Artist in residence unit
Expectations of all Artists in Residence
units will be used for two purposes: 1) rental property to outside
agencies for short term accommodation, and 2) for visiting Artists in
Residence. It is envisaged that the units will be made available to
visiting artists as a first priority. If one or neither of the units is
required for this purpose then they will be made available to other
agencies such as La Trobe University and The Mildura Arts Centre.
The Artist in residence program aims to provide opportunities for practicing artists to further their experience in a stimulating, comfortable, creative and supportive environment. Unless outside funding is available to the emerging long term artist in resident, they may be expected to run workshops, hold an exhibition, give a floor talk and donate work to the gallery to off set and compensate for the cost of a studio space and accommodation. The Art Vault will advertise the artist's work on their website and through other media outlets. Important and established Australian artists, including overseas artists and Aboriginal artists, may be invited to undertake a residency.
Long term artists
in residence -
Rental of the Residences to outside agents
The residential units will be used for two purposes:
1. rental accommodation to outside agencies for short term accommodation
2. for accommodation for visiting Artists in Residence.
The units will be made available to visiting artists as a first priority. If one or neither of the units is required for this purpose then they will be made available to other agencies such as La Trobe University and the Mildura Arts Centre.
Unit 1 – consists of a one bedroom apartment with a queen bed
Unit 2 – consists of a one bedroom unit with two single beds which can be zipped together to make a king size bed. There is also a double sofa bed in the loungeroom.
The cost of each unit is $121 per day. The weekly rate for each unit is $770. The apartments are not serviced during the rental period unless this has been arranged prior to the booking date. A service fee of $60 will apply for each serving request (cleaning, new towels and sheets). A request for making the bed and tidying the apartment will generate an additional $15 a day.
1. Invited Artist in Residence
The Art Vault reserves the right to invite established national and international artists as Artists in Residence. These artists are selected by The Art Vault and this category is not open to artists through the application process.
2. Artist in Residence by application
An Artist in Resident can apply to stay and work at The Art Vault as a full fee paying artist. A Fee paying artist can be given a residency which varies in length from one week to four weeks. The cost of accommodation and a studio is $850 per week.
Artists who are competent printmakers may use the printmaking area at the usual hiring cost of $35 per half day. Artists who are not familiar with printmaking equipment may also use the space at a fee to be negotiated depending on how much technical assistance they require. If consumables such as inks and cleaning agents are required then an additional sessional fee of $15 will apply. For further information refer to the print room policy.
Please note, all artists who produce works for editioning or editioned prints while at The Art Vault must contribute two of the edition of each print to the Art Vault collection.
The Artist may also apply to hold an exhibition in the Small Gallery. The length of exhibitions are from 2-3 weeks and the cost of hiring the gallery is $520. The Artist will need to go through the normal application process for holding an exhibition. The Artist should submit the two applications concurrently. The forms for holding an exhibition are available on the website www.theartvault.com under ‘applications’ sub heading ‘application for holding an exhibition’.
Paying Artists in Residence will be slotted into the program if a suitable vacancy occurs and if they meet the following criteria:
3. Paying Artist in Residence with a proposed negotiated package by application
Application for a Paid Residency
Committee recommends to the Director if a package should be considered
Director decides on the package to be offered
Applicant informed of results
Once an artist has been selected as a Paying Artist in Residence then the Director of The Art Vault in consultation with others may offer a Paying Residency at a reduced cost. This is not an automatic right and is considered case by case.
artists applying to do a residency can apply to be considered for a
negotiated package to reduce the cost of their residency. This may
involve, for example, donation of work(s) to the gallery and two sets of
prints if editioning at The Art Vault. A paying Artist in Residence may
be offered an opportunity to run a workshop and/or hold an exhibition.
They can choose to use any money made from these
towards paying the cost of their residency. The amount they make will be
dependent on enrolment numbers in workshops, the cost of materials and
sales made during an exhibition. An artist may offer to give a talk
while in residency but there is no reduction to their residency as a
The paying artist may be considered for a reduction based on the following criteria:
Packages will only be negotiated between the Director and the Artist after an application has been viewed and accepted by the independent committee
Responsibilities of Artists in Residence
Responsibilities of The Art Vault
The Art Vault will provide a fully furnished air conditioned apartment with linen and kitchen utensils
The Art Vault will require the following information.
1. The preferred dates for a residency – preferably 6 -18 months ahead.
2. A description of the artwork that you envisage producing, including the medium and scale of the work
3. An artist’s statement (one A4 page typed).
4. Photographic support material, ie photographic images or digital images on CD or DVD (jpeg format) or audiovisual support material. This visual support material should indicate the media to be used and examples of the direction of the work.
5. A completed application form including a statement that gives the gallery the right to use visual imagery of the artist’s work for promotional purposes (catalogues, invitations, media promotion, and the website).
Send all information to:
Artist in Residence through application
A selection panel comprised of 3 people (one from The Art Vault and two professional artists and/or members of art organisations) will consider all applications and their judgment will be final.
Closing Dates for applications
(envelopes must be postmarked before the closing date)
Applicants will be notified within a month of the closing date
How to apply as an Artist in Residence through application
Complete the attached application form and post it along with all required support material and a sufficiently stamped self addressed return envelope. Only postal applications are considered. All information must be sent altogether as one package. All photographic work and typed documentation is the responsibility of the artist and not The Art Vault staff. All applications must be typed in 12 point font size. The submission must include the following information with the initial application:
Checklist when applying for a residency
1. Have you decided which closing date you are going to submit your application by?
2. Have you indicated possible dates for a residency in 6 -18months time?
3. Have you enclosed a large self addressed and stamped envelope?
4. Have you described the media you intend to use and the scale of your work for the residency?
5. Have you completed a typed artist’s statement of less than one page for the proposed residency?
6. If you propose to work with another artist or a master printmaker you will need to include a letter of support from them
7. Have you submitted a typed curriculum vitae of less than two pages?
8. Have you supplied less than 10 high quality images of work which indicate the proposed direction of your residency? Are these images clear with high resolution and cropped on a CD in jpeg format? If a multi media presentation have you enclosed a DVD? Has each image been clearly labeled with the artist’s name, title of the work, date, size and medium?
9. Have you completed and enclosed the application form?
Has all of the above been placed in a large addressed and stamped
envelope if being posted or all of the above placed in a folder
to The Art Vault,
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