Adelaide Festival Centre announces TWO 2017 Artist in Residence opportunities


Adelaide Festival Centre/ SALA Artist-in-Residence Program

(DreamBIG residency information beneath AFC past residents)

Adelaide Festival Centre Artist in Residence - Submitting a Proposal
In asssociation with SALA Festival, the Adelaide Festival Centre is inviting proposals for participation in an Artist-in-Residence program in 2017 from South Australian artists or groups of artists for up to six months.
Proposals must include an outcome of new works inspired by the Adelaide Festival Centre, its architecture, environment or programs and is suitable for display at the Festival Centre during the SALA Festival in August 2017.
Proposals need to include the following
1. An up-to-date CV for each participant
2. A selection of images of previous work with detailed information.
3. An outline of your intended residency project (media, concept, possible activities, potential outcomes)
4. The intended timeframe and;
5. An indication of your needs for residency space and preferred display area

Successful participants will receive a space to work, access to Adelaide Festival Centre backstage areas, the Works of Art Collection and the Performing Arts Collection.
Residencies are considered according to proposal strength, relationship to the Festival Centre programming or infrastructure and availability of space.
Creative use of space for the display outcome will be an advantage.
The impending major redevelopment of the Adelaide Festival Centre and Plaza provides an opportunity for artists to respond to the site while the development takes place.
Once complete, the Adelaide Festival Centre will integrate seamlessly with Festival Plaza to become a lively, activated space, surrounded by hospitality and tourism.
Internally, the upgrades to lighting, sound and staging equipment will ensure that the technical capabilities of the Festival Theatre will be at national standards. New food and beverage spaces and improved facilities will enhance the entertainment experience.
For more information go to http://adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/about-us/redevelopment-project/

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

Please submit proposals by Friday 20 January 2017 via email to: artspace.gallery@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au or post to:
Charissa Davies, Visual Arts Curator, Adelaide Festival Centre
GPO Box 1269, Adelaide SA 5001.

Past recipients of the Adelaide Festival Centre/ South Australian Living Artists Artist-in-Residence Program include:
2016
Artist/ James Dodd – painting

Project/ A Chat with Fred - in response to the works of Fred Williams that form part of the Festival Centre’s Works of Art Collection, James created a series of new works including a large scale mural and an exhibition. #achatwithfred
2015
Artist/ Aurelia Carbone – installation

Project/ Create an optical illusion work known as ‘anamorphosis’ on the outdoor stairs outside the Festival Theatre entrance. Drawing in an audience to participate and engaging with regular Festival Centre goers.
2014
Artist/ Steven Cybulka - sculpture

Project/ Creating Spaces - sculptural compositions in the Space Theatre foyer that inspire and engage with the viewer while developing a sculptural vernacular that articulates its environment.

 

DreamBIG Festival presented by Adelaide Festival Centre / SALA Artist-in-Residence Program

Submitting a Proposal to the DreamBIG Residency Program
In Association with SALA Festival, the DreamBIG Festival is inviting proposals for participation in an Artist-in-Residence program in 2017 from South Australian artists or groups of artists for up to four months.
Proposals must include an outcome of new works inspired by the DreamBIG Children’s Festival and is suitable for display and/or interaction at the Festival Centre during the DreamBIG Festival, 18-27 May 2017 and SALA Festival in August 2017.
Please note: if you are proposing a time relevant event/project it needs to be conducted between 10am - 3pm each day for 9 days (18-21& 23-27 May).
Proposals need to include the following
1. An up-to-date CV for each participant
2. A selection of images of previous work with detailed information.
3. An outline of your intended residency project (media, concept, possible activities, potential outcomes)
4. The intended timeframe and;
5. An indication of your needs for residency space and preferred display area

Successful participants will receive a space to work, access to Adelaide Festival Centre backstage areas, the Works of Art Collection and the Performing Arts Collection.
Residencies are considered according to proposal strength, relationship to the DreamBIG Children’s Festival audience and availability of space.
Creative use of space for the display outcome will be an advantage.
The impending major redevelopment of the Adelaide Festival Centre and Plaza provides an opportunity for artists to respond to the site while the development takes place.
Possible project locations include Adelaide Festival Centre and/or surrounds on Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre side (Riverbank side). The new walk bridge that’s being built to go across to the railway or anywhere in between including hoarding or spaces between Railway station and venue.
Once complete, the Adelaide Festival Centre will integrate seamlessly with Festival Plaza to become a lively, activated space, surrounded by hospitality and tourism.
Internally, the upgrades to lighting, sound and staging equipment will ensure that the technical capabilities of the Festival Theatre will be at national standards. New food and beverage spaces and improved facilities will enhance the entertainment experience.
For more information go to http://dreambigfestival.com.au/about/

Artist Fee – selected individual artists or artist teams will be paid a total fee of $3,000 (ex GST). $1,500 will be paid upon signing the MOI to assist artists with materials and expenses with the final payment of $1,500 being issued on completion of the project.
Please submit proposals by Friday 20 January 2017 via email to: artspace.gallery@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au or post to:
Charissa Davies, Visual Arts Curator, Adelaide Festival Centre
GPO Box 1269, Adelaide SA 5001.

About DreamBIG Children’s Festival
DreamBIG Children's Festival (formerly Come Out Children’s Festival) is proudly presented and managed by Adelaide Festival Centre
More than 2 million South Australian children have participated in the DreamBIG Children’s Festival since its inception in 1974 (as Come Out Children's Festival) and it is an intrinsic part of growing up in South Australia.
In 2015, Adelaide Festival Centre produced the Come Out Children’s Festival for the first time. We have embraced the responsibility that comes with putting on an event that holds such an important place in the hearts and souls of South Australians of every age.
DreamBIG Children’s Festival is divided into two program streams – the schools program where children participate in events and performances through their school, and the general public program for families. In 2015, over 100,000 children and their families participated in the Festival which included performances in Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Whyalla, the Barossa, Roxby Downs, Renmark, Lameroo, Streaky Bay, Kersbrook and Victor Harbor. 25,000 children and their families attended the Big Family Weekend – a plethora of free arts activities at the Festival Centre, Elder Park and throughout Adelaide.

“I believe that an arts rich education can help children better deal with the social and cultural challenges we face in this rapidly changing world. The DreamBIG Children’s Festival offers an inspiring array of productions, workshops and curated events to excite, encourage, challenge, stimulate and motivate the children of South Australia” 
Susannah Sweeney, Creative Producer, DreamBIG Children’s Festival

 

Image: AFC Artist in Residence James Dodd beside his project A Chat With Fred