Red Door Arts - The Other Studio

General information

Organisation founded in

2007

Brief description of residency program

The property in Crohamhurst is a small farm - 16 acres - 5km from the little village of Peachester, 15km from the local commercial centre Beerwah, and by car is 20 min from the Maleny art hub and rainforests, 1/2 hour from Caloundra on the Pacific coast, and 1 hour from Brisbane (in good traffic!). And of course there is rail from Beerwah to Brisbane.

The residence building has a full kitchen and bathroom, and while ideal for a single artist to develop and work on projects, has enough space to sleep several adults comfortably for collaborative projects. There is a huge indoor workspace - about 10m x 4m and a large covered outdoor workspace - about 8m x 3m. The building would be a wonderful facility for a range of artistic pursuits - visual art (including 3D in the outside workspace), music, or writing, and collaborative performance, dance, spoken word, or music development.

It is very quiet and peaceful, the residence is in the middle of the farm so the nearest neighbours are the cows (!), and there is the opportunity to have contemplative walks along the Stanley River (the back boundary), or to sit on the porch and enjoy the views of the Glass House Mountains while taking a break from work or trying to resolve artistic problems.

What Red Door Arts provides is the opportunity for intrastate, interstate and international artists to apply for residencies to work on a project. We hope to provide resident artists with a peaceful environment to work in, new experiences (visual, aural, social) for stimulus, and, if required, contact with a wide range of exciting innovative artists. At the same time, we want to promote the opportunity for resident artists to integrate into the local artistic community by engaging in mentoring or collaborative works, or presenting artist talks/workshops/performances etc.

Residences would be for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of three months, with a preferred period of four weeks. All utilities - power, gas, heating/airconditioning, internet etc. are provided. Artists will be responsible for their day-to-day food and living expenses, although it is envisaged that social events introducing the resident artists to local artists will occur. Artists will need to pay for their residence. Although some equipment is available, and a range of generalist artistic materials, in principle artists will need to provide their own artistic materials.

It is anticipated that the artists while working on their own projects will also engage with the local artistic community. We have a lot of arts connections in the Sunshine/Fraser Coast area and in Brisbane and can introduce the resident artists to people or places useful to their project. We can also secure opportunities for collaboration with practicing artists in our region.

With residency bookings at least a year in advance, we can offer co-ordination with local events eg film festival, festival of writing, ´Sculpture On The Edge´ (SOTE) etc, for interested artists; and building collaborations between local and resident artists, or between the resident artists and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Art Faculty.

For every four week period, or part thereof, that artists are resident they will be asked to present a half-day workshop or give an artist talk/performance/reading, or a presentation to arts students in one of the two local high schools, or have engagement with art students from USC. After a two week residency it is not expected that artists will have completed work, but a talk on work in progress, stimuli from the residence, potential direction etc. would be fascinating to the community. If an artist is providing a mentoring service to a local artist or to a group of local artists this requirement may be waived, although all artists will be encouraged to give workshops/talks/performances.

Artists resident for 3 months (13 weeks) will be offered the opportunity to hang an exhibition (at Vianta Arts - a gallery which Red Door Arts co-ordinates, or at another venue if appropriate – eg SOTE), or stage a performance of new work (dance/music/theatre/reading), or be ready to record/publish their new work and will be offered the opportunity to hold a book/CD launch at an appropriate venue in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Artists resident over the weekends that Arts Connect Incorporated (ACI) holds Open Studio Trails will be able to have their studio open to the public, and that way engage with the general public as well as the artistic community. For more information about Arts Connect go to http://artsconnectinc.com.au

Residency program since

2015

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Printmaking
  • Artistic Collaborations
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time

1

Companions allowed
  • Partners
Grants available

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is available to assist in funding small and larger artistic projects with a demonstrated cultural benefit to the local community. The fund is very competitive and a years lead time is recommended. Red Door Arts can assist resident artists prepare applications. For more information: https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Living-and-Community/Grants-and-Funding/Regional-Arts-Development-Fund

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other

Artistic supplies and materials

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning

Optional - exhibition and/or artwork donation

Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

Other

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
Number of studios

1

Type and size of studios

Live-work space

Accomodation
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • The location is central to an active artistic community with regular arts workshops, exhibitions, presentations, events etc.

How to reach

By train

Catch a Gympie North train from Brisbane Central - connecting trains are available from Brisbane Airport.
Taxis are available, call 131 008, but better to make prior arrangement with Red Door Arts to meet you at Beerwah station.

The residence is about 15 km from Beerwah rail station, about 50 km from Sunshine Coast Airport, and about 80 km from Brisbane Airport, with limited local public transport available. Taxis are available but not cheap. Red Door Arts can provide some transport to artistic events and collaborations, and for grocery shopping etc, but, it is recommended that unless the artist intends having a ´retreat´, the artist considers bringing or hiring a car.

By plane

Fly to Brisbane or Sunshine Coast Airport
Recommend hiring a car, although Red Door Arts can meet you at the airport.

The residence is about 15 km from Beerwah rail station, about 50 km from Sunshine Coast Airport, and about 80 km from Brisbane Airport, with limited local public transport available. Taxis are available but not cheap. Red Door Arts can provide some transport to artistic events and collaborations, and for grocery shopping etc, but, it is recommended that unless the artist intends having a ´retreat´, the artist considers bringing or hiring a car.

By car

Directions will be provided to successful candidates.

Nearest airport

Brisbane or Maroochydore

Contact information

Red Door Arts - The Other Studio
Crohamhurst
Australia

reddoorart@bigpond.com

Phone: 61 412 936 361

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