Image: Balance produced by Transcience for Nati Frinj 2017
In 2021 ACT Natimuk initiated the Creative Lab Program. Over 2021-2022 6 x $5000 Creative Lab grants were offered to give artists the opportunity to explore an idea and/or extend their creative practice in the small vibrant township of Natimuk. There were two different opportunities – the Open Project, and a Projection Project. The Creative Lab Program is intended to provide artists some creative exploration time on an idea that will have a ‘work in progress’ showing/outcome at the next Nati Frinj Biennale, then ideally seed a project with a fully realised outcome at a future Nati Frinj.
In 2023/2024 ACT Natimuk will be offering a First Nations Creative Lab opportunity and supporting through the NDIS one of the past recipients to further their inclusive creative practice in Natimuk.
The aims of the Creative Lab Program are :
- To encourage artists to connect with Natimuk and work as part of Natiumuk’s small but vibrant arts community
- To create/seed work for NatiFrinj Biennale
- To create/seed work that may be suitable for inclusion as a Made in Natimuk (MiN) work.
- To help with the sustainability of maintaining a regional arts practice
- To encourage artistic exploration
- To encourage diversity of artistic expression
Applications For First Nations Project Close: August 31, 2023
Applications for Open and Projection Projects Closed
Image: On Wimmera land artwork, Painted with Light Artist: Tanisha Lovett, Gunditjmara and Wotjobaluk artist Photo: Mary French
Image: Dusk produced by y space for Nati Frinj 2017
Michelle McFarlane photography
Image: the space that binds us curated by Alison Eggleton for Nati Frinj 2015