EOIs are now open for the second year of CASE Incubator!

Led by the Cad Factory, the CASE Incubator is a professional development, knowledge sharing and mentorship program which has been funded by the Create NSW Service Needs Strategic Fund. The program is aimed at artists with experience working within the broad context of socially engaged art practice.  It is for artists who are seeking to develop their practice, engage with their peers, create networking opportunities with diverse partners, and contribute back to the sector.

The program is now in its second year. In year one we selected four artists with diverse artforms – Diane Busuttil, Harriet Body, Sarah Penicka-Smith and Sunita Bala – who undertook four residency periods and associated public program events in Sydney, Wagga Wagga, Goulburn and The Cad Factory site in Narrandera.

In the second year, CAD Factory is looking to engage and support another four artists to undertake a professional development program that examines and bolsters their own practice, while contributing to public programs and resources that will assist in the ethical development of socially engaged arts practice in NSW.

Each artist will receive a $4,000 stipend for participation in the program, plus accommodation and travel expenses to attend residencies as well as professional development training opportunities. They will contribute towards the creation and delivery of digital resources, major resource outcomes, and a seminar event in late 2023.

During four intensive residency periods over the next 12 months the artists will work with the Cad Factory mentors as well as invited project partners from a variety of sectors. These guest speakers will share their experiences to facilitate a broad and impactful process for us to consider the various ways in which we work.

These partners include:

1. Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing
– Dr Susan Coulson, Sydney Facial Nerve Clinic
– Shoalhaven Health and the Arts

2. Advocacy
– Arts & Health Network NSW/ACT
– Western Riverina Arts, Leeton NSW

3. Arts and Disability
– The Art Factory Supported Studio, Wagga Wagga NSW
– Bluecoat, Liverpool UK

4. Education
– Clontarf Academy, Narrandera High School

5. Practice
– Lindy Hume, 10 Days on the Island
– Dr Clive Parkinson, Manchester Metropolitan University

Expressions of Interest close at midnight Friday 16 September 2022

To Apply

You will need to submit an Expression of Interest form via the link below, including:

– Your name, pronouns, date of birth, contact information and current suburb of residence.
– Your access requirements
– Up to 300 words about your contemporary art practice and your experience working in a socially engaged context
– Up to 300 words explaining how this opportunity would benefit your artistic career
– Up to 300 words on what knowledge and insights you would hope to contribute to the program
– A small portfolio of recent work (up to 5 images, 2 pages of text, 5 mins of video or 3 links)
– A current CV which demonstrates your history of practice

Selection Criteria
1. The artist must reside in NSW and have a commitment to socially engaged artistic practice.
2. The artist must have a demonstrated history of practice suitable to the program, in any arts and cultural field.
3. The artist must have demonstrated adaptability and willingness to work and collaborate in different spaces and with a variety of cross-sector colleagues.

Artists from regional NSW and First Nations applicants will be prioritised in the selection process. All artforms are accepted and a diversity of practice will also be taken into consideration by the selection panel.

Artists must also make themselves available for four residency periods of approximately 3-4 days each over the next 12 months and participate in bi-monthly zoom meetings to organise resources, residency plans and undertake professional development activities. The first residency period will take place at The Cad Factory studio in Narrandera from 4- 6 November 2022, which applicants must be available for.

Applications must be submitted by midnight Friday 16 September 2022. Shortlisted applicants will be notified and invited for a short zoom interview the following week. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Friday 30 September 2022.

For any questions or for further information, please contact:
Lachlan Herd, Business Manager, The Cad Factory
E: lachlan@cadfactory.com.au

Submit your expression of interest (please note, you will need to log into your Google account to access this form, if you do not have an account or are otherwise unable to access the form, please let us know)

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Image: CASE Incubator Year One artists Sarah Penicka-Smith, Sunita Bala, Harriet Body and Diane Busuttil