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BREC Artist Residency 2019

WHEN 15th to 17th November 2019
WHERE Donnelly River Village
15 November 2019
8:00 am

BREC and creative producers Performing Lines are calling for applications from performing arts practitioners based in the South West and Great Southern for the inaugural BREC Artist Residency to be held at the Donnelly River Village from 15th to 17th November 2019.

This three-day, two-night event provides a supportive, creative environment to test ideas, consider new collaborations and explore cross art form possibilities.

This is an opportunity for creatives including writers, choreographers, dancers, directors, actors, theatre makers and designers to come together and explore new project ideas.

The residency is based on a very successful model created by Tasmania Performs, which is part of Performing Lines. A range of highly-skilled mentors from different arts practice areas will be selected from across Australia to inform your project development. In previous years, these mentors have included Gideon Obarzanek, Maude Davey, Raimondo Cortese, Sarah Neal, Elizabeth Walsh, Van Badham and Stephen Armstrong.

Attend an artist information session

  • Tues 6 August: 6pm Seniors Room, Donnybrook Library, Emerald St, Donnybrook
  • Wed 7 August: 6pm Library Meeting Room, Collie Public Library, Wittenoom St and Steere St, Collie
  • Thurs 8 August: 6pm BREC, 2 Blair Street, Bunbury

Where the residency might take you and your idea.

At the 2014 Residency, Tasmanian Aboriginal playwright Nathan Maynard shared a play idea called ‘The Season’. A year later, he attended Yellamundie National First Peoples’ Playwriting Festival for a reading, which led to programming in the 2017 Sydney Festival. The show just completed a major national tour in 2018, and Nathan has received a number of commissions for new projects.

The Residency has given the project a clear pathway forward so that it will progress not just stay as an idea. It helps clarify your focus as an individual artist and what your strengths are.

Kirsty Grierson

Who is the residency for?
Applications are welcome from people at the start of their artistic practice, senior artists with significant experience, mid-career artists and collaborative teams working together on a single concept should apply under the name of whomever is the lead artist on the project.

We celebrate diversity and welcome all artists to apply including those with diverse abilities, sexualities, genders, age, ethno-cultural and socioeconomic status.

What is included?
Throughout the weekend you will take part in 20×20 presentations of participants projects ideas, work with mentors in groups and one-on-one. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in morning warm ups, informal networking and skill workshops.

Transport from Bunbury, accommodation and evening meals are provided. Successful applicants must be 18 years or older at the time of the residency.

How to apply?
The application is simple and asks for 250 words about your idea – it will take you about 20 minutes to complete online via the registration link above. Applications close 5pm, Friday 30th August 2019.

While the residency is heavily subsidised, each successful applicant will be required to pay a deposit of $400 to secure their spot. We will refund $335 after attendance at the residency and completion of the debrief survey. Applicants experiencing financial difficulty should contact Fiona de Garis to discuss alternative arrangements.

What happens next?
If you’re nervous or unsure if the residency is for you, please get in touch with BREC’s Executive Director Fiona de Garis to discuss, or attend an artist info session.

Expressions of interest will be reviewed by a curatorial panel who will consider the quality of your idea, your practice, past work, and other balancing issues including art forms, geography, and experience.

Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 16th September 2019