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Bus Projects Call for Applications June–Dec 2019

  • Bus Projects 25-31 Rokeby Street Collingwood, VIC, 3066 Australia (map)

Monday 12th of November 2018
6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Apply now via the online form:

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Bus Projects is an Artist-Run organisation dedicated to supporting the critical, conceptual and cross-disciplinary practices of Australian artists, writers and curators. Our programs exist within a dual context: as a physical space housed within a former mid-century English paint factory; and as part of the culturally diverse community of Collingwood, part of the Kulin nations and land of the Wurundjeri people. From this complex position, we produce exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops, forums, research and publishing. These programs are driven by an artist-centred philosophy that gives primacy to artists’ decision-making and recognises the need to support the process and presentation of creative works. As such, we work closely with artists throughout the lifecycle of their projects, providing curatorial and technical support.

Bus Projects welcomes applications from artists, collectives, collaborators, writers and curators at all career levels. Proposals can be for exhibitions, events, workshops, performances, as well as publishing and ephemeral projects. We favour applications involving the creation of new works that are experimental, critical, and/or interdisciplinary in nature. People of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.

Bus Projects has five discrete exhibition spaces of varying sizes. Applicants can propose projects that utilise individual, or a combination of these spaces, as well as short term events or performances that do not require a particular space. If you are considering a project that may span multiple gallery spaces, or requires major construction, please contact Gallery Curator, Kathryne Genevieve Honey prior to submitting your application. Note: The dividing wall that separates Galleries 1 and 3 can be removed for ambitious curatorial projects and/or large scale works.

We recognise that our operational model contributes to the financial pressures that artists and other art professionals face when establishing their careers. As art and artists play an essential role in developing communities and imagining
alternative social/cultural/political futures, we are dedicated to the urgent task of reducing our reliance on charging fees, and instead, contribute positively to viable, long-term careers in the arts.

Gallery costs in 2019 are for four-week exhibitions; however, projects of other durations can be discussed upon request:

Gallery One — $890
Gallery Two — $780
Gallery Three — $680
Gallery Four — $490
Gallery Five — $390
Entire Gallery — $3,230

Complete the online application form which involves:
– A concise 300 word Project Outline.
– Nominate preferred gallery space/s and month in which to present your exhibition.
– Upload support material:
++ One A4 page Curriculum Vitae for each participating artist.
++ Weblinks to 8–10 images in jpeg format (max 1mb each)
++ Weblinks to audio-visual material (Youtube, Vimeo, SoundCloud etc)
++ 100 word description of support material (media, title and year of production)

Earlier Event: 11 November
Melbourne Ceramics Market
Later Event: 16 November
Art & Object by The Apartment by Sisalla