Museum of Brisbane’s 2019 Artist-in-Residence program invites visual artists, designers, poets, writers, curators, musicians and performers to respond to the Museum environment, the city of Brisbane and its community. Creatives may also choose to respond directly to our dynamic exhibitions program and collection.
Proposals that are socially-engaged, participatory, and engage with site and place, are encouraged. The residency may culminate in a new site-specific installation, a series of performances or presentations within the Museum, as well as engagement and learning workshops and/or event.
Creatives will work in a way that engages with the Museum’s visitors, as each project is conceived for and executed in the Studio space, which is open to the public. Artists working on existing bodies of work are expected to apply their practice and ideas within the Museum’s context.
The Museum’s goal is to support local creatives and allow visitors to observe and engage with various creative processes. This opportunity will suit those seeking to test new ideas in public and connecting with others through their work.
The objectives of the Artist-in-Residence program are to:
The residency provides artists with the opportunity to:
The Artist-in-Residence Program is supported by Mr Tim Fairfax AC and Museum of Brisbane donors.
The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to creatives of all art forms and disciplines. Art forms can include but are not limited to: visual art, photography, film, performance, multi-media, sculpture, design, writing and music.
Applications can be from individuals, groups, companies or collaborations. All applicants must be over 18 years of age. Residencies are approximately one-month but duration can be flexible.
Applicants must actively use the Studio within the Museum during opening hours and engage with visitors in an open studio format. Applicants should:
The Studio is a secure space, approximately 9 x 4.9 metres. Tables and chairs are available. Successful applicants will need to submit a full list of materials they will be bringing onsite prior to commencing the residency.
Successful applicants will receive an artist fee dependent upon their level of experience, location and project proposal.