Program Outline

The Accessible Arts and Sydney Olympic Park Authority Artist-In-Residence Program, is a 4-week residency program for research and development or for the creation of new work, available to one (1) visual artist. The residency will be available from 7 February - 7 March 2022. 

 Application selection criteria includes:

1. Potential of the artist – artistic standing of applicant and artistic merit of the proposal

2. Impact on career – benefit of the residency to the applicant’s professional development or the successful realisation of the proposal

Please note, for the purposes of promoting the residency, artists agree to make themselves available for interviews, filming and other social media opportunities. Where mutually agreed, artists provide Accessible Arts with permission to reproduce and/or share the art created during the residency.
 
About the application

Who can apply:

The Accessible Arts and Sydney Olympic Park Authority Artist-In-Residence Program is a 4-week residency, open to emerging or mid-career professional visual artists. Applicants must be living and/or working in NSW or the ACT and identify as being d/Deaf or as a person with disability.

To download a Word doc of this application please visit the Accessible Arts website: XXXXXX
Due date:

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 29 November 2021.

Results:

Applicants will be notified by Wednesday 22 December 2021 via email.

We will accept applications via this SurveyMonkey form as well as other accessible formats including Auslan, audio, video, printed, dictated, electronic and handwritten formats. Please contact Marika Perrow on 02 9251 6499 or mperrow@aarts.net.au to discuss your specific requirements.
Artists at the Armory — Building 24, Artists’ Studios at Newington Armory

Building 24 is located at Five Ways on Burma Road situated in the area designated as the Original Establishment precinct of the former RANAD (Royal Australian Navy Armaments Depot) which contains within its buildings, infrastructure and other elements dating from 1897 to the early decades of the 20th century. Like all storehouses at the Armory, it was built on level ground with level access provided for the site’s light rail system.

ADAPTIVE REUSE

Building 24 is now an open plan visual arts facility comprising 17 studios (5 painting, 6 sculpture, 2 printmaking and 4 ceramics). The venue is equipped with work benches, seating, studio lighting, ventilation and exhaust infrastructure, clean up areas, easels, mobile paint trolleys, shelving and a variety of specialized fittings and equipment items including a kiln, an aquatint box, an etching press and a chemical workroom. Natural lighting to the facility has been enhanced by the careful adaption of original doors and windows and the replacement of translucent skylights. In addition to the studios, there are two workshops located in Buildings 50 (woodwork) and 233 (metalwork) — former shipwrights’ and fitters’ workshops respectively. These workshops are now equipped with a range of manual and power tools including saws, drills, grinders, sanders and MIG and oxyacetylene welding equipment. These two buildings are also available for use by all artists participating in the Artists at the Armory program.

The studio complex is located at the ‘5 ways’ hub of Newington Armory and is directly adjacent to a service road and across the road from the indoor & outdoor stage complex (Buildings 22 & 22a). The floors within the studios are flat and Approved Artists will be granted vehicle access to the precinct. 

 
USE STRATEGY

The intended users of Building 24 (and the wood and metal workshops at Buildings 50 & 233) are artists working in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics. Those engaged in cross-disciplinary and other practices are also welcome. The artists using the studios will be a combination of short-term hirers (on a weekly basis, up to 3 months), longer term licence holders (3 to 12 months) and artists-in-residence, with the latter group often living at the Armory site during their residency in a refurbished 4 bedroom cottage. Fees will be charged for short-term hirers and longer-term licence holders, but some artists-in-residence will have access to the facilities free of charge. An Artist-in Residence Licence Agreement will define the conditions under which the studio facilities will be made available to all artists, and the stated values of the Sydney Olympic Park Arts and Cultural Strategy will guide all decisions regarding the use of and access to these facilities.
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