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Toi Pōneke Arts Centre - New Zealand School of Music Sound Art Residency 2017/2018


Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and the New Zealand School of Music are pleased to announce the 2nd annual Sound Art Residency, with a call for submissions. 

Thomas Voyce - Octophonic Ambisonic

Thomas Voyce - Octophonic Ambisonic

overview

With support from Toi Pōneke and the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington, the successful candidate will undertake a 12-week residency (running from  20 November 2017 to 11 February 2018), which will culminate in a new work, along with an exhibition, performance or installation, or a series of workshops or lectures, depending on the nature of the work.

The candidate will have access to the Lilburn Studios and Sonic Arts Lab at the New Zealand School of Music, along with other equipment and resources depending on the nature of the work undertaken and subject to the availability of these resources.

Toi Pōneke will provide the candidate with a small studio space to work and the gallery space for a 4 week long exhibition.

The successful candidate will also be provided logistical support, and assistance with publicising activities associated with the residency. They will be provided a small stipend to help support them during their 12-week programme. 

At the completion of the residency the successful candidate will be required to provide a report and provide feedback on their residency to Toi Pōneke and the New Zealand School of Music.

eligibility 

Applicants must be: 

  • Professional emerging or mid-career artists with a record of achievement. Students or artists within one year of finishing under-graduate study are not eligible to apply
  • New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
  • Wellington-based artists with a history of sound art practice. Preference will be shown to candidates that propose projects seeking interaction with the New Zealand School of Music, other Toi Pōneke residents, and most importantly the greater Wellington art community and general public.
  • Currently residing in New Zealand, and intending to live in New Zealand for at least one year after they complete the residency.

application dates

Applications open on the 15th of July, and close on the 15th of September. The successful candidate will be announced on the 1st of October.

terms and conditions

Successful applicants will be required to:

  • Sign the Toi Pōneke - New Zealand School of Music Sound Art Residency Agreement
  • Agree to the Toi Pōneke Arts Centre Terms and Conditions
  • Complete a Toi Pōneke Arts Centre Artist Studio Application
  • Agree to the Toi Pōneke Arts Centre Artist Studio Agreement 

assessment

An independent panel appointed by Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and New Zealand School of Music will select the successful candidate.

Selection criteria will include:

  • A specific artistic rationale for wishing to be the Toi Pōneke - New Zealand School of Music Sound artist in resident
  • The quality and significance of the proposed residency project. This may include research, creating a new body of work and/or artistic collaborations
  • Ability to develop networks and work collaboratively
  • Quality of confirmed or potential outcomes

how to apply

To apply, email your application with supporting material to paora.allen@wcc.govt.nz

Dropbox is preferred; please do not send multiple emails or messages.

Applications will include:

  • A cover letter (300-500 words, .pdf format)
  • An artist biography suitable for online and print media (300-500 words, .docx format)
  • A digital photograph of the applicant and 3 images of recent work suitable for online and print media (300-dpi and 2000px wide)
  • Audio and/or video examples of work. Please post these examples online, and provide links within your application
  • A 500-word abstract detailing ideas for the work, proposed use of time and resources, with projected outcomes and key interactions with the community (.docx format)
 
 

Key Dates

Applications open
15 July 2017

Applications close
15 September 2017

Successful candidate announced
1 October 2017

Residency runs from
20 November 2017 - 11 February 2018

Earlier Event: June 30
I do not want to be a fool
Later Event: July 28
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