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2024 ANAT Synapse residency program :: Call for Applications

Dates or Deadline: 
8 September 2023 to 16 November 2023
Country: 
Australia

 

2024 ANAT Synapse residency program :: Call for Applications

 

In 2024, the ANAT Synapse residency program will turn 20!

 

ANAT is now calling for applications to the program and welcomes submissions from Australian artists who work in any genre with conceptual aims that intersect and deeply engage with science and/or technology.

 

The program brings artists and researchers together in partnerships that generate new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial beyond both fields. A distinguishing feature of the residencies is their creative research focus, with applicants supported in collaborative experimentation rather than anticipating or producing specific outcomes.

 

The successful artist will undertake the residency in 2024 across 16 weeks full time (or the part time equivalent).

 

To ensure suitability between the artist and host organisation, a joint application must be submitted, led by the artist. It is the responsibility of the artist to identify the nature of the proposed research collaboration and establish a dialogue with their intended host prior to application.

 

KEY DATES:

 

Deadline for applications: 3pm (ACDT), Thursday 16 November 2023

Notification of outcome: December 2023

Residency period: Between February and October 2024

 

We are excited to offer the 20th ANAT Synapse residency program in 2024. ANAT has listened to its network and has opened the call period well in advance of the residency being undertaken. This will allow artists more time to engage with their intended host researchers and plan their time ahead for the following year.

 

Image: Alicia Sometimes, 2023 ANAT Synapse resident, Dark Energy, image courtesy the artist.

 

Apply Now!

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

ANAT welcomes submissions from Australian artists who work in any genre with conceptual aims that intersect and deeply engage with science and/or technology. You can view the work of past program recipients here.

To ensure suitability between the artist and host organization, a joint application must be submitted, led by the artist. It is the responsibility of the artist to identify the nature of the proposed research collaboration and establish a dialogue with their intended host prior to application.

As an inclusive arts organization, ANAT enables artistic perspectives that reflect contemporary Australia. We especially encourage First Nations people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, d/Deaf and/or hearing impaired persons and people with disability to apply. Through our programs, we seek to reduce barriers by actively working toward inclusive best practice.

Proposed residencies where First Nations knowledge systems, artists or communities are involved or mentioned must include letters of support from the First Nations peoples involved or when relevant stem directly from the First Nations and communities.

ANAT requires that all participants to the program adhere to best practice protocols, as set out by Creative Australia.

 

Eligible:

● Artists who are Australian citizens or permanent residents

● Research partner organisations based within Australia 

● Artists whose focus will be to creatively research an idea by collaborating with a research partner within the science and/or technology fields

● Australian organisations (residency host) who are able and willing to host an artist-in-residence for 16 weeks full-time (or part-time equivalent)

 

Ineligible:

● Artist groups (artist fees as part of the residency cover one artist only)

● Artists who are not Australian citizens/permanent residents

● Research partner organisations based outside Australia

● Artists who have not engaged with their intended host prior to application

● Artists who have clear outcomes in mind from the onset (for example, artwork they wish to produce)

● Tertiary students, including PhD candidates, if the proposed residency in any way contributes to the achievement of an academic qualification

● Proposed residencies that form a part of the applicants’ paid work (employment/contract)

● Proposed residencies where First Nations knowledge systems, artists or communities are involved or mentioned and do not include letters of support from those First Nations peoples

● Host organisations with more than one submission per round (separate applications with a different artist partner in the same round will not be accepted)

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