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Key Information

Application deadline: 20 July 2022

Mentorship, research and making: 1 August to 19 September 2022

Exhibition: 30 September to 11 November

The successful applicant will be paid a fee of AU$1,000.


Schaeffer Fine Arts Library Residency and Mentorship Guidelines

- Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) student’s (the Student) artwork/s must be new work that responds to Imants Tillers’ Daily Research series and the Schaeffer Fine Arts Library (the Library), referencing, for example, documentation, research, archiving, a particular holding, or particular elements such as writing, books, paper, artist books, etc;

- Artwork/s must be suitable to be shown in the Library where space is limited and noise restrictions apply, and must not interfere with the day-to-day running of the Library. No sound works, performance works or sizable installations can be accommodated; work may not physically use Library holdings; no structures can be installed (apart those necessary to hang work);

- The Student will be paid a fee of AU$1000;

- The Student will be given access to the Library during usual opening hours;

- The Student must be currently enrolled in a SCA course, be a final-year undergraduate or a graduate student, and  be an emerging or early career artist;

- The Student agrees to work within the guideline parameters and submit work ready for exhibition by 19 September 2022; to allow the work to be exhibited in the Library for the period of the exhibition; to allow the work to be photographed, etc. for media/promotional purposes;  and to participate in one artist talk event;

- The Student will be chosen by a selection committee that includes representatives from SCA, Power Institute, and other appropriate sources;

- The Student will be given 2 face-to-face mentorship opportunities with Imants Tillers, including a one-day excursion to meet with Tillers at his studio in Cooma, NSW, and another at Sydney College of the Arts and the Library. Should a Covid 19 outbreak prevent face-to-face meetings, zoom calls will replace these;

- The Power Institute, SCA and FASS will publicize and promote the residency and exhibition through normal physical and social-media channels. These may include an exhibition poster/flyer, email newsletter, social-media posts and website material;

The Power Institute will pay reasonable costs associated with the mentorship and exhibition of the work/s including travel/accommodation costs for a studio visit, framing, installation, photography, and promotion (within a budget determined by the Institute). Artwork materials and production costs are to be paid by the Student;

- The Student agrees to curation of their work by a student curator to be selected from the   Department of Art History;

- The Power Institute and the Library undertake to take all possible care of artwork/s, but cannot be held responsible for damage due to unforeseen circumstances, including acts of god.

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