Artistic Proposal Callout

PICA is now seeking expressions of interest for its 2017 Performance & Studio Residency Programs.

PICA is both a producing and presenting institution that runs an annual program of curated interdisciplinary projects, including exhibitions, seasons of contemporary performance, studio residencies and creative developments, and its education program Spark_Lab, focused on learning and innovation for young people.

PICA’s key aim is to promote, support and present contemporary arts and to stimulate critical discussion around the arts and broader cultural issues. Providing a site for experimentation, critical analysis, discussion and debate is fundamental to its charter.

Each year PICA aims to present a series of contemporary arts projects that create career-defining moments for artists, life changing experiences for audiences of all ages and critical turning points in the advancement of art forms. In doing so, PICA focuses its resources on projects that make the most difference and will make a significant impact for artists and audiences.

For its 2017 program PICA is calling for proposals from artists for its remodelled performance program, a new program to take place during Fringe World Festival and studio residency program. PICA is also opening up visual art profile submissions.

PICA is looking to work with artists who are:

  • committed to contemporary arts practices that push the boundaries of their genre
  • conceptually, formally or technologically rigourous
  • connect with audiences in new and ambitious ways
  • contribute to current cultural or artform development

PICA’s program seeks to support artists strategically through various stages of their career, from emerging to mid-career and established, and has a focus on connecting with a spectrum of local, national and international practices. PICA aims to be inclusive of different artistic ideas, forms and contexts and a diversity of artists and audiences.

To see examples of the artists and work PICA programs visit our website here.

Check out PICA’s different studio spaces PICA First Floor Plan.

Artistic proposals are due midnight WST, Monday 8 August, 2016.

PICA will notify applicants on the status of their proposal by Wednesday 24 August, 2016.


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PICA’s New Performance Model

As of 2017, PICA introduces a new co-presentation model for its performance program. In this model, PICA will take the financial risk on productions, offer increased cash and in-kind support to independent artists and take a percentage of box office. We are now seeking proposals for:

Fringe World Festival: January – February
Contemporary Performance Seasons: March – December
Creative Developments: March – December

Duration: 1 – 2 weeks, or one off / 24 hour projects
Artists Fee: potential cash contribution towards artist fees based on the project’s needs
Venue: in-kind use of PICA Performance Space, galleries and other suitable spaces
Staffing: we cover all front of house staff and provide a technician for your season
Marketing: a combination of cash and in-kind marketing/ publicity services to promote your project

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IMG_4445 SBPICA during Fringe World Festival

In 2017 PICA opens its doors to experimental and genre-defying art during Fringe World Festival.

This new independently curated program will provide a platform for emerging to established artists exploring interdisciplinary practice. PICA is seeking a mixture of 1-week seasons as well as other  small scale projects to be curated into an Opening Weekend, stretching all corners of the building.

Opening Weekend: 20 – 22 January
Seasons: 24 Jan – 11 February

Artists Fee: potential cash contribution towards artist fees based on the project’s needs
Venue: in-kind use of PICA Performance Space, galleries, outdoor surrounds or offsite locations;
Staffing: we cover all front of house staff and provide a technician for your season
Marketing: a combination of cash and in-kind marketing/ publicity services to promote your project

Read More  Apply Now

 


Pic3Studios Residencies

PICA Studio residencies offer a site for research, experimentation and the development of new work. These residencies are suited to visual artists, interdisciplinary artists and those who have an interest in an independently driven structure for research and development.

Artists receive advice, general technical support and critical feedback from PICA’s Curatorial and Communications team across two stages of the residency; at its beginning and towards its conclusion. Each residency culminates in a public Open Studio Night led by a guest facilitator to drive critical discussion around the research and outcomes evident in the final week.

Duration: 6 – 8 weeks
Access: Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm
Artists Fee: cash contribution towards artist fee
Technical support: Access to a workshop, tools and exhibition equipment where possible (depends availability given the exhibition schedule)

Apply Now


VAPVisual Art Profiles

Are you a practicing visual artist or curator? We want to know what you’re working on.

PICA is inviting artists and curators to submit a profile detailing who you are, what you’re working on and how we can get in touch with you if we think your project has a potential connection to our programming.

We are accepting profiles year round.

Submit Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images from top: Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster, 2016. Photo: Alex Davies; Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster, 2016. Photo: Gregory Lorenzutti; Behind the Door, Hiromi Tango, 2010. Photo: Sarah Rowbottam; Zora Kreuzer, RGB, 2010, paper, fluorescent lights. Image courtesy of and copyright the artist; Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, installation view of The Secret Garden at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2015. Photo: Andrew Curtis.