AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY and ARTS VICTORIA

AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
and ARTS VICTORIA
ABORIGINAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROJECT
Expression of Interest Form
Closing Date
10 February 2014
Project commencing 31st March 2014
Please note: it will take approximately 3 weeks from the closing date to be notified if an expression of
interest has been successful.
General information
Before you begin your Expression of Interest please read these guidelines. They explain the priorities,
process and the information you must provide to be considered for this project.
Please note that it is your responsibility to provide the information and support material requested in
these guidelines.
Please keep a copy of your Expression of Interest for your records.
If you have a disability and need guidance on submitting this Expression of Interest, please discuss this
with Arts Victoria’s Extended School Residencies Partnership Officer, Lisa Jennings, on (03) 8683
3125 or [email protected]
If you have difficulty understanding these guidelines, or would prefer discussing them in your first
language, please contact the Victorian Interpreting and Translating Services on 131 450 and ask to be
connected to Arts Victoria.
Assisted by the Australian Government through the
Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body,
and the Victorian Government.
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY and ARTS VICTORIA
ABORIGINAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Expression of Interest Form
Australian Catholic University (ACU) Aboriginal Artist in Residence Project
Overview
This new artist in residence project brings the artist and the teacher together to create meaningful
collaborations. The pilot project places an Aboriginal artist living in Victoria with pre-service teachers
(students) in the Faculty of Education at Australian Catholic University (ACU) to work alongside each
other on a creative collaborative project.
The Aboriginal Artist in Residence project will be held at the Melbourne campus of ACU. The selected
artist will be supported by the Project Coordinators at ACU and Arts Victoria, as well as through the
support of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic mentor at ACU.
This residency project is a collaborative pilot project between ACU and Arts Victoria.
This Aboriginal Artist in Residence pilot project is assisted by the Australian Government through the
Australia Council, the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and Australian Catholic University
through its Faculty of Education* and its Jim-baa-yer Indigenous Higher Education Unit**.
Background on teaching and students
This is an opportunity for an artist to create art and connect to students in a creative tertiary
environment. It is also an opportunity for students to connect to the Aboriginal artist and learn from his
or her experiences, as outlined in the Cross Curriculum priorities of the new Australian Curriculum***.
This project is one of transformational learning where both artist and students enter into a new and
collaborative space.
Format of project
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One artist (the ‘artist’)
The project comprises preparation time, the development of a creative project, presentation of the
project outcomes and post-project evaluation
It is anticipated the successful artist will be engaged for thirty days across ten weeks from 31st
March 2014 until 6th June 2014.
There will also be up to two days of orientation and planning prior to the commencement of the
project
The project materials budget is $4000
The ACU has a visual arts studio, performance space, theatre and storeroom which can be used
for this residency project
The artist will work with approximately 40 students from the pre service teacher Bachelor of
Education (Primary) degree program
The Artist
The Artist may work in any art form or combination of art forms including literature, visual arts, design,
performing arts (music, dance and drama) and new media, in either traditional or contemporary styles
The artist participating in the Artist-in-Residence project must be an Aboriginal artist who lives and
works in Victoria. The artist must be a practising professional artist who relates well to young people
and communicates, discusses and demonstrates their artistic practice with ease.
A professional practising artist is an artist who has specialist training in their field (not necessarily in
academic institutions), is recognised by their peers (professional practitioners working in the art form
area), is committed to devoting significant time to the artistic activity and has a history of public
presentation.
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AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY and ARTS VICTORIA
ABORIGINAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Expression of Interest Form
In a residency an artist acts as a facilitator, catalyst, resource or model. The artist demonstrates and
shares insight into the skills, and processes as well as the ideas and aesthetics involved in producing a
work of art. In the creation of the collaborative work, the artist will maintain the overall artistic direction
and ownership of the work.
The artist enriches teaching practice by passing on skills and knowledge through formal or informal
teacher professional learning sessions.
The artist does not need to be a practising Catholic, but must respect the Catholic ethos of the
University.
Role of the artist
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to devise and plan the artistic structure and intention of the creative project
to develop a body of work/ collaborative arts project
to consult with the project coordinators
to work with pre-service teachers
to liaise regularly with all project staff
to attend advisory committee meetings
to work collaboratively with ACU project staff in the planning, delivering, monitoring and evaluation
of this partnership project
to develop a project in partnership with the ACU project manager that is in line with the university’s
teaching processes
Artist Payment
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The selected artist will be paid at the equivalent of Associate Lecturer level A8.
The hourly rate is $59.89 (before tax) plus superannuation.
The artist will be a casual employee of ACU
The artist will be paid on a fortnightly basis
The artist will be engaged for ten weeks, working between two and five days each week.
There are two stages to the Artist in Residence project application process
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Artists submit an Expression of Interest to the Australian Catholic University and Arts Victoria
Artist in Residence project.
Expression of Interest applications are assessed by the Advisory Committee. All applicants will be
notified of the outcome.
Key dates
10th February 2014
Closing date for Expressions of Interest
14th February 2014
Advisory Committee meets to assess Expressions of Interest
17th February 2014
Notification sent to applicants
Week commencing 24th February
Residency orientation and planning
31st March 2014
Project start date
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ABORIGINAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Expression of Interest Form
About the Australian Catholic University
*Faculty of Education and Arts
The Faculty of Education has five campuses across eastern Australia, making it home to a vibrant
multicultural community of over 8000 students enrolled in undergraduate, preservice, postgraduate and
research programs.
**Jim-baa-yer
Jim-baa-yer Indigenous Higher Education Unit is co-located at Australian Catholic University's (ACU)
Melbourne campus (St Patrick's) and Ballarat campus (Aquinas). The Unit works with current and
prospective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. It also provides support in relation to
Indigenous issues to staff, faculties and schools within ACU.
Jim-baa-yer Indigenous Higher Education Unit assists with and provides access to resources for all
students and staff. These can take the form of:
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academic support, such as advice and tutorial assistance
administrative support, such as arranging meetings with academic and student services
helping with University procedures, and
social, cultural and personal support
http://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/faculties,_institutes_and_centres/centres/centre_for_indigenous_edu
cation_and_research/our_higher_education_units/jim-baa-yer_indigenous_higher_education_unit
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ABORIGINAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Expression of Interest Form
About the Australian Curriculum cross-curriculum priorities
***Australian Curriculum - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures priority
Description from Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority website
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures priority provides the
opportunity for all young Australian’s to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, deep knowledge traditions and
holistic world views. This knowledge and understanding will enrich all learners’ ability to
participate positively in the ongoing development of Australia through a deepening
knowledge and connection with the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures priority has been developed
around the three key concepts of Country/Place, Peoples and Cultures. Each concept
contains a number of organising ideas that provide a scaffold for developing related
knowledge, understanding and skills. These are embedded in each learning area according
to the relevance of its content to the organising ideas. An organising idea may draw on
content from more than one learning area. Taken as a set, the organising ideas provide a
coherent framework for the priority.
The first key concept highlights the special connection to Country/Place by Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander Peoples and celebrates the unique belief systems that connect people
physically and spiritually to Country/Place.
The second key concept examines the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Peoples’ culture through language, ways of life and experiences as expressed through
historical, social and political lenses. It provides opportunities for students to gain a deeper
understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ ways of being, knowing,
thinking and doing.
The third key concept addresses the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
societies. It examines kinship structures and the significant contributions of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people on a local, national and global scale.
In the development of this cross curriculum priority, ACARA has consulted with Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander educators, with representatives from the Indigenous Education
Consultative Bodies, and with community members through face to face meetings and
through national forums. ACARA has also involved Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
teachers with expertise in the learning areas to provide advice about how the priority could
be incorporated into that learning area.
http://www.acara.edu.au/curriculum/cross_curriculum_priorities.html
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ABORIGINAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Expression of Interest Form
How to submit an Expression of Interest
Read these guidelines carefully before submitting your Expression of Interest.
There are three sections that must be completed.
Section 1 – Contact Information
Section 2 – Artist Profile
Describe your area of practice, interest in the program, and availability to work at ACU’s campus in
Melbourne. Please let us know if you would have any associated needs to be accommodated (e.g.
companion animal, caring or cultural arrangements).
Section 3 – Curriculum Vitae and Portfolio
Attach the following:
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curriculum vitae, outlining current artistic practice, history of working with schools and/or
communities and
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portfolio samples of your artistic work (e.g. 5-10 images on a USB if visual artist)
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URL (website address) if applicable
Presentation tips
All written material must be easily readable when photocopied. Please note the following:
 use plain white A4 paper for originals and photocopies
 present all material on one side of the page only
 use black ink only
 do not use a font smaller than Times New Roman 12 or Helvetica 11
Evaluation of Expressions of Interest
The project Expressions of Interest are assessed by the Advisory Committee comprising arts and
tertiary education sector representatives.
The Advisory Committee considers each Expression of Interest against the program’s Aims and
Objectives as described in the overview at the beginning of this document. All applicants will be notified
of the outcome.
Artists should not assume they will be successful, nor enter into commitments based on that
assumption, before receiving formal written notification from Arts Victoria.
The Advisory Committee reserves the right not to re-advertise should the committee determine that no
application is suitable.
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ABORIGINAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Expression of Interest Form
Checklist
Before submitting an Expression of Interest make sure you
have:
Number of copies
Carefully read these guidelines
Completed the contact information
Original and one photocopy
Completed a written Curriculum Vitae
(maximum of two A4 pages)
Original and one photocopy
Provided Artist’s examples of work and any support material
One set only
Signed the declaration
Retained a copy of the Expression of Interest for your own
records
Freedom of Information
Arts Victoria treats all information provided in support of a grant application in accordance with the
Information Privacy Act 2000, Public Records Act 1973 and the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
Enquiries
If you have any questions please contact Arts Victoria’s Extended School Residencies Partnership
Officer, Lisa Jennings, on
(03) 8683 3125 or
[email protected]
Where to send the Expression of Interest
Expressions of interest up to and including the specified closing date will be accepted.
Please send to:
[email protected]
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ABORIGINAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Expression of Interest Form
Section 1 – Contact Information
Artist’s Name
Street Address
Postcode
Postal Address (if different):
Postcode
Phone
Fax
Alternative Phone/Mobile
Fax
Email
Website
Section 2 – Artist Profile
To be completed by the artist
Area of professional arts practice ___________________________________________________
Why are you interested in working in the Australian Catholic University and Arts Victoria Artist
in Residence project?
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Previous collaborative arts projects in educational/training institutions or community based
projects. Please list institution/organisation and year undertaken and a brief summary of your
role in the project.
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ABORIGINAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Expression of Interest Form
Section 3 – Curriculum Vitae and Portfolio
Attach curriculum vitae, outlining current artistic practice, history of working with
schools and portfolio of work.
Declaration
I have read the program guidelines and certify that to the best of my knowledge the information
provided in this Expression of Interest is true.
Signature
Name (Please print)
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