Museum of Brisbane’s Artist-in-Residence Program invites artists, including visual artists, designers, poets, musicians and performers to create a site-specific installation that is developed and displayed as part of a residency.
The Artist-in-Residence works in the Museum for one month to create a new, responsive artwork that explores the Museum environment, the city of Brisbane and its community, and/or the Museum of Brisbane Collection. Artists receive studio space within the Museum, access to museum resources and facilities, and intellectual and creative support and feedback through engagement with museum staff and audiences.
The residency culminates in a new site-specific installation that will be showcased in the Museum for a period of up to eight weeks. During this time, the artist will also deliver one engagement and/or learning activity for audiences.
The Artist-in-Residence program is open to Brisbane-based artists, as well as artists who have a connection or interest in the city or the Museum. The work can be interdisciplinary, encompassing disciplines including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, musical composition, performance, and the work may also be socially-engaged or participatory, engaging members of the local community.
The residency takes place in The Studio, located at Museum of Brisbane. Artists will work in a way that engages the Museum’s visitors, as each installation is conceived for and executed in the space in which the public sees it. The Museum’s goal is to support artists and to allow visitors to see them at work first-hand. The opportunity will suit artists seeking to test new ideas in public and who are interested in connecting with others through their work.
The objectives of the Artist-in-Residence Program are:
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.
Applications for our 2018 Artist-in-Residence program are now open. Applications close 31 October 2017.
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