THE FLOAT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
A floating residency-based contemporary art studio and space, FLOAT provides support for artistic exploration and production for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers, and thinkers from around the world.
Located at Fisherman’s Landing, on Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, the FLOAT vessel has been conceived and built by locals to create an extraordinary opportunity to live and work and immerse yourself at Lake Tyers.
Selected Artists-in-residence will be invited to begin their research - and their work - for up to six weeks – during which time they can remain on the vessel - or they can use it as a base from which to explore further afield – on foot , on kayak.
Artists will be invited to contribute to the FLOAT COMMUNIVERSITY – in various ways.
Joining in on Tavern Tuesday, a talk, a walk, provoking us with ideas, leading a workshop.
An annual exhibition will invite all A.I.Rs to present their work in a number of locations or venues around the Lake Tyers catchment.
These initiatives are part of a social enterprise-based business model that supports the principles of Creative Environmental Stewardship as the driver of economic viability of and the growth of tourism in East Gippsland.
FLOAT provides a fab alternative to more traditional international residencies and public art galleries because of the resourcefulness and creativity of our community, providin a vital framework for the creativity in this region.
FLOAT places emphasis on creating meaningful partnerships - locally, nationally and internationally.
Collaboration enhances knowledge through the sharing of resources, strengthening capacities and stimulating creative thought. That’s us!
By facilitating collaborations between emerging and established artists, curators, scholars and the public at large, FLOAT is part of a growing national and international network.
We can’t wait to have you here.