2016 ARTSPACE ONE YEAR STUDIO PROGRAM CALLOUT

The Artspace One Year Studios offer free space for artists to create new work while being involved in a program that leverages crucial professional development opportunities. 

Applications Due
Midnight, Monday 9 November, 2015 

Successful Applicants Notified
Early December 2015

On this page you'll find information:
About the program
Key Facts
FAQS

&

Application Form

Please direct all enquiries to studios@artspace.org.au 

 

The Artspace studio program is supported by the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW, and UNSW Art & Design.

 

One Year Studio Artist Clare Milledge in her Artspace studio, 2015. Photo: Zan Wimberley

About this program

In 2014, Artspace relaunched its non-residential studio program as free for artists. Bolstered by curatorial advocacy, it acknowledges the necessity for a studio program in Sydney that offers space for artists to create new work while being involved in a program that leverages crucial professional development opportunities. Significantly, our ongoing partnership with UNSW Art & Design — which provides studio artists with access to leading research and production facilities and visits from national and international curators — results in a more dynamic relationship between artists and Artspace programs and networks.

 

Each year a panel comprised of Artspace staff and external peers selects seven artists to benefit from the following organisational resources: substantial studio space to undertake ambitious projects; engaged feedback and dialogue from Artspace curators; introductions to curatorial networks through Artspace’s International Visitors Program presented in partnership with UNSW Art & Design; opportunities to meet audiences through participation in public programs and open studios; commissioning of original online content such as interviews and artist profiles; and connections to our community of peers, collaborators and supporters — locally, nationally and internationally. 

 

The seven One Year Studio Artists selected to inaugurate this new program were Khadim Ali, Hany Armanious, Nick Dorey, Mikala Dwyer, Kelly Doley, Clare Milledge and Tim Silver. In 2015, these artists have developed work for multiple group and solo exhibitions across Australia, as well as major institutional projects internationally in New Zealand, Austria, China, Turkey, Ireland, Pakistan and Singapore. 

 

Artspace Executive Director Alexie Glass-Kantor says, ‘Artspace was established upon a commitment to provide significant support to artists for both the production and presentation of contemporary art. The Artspace Studios have been central to this endeavour since our relocation to the landmark Gunnery building in 1992.’ She continues, ‘Our vision is to promote living artists, across generations, working in expanded and experimental forms. Curated exhibitions are just one part of Artspace’s approach to advocating for Australian artists. The relaunch of the Artspace studios as ‘Free for Artists’ in September 2014 was a major new initiative to provide direct support for NSW-based artists beyond the exhibition space — reiterating access, generosity and experimentation as core tenets of Artspace’s activities. We look forward to welcoming seven new artists in 2016.’ 

 

Applications are open to artists across all generations, working in any medium. Studio Artists will be in residence from February to January 2016. Strong applications will demonstrate the capacity for regular use of the studio and participation in Artspace programs. The announcement of successful artists will occur on 12 December 2015 at the Artspace End of Year Finissage.

 

Applications Due: Midnight, Monday 9 November, 2015 

 

The Artspace studio program is supported by the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW, and UNSW Art & Design.

Artspace was established upon a commitment to providing significant support to artists for both the production and presentation of contemporary art. The Artspace Studios have been central to this endeavour since our relocation to the landmark Gunnery building in 1992.

Kelly Doley's Artspace studio, 2015. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Kelly Doley's Artspace studio, 2015. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Tim Silver greets visitors to his Artspace studio during VOLUME 2015 | Another Art Book Fair. Photo: Zan Wimberley

How to prepare and submit your application

Applications to the One Year Studio Program must be submitted electronically via the form below. Artspace cannot accept written, mailed or faxed applications. Under no circumstances will late submissions be accepted.

 

APPLICATION FORM

  • Submit all material requested on the application form. If you do not provide the necessary support material your application may be rejected.
  • If you are applying as a collective, you must elect one primary contact to apply on behalf of the group.
  • You'll be required to upload a series of files, which should be prepared prior to commencing the form and uploaded when prompted. 
  • Ensure you prepare files in the format requested — you will be unable to upload files if they are not in the correct format.
  • Please read the below information carefully before proceeding to the form.


The support material required can be divided into two categories: Proposal and Visual Support

 

PROPOSAL
This must include the following information – in this order – formatted as ONE document and saved and uploaded as a PDF of no more than 10MB.

  • A statement of no more than 500 words that briefly describes the expected outcomes of your proposed residency at Artspace, and how the residency will assist in the development of your practice long term. 
  • A summary of your artistic practice to date of no more than 250 words, noting recent key achievements such as exhibitions, awards, grants, residencies, prizes, press coverage or degrees.
  • A copy of your current artist CV (no more than two pages) that includes any grants that you have received within the last five years and/or within in the forthcoming calendar year, residencies or exhibitions in the forthcoming calendar year, or any other commitments requiring international travel. 

 

VISUAL SUPPORT

  • Up to 12 images of your work (including at least two views of your work installed in an exhibition) saved and uploaded as a low-to-medium resolution PowerPoint presentation (no earlier than PowerPoint 1997). 

    Each slide must be labelled with the following details: 'Your Name, Artwork Title, year produced, materials, dimensions, Exhibition Title (if applicable), Name of Gallery where artwork was installed (if applicable).

    When compiling your presentation, ensure that you compress images to 'Best for viewing on Screen (150dpi)' before saving.

    It
     must not exceed 20MB in size or you will be unable to upload it.

  • You may also provide up to 5 video works as support material which must be uploaded to a third-party sharing site, such as YouTube, Vimeo and/or SoundCloud.

    Please ensure that these are named/labelled clearly on the site to which you choose to upload them, including the following details: 'Your Name, Artwork Title, year produced, materials, dimensions, Exhibition Title (if applicable), Name of Gallery where artwork was installed (if applicable). 

    There will be a section of the form where you can include these links.

 

FILE NAMING

  • Please ensure that all digital files uploaded to the form are labelled in the exact format outlined below:

    PrimaryContactName_Name of material submitted (Proposal or Images)
     

Application Form

 

If you have any questions regarding the Artspace non-residential studio program or application process, please contact Artspace at studios@artspace.org.au

 

KEY FACTS



General 

  • Seven non-residential studios are available for the 2016 Artspace Studio Program, February – January 2016. (Note: The four residential Artspace Studios are currently reserved for Artspace partner organisations and visiting international and inter-state artists and curators). 
  • The tenancy period for successful applicants is a non-negotiable period of eleven months beginning in February 2016 and concluding in January 2016. 
  • Applicants must live within the Sydney and outer areas or be willing to relocate to Sydney to be eligible for consideration. 
  • Residencies will be managed by Artspace and will be tied to curatorial advocacy, education and public programs. 
  • Allocation of the Artspace studio spaces to the successful applicants is at the discretion of the selection committee, and will be largely determined by the needs of each resident’s practice. 
  • Artspace staff and board are ineligible to apply for the Artspace Studio Program. 
  • Residencies are not limited to the production of new work. Residencies may also be used for research or pursuing professional development opportunities. 

Cost 

  • Studios are provided to successful applicants at no cost to the artist. (Note: there is no stipend or living allowance attached to these residencies. Successful applicants will be responsible for all other costs associated with the residency including travel costs, insurance, materials and equipment.) 

Access

  • The studios are located on the top floor of the Gunnery Building in Woolloomooloo. 
  • Studios are accessible 24 hours a day. All studios are separately keyed. 
  • Artspace studio facilities include: Working space, hot water, electricity and wi-fi internet access 
  • Shared toilet, kitchen and shower facilities 
  • Access to UNSW Australia Art and Design campus facilities 
  • All studios have natural light and good ventilation. Floors are covered with cork/rubber matting. 
  • Walls are plasterboard backed by plywood. 

Expectations

Artist’s Responsibilities 

Successful residents will undertake the following responsibilities: 

  • Use the space regularly throughout the term of the residency, except during periods of illness or reasonable holidays, and to use the space regularly and consistently throughout the term as an artist’s studio; 
  • To provide 24 hour access to the studio for Artspace staff, whether or not the artist is on or off site, by arrangement; 
  • Provide access for school groups and participate in other education initiatives, by arrangement; 
  • To contribute to the exchange of ideas and experience with local artists, curators and educators; 
  • Be responsible for the general cleanliness and security of his/her studio; and 
  • Conduct activities with respect to other tenants and Gunnery staff, and will agree to not conduct any unlawful and/or disrespectful activities within the studio spaces. 
  • Abide by all relevant WHS policies and regulations.

Artspace’s Responsibilities 

Artspace will undertake the following responsibilities: 

  • To maintain the studio amenities in good order and substantial repair; 
  • To provide access to toilet, washroom, shower and kitchen facilities within the premises’ common areas for use as required by law; 
  • To provide the Artist with professional introductions to the artists, arts institutions and activities of Sydney; 
  • To provide support and development opportunities through the following activities, not limited to, but including: Professional development opportunities through meetings with visiting curators; Curatorial feedback and peer mentorship; Authorship of original critical online content such as interviews and texts that explore artistic practice in a responsive format; Promotion through media and communication platforms; and scheduled public program activities. 
  • Access to UNSW Art & Design (located at the nearby Paddington campus). 

Applications and Selection Process

  • Applicants will be selected on the basis of a written proposal and sample images submitted to the selection panel. 
  • Assessment will be undertaken by members of the current Artspace staff, artist-appointed member(s) of the Artspace Board of Directors. 
  • The selection panel will assess the applications in accordance with the core commitments of the 2016 Artspace Studio Program. 
  • The panel will primarily take into account the quality of the application, relevant experience and caliber of the applicant. 

FAQs

 

How many studios are available? 
There are seven non-residential studios available for 2016. 

Are the residential studio spaces available? 
No, the residential studio spaces are reserved for Artspace partner organisations and/or visiting international and interstate artists and curators. 

How long is the studio residency? 
The studio residency will commence in February 2016 and finish in January 2016. 

How much will the studio cost? 
The successful studio resident will be provided with the studio space at no cost. Please note, however, that Artspace will not be able to offer a stipend or living allowance, and residents will be responsible for all other costs associated with the residency including travel costs, insurance, materials and equipment. 

Where are the studios? 
The studios are located on the top floor of the Gunnery Building, two floors above the Artspace galleries. We are located at 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo across from Harry’s Café De Wheels and the Royal Australian Navy, Garden Island.

What else is near Artspace? 
Artspace is a short, 10 minute walk from the Sydney CBD. Nearby galleries include: Art Gallery of NSW, Firstdraft, Alaska Projects and Minerva. We are within 15 minutes of Griffin Theatre Company, St Vincent’s Hospital and bustling Darlinghurst. Artspace is within 10 minutes of Kings Cross Station, and is a short walk to nearby Potts Point, a central hub for eateries and bars. There are a number of easily accessible grocery stores within walking distance. 

I live interstate or overseas. Can I apply for a studio? 
Yes, but all successful applicants must be willing to relocate to the Sydney area or outer regions for the duration of February to January 2016 to be eligible for the residency. As we will be expecting studio artists to use the space regularly throughout the week, the selection committee will consider whether or not travel requirements will impede regular studio participation throughout the year. 

Who will be the main point of contact whilst I’m in the studio? 
The Artspace Curator will be the main point of contact. 

Will I get to decide which studio space I receive? 
Allocation of the Artspace studio spaces to the successful applicants is at the discretion of the selection committee, and will be largely determined by the needs of each resident’s practice. 

When will I be able to access my studio? 
Studios are accessible 24 hours a day. You will have your own key and access card to the studio and Level 2. 

What is inside the studios? 
Each studio varies in size from 20 square metres to 76 square metres. Each space includes a working space and basic furnishings (a desk and chair). Some studios are equipped with an internal sink. All studios have natural light and good ventilation. Floors are covered with cork/rubber matting. Walls are plasterboard backed by plywood. All of Level 2 is equipped with hot water, electricity and wi-fi internet access, shared toilet, kitchen and shower facilities. 

Can I live in my studio? 
No, the studios are provided expressly for use as working studio spaces. Although we certainly won’t police midday naps and/or those who choose to pull all-nighters, Artspace cannot permit studio artists to live in the spaces long term. I.e. don’t cancel the lease to your flat when you are awarded a studio space. 

Is there a workshop available? 
Due to WHS regulations, we cannot permit access to the workshop or any of its resources. Residents are expected to provide all of their own tools (powered and non-powered), equipment and materials.

Is there photographic/video equipment available for studio artists? 
Artspace audio-visual equipment is primarily reserved for use in the exhibition program, however we endeavour to make equipment available for short-term use by studio residents. 

What facilities will be available from UNSW Art & Design? 
Artspace One Year Studio Artists have access to all UNSW Art & Design facilities. This includes the library, tools rooms, ceramics and printmaking workshops and more. All material expenses must be incurred by the artist.

Will there be potential for events to be held in the studio such as a durational performance work, artist talks, etc? 
Yes. As this is a core part of Artspace’s artistic program, we will regularly schedule meetings with curators and will happily facilitate artists talks, open studios and other events that you may wish to host, in consultation with the Curator.

How will my studio residency be promoted?
All of the successful studio residents will be promoted through Artspace’s dedicated media and communications platforms, including but not limited to: social media, Artspace e-newsletters and website. Artspace will also support studio artists by promoting exhibitions, performances, discussions, etc. that the artists will be undertaking outside of Artspace whilst in residency. In collaboration with partner platforms, Artspace will also facilitate commissioned texts, and/or video content specific to each artist’s residency during the term 

How many curators will I get to meet during the residency? 
Artspace will facilitate a number of visits with national and international curators throughout the year. In the process of scheduling these meetings, Artspace will endeavour to be as equitable as possible, but curatorial meetings will be highly dependent on scheduling availability, each individual curator’s specific area of interest and specialty. 

Open Studios during the 2014 Artspace End of Year Finissage. Photo: Lucy Parakhina

Nick Dorey's Artspace studio, 2015. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Hany Armanious' Artspace studio, 2015. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Open Studios during the 2014 Artspace End of Year Finissage. Photo: Lucy Parakhina