2010 Synapse Residency Program - Call for Applications

The Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) is calling for applications from creative practitioners and science and research organisations for the 2010 Synapse Residency program. Now in its fifth round, the program is a core element of the Synapse initiative of the Australia Council of the Arts and ANAT, which enables collaboration between artists and scientists. ABOUT SYNAPSE Synapse supports creative partnerships between scientists and artists through a residency program, a database of international art/science collaborations and an archived discussion list and through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage program, which supports longer-term partnerships between artists and scientists in academic research settings. www.synapse.net.au Three residencies are available for Australian artists working in any discipline and/or medium: two Australian-based residencies of 16 weeks’ full-time duration and one international residency of 12 weeks’ full-time duration (part-time equivalents can be negotiated). Residencies are expected to take place between 1 June 2010 and 31 December 2010, however this can be negotiated if the project demands a different time-frame. To ensure a good fit between the artist and host organisation, a joint application must be submitted. It is the responsibility of the project partners to establish contact and to identify the nature of the proposed collaboration prior to application. Those with existing relationships are strongly encouraged to apply. ANAT will pay participating artists a fee of $800 (AUD) per week, as well as accommodation, living away from home allowances and return travel to the destination of the residency if required. The host organisation will provide in-kind access to personnel, equipment, space and resources, as well as contributing where possible a small amount of cash towards materials and/or the cost of mounting a seminar/exhibition or other public outcome at the conclusion of the residency. Tertiary students, including PhD candidates, are ineligible to apply. Download the guidelines and application cover sheet at www.anat.org.au HOW TO APPLY Please submit the following in your application: 1. A completed Application Cover Sheet 2. A two-page proposal, which includes: a. A brief description of the artist’s practice and previous collaboration with science partners; b. A brief description of the host organisation’s activities, including any previous experience it may have had working with artists; c. A description of the proposed project; d. A statement outlining how both partners anticipate benefiting from the residency; e. A detailed budget Note: details of the host organisation’s cash and in-kind contributions must be negotiated between the artist and organisation prior to application and included in the residency budget. Example budgets are available to guide applicants; contact the Program Manager (details below) to receive a copy of these and to discuss your requirements. 3. Support material - no more than TWO of the following: • Five images in digital format • Five A4 pages of text or other printed material • Five minutes of video material • Five minutes of audio material • Five minutes of interactive material • Five URLs 4. Summary CV’s (no more than TWO pages) of the artist and the principal collaborating scientist from the host organisation. Please ensure that: • The application is on standard A4 sheets • The application is not bound or stapled • Your name appears on all pages of the application • All support material is clearly labeled SELECTION CRITERIA Selection criteria includes: 1. The originality and innovation of the proposed project; 2. The artist’s track record and their familiarity with the proposed area of scientific inquiry; 3. A demonstrated willingness by both parties to work collaboratively; 4. The anticipated benefits accruing to both the artist and the host organisation. KEY DATES All applications must be received by 5pm, (Australian CST) on Friday the 23rd of April 2010. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Friday the 7th of May 2010. For further information and to discuss your application, including the budget, please contact: Vicki Sowry ANAT Program Manager Tel. (+61 8) 8231 9037 Email: vicki@anat.org.au Please forward your application and support material to: Australian Network for Art and Technology PO Box 8029 Station Arcade Adelaide, SA 5000 ___________________________________________ ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au its arts funding and advisory body, by the South Australian Government through Arts SA http://www.arts.sa.gov.au and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.


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