Country Health SA artist in residence - applications open

Country Health SA and UniSA announces four new 2017 Artist-in-Residence opportunities

Submitting a Proposal to the Residency Program at country mental health inpatient units located in Whyalla, Berri, Mount Gambier and Glenside Health sites.

In association with the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, Country Health SA and University of South Australia are inviting proposals from South Australian visual artists or groups of artists to participate in an Artist in Residency program in 2017. The residencies will be based within the country mental health inpatient units located in Whyalla, Berri, Mount Gambier and Glenside Health sites.

Proposals should include how each residency will deliver a body of work that is inspired by contact with rural mental health consumers, carers and staff around the theme of ‘Recovery’ for exhibition in the SALA festival.

Residencies will be between three (3) and six (6) months duration, depending on the successful artist’s proposal; however the artist’s studio tenancy may extend to up to 12 months (assessed on a case-by-case basis by Country Health SA).

The artist will be included as an author in any UniSA published research paper (if the artist intends to complete a PhD in the future this counts toward selection criteria).

Where required, both Country Health SA and UniSA will provide a desk with access to administrative support, printing, photocopying etc.

Proposals need to include the following:
1.A current CV for each participant
2.A selection of images of previous work with detailed information
3.An outline of the intended residency project (media, concept, possible activities, potential outcomes)
4.The intended timeframe
5.An indication of space and display requirements, and
6.Indicate the preferred location of your residency.

The residency will be coordinated by Country Health SA, who will facilitate all practical and organisational aspects of the residency.
Country Health SA will require successful participants to complete all the necessary police screening and staff orientation procedures.
Residencies are considered according to proposal strength, relationship to Country Health SA Mental Health activities and/or specific infrastructure and space requirements.

Artist Fee - selected individual artists or artist teams will be paid a total fee of $2,000 (ex GST), paid in two instalments. $1,000 will be paid upon signing the service agreement to assist artists with materials and expenses with the final payment of $1,000 being issued on completion of the project.

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Please submit proposals by 5pm on Monday 27 March 2017 via email (preferably with a link to a drop box) to: or post to: David Moseley, Country Health SA Mental Health, Level 1, 22 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000.

The successful applicant(s) will be informed by Monday 10 April 2017.