DEADLINE : 7th June, 2013
Queen Street Studio is calling for artists to re-imagine the relationship and function of studio, gallery and retail space in our 2013/2014 Visual Art Residency Program.
The program will offer 2 groups of 6 visual artists six-months of free space to create, exhibit and sell their work online and in-store at our new location at the basement of Zoo Emporium on Campbell St, Surry Hills. The program not only exists to offer free workspace to artists, but provide opportunities for artists to generate income from their work and encourage the general public to engage in their creative practice.
The aim of the Visual Arts Residency Program is to support artistic and professional development through a diversity of art form practices. The residencies are open to professional artists and groups (emerging and established) encompassing a diverse range of practices and outcomes. The program takes a broad view of the term visual arts and could include (but not limited to) painting, illustration, sculpture, textiles, craft, new media and design. Bespoke or performative elements may also be considered. There are two 6-month residencies on offer: July – December 2013 and January – June 2014.
Applications will be peer assessed by a panel of practicing artists, curators and experts in creative retail. Successful artists will be required to work in a collaborative environment with other resident artists and will be offered a budget to build an immersive (but functional) environment that is part studio, part installation, part retail concept store. This initiative encourages artists to think of space as an artwork unto itself and the potential for this to be a new platform that builds public engagement with the visual arts.
Successful artists will have one-month to fit-out the space and produce a diverse range to sell to the public, followed by 5-months of in-store trade and production. The space will be open to the public Thursday to Sundays (or at the discretion of the successful artists), allowing for private work time outside public open hours. Queen Street Studio will provide a point-of-sale system and will take a small commission on sales to assist with running costs and marketing of the initiative.
For eligibility, selection criteria and proposal guidelines visit the website