Bus Projects Call for Proposals


Deadline:30th September, 2019

Bus Projects is now accepting proposals for our inaugural open call at our new venue, the Collingwood Arts Precinct (CAP) for projects from July 2020 – July 2021. Due midnight Monday 30th September.

Bus Projects welcomes applications from a broad constituency of cultural producers including artists, collectives, collaborators, writers and curators at all career levels. Within our new site at CAP, we are particularly interested in challenging approaches around how we use and take up space. Proposals can be for exhibitions, events, workshops, performances, screenings, as well as publishing and ephemeral projects of various duration. We favour applications involving the creation of new works that are experimental, critical, and/or interdisciplinary in nature. People of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.

Bus Projects is a dynamic platform for encounters with new art and discourse. We support Australian artists to make and show work on their own terms. As an Artist-­Run Initiative (ARI), Bus Projects plays a crucial role within the Australian visual arts ecology by enabling an artist­-organised infrastructure, resulting in a professional, artist-­centred environment in which practitioners can create, collaborate, and engage with community. Our integrated program streams enable us to invest in artists to create ambitious new work and encourage an active discourse with art through artist talks, symposia, guest lectures and publishing. We couple a passionate localism–deeply rooted in Narrm Melbourne’s artistic community— with active national and international engagement. From 2020, Bus Projects will relocate to the Collingwood Arts Precinct. This move will allow us to drastically improve the way we support artists and engage with communities by removing rental fees paid by exhibiting artists. Our move to CAP will enable us to develop a more accessible, diverse and responsive program than ever before.

Please read the application guide for full details.

General questions can be directed to Kathryne Genevieve Honey, Gallery Curator: kathryne@busprojects.org.au or 03 9995 8359.

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