Creative Lab Open Project

ACT Natimuk’s Creative Lab Open Project is an open project development platform available to artists working in any artform – visual, performing, sound, installation, screen etc. 

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

The Creative Lab Open Project is intended to provide artists some creative exploration time on an idea, that will ideally seed a project with a fully realised  outcome for NatiFrinj 2025.

There are two Creative Lab Open Project opportunities in 2024/25. Successful applicants will receive;

  • a $3000 grant
  • some support to build/make connections in Natimuk 
  • some support to access venues/spaces
  • some support to access limited technical resources

Successful applicants will be required to :

  • Provide some images/video/text documentation of their exploration
  • The successful applicant will be required to present a ‘work-in-progress’ outcome during NatiFrinj 2025
  • Arrange their own travel and accommodation
  • Provide proof of appropriate Public Liability Insurance (PLI) cover
  • Hold a current Working With Children Check

To apply for this unique opportunity, artists must complete and submit the following online application form:

Applications Open: July 5, 2024
Applications Close: September 30, 2024
Notification: On or before October 25, 2024

Creative lab during the period: Nov 2, 2024– Oct 30, 2025

Outcome/showing during NatiFrinj: Oct 31 – Nov 2 2025