Expression of interest ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Gippsland

What is on offer?


Creative Gippsland are offering 4 small Artist in Residence opportunities to be held in May in 4 towns across Gippsland: Newhaven, Trafalgar, Omeo/Benambra and Heyfield.

Creative Gippsland is a unique collaboration between the six shires of Gippsland. We work to promote, support and invigorate our creative communities through cultural tourism and other initiatives. Every year, in the month of May, we celebrate the astounding creativity and talent that flourishes right across the region. In 2016 we are proud to offer four Artist in Residence opportunities as part of this celebration and invite you to take part.
The theme for the 2016 Creative Gippsland celebration is
Come and Play – All of May
Celebrating the Arts of Gippsland.

This is an opportunity for an artist to spend 7 days in a beautiful, small town and create a piece of work in response to the environment and community. For the host communities this is an opportunity to spend time with an artist with new ideas and ways of looking at their world. They will learn skills and / or acquire a deeper knowledge of a particular art form or artistic practice. In a way this residency could be akin to planting a seed in the town – who knows what it will lead to!
The intention behind these residencies is to develop new cultural networks, share skills and inspiration, and encourage collaboration between different people and communities. Both the artists and the community need to be willing to engage with each other in an open minded and generous manner.

The residency will be completed in one visit of seven days.
During the residency the artist will be accommodated in the town.
The artist will be paid a flat fee of $2,600.
Over the 7 day / 6 night stay the artist will conceive, develop and produce an artwork in response to their new environment and experiences.
Artists in any artform can apply.

It is open to artists from anywhere!

Applications close Tuesday 15 March.

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Contact Details

Contact Name: Deb Milligan

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