2017 ARTSPACE ONE YEAR STUDIO PROGRAM CALLOUT

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

Applications Due
Midnight, Monday 31 October, 2016 (AEST)

Successful Applicants Notified
Early December 2016

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 One Year Studio Program is supported by the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW, and UNSW Art & Design.

 

About this program

Since 2014, Artspace has offered Studios Free for Artists. This program offers artists year-long residencies in a rent-free studio space, and stems from our ongoing commitment to support the development of new work within a responsive, inspiring and professional environment, as well as providing artists with opportunities for advocacy, curatorial dialogue and professional development. Our ongoing partnership with UNSW Art & Design provides Studio Artists with access to leading research and production facilities and introductions to visiting international curators.

 

Artspace is now 2 years into our 10-year vision of supporting 70 artists with free studios. Past and current residents include Khadim Ali, Hany Armanious, Nick Dorey, Mikala Dwyer, Kelly Doley, Clare Milledge and Tim Silver (2015); and BC Institute, Benjamin Forster, Hossein Ghaemi, Nell, Raquel Ormella, Koji Ryui and Khaled Sabsabi (2016). These artists have developed work for both local and national exhibitions, and have been represented internationally in major institutional projects across New Zealand, Austria, Belgium, China, Turkey, Ireland, Pakistan and Singapore. Locally, BC Institute were included in the recent 20th Biennale of Sydney, The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal, while Clare Milledge and Nell both presented work in the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Most recently, Khaled Sabsabi and Tim Silver participated in the inaugural Yinchuan Biennale, For an Image, Faster than Light, curated by Bose Krishnamachari.

 

Artspace Executive Director Alexie Glass-Kantor says, ‘Artspace was established to support artists through the production and presentation of contemporary art. Promoting living artists at all stages of their career reinforces an intergenerational dialogue that contributes to the life and dynamism of this organisation. Additional initiatives such as the International Visiting Curators Program, presented in partnership with UNSW Art & Design, create connectivity between studio artists and international peers. We are immensely proud to continue to support the achievements of our studio artists and look forward to welcoming seven new artists in 2017’.

 

Each year a panel comprised of Artspace staff and external peers selects seven artists who will each receive: substantial studio space enabling them to undertake ambitious projects; dialogue with Artspace curators; introductions to curatorial networks through Artspace’s International Visiting Curators Program; opportunities to meet and expand 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. 

 

Applications are now open for the One Year Studio Program. Studio Artists will be in residence from March 2017 to February 2018. Strong applications will demonstrate how artists will regularly use their studio and their capacity to contribute to the culture of the organisation and the visual arts sector more broadly. The announcement of successful artists will occur on 10 December 2016 at the Artspace End of Year Finissage.

 

Applications Due: Midnight, Monday 31 October, 2016 (AEST)

The Artspace One Year Studio Program is supported by the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW, and UNSW Art & Design.

 

For more information on how to apply, read on below

Promoting living artists at all stages of their career reinforces an intergenerational dialogue that contributes to the life and dynamism of this organisation

2016 One Year Studio Artist Nell. Photo: Jessica Maurer

Nell's Artspace studio, 2016. Photo: Jessica Maurer

Nell's Artspace studio, 2016. Photo: Jessica Maurer

Kelly Doley's Artspace studio, 2015. 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 deemed ineligible.
  • 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 is divided into two categories: Proposal and Visual Support

 

1. 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 describes the expected outcomes of your proposed residency at Artspace, and how the residency will assist in the development of your practice long-term. You should be able to demonstrate how you will regularly use the studio and your capacity to contribute to the culture of the organisation and the visual arts sector more broadly.
  • A biography in paragraph form 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 residencies and/or exhibitions in the forthcoming calendar year, or any other commitments requiring international travel. 

 

2. 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.

    Your PowerPoint 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 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, format, duration, Exhibition Title (if applicable), Name of Gallery where artwork was installed (if applicable). 

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

 

FILE NAMING

  • Please ensure that your support material is labelled in the exact format below before uploading:

    PrimaryContactName_Name of material submitted (i.e. JohnSmith_Proposal or JohnSmith_VisualSupport)

 

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

 

For Key Facts and FAQs, read on below 

2016 One Year Studio Artist Koji Ryui. Photo: Jessica Maurer

Koji Ryui's Artspace studio, 2016. Photo: Jessica Maurer

2015 One Year Studio Artist Mikala Dwyer. Photo: Jessica Maurer

2016 One Year Studio Artist Benjamin Forster. Photo: Jessica Maurer

KEY FACTS



General 

  • Seven non-residential studios are available for the 2017 Artspace One Year Studio Program, March 2017 – February 2018. (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 March 2017 and concluding in February 2018. 
  • 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 2017 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 2017. 

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 March 2017 and finish in February 2018. 

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 March 2017 to February 2018 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. 

2015 One Year Studio Artist Khadim Ali. Photo: Jessica Maurer

Clare Milledge's Artspace studio, 2015. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Hossein Ghaemi's Artspace studio, 2016. Photo: Jessica Maurer

2015 One Year Studio Artists Khadim Ali, Clare Milledge, Tim Silver, Kelly Doley, Nick Dorey, Hany Armanious and Mikala Dwyer. Photo: Jessica Maurer