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2017 Artspace One Year Studio Program Callout

Since 2014, Artspace has offered Studios Free for Artists. This program offers artists year-long residencies in a rent-free studio space, and stems from our ongoing commitment to support the development of new work within a responsive, inspiring and professional environment, as well as providing artists with opportunities for advocacy, curatorial dialogue and professional development. Our ongoing partnership with UNSW Art & Design provides Studio Artists with access to leading research and production facilities and introductions to visiting international curators.

Artspace is now 2 years into our 10-year vision of supporting 70 artists with free studios. Past and current residents include Khadim Ali, Hany Armanious, Nick Dorey, Mikala Dwyer, Kelly Doley, Clare Milledge and Tim Silver (2015); and BC Institute, Benjamin Forster, Hossein Ghaemi, Nell, Raquel Ormella, Koji Ryui and Khaled Sabsabi (2016). These artists have developed work for both local and national exhibitions, and have been represented internationally in major institutional projects across New Zealand, Austria, Belgium, China, Turkey, Ireland, Pakistan and Singapore. Locally, BC Institute were included in the recent 20th Biennale of Sydney, The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal, while Clare Milledge and Nell both presented work in the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Most recently, Khaled Sabsabi and Tim Silver participated in the inaugural Yinchuan Biennale, For an Image, Faster than Light, curated by Bose Krishnamachari.

Artspace Executive Director Alexie Glass-Kantor says, ‘Artspace was established to support artists through the production and presentation of contemporary art. Promoting living artists at all stages of their career reinforces an intergenerational dialogue that contributes to the life and dynamism of this organisation. Additional initiatives such as the International Visiting Curators Program, presented in partnership with UNSW Art & Design, create connectivity between studio artists and international peers. We are immensely proud to continue to support the achievements of our studio artists and look forward to welcoming seven new artists in 2017’.

Each year a panel comprised of Artspace staff and external peers selects seven artists who will each receive: substantial studio space enabling them to undertake ambitious projects; dialogue with Artspace curators; introductions to curatorial networks through Artspace’s International Visiting Curators Program; opportunities to meet and expand audiences through participation in public programs and open studios; commissioning of original online content such as interviews and artist profiles; and connections to our community of peers, collaborators and supporters — locally, nationally and internationally.

Applications are now open for the One Year Studio Program. Studio Artists will be in residence from March 2017 to February 2018. Strong applications will demonstrate how artists will regularly use their studio and their capacity to contribute to the culture of the organisation and the visual arts sector more broadly. The announcement of successful artists will occur on 10 December 2016 at the Artspace End of Year Finissage.

For further information please visit this page, and to apply please complete this form.

Applications Due: Midnight, Monday 31 October 

The Artspace One Year Studio Program is supported by the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW, and UNSW Art & Design.