|Byron Perry, Antony Hamilton, Simon Obarzanek, Ross Coulter, Untrained, Lucy Guerin Inc|
photo by Untrained Artist
lucy guerin inc's untrained
Lucy Guerin Inc’s successful show Untrained has already charmed audiences around Australia and in Hong Kong. The show is scheduled to tour the US in November and the company is looking for two new untrained men to become part of the show. Males over 18 with no dance experience (and no criminal record, for visa purposes) are eligible to apply.
Applications close 5pm, May 14; auditions May 26, 10–1pm; http://www.lucyguerininc.com
international space time concerto competition
Australia's University of Newcastle has announced the inaugural The International Space Time Concerto Competition encouraging artists to explore the concerto both from an historical but also contemporary perspective looking for innovation within the form. Also involved are the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Waikato University in New Zealand and Ars Electronica in Austria and entries are encouraged from virtuoso classical instrumentalists, orchestral players, jazz, contemporary bands, electronic and new media artists. The pool of prize money is $50,000 (sponsored by benefactor Jennie Thomas and the Friends of the University). Six finalists will be chosen to perform with orchestra at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music Concert Hall in late 2012 with another two finalists performing with an ensemble linked across five countries via the internet.
Entries close July 1, www.spacetimeconcerto.com
access space uk residencies
Access Space is an open digital arts lab in Sheffield, UK. With an emphasis on sustainability the lab runs on recycled computers and open source software and systems. Access Space is calling for applications for Artist Residencies which will utilise its Refab Space, a DIY fabrication studio including tools such as 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC router, Arduino and an embroidery machine. Applications are sought for one residency in July and three residencies from September 4 to December 15. Residencies are for 15 working days and successful applicants receive a fee of £1500 (approx AUS$2,300), self-catering accommodation, a small budget for materials and a small contribution towards travel.
Applications close for July residency May 16 and Autumn residencies June 18; http://www.access-space.org/arts/Refab_Residency_Call.htm
realise your dream
If you need help getting to UK there’s The British Council’s Realise your Dream program, funding artists in their first 10 years of practice to travel to the UK and undertake a tailored professional development program devised in consultation with the Council. Applications are open to people working in any industry “where creativity plays an important role” (website). The award offers $10,000 plus airfare.
Applications close June 3, 2012; http://artsfrontier.britishcouncil.org.au/?cat=4
vagrant, new weird australia
New Weird Australia is currently offering small grants (up to $750) for artists to curate and produce an event for New Weird's open source gig series. The events will take place under the moniker of Vagrant, with NWA providing promotion. Applicants must share the organisation’s eclectic and experimental sensibility, but the style and responsibility for production of gigs is entirely up to recipients. Funding is for artist fees, travel, marketing and production costs with a stipulation that “artists are not out of pocket” (website). Events can take place anywhere in Australia before July 30.
Applications close May 14; http://newweirdaustralia.com
kit denton disfellowship
The 2012 Kit Denton Disfellowship, named after Andrew Denton’s father, a respected writer, is now in its sixth year, however it’s been re-titled a “disfellowship” to encourage “subversive ideas” which the press release suggests might mean that “your nan disowns you, your neighbours shun you and the shock jocks call for you to be locked up.” The aim is to “find ideas of substance, intelligence and purpose that will take viewers outside their comfort zone and challenge the status quo” (press release). This year it is run by the Australian Writers’ Foundation and Cordell Jigsaw Zapruders, the privately owned television company that is responsible for shows such as Go Back to Where You Came From, The Gruen Transfer and Enough Rope, as well as the upcoming Dumb, Drunk and Racist. The fellowship offers a grant of $30,000 to script the idea for screen production.
Applications close May 25, http://awg.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=383&Itemid=509
RealTime issue #108 April-May 2012 pg. web
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