The first opportunity is a call out to local and interstate artists and curators who would like to be part of Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s 2024 exhibition program.
The gallery program at Tuggeranong Arts Centre (TAC) is open to emerging and mid-career artists from any visual arts discipline and TAC CEO Caroline Downer says applications that include a community engagement component will be highly regarded.
“We know that public programs that invite the community to engage with the artwork enrich the exhibition experience for the community,” Downer said.
Financial support of up to $1000 is available for solo exhibitors and groups can apply for up to $2500. A further $200 to support costs associated with interstate travel or freight is also available.
“Artists selected for TAC’s 2024 exhibition program will be provided with install and curatorial support, a catered opening, staff for public events, marketing support and gallery space invigilation and visitor services,” Downer said.
The second opportunity for artists is available through TAC’s Woden Arts Program.
The Woden Micro Residencies program invites Woden-based artists to apply for up to $1,000 for a 2-week residency in Lovett Tower.
“Resident artists will need to commit to spending at least 4 hours in the space per day for 5 days in both weeks,” Downer said.
Run in conjunction with the Woden Community Council, the program aims to support the creative endeavours of independent professional practising artists across all art forms.
Downer says these quick response grants are an opportunity for artists to showcase their artistic practice and to work with the Woden community.
“A final public outcome is not required, however the space needs to be occupied and activated by working out of Lovett Tower, using the internal room as a canvas, or creating something in the Woden Town Square.”
Collaborations and multi-art-form proposals are encouraged and applications that include a community engagement component will be highly regarded.
Both programs are accepting applications until the end of May.
Information is available online: via the Woden Micro Residencies link and from the 2024 exhibition program link.