Artist Grants Open - Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation

Published by: Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation | 3-Oct-2018
Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation, in collaboration with Rainbow Serpent Festival 2019 has opened its annual artist development grants program. The Artist Grants Program provides emerging and established artists an opportunity to construct manage and present new work to a large audience in a natural, outdoor environment. We encourage submissions that develop a high-quality, imaginative artistic practice; and can reach and engage with diverse audiences.
The Artist Grants Program encourages innovative original art that engages with people, decorates and enhances the Rainbow Serpent Festival grounds. We invite everyone to bring their creative ideas and unique flavour; and that participating in this program will encourage greater artistic expression and allow your unique artistic endeavours to come to life.

Please remember that we are situated in the Australian outdoors and artworks must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions. All installations must be well lit at night in order to be viewed throughout the entire event. Submissions must be well thought out, and use materials that are conducive to the harsh conditions of the Australian outdoor environment (eg. high winds, rain and extreme UV(sun) and heat).

The grants program is open to, but not limited to the following mediums:

Shade Structures
Social/ Environmental/ Political themes

The Artist Grants Program totals $22,000 and is divided into the following grants**;

2 x $5000
1 x $3000
2 x $2000
1 x $2000 Memory Seed Multimedia Arts Grant (details below )
2 x $1000
2 x $500

**Please specify in your application which funding stream you wish to apply for.

Important dates:

Submission deadline is midnight Friday 26th October 2018
Successful applications will be notified December 1st 2018
Successful projects are to be installed onsite between Saturday 19th January and midday on Thursday 24th January 2019.
All art installations are to be removed by 6pm Tuesday 29th January 2019. If you need to install your artwork at an earlier date this must be pre-organised.

For further information and to apply please visit:

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