Calling all Artists
West Projections Festival 2019 is seeking applications to participate in this year’s festival!
West Projections Festival 2019 will delve into the theme of Home. Artists are invited to investigate their sense of place .
Home can be a place, a safe place, a house, apartment or other shelter. What makes a home? We share homes with families, lovers, friends and strangers. It can be a place of retreat and sanctuary or of shift and transition. Home is temporary for some and permanent for others. Domestic confines or domestic bliss. It can be a positive or negative space.
We ask artists to explore their own definition of home through projection and new media. Utilising and incorporating the eclectic canvas of Footscray, Seddon and West Footscray. Home will be illuminated in shopfronts, bars, artist galleries and studios, public spaces, Victoria University campuses and laneways.
We encourage artists, artists collectives, curators and students at all stages of their practice to apply.
Submissions extended until 30th of April.
Please note we are unable to provide individual feedback after submission of proposal.
Selection criteria and committee
A selection committee consisting of West Projections Festival committee members, artists and independent producers will meet and select artists for the festival.
The selection committee will apply the following criteria.
Proposal is relevant to theme as outlined
Proposal responds to Footscray, Seddon and West Footscray as a place and community
Proposal is engaging, strong visual content and can be executed.
The selection criteria meets our overall festival mission outlined below.
West Projections Festival engages with artists and communities to create an experimental festival in Melbourne’s West. Artists respond to place and space through collaboration creating an inclusive and innovative festival for community.
The producers will allocate artists to sites that best accommodate the work of the artists.
West Projections Festival is a not for profit Incorporated Association presenting a community festival. We receive both in-kind and financial sponsorship. We are able to provide a small presentation artist fee. The amount will be confirmed after submissions close as we are in the process of securing all avenues of sponsorship.
In addition to a small fee we’re able to provide the following.
Basic projection equipment
Management of equipment
Site liaison and production support
Publicity through West Projection Festival printed and online media
What we ask of the selected artists
A large component of our festival is the public program of events.
Artists to be available for an artist talks on our guided walks.
Artists to be available for an audio interview to be recorded at Fresh Media, Footscray.
Share publicity of the festival through their networks.
Kindred Studios will be hosting a free residency to an artist or collective to develop work for West Projections Festival. We welcome individual or collective artists to apply. There is only one residency on offer.
The residency is offered from the 1st of July until the 31st of July.
Please provide less than 300 words on how the residency will benefit your practice.
The selected artist will produce a work that will be presented as part of West Projections Festival in 2019. The final artwork will be presented on-site at Kindred Studios.
Deadline extended until : 30th of April
If you would like the application in a word doc. please contact us.