Arts Residencies | BENEFITS & CHALLENGES

Have you ever considered undertaking an artist residency? 
Hear from artists who have undertaken Helpmann initiated residencies as well as self-directed opportunities.

The seminar will cover key opportunities and benefits of artist residencies, where to find the right residency, how to apply, as well as tips on how to make the residency work for you.

Kate Power is a Sculpture and Installation artist and UniSA graduate. Kate was Helpmann Academy’s 2017 British School at Rome resident. In 2016 she undertook self-initiated residencies at the NARS Foundation in New York, and the Icelandic Association of Visual Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Elise Bonato is a Multidiscinplinary Visual artist and UniSA graduate. In 2015 Elise took part in a self directed six month residency at the NARS Foundation in New York. In late 2016 she undertook a supported residency at the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture in Bogong, VIC. Most recently, she was Artist-in-Residence at King’s Bridge Cottage in Cataract Gorge, a self-facilitated residency in Launceston, TAS.

Georgia Matthews is a photographer and UniSA graduate. Georgia was a Helpmann Academy Saskriti Kendra (India) resident in 2016.

Kate, Elise and Georgia will talk about the application process, their experiences at the residencies and how they have impacted them, and their practices.

The seminar will be faciliated by John Baylis, Chief Programs Officer at Bundanon Trust. Bundanon Trust’s Artist-In-Residence program hosts around 300 local and international artists each year. John Baylis was a founding member of the Sydney Front (1986-1992) and Artistic Director of Urban Theatre Projects (1997-2001). He was Director of Theatre at the Australia Council (2001-2009), and more recently was Senior Producer with Performing Lines (2009-11) and Executive Producer of Stalker Theatre (2011-14).

WHEN: Wednesday 4 October, 5:30-6:30pm, followed by networking drinks.
WHERE: St Paul’s Creative Centre, 200 Pulteney St, Adelaide
COST: $10 / FREE for students and graduates (up to 5 years out) of Helpmann Academy’s partner institutions (Adelaide College of the Arts, UniSA Visual Arts, Flinders University Drama and Screen studies, and Elder Conservatorium of Music). Click here for more info.

Bookings are essential at:
https://helpmannactivateseminar2.eventbrite.com.au

This event is on level 1. For any questions about access, please contact Emma Bargery on (08) 7320 3330.

Image: Kate Power, photo by Antonio Palmieri.


Helpmann Academy are proud to introduce our new Activate Professional Development Seminar Series.

The series aims to empower emerging visual and performing artists with practical knowledge to help build and sustain a successful creative career.

The Activate Seminar Series will present guest artists, specialists and panels covering a range of topics such as contract and intellectual property law, income and funding options, marketing and publicity, and more.