Artist Studio Opportunities Now Open – Wollongong

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If you’re an artist or creative looking for an affordable studio, we want to hear from you.

Expressions of Interest are now open to local artists, as well as young, emerging creatives to apply for a 12-month artist studio opportunity in the newly renovated setting. Wollongong Creative Studios Where Wollongong Youth Services.

There are six Creative Wollongong Studio opportunities available to local artists over the age of 18 and a Youth Service Residency open to those aged 18-24.

“We are looking for local artists, as well as a young local artist, to participate in a 12-month residency to develop and develop their professional skills and portfolio,” said Kerry Hunt, director of community services for the City Council of Wollongong.

“The six Creative Wollongong Studio Residencies aim to support local artists through heavily subsidized studio space in the heart of Wollongong. This program will provide artists with opportunities to collaborate and network with other artists as well as engage with the wider community through open studio tours, artist talks, and skill development opportunities. skills.

“Our Wollongong Youth Services Artist-in-Residence program will provide a young person with access to a studio, exhibition space and art supplies. It’s an opportunity for a young artist to work with other creatives and mentors while developing their practice in the studio. They will also gain experience co-hosting a weekly art program and helping other young people create artwork for Youth Services.

Successful applicants will be assessed on the basis of merit and interview. For selection criteria and information on how to apply, visit our website.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for artists, especially those whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. The Council values ​​and supports our local creative community and the Artist-in-Residence programs are a great way to foster local talent in a safe, collaborative and community-focused space,” said Ms Hunt.

“I encourage local artists to consider applying and would also like to encourage artists and creatives from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for these opportunities.”

The studios will be available from March 2022. Applications are open until Sunday January 30, 2022 at midnight.

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