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in the loop may 1: opportunities

arts house season 1, 2014

Arts House is currently calling for expressions of interest to develop or present work as part of their 2014 Season 1 at the North Melbourne Town Hall, Warehouse or the Meat Market. Financial support up to $12,000 (including in-kind venue support) is offered for CultureLAB developments and up to $30,000 (including in-kind venue support) for full presentations. Interested applicants should discuss their project with Arts House staff prior to applying
Applications close May 31

revelation perth international film festival

The people at Revelation appreciate that for non-residents Perth can seem a long way away and so for the fifth year they are offering travel fellowships that will provide a festival gold pass, access to seminars and workshops, and a $1,000 re-imbursement for travel costs plus more. Applications are invited from “filmmakers, academics, craftspeople or film-lovers” (website).
Deadline 24 May;

exploring modular synthesis workshop & aws, wired lab

Russell Haswell Russell Haswell
courtesy the artist
Wired Lab, based in Cootamundra, regional NSW will be host to UK multi-disciplinary artist and “synthesist” Russell Haswell. Together with Wired Lab founder Dave Burraston, they will be running a two-day Modular Synthesis workshop May 18-19. Through its Artist Workshop Scheme, Wired Lab is offering 10-15 emerging or mid-career artists financial assistance to travel and take part in the activities.
Applications for workshop & AWS due May 6: more info

the 2013 hive production fund

The Hive (supported by Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund, Australia Council for the Arts, ABC Arts and Screen Australia) is currently calling for proposals from artists and filmmakers for the production of documentary, hybrid and drama projects to be premiered at the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival and broadcast on ABC TV. Applications are sought from teams that include an established director or co-director and an experienced film producer. The total funding pool is $800,000 with a feature film funded for up $450,000 and a half-hour documentary/hybrid work up to $150,000.
Applications due May 13; more info

arstpace curatorial fellowship

Aimed at the professional development of an early career visual arts curator, Artspace (with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts) is offering a 12-month curatorial fellowship starting June 2013. As well as fulfilling a role similar to an assistant curator the curatorial fellow will also have the opportunity to develop a key project.
Applications close May 8;

channels video art festival

There’s a new kid on the media art biennial block— Channels Video Art Festival. Run by Rachel Feery, Jessie Scott and Eugenia Lim, it will take place in Melbourne Sept 18-21 at ACMI, Screen Space and Speak Easy. The team are already leaking the news of special installations commissioned from Ms&Mr and Benjamin Ducroz. The festival is currently calling for entries of “video art that both knows its past and has a mark to make on the future” (website).
Deadline June 1; more info

proximity festival

Nikki Jones and audience 
member, Ush and Them, Proximity 
Micro Festival of One-on-One Art Nikki Jones and audience
member, Ush and Them, Proximity
Micro Festival of One-on-One Art
photo Ashley de Prazer
Proximity is a Perth-based festival focussing on one-on-one performance and experiences. The first manifestation in 2012 included beard fondling, a game of strip poker, a private hoofer viewing, a three-minute shower and a slow cooked meal (to get the gist see Laetitia Wilson's review RT108). Festival curators James Berlyn and Sarah Rowbottam are now calling for proposals for the 2013 manifestation.
Deadline May 17;

heartlands refugee art prize

Applications are sought from refugees who have arrived in Australia since 1970 for the Heartlands Refugee Art Prize. There is a prize pool of $20,000 ($12,000 going to the overall winner) and the theme for this year’s competition is “I wish to see…” The award is run by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Parks Victoria, VicHealth and the Victorian Multicultural, and the shortlisted entries will be exhibited in fortyfivedownstairs June 18-29, as part of Refugee Week, with further presentations later in the year.
Applications close May 10; more information

hidden: rookwood cemetery sculpture walk

Afterimage, Lyndal Hargrave and Sue Henderson, HIDDEN: Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk Afterimage, Lyndal Hargrave and Sue Henderson, HIDDEN: Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk
courtesy the artists & HIDDEN
Since 2009 Rookwood, the largest cemetery in Australia, has been host to HIDDEN, a sculpture walk that aims to reposition the site as “a place rich in heritage, history, culture” rather than just for “funerals and memorials” (website). The exhibition takes place September 21-October 31 and the call for entries is now open. There is a non-acquisitive Rookwood Necropolis Sculpture Award valued at $10,000 with range of smaller prizes as well.
Application deadline May 6; more info

RealTime issue #114 April-May 2013 pg. web

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