Richmond Library Makerspace Artist in Residence 2023

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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

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Closing date

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

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