FLOAT ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM @ LAKE TYERS
> FLOAT is seeking applications for its residency program, from artists working in all disciplines.
> 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. It’s all about the concept.
> FLOAT will offer a tiered range of residencies throughout the year. From fully sponsored, to fully self-funded.
We invite all artists to submit their expressions of interest here online (below) - so that we can communicate residency opportunities as they become available.
FLOAT’s annual program will be built around six 2-month ‘seasons’.
* A typical residency would last 4-6 weeks. (one residency opportunity falling within each of those six seasons). (Please nominate your preferred season.)
FLOAT is developing exciting projects in collaboration with Traditional Owners, the Gunaikurnai Elders, GLaWAC and many Aboriginal friends and organisations.
We look forward to building on our friendships and partnerships in collaborations with you.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Applications are welcome from Australian and international contemporary artists working in any discipline including visual art, film, writing, music/sound, performance - anything really.
Emerging & established artists & thinkers 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.
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.
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.
Artists considering any of the above options will need to have completed the EOI Application Form to be eligible for consideration.
We suggest all interested artists complete the EOI APPLICATION FORM below.
Applications 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 $20 per application.
Applicants will be asked to complete:
Project proposal and a brief description of the applicant’s practice (500 words maximum)
Short biography (150 words maximum)
Detailed curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum)
Two reference contacts (email and phone number of two people who are willing to support your application).
Where possible, please provide:
5 images (maximum) in JPEG format, with relevant caption information included
2 videos or links (maximum) for film, video or audio submissions
1 sample of published work (20 pages total maximum)
EOI APPLICATION FORM
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