Synapse Residency program

DEADLINE : 26th February, 2018

ANAT is calling for applications from artists and scientists for our prestigious Synapse Residency program, which since 2004 has supported creative research collaborations between more than 100 artists and scientists.

Background

Synapse involves Australian science organisations hosting artists in residence, leading to profound artistic and professional development for the participants, as well as building a sustainable support base for interdisciplinary creative collaboration in Australia.

Synapse brings artists and scientists together in research partnerships that generate new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. A distinguishing feature of the residencies is their creative research focus, with applicants dissuaded from anticipating specific outcomes at the outset.

Who can apply?

TWO residencies are open to Australian artists working in any discipline and/or medium, with the residencies to take place over 16 weeks full-time (or part-time equivalent) during 2018.

To ensure a good fit between the artist and host organisation, a joint application must be submitted.  It is the responsibility of the applicants to establish contact and to identify the nature of the proposed research collaboration prior to application.

Residencies may also be approached as a platform for testing and informing a longer-term research project suitable for submission to the ARC Synapse Linkage program.

ANAT will pay participating artists a fee of $800 (AUD) per week and contribute towards project material costs. Accommodation, living away from home allowances and return travel to the destination of the residency will also be covered if required. The host organisation will provide in-kind access to staff, equipment, space and resources, and will assist with disseminating outcomes at the conclusion of the residency.

Tertiary students, including PhD candidates, are ineligible to apply if the proposed residency in any way contributes to the achievement of an academic qualification. Please contact us if you are unsure about this requirement.

 

For further information, and to apply, please head to our web page –  here.