Artist-In-Residence

Sturt Craft Centre invites applications from experienced craft practitioners to the Sturt Artist-in-Residence program.  Residencies occur in the craft disciplines of ceramics, jewellery/metalwork, textiles and woodwork. Four to six residencies occur at Sturt each year.

Sturt encourages small scale production and individually designed work which may be promoted through Sturt Gallery. 

Each year professional residencies may be awarded specifically to develop a body of work which can be produced and made, at Sturt, during the Residency time.

Sturt sees the residency program as an important adjunct to its overall aim of providing support for Australian contemporary craft and design through a program of teaching, retail, exhibition and residencies. The emphasis of the residency program will be to support craftspeople and designer-makers who are sympathetic to this philosophy.

Three categories of residency are available:
• Professional Residency
• Self Directed Residency
• Graduate Residency

     

Keith Rice-Jones (Canada)

Patty Wouters (Belgium)

Yasuhisa Kohyama (Japan)

 

Professional Residency

This category is aimed at high profile applicants, who welcome the opportunity to develop new work within the multi-disciplined craft environment of Sturt. Each applicant must have considerable experience as a maker and/or exhibitor to be considered for this program. Applications are accepted at all times until 31 October for positions in the following year.

Residents in this category are required to:

  • Develop and make a body of work for promotion and sale at Sturt Gallery
  • Be resident at Sturt for three months
  • Pay for own materials and firings
  • Develop and make a work for inclusion in the Sturt permanent collection

Residents in this category will receive:

  • A stipend of AUD$2000 plus $500 material expenses
  • Studio space in the relevant studio including equipment pertinent to that studio
  • Accommodation provided to be allocated one room and may share the kitchen and living room with another Resident
  • Promotional assistance and opportunities for retail exposure at Sturt Gallery
  • Opportunity to teach workshops to generate income 

 

Self Directed Residency

This category is aimed at experienced applicants, who welcome the opportunity to develop work within the multi-disciplined craft environment of Sturt. Each applicant must have experience as a maker (able to work within their chosen discipline safely and independently) to be considered for this program. This category of Residency does not attract a stipend. Applications are accepted at all times until 31 October for positions in the following year.

Residents in this category are required to be resident at Sturt for two months and must pay for all their material use.

Residents in this category will receive:

  • Studio space in the relevant studio including equipment pertinent to that studio.
  • Subsidised accommodation.
  • Promotional assistance and opportunities for retail exposure at Sturt Shop and/or Gallery.
  • Opportunity to teach workshops to generate income.

 

Graduate Residency

This category is restricted to recent graduates from NSW and the ACT. The Graduate Residency is available for six weeks.  Applicants for this category must show the ability to work safely and independently (a letter signed by their tutor to confirm this) and must pay for all their material use.

Residents in this category will receive:

  • Studio space in the relevant studio including equipment belonging to that studio.
  • Accommodation provided - to be allocated one room and may share the kitchen and living room with another Resident.
  • Promotional assistance and possibility for retail exposure at Sturt Shop and/or Gallery.
  • A small stipend of $500.

All Residency Programs are assisted financially from Friends of Sturt, a volunteer support group which meets regularly to help with events at Sturt, produces a newsletter and raises money through its membership fees.

 

Application procedure

All applicants should fill out the Application form and include:

  • A short written proposal, briefly describing type of work to be carried out.
  • Current CV.
  • Images of work relating to your proposal (digital, prints or slides).
  • Any other relevant promotional material.
  • Graduate residents must include a letter of support from a tutor or supervisor.

Applications for all categories close on the 31 October for positions in the following year. Successful applicants will be notified in mid December for positions to take place in the following year.