In partnership with Metro Tunnel Creative Program, we are delighted to invite expressions of interest from Deaf and disabled artists, and collaborating allies, to create a new site-responsive participatory work incorporating themes of movement, repetition and time, which activates non-traditional public spaces in our precinct.
The Metro Tunnel Creative Program presents temporary creative works that make a significant contribution to keeping Melbourne a vibrant and attractive destination as the city transforms its commuter routes towards the future. Their collaborative approach to engaging the local artistic community to deliver art and performance works of international calibre partners here with Arts Centre Melbourne’s vision for the public realm.
The selected project will receive $40,000 (under the auspice of Performing Lines) in conjunction with professional and venue support for its creative development, and will be presented as part of an event at Arts Centre Melbourne in late 2021.
A creative development showing is to be presented to Arts Centre Melbourne, Metro Tunnel Creative Program and selected industry representatives no later than 1 July 2021. The successful applicant will also be required to submit a project proposal and budget for the final presentation of the work.
The selected project will receive:
The selection panel includes representatives from Arts Centre Melbourne and Metro Tunnel Creative Program alongside First Nations artists and cultural leaders with lived experience of disability.
EOI applications close Friday 30 October 2020 at 5:00pm (AEST).
This opportunity is for Victorian-based Deaf and disabled artists, and non-disabled artists collaborating with Deaf and disabled artists. Artists, companies or collaborations considering applying must have a minimum five years of professional practice and a record of self-generating artistic projects. We particularly encourage applications from First Nations artists, LGBTQI+, culturally and linguistically diverse and regional artists living in Victoria.
We want you to apply in the format that is easiest for you.
To apply –
If you would like to submit an application in a different format please contact us in advance to discuss.
Projects will be assessed against the following four criteria:
Application responses reflect:
Tuesday 6 October – Applications open
Friday 30 October – Applications close 5:00pm (AEST)
Friday 20 November – All artists notified of application outcome
Thursday 3 December - Media announcement
Jan – May 2021 – Creative Development at Arts Centre Melbourne
By 1 July 2021 – Creative Development showing
Late 2021 – Presentation as part of an event at Arts Centre Melbourne (details to be announced)
We will be updating our FAQs on a weekly basis, every Wednesday through October.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email at PublicRealm@artscentremelbourne.com.au
Image: Hurihuri directed by Malia Johnston - Movement Of The Human, Artists: Rodney Bell and Brydie Colquhoun, Photo: Ray Cash