Deadline: 03/03/2019

Call for Submissions – BigCi Environmental Awards 2019

The two winning artists will each receive (4) free weeks of residency and AUD$2,500 spending money.

Artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating – are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2019.
The two winning artists will each receive (4) free weeks of BigCi residency and AUD$2,500 spending money. In addition to that, up to AUD$2,000 flight travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners.
The winners of the award will have an opportunity to explore the Wollemi, the Blue Mountains and the Gardens of Stone National Parks on guided walks and will be given research assistance relevant to their projects. At the end of their residencies, they will present their work at BigCi Open Day.
There is an entry fee of AUD$50 that must be paid at the time of sending the submission. Entry fees are not refundable. They will be used to support these Awards and other BigCi artist-in-residence programs.
Submissions deadline is 3rd of MARCH 2019.

Description of residency program
BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program focusing on artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects.

BigCi has been established and run by Rae Bolotin, a practicing artist, and Yuri Bolotin, environmentalist and wilderness explorer.

Because of our location on the edge of Wollemi National Park within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains and the knowledge base of our team, many of our resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues, although many others use our beautiful natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.

All residents have opportunities to take part in bushwalks of the area, conducted by Yuri Bolotin, an experienced mountain guide.

Artists-in-residence are able to present their work during a BigCi Open Day that usually takes place at the end of their stay.

Duration of residency
Artists usually stay for 4-10 weeks. Minumum stay is 2 weeks.

Disciplines supported and technical information
Painters, sculptors, multimedia artists, performance artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, dancers and other creative souls are invited to apply for the residency.

Curators, artistic directors, visionaries and ideas people are invited to propose events, gatherings, exhibitions and other creative initiatives.

Self contained in large studios, which are sometimes shared between two people. See photos on the website,

Studio/ workspace
There is an abundance of workspaces to suit every need, both within the studios and in the common areas (in the Art Shed).

Expectations towards the artist
There is a possibility of an exhibition, performance, workshop or other special event during or at the end of the residency, as well as a representation on the BigCi website and social media.

Call for Submissions – BigCi Environmental Awards 2019

Call for Submissions – BigCi Environmental Awards 2019


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