World Heritage Artist in Residence Program | Call for Applications13.04.2017
Applications for the 2018 World Heritage Artist in Residence Program are now open.
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre launched the World Heritage Artist in Residence Program in recognition of the significance of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The Program consists of a 6-week artist residency at BigCi sponsored by the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, to create a new body of work in response to the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area followed by a solo exhibition at the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery.
The aim of the program is to support excellence and innovation in the development of new work and to facilitate professional development opportunities for emerging, mid-career and established artists in a nurturing environment. The residency program encourages artists to draw inspiration from one of the world’s most environmentally and historically significant locations – The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The Blue Mountains have been of inspiration for many well-known artists, who produced works which are now held in Australia’s most significant galleries and collections. The World Heritage Artist in Residence Program provides a platform for artists to create new, quality work, to preserve and interpret the history of the Blue Mountains, to educate current and future generations and to continue the great legacy of artists who have been inspired by the Blue Mountains. Artists are required to submit a concept proposal in their application form, outlining what they are planning to produce fore the exhibition at the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery.
The selected artist will be supported along the way by expert staff including the BigCi Residency Tea, led by Artistic Director Rae Bolotin, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exhibition Team, led by Exhibitions Manager Sabrina Roesner, key staff from the NSW National Parks, World Heritage Institute and the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Advisory Committee to ensure their time during the residency is as inspiring and productive as possible.
For more information please view the Guidelines document available at the top right of this page.
Call for submissions closes Friday 2 June 2017.