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Blacktown Arts Centre Performing Arts Residency

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- 07 Sep 2012 | NSW | Organisation/Program
07 Sep 2012 | ArtsCareer Coordinator

The residency provides a small budget for artist fees, mentoring fees and production costs as well as a rehearsal space to develop new work or present work in a site specific context. The Blacktown Arts Centre’s performance residency program for 2013 will focus on two initiatives, a site specific development at Mount Druitt and a cross cultural new work development in the Performance Studio at the Blacktown Arts Centre.


The Dawson Mall Residency aims to animate Dawson Mall in Mount Druitt through a series of public performances/presentations and or workshops. Musicians, dancers, multi-media performance artists or performance groups are encouraged to apply to curate a series of short performances, or to perform and facilitate community workshops where appropriate with the aim of engaging local communities.

The category is open to a duo or a group of artists who are interested in exploring cross cultural collaborations in the development of new contemporary performance. A mentor will be required to be identified in the development of this work who can steer the professional development of the artists involved. Typical residencies will run between 2 to 3 weeks.

Applicants must be artists who are residents of the Blacktown Local Government Area or Western Sydney, or who can demonstrate a strong connection to Blacktown.

Applications Open: Monday 2 July 2012

Applications Close: Friday 7 September 2012

Short List: A short list of applicants will be notified by October and an interview will be scheduled. Final decisions will be announced in November for the short list of applicants.

Decisions Announced: November 2012

Please note that unsuccessful applicants will not be notified. If you have not received correspondence in relation to the short list for an interview by October, your application was not successful.