Artist in Residence
The Artist in Residence Program, sponsored by Rio Tinto, is a $15,000 program whereby an artist relocates to Cossack for a four week period. The residency is intended as an opportunity for artists to focus on their artistic practice in the unique environment that is the historical town of Cossack.
The 2021 Artist in Residence Program is open to all Western Australian artists. The program will support the appointed artist by providing $15,000 to cover the cost of their accommodation, with the remaining funds being provided for the artist’s fee, travel, art supplies and living expenses during the residency.
It is expected that the appointed artist will live on site at Cossack for the residency, working in the studio provided, to develop a body of work inspired by their experiences. These works will be exhibited at a later date at the Red Earth Arts Precinct.
The Artist in Residence Program is open to all Western Australian artists. The presence of an Artist in Residence at Cossack is of great value to the community during the Cossack Art Awards. Therefore it is expected that the Artist in Residence will be available for a series of public programs during their residency and to communicate with members of the public who visit their studio space. Further details are contained in this pack.