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Artist opportunity to create for On Common Ground festival


NAVA in partnership with the CAD Factory is offering a New South Wales based visual artist or group of artists the opportunity to create a new work for the On Common Ground festival in October through a residency at CAD Factory at Narrandera.

The successful applicant will receive a $1,000 artist fee, airfares, living costs and production costs including technical assistance to enable them to maximise their creative output during the residency and produce new work for the festival.

Supported with a $20,000 Regional Arts Fund grant, On Common Ground will explore the textile and installation practices of Narrandera and surrounds. It will culminate in a  spectacular art experience including textiles, performance, video projection, installation, story telling music and more throughout the Narrandera Common and across the Murrumbidgee River from 16 – 18 October this year.

The CAD Factory initiates and runs programs that aim to bring artists from the city centres and international communities to the region to share their skills, ideas and practice to create work in response to the great Australian landscape and all that resides within it. It aims to partner local artists to our programs to facilitate capacity building and networking opportunities and to highlight the unique regional voice.

Artistic director, Vic McEwan was the inaugural Arts NSW Regional Fellowship recipient in 2014 and as part of the fellowship is the National Museum of Australia artist-in- residence. 

Full guidelines, terms and conditions for the On Common Ground residency are available here.

On Common Ground is presented in partnership between The Cad Factory, Narrandera Council, Australian Government Regional Arts Fund, Regional Arts NSW, Western Riverina Arts, Performance Space, NAVA and the National Museum of Australia.

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