’s national collecting institutions providing an excellent environment for study and research.

To Apply:

1. Applicant’s current contact details including address, phone number, and email address.

2. Applicant’s citizenship and country of residence.

3. Applicant’s one page CV

4. Indicate your Workshop Disciplines A+B from following menu:

A: Ceramics, Wood/Furniture, Glass, Gold & Silver, or Textiles


B: Ceramics, Wood/Furniture, Glass, Gold & Silver, Textiles, Sculpture, Drawing & Printmedia, Photography & Digital Arts, or Painting.

5. Residency Project Proposal (1000 characters maximum)

6. Artist’s Statement (700 characters maximum)

7. 10 images attached to email or available via a shared Dropbox link (jpgs not to exceed 1MB apiece, 10 MB total)

8. Image list (title, year of completion, materials, dimensions)

9. List of contact details for three professional or academic referees

Completed Expressions of Interest and inquireis should be sent to:

Subject Line: International Interdisciplinary A-I-R Application

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