Make Your Mark – Digital Artist-in-Residence
NERAM invites artists practising in digital technologies to submit a proposal for a 2 week residency ‘Make your Mark’. The residency will commence on a date by mutual agreement and is to be completed by 30th January, 2015.
MAKE YOUR MARK is a dynamic youth program where teens can socialise with friends, explore digital media and technical tools, and experiment with new technologies, around the principles of HOMAGO (Hang out, Mess Around and Geek Out). This project encourages teens to explore their own interests, create their own learning trajectories, and foster their own values using technology as a means for expression and creative exploration, in an inclusive, spontaneous and experiential space, where teens can learn from each other’s differences in an open and safe environment. NERAM’s collection works will act as inspiration.
MAKE YOUR MARK will employ a digital artist-in-residence to facilitate digital creation workshops and projects centred on visual imagination and arts participation. In collaboration with regional high school and university IT students the artist will map out specific workshops that will engage youth to connect to NERAM’s nationally significant collections of Australian art. Artists will also work on their own projects. Creative processes and content will be recorded, documented and streamed into cyberspace and the Digital artist will also showcase their work in a public event during their residency.
The key objectives/benefits are:
• This project provides a digital artist the opportunity to develop new works in an environment free from day-to-day distractions.
• The artist will be able to promote their work to high school and university students, leveraging networks with local artists and school teachers and grow their audience base
• Engage with online environment, providing new media skill development opportunities for local regional artists who will also be invited to participate in the workshops
• Capitalising on NBN capabilities with Armidale as the first release Australian NBN site
• Engaging audiences with NERAM significant collections through new media art practices for reinterpreting traditional artworks
Specific outcomes will include:
• 6 high school/university workshops
• An online blog/exhibition by the artist linked to NERAM website
• One public event (workshop/seminar) by the artist during the Residency.
Payment will be a one off payment of $5000 and will be paid on the supply of a tax invoice within 2 weeks of the completion of the residency. Artists should allow up to 14 days for the payment to be processed.
Artist-in-Residency Proposal Submissions are assessed by the Director, NERAM in consultation with NERAM staff and in accordance with policy objectives and guidelines. Artist’s work is assessed on artistic merit, originality, and its potential relationship with NERAM’s programs.
Only those applications which address each of the selection criteria and are received by 22 August 2014 will be considered for selection. The successful applicant will be notified by email no later than 1st September 2014. Unsuccessful applicants will be also notified by email.
The following information should be submitted with each proposal:
1. A completed Artist-in-Residence Expression of Interest Application Form
2. An EOI description (no longer than 4 pages, typed)
• An outline of your practice to date
• List your experience delivering workshops
• Reasons you would like to be artist in residence at NERAM
• A brief description of how will you contribute to the objectives of ‘Make your Mark’
• How do you see this residency interacting with NERAM’s art collections and its community?
• An example of a workshop you would like to facilitate, and its target audience.
3. A current CV (no longer than 2 pages)
4. Up to 10 examples of work in one of the following formats:
a. Email .jpeg images to: firstname.lastname@example.org (no larger than 4MB)
b. Hard copy prints (300dpi High Resolution no larger than A4)
c. Image files on CD (.jpeg file format, 300dpi High Resolution)
d. PowerPoint presentation on CD
e. In the case of digital artists, URL sites will be sufficient.