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 2023.

There are two Creative Lab Open Project opportunities in 2021. Successful applicants will receive;

  • a $5000 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 2021
  • Arrange their own travel and accommodation
  • Provide proof of appropriate Public Liability Insurance (PLI) cover or contribute $100 to be covered by ACT Natimuk’s PLI
  • 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: June 28, 2021
Applications Close: August 6, 2021
Notification: On or before August 30, 2021

Creative lab during the period: August 31 – Oct 28, 2021

Outcome/showing during NatiFrinj: Oct 29 – Oct 31 2021