2016 Artist in Residence Program OPEN FOR APPLICATION!

2016 Artist in Residence Program OPEN FOR APPLICATION!

The Cossack Art Awards are over for another year!

The Awards were a great success with 7,780 visitors through the exhibition, over $100,000 worth of artwork sales generated and a series of successful events and workshops held.

A new opportunity is presented to artists of the 2015 Cossack Art Awards as we welcome you to apply for the coveted position of the Artist in Residence, 2016.

The tentative dates for the Artist in Residence Program are 8 July – 15 August 2016.

The $15,000 Artist in Residence Program, sponsored by Rio Tinto, covers the cost of accommodation at the historical town of Cossack with the remaining funds going direct to the artist for travel, art supplies and living expenses.

The presence of the artist in Cossack is one of great value to the community and as such it is intended that the artist be available for a series of public events, workshops as well as be available for communication with visitors and members of the community.

The residency is intended as a time for the artist to immerse themselves in the unique environment that is the historical town of Cossack. At the completion of the residency it is intended that the Artist in Residence will have developed sketches/maquettes and/or completed pieces towards a new body of work inspired by the Pilbara.

Applications for the Artist in Residence Program are open to all artists who exhibited in the Cossack Art Awards 2015.

Applications close 10am on the 11th January 2016.

For any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Jessica Snook, Arts and Culture Events Officer, on 08 9186 8555 or Cossack.Art@karratha.wa.gov.au