BigCi, a not-for-profit artist-run residency program in Australia, is inviting artists to submit proposals for its 2018 Environmental Awards. Until June 1st submissions are welcomed from both Australian and international artists and curators to complete a four-week residency. Artists can work in a variety of visual art fields, including installation, performance, photography and filmmaking as well as literature, music and curation.
The focus of the award is the environment, and therefore applicants’ proposals should address how they would respond to either general environmental and natural science issues or the unusual geography of their surroundings during their residency. Although only one and a half hours drive from Sydney, BigCi is located on the edge of Wollemi National Park in the Greater Blue Mountains, which are a UNESCO World Heritage listed site; the region’s unique flora, fauna and landscape have provided inspiration for previous artists in residence.
Submissions for the award will be judged by an independent panel composed of Anthony Bond, a freelance writer and curator who has curated biennales in both Australia and the UK; Lorraine Bower, a tutor and lecturer in design theory; and Sydney-based artist Kath Fries. They will select two winning artists that, as well as participating in the free four-week residency, will each receive a stipend of $2,000 AUD. BigCi will also offer a subsidy of up to $2,000 AUD to be shared between the two recipients for travel costs.
Deadline: Jun. 1, 2018