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Artist In Residence

ReadyMade Works is very excited to announce our new ARTIST IN RESIDENCE program, offering two long term residencies from July -December 2024 (Artist in Residence 1) and January - June 2025 (Artist in Residence 2) and to open the call for Expressions of Interest.

The ReadyMade Works ARTIST IN RESIDENCE supports an artist to undertake in-depth exploration and development of their creative practice over a six month tenure with 240 hours of studio space, a $8400 residency budget, production and administrative support and the opportunity to work with ReadyMade Work's Creative Producer on direction and programming for the organisation.

The aim of the ARTIST IN RESIDENCE is to support NSW-based dance artists to deepen their creative practice and develop their work in a funded capacity. The residency is open to professional mid-career and established NSW-based artists working with dance, choreography and movement-based practices. The artist in residence will join the RMW artistic advisory sub-committee during their tenure, and will help steer the organisation, providing curatorial advice and guidance to our Creative Producer. 

Application is via short expression of interest. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed. 




• An artist fee of $8400 (equivalent to 7 weeks full time: six weeks of studio time and one week engaging with ReadyMade Works as an organisation)
• 240 hours of studio space at ReadyMade Works  

• A facilitated open showing at the conclusion of the residency/opportunity to share work through What Are You Doing? What Were You Thinking? 


• There are two Artist in Residence opportunities available. The first will run from July - December 2024 and the second from January - June 2025.
• 240 hours must be divided across the 6 months (ie. not consecutively across 6 weeks) and must work in conjunction with the overall studio program. 

Engaging with ReadyMade:
• The artist will join the ReadyMade Works artistic subcommittee (approx. two meetings across the 6 months) and take part in decision making across the organisation as well as having regular meetings with ReadyMade Works Creative Producer to help shape future programs.
• The artist may develop platforms or programs in conjunction with ReadyMade and take part in class/workshop/shared practice programming.

Who can apply: 

• Artists with a professional practice whom identify as mid-career* or established artists.
• Individuals.
• Artists who are NSW-based*. 

*Mid-career indicates an artist who has accumulated experience presenting their creative work in a professional context and who has been developing their practice as an artist for at least ten years. This experience should be reflected in the biography provided.

*NSW-based indicates an artist who considers NSW to be the primary base for their creative practice and residence. This should be the case for the duration of the residency and reflected in the artist biography provided.

Closing Date: Friday 3 May 2024 (11:59pm)
Artist Shortlist notified: Monday 20 May 2024
Interviews to take place in the week beginning 27 May 2024

For more information contact:

The Artist in Residence is supported by the Create NSW. ReadyMade Works is proud to offer this larger commitment to give dance artists the time and space to develop their work and are grateful to Create NSW and City of Sydney for their continued support of independent dance practice through their support of ReadyMade Works.

Image Credit: Ivey Wawn

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