Workshop | Writing Residency Proposals
Tuesday 27 August 5.30-6.30pm
RMIT Building 24, Level 1, Room 1
Please join us for a workshop on how to develop a critical and nuanced residency proposal. In this workshop we will hear from past successful applicants from SITUATE’s international residency programs, and discuss the Austrian Arts Residency and Taiwanese Arts Residency application process. Bookings are encouraged. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Reciprocal Residency is generously supported by the AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich, an international artist studio residency program located in the 12th century township of Krems at the junction of the Danube and Krems rivers. Krems lies 88.5 kilometres northwest of Vienna in the Wachau region of Lower Austria. AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich was founded in 2000 by the federal state of Lower Austria to foster international cultural exchange in the region.
AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich provides the following support to the successful applicant:
a studio apartment that is suitable for individuals and small families. Studios are equipped with a fully-furnished kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, linen and towels. Further, the studios receive a weekly cleaning service;
a per diem of €1300 per month (excluding insurance, freight, materials and transportation expenses);
personal support for the duration of the residency;
curatorial support by curators of AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich; and
access to a common area with some tools and office facilities (computer, wireless internet and printer).
Further, the successful applicant acknowledges the following:
that it is the applicant's responsibility to arrange valid international health insurance for the duration of their stay at AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich;
that all insurance, freight, materials and transportation expenses (including airfares) are the applicants responsibility (applicants should acknowledge the financial responsibilities of participating in this residency; those who are unable to commit to this responsibility are advised either to not apply or to source additional funding in advance of making application);
that an exhibition is not a guaranteed component of this residency;
should an exhibition be arranged on the applicant's behalf by AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich, the applicant will be expected to participate in the exhibition (after selecting their preferred candidate, AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich will put forward the artist's proposal to a number of potential Lower Austria exhibition venues for their consideration); and
that the applicant may be requested present a talk on their art practice or residency project at RMIT in Melbourne.
Candidates must be practicing in the field of fine/visual art. A candidate is eligible if they are:
a graduate of the PhD, DFA, MA, MFA or BA Honours programs in the RMIT School of Art ; or
a currently enrolled student of the PhD, MA, MFA or BA Honours programs in the RMIT School of Art; or
a current staff member of the RMIT School of Art (including fixed-term, continuing, casual, Higher Education and Vocational Education)
Please note that applicants may be requested to provide evidence of their eligibility.
The preferred candidate will be invited to undertake a residency from Wednesday 19 August to Thursday 29 October 2020. Candidates should ensure their availability as these residency dates are fixed.
Applications must be submitted by close of business on Sunday 8 September 2019. We expect that shortlisted candidates will be notified by the end of September 2019 and that the preferred candidate will be notified by November 2019.