Richmond Library Makerspace Artist in Residence 2023

Richmond Library Makerspace, makerspace, artist residency, podcasting, microphones, computer, audio desk

Yarra City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for the Richmond Library Makerspace Artist in Residence program. 

The residency program offers free access to digital equipment, technical support and a shared working space located above Richmond Library during library opening hours Wednesday – Sunday, as negotiated which includes some evenings.

A residency will be offered for a period of up to three months. The resident’s project should include a public outcome. 

About the program

The Richmond Library Makerspace Artist in Residence program is designed to provide access to digital equipment and a working space for an artist to focus on their own practice. Participants are encouraged to explore new ideas, self-direct their research and time, and cultivate new directions in their work.

The program would particularly suit video editing, sound recording, sound design, podcasting, projection mapping, digital fabrication, photo editing, live streaming, interactive media, design, small-scale textiles and post-production. The program encourages experimentation via access to a suite of digital technology in the Richmond Library Makerspace. Facilities include a 3D printer, laser cutter, sound recording equipment, film/photo scanner, cameras, lighting, a MS101 keyboard synthesiser, programmable embroidery machines, Cricut Maker, green screen and studio backdrops, Arduino kits, Adobe Suite, Ableton Lite, Pro Tools, Touch Designer, Blender, Cubase and a fast computer with a good graphics card capable of 3D rendering.

Knowledgeable staff are available to provide limited technical assistance with developing your project. The Richmond Makerspace is a small, shared space at Richmond Library. The space would be available Wed-Sun during Library opening hours as negotiated. There may be some limitations given that space and equipment is shared.

We require a public outcome from your residency. This could include an artist talk, workshop, screening, exhibition, sound installation, podcast, performance or other event. Possible venues include Richmond Theatrette. The outcome can occur during or after your residency and is to be agreed upon in consultation with Council staff.

What length of residency is available?

 This program is designed for a period of up to three months. The available residency period is 24 July 2023 - 24 October 2023.
Some variation may be considered.

Who should apply?

This residency is for an artist/ or duo whose work would benefit from access to a professional suite of technology and would be happy to work in an edit suite/podcast studio that is acoustically treated and up to date with the latest specifications for podcast content creation and postproduction. There will be an induction process but some experience will be useful as will be the ability to problem solve independently. The artist will need to deliver a public outcome from their residency.

Expressions of interest for this program close 11.59pm Friday 7 July 2023.

Apply via SmartyGrants here

For more information, view and download the Richmond Library Makerspace Guidelines

Visit the studio! Book here

Closing date

Applications open 29 May 2023 and will remain open until 11.59pm Friday 7 July 2023.


Watch on YouTube: The Relationship is the Project: Working with Communities Conversation Series #1Yarra's latest Pick Me Up guide is now availableYarra's latest Pick Me Up guide is now availableWomens Art Register Wikipedia Edit a Thon 2024Expressions of interest now open for Yarra's 2020 exhibition programWomen's Art Register Slide Rehousing ProjectCLOSED 2019 City of Yarra Exhibition Program Expressions of InterestBaby Guerrilla creates Libraries Change Lives mural for Richmond LibraryEntries now open for the Australian National Brooch ShowCity of Yarra exhibition program February 2020Have your say on the draft Yarra Libraries Strategic Plan 2017-20Changing Places ToiletYarra Libraries Annual Community Survey 2019Yarra Libraries wins international short film contestCelebrating marriage equalityService changes due to COVID-19Yarra Libraries user survey 2024Street Libraries in YarraSTUDIOLucy Beattie HughesWomens Art Register to publish 30th anniversary editions of The Bulletin2018 Keir Choreographic Award winner announcedBus Projects x Collingwood Collegedisorganising with West Space Liquid Architecture and Bus ProjectsMemory Go Round Stimulates the SensesAnnouncing Yarra's Room to Create Artists in Residence 2023Yarra Arts Fellowship 2024 recipient announcedThe Yarra Youth Services Artist in Residence ProgramKIN Fashion move into Peel StreetBlak Pearl Studio Fires Up in Fitzroy with Yarra Arts Room to CreateOpportunity to improve access to your ArtYarra Libraries Easter ClosureHeritage Advisory Committee appointedSensitive Storytime helping childrenNew Yarra Libraries PodcastBridges to HarmonyEnter our children's illustration competitionYarra Libraries Easter ClosureWeek Without Violence 2021Yarra Libraries Holiday Opening Hours 2023New Life Given To Old Library BookendsOur new booking systemParminder Kaur BhandalNew mural celebrates Aboriginal culture in Gertrude StreetWayfind at Emely BakerNext Wave projects feature in the City of YarraCreative Yarra Multi Year Funding survey now open2019 Annual Grants awardedYarra welcomes arts organisation West Space with $30K grant2020 Annual Grant applications closing soon$220,000 has been awarded to artists and organisations in our Stimulate creative grants funding. Draft Arts and Culture Strategy 2022-2026Create Rate initiative extended until end of 2023 providing discounted venue hire for creativesYarra City Arts Annual Grants Round 2 Now OpenThe Flood by Ruth Höflich at Gertrude Glasshouse Ultravox Choir Expressions of Interest are openNew Arts and Cultural Strategy DevelopmentMajor Events Expressions of Interest Now OpenCongratulations to Yarra's Community Award Winners for 2019!Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy LibraryChinese Reading MonthScience Week at Yarra LibrariesFree video streaming with KanopyYarra Libraries Anzac Day ClosureRichmond Library ClosureBargoonga Nganjin wins Melbourne Design AwardLibraries Change LivesWhats on at Yarra LibrariesTony Birch on love, grief, trauma and tenacity in "The White Girl"Lynda is changingAutumn Book Binge 2020Try out multilingual children's books onlineChildren's illustration competition winnersRBdigital audiobooks are moving to LibbyYarra Libraries reopening February 18Megaphone monthly youth music showcaseANZAC Day ClosureCollingwood Library building worksEnter the Yarra Literature PrizeAccess online journal articles through the library catalogueWellness Booth ProgramFitzroy Library building worksClick-and-collect services to resumeCelebrating NAIDOC Week 2021 at Yarra LibrariesWhat's On at Yarra Libraries July to SeptemberWe're ready for the next chapterYarra Libraries 20-21 Annual ReportYarra Libraries reopening November 3FIFA Women's World Cup books in our collectionHomework club textbook driveTop Titles 2022Upcoming public holiday closures at Yarra LibrariesJoin our Library Advisory Committee!Thank you, Yarra!Book discussion at Yarra LibrariesVictorian public library users survey 2022Helping our community get a fresh start at workExploring the Blak Queer Frontier2018 Annual Grants Open