Friday, 25 March 2016

National Artist or Curator Residency (ACR) Program 2017 - Applications Open

Image: Ngurini, Jessie Boylan collaboration with Linda Dement and Nuclear Futures, The Block QUT, 2015, Immersive 360° video installation. 
Jessie Boylan and Linda Dement were supported through a 2016 ACR grant to undertake a residency at Burrinja Gallery, Vic.

The ACR program offers the opportunity for regional galleries nationally to engage artists or curators to undertake a residency activity. The Artist or Curator Residency program is supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and is managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW. The program is designed to provide artists or curators with the time and space to research, create and/or develop new work. By providing this financial assistance the ACR program aims to support the generation of, and public engagement with, innovative and adventurous contemporary art in regional Australia. To be successful, applicants will need to demonstrate a tangible benefit to the artist or curator’s work. In return, the resident is expected to contribute generally to the host gallery’s education and public program activities.

Key dates

Amount available: 5 residencies of $11,250 each
Opening date: Tuesday 22 March 2016
Closing date: Monday 5 September 2016, 5.00pm

Key documents

Some 2016 program recipients

  • Burrinja Gallery, Vic, for artists Jessie Boylan and Linda Dement to undertake a residency at the gallery developing new work for the touring exhibition Black Mist, Burnt Country.
  • Mildura Arts Centre Regional Gallery, Vic, for curator Sven Mehzoud to undertake a residency to design, curate and implement an exhibition and related public programs. 
  • The Barn, Tas, for curator Jane Deeth to research an exhibition during her residency looking at 'decoding' contemporary art for local audiences.

Need more information? 

Email the Gallery Program and Touring Exhibitions Manager: 
Previous Artist or Curator Residency recipients and case studies:


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