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Emerging artists wanting to participate in the Splendid festival read on...(May 2011)

Published Sunday, March 20, 2011

Calling creatives of all stripes who have an inquisitive mind, an innovative approach and a desire to collaborate to participate in the 2011 Splendid program.
Go to http://www.splendid.org.au/documents/application_form.pdf to download the application form.

We are seeking the next generation of young and emerging artists to participate in a 3 week intensive residency to dream up ideas and create work for festival audiences.

Our program offers participating artists opportunities to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment that encourages critical thinking and experimentation.

"Splendid is attractive because you are dreaming up ideas while having to apply them to a real life rampaging rock context." - Willoh S. Weiland, Splendid Artist 2010.

Please note this Call Out for Emerging Artists to apply to the Gallery's Splendid program. This is a major 3 year program that is being run by Lismore Regional Gallery, NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts) in partnership with Splendour in the Grass and the Opportunities for Young and Emerging Artists Initiative (OYEA) of the Australia Council.

The main focuses of Splendid is to bring together interdisciplinary artists to take part in a Lismore based Arts Lab, led by a group of Provocateurs to facilitate new thinking in people’s work. From there, selected artists are commissioned to present works at the following years Splendour in the Grass.

The Splendid program includes a residential Arts Lab, mentorship and opportunities to tour your work to major festivals around the world.

Collaborations and ideas conceived in the Arts Lab may enter a 4 month consultation and development period. Project proposals will then be submitted for presentation at Splendour in the Grass 2012.

The Lab will be facilitated by leading local and international artists including Fernando Llanos (Mexico - video art), David Clarkson (innovative physical theatre), Natalie Jeremijenko (USA - environmental art & design), Craig Walsh (site-specific projections), Paul Gazzola (Berlin - collaborative practice), Técha Noble, The Kingpins (art direction and performance) and more.

Successful applicants to the 2011 Splendid program will:

  • Attend the Arts Lab from Monday 25 July to Friday 12 August, 2011.
  • Participate in artist talks and a festival symposium.
  • Receive tickets to Splendour in the Grass 2011.
  • Submit a concept proposal for a new work to be commissioned by Splendour in the Grass.
  • Be given a fee to cover accommodation, travel and incidentals.

Still unsure of what we're about? Come along to one of our briefing sessions. Meet people who have been through the Splendid program. We'll let you know what Splendid is, why we do it and what we're looking for from artists around the country.

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