FLOAT
LAKE TYERS BEACH

A.I.R. INFO

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FLOAT ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE INFORMATION

> FLOAT  is seeking applications for its residency program
> FLOAT residencies provide opportunities for artists to live and work on board the FLOAT VESSEL on Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
> FLOAT residencies are intended for professional contemporary artists, emerging or established.
> FLOAT will offer a tiered range of residencies throughout the year. From fully sponsored, to fully self-funded.
> FLOAT is developing a range of projects in collaboration with Traditional Owners, the GunaiKurnai Elders, GLaWAC - GunaiKurnai Land & Waters Aboriginal Corporation, and other organisations. We’ll be working hard to enrich these partnerships with you.

FLOAT’s annual program will be built around six two-month ‘seasons’.

1. April/May
2. June/July
3. August/September
4. October/November.
5. December/January
6. February/March
* A typical residency would last 4-6 weeks.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Applications are welcome from Australian and international contemporary artists working in any discipline.
Emerging & established artists & thinkers & makers & doers are all invited to apply.
We expect this to be a highly competitive process - but we are definitely open to all ideas that align with our love of Lake Tyers, environment, community and generosity.


RESIDENCY OPTIONS

> FULLY SUPPORTED RESIDENCIES
6 x six-week fully supported residencies will be offered each year.
These will be offered to the artists who best fit our FLOAT vision, with a pitch that excites the life out of us.

INCLUSIONS
Accommodation + workspace on the vessel + kayak use.
A weekly stipend to offset day-to-day living expenses.
(You feed yourself - though we’ll be sure to share a few community meals throughout your stay - if you’d like to join us).
Some travel expenses can be supported, by arrangement.

OBLIGATIONS
1. Artists-in-residence will offer a public presentation, performance, workshop - or something similar - during their residency.
2. To love us.

> SEMI-SUPPORTED RESIDENCIES
4 x residencies per year will be made available to artists/researchers who propose a co-funded residency in collaboration with FLOAT and other external funding sources..
Artists who choose to apply for / secure their own funding could strengthen their application through partnering with FLOAT and the in-kind support that we may be able to contribute - Artists should submit an EoI now to begin that conversation.

> SELF-FUNDED SHORT STAYS
A small number of short residencies will be offered to artists @ a rate of $1,200 per week / $200 per night as availability permits.


All artists, considering any of the above options will need to APPLY to be eligible for consideration.
It is the beginning of a great conversation.


THINK ABOUT THE VESSEL

Applicants should take into account the unique circumstances under which FLOAT carries out its programs - ( It FLOATS ) .
Access to the FLOAT is primarily via kayak and water taxi (over a very short distance).
You must be willing and able to commute short distances by water.
FLOAT operates under strict policies of environmental care and maritime safety.
We are governed by a fabulous Safety Management Plan that tells you everything you need to know. Be prepared to be inducted.
Applicants should also keep in mind that this residency takes place in a regional community, surrounded by nature and adventure and limited amenity.
Minimalist luxury.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted here online.
There is a non-refundable administrative fee of $22 (inc GST) per application.

Applicants will be asked to :

Pay a $22 fee to submit your application
Then provide:
Applicant’s contact details
Project proposal - succinct is good!
Short bio and info about your current practice
Contact (email and phone number) of a referee who is willing to support your application.

And provide by email:
5 images (maximum) in JPEG format
CV (1 page)


  1. THE FLOAT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

  2. EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST - SUBSCRIBE TO THE FLOAT A.I.R. MAILING LIST

  3. READ MORE A.I.R. INFO ABOUT THE VESSEL AND THE RESIDENCY PROGRAM

  4. APPLY NOW ($20 APPLICATION FEE APPLIES)