> 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.
> 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)