A new $5000 arts residency program was launched this week to mark the much-anticipated opening of the University of Tasmania’s new Cradle Coast Campus at West Park next month.
The two-week residency is available exclusively for Tasmanian artists, including under-graduate students, from 22 September until 6 October and includes $1500 for waterfront accommodation and up to $3,500 towards project costs.
The Regional Partnerships Program developed the site-specific residency to foster local distinctive arts practice and to support the launch of the new Cradle Coast Campus in Burnie.
Joanna Gair, Arts and Public Programs Coordinator for Community Learning, in the UTAS Regional Partnerships Team said that the diverse arts residency is open to practitioners from a broad range of disciplines, living and working in Tasmania.
“For the first time, we are pleased to make this program available to current students and professional practitioners qualified by experience rather than formal qualifications,” Ms Gair said.
“We are excited to see how a Tasmanian artist will approach this residency, and how the local community might be involved, at this important new, regional campus” Ms Gair said.
Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Cradle Coast Region, Professor Jim Cavaye said the arts residency is one of many activities and events being conducted in conjunction with the opening of the new Cradle Coast Campus.
“The campus enables us to offer a suite of additional courses from start to finish for students from across the region,” Professor Cavaye said.
“The new Cradle Coast campus anchors several regionally networked UTAS facilities including the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and its two research farms, the Rural Clinical School, and the Original Equipment Manufacturing Facility.
For more information on the Cradle Coast Campus Arts Residency Program check out the guidelines here: Cradle Coast Cultural Programs
Image: Joanna Gair, Arts and Public Programs Coordinator for Community Learning, UTAS Regional Partnerships Team.