2017 Fairfield AiR (Artist in Residence) Program
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery is currently inviting artists to submit expressions of interest for our 2017 Fairfield Artist in Residence (AiR) program. Applications are due by Friday 14 July 2017.
The Residency will be available for 12 weeks between the months of September 2017 - February 2018 and will result in a 3 month exhibition in the Stein Gallery in 2018.
About Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery is an arts and heritage facility, owned by Fairfield City Council. Established in 1983, the Museum and Gallery is located on the site of the original Council Chambers, and is situated in one of the most culturally diverse areas in the world.
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery is a catalyst in the development of Fairfield City’s rich cultural and creative life. The diverse cultural and creative identity of Fairfield City communities is reflected and celebrated through our program.
Purpose of Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
Our purpose is to strengthen and nurture the cultural and creative life of Fairfield City. Through innovative cultural and creative programs and our unique facilities, we provide opportunities for dialogue and exploration around our diverse communities’ cultural traditions, creativity and identities.
Who is eligible to apply?
This Residency is open to artists from across Australia and internationally, with preference given to artists living and working in Western Sydney. A range of artforms are suitable for the residency including (but not limited to) visual art, sculpture, installation, screen, digital and new media art, mixed media and photography.
Please note: We cannot cover flight or accommodation costs for international artists
What we provide
$5,000 Artist Fees for a 3 month residency
Up to $1,000 towards materials
3 month exhibition in our Stein Gallery to showcase work (in-kind value $10K)
Production of a catalogue
Marketing and promotion
A dedicated studio from which to work (available from Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 10am-4pm)
We encourage applications that:
Respond to Fairfield City’s culturally diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and identities – past, present and future
Engage with our Vintage Village site and / or our unique social history collection
- Quality of artist’s work
- Proven track record and capacity to deliver the Residency within the timeframe
- Suitability of proposed project to our exhibition space and studio
- Willingness to actively participate in our community engagement program?
- Proposal is innovative and pushes artistic / creative boundaries
- Engages with and / or has significance for Fairfield communities
Applications Close: Friday 14 July 2017
Notify successful/ unsuccessful applicants: Friday 1 September 2017
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
How to apply
You must submit a proposal, your CV and links to samples of your work by COB Friday 14 July 2017. Your application will be assessed against our Selection Criteria. We highly recommend that before applying you visit the Museum and Gallery or take an online tour at https://izi.travel/en/3e9b-museum-and-gallery-walking-tour-including-vintage-village/en
Submit a copy of your CV your proposal to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
Museum Coordinator & Education Officer
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery
PO Box 2464, Smithfield
Ph: 9725 0190
Image: 2016 Artist in resident, Loribelle Spirovski, Mother and Child, Oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist.