GENERATE GC

Proudly supported by the City of Gold Coast

In 2019 we expand our SITUATE network!

Developed in partnership with the City of Gold Coast, GENERATE GC is a bespoke two year program designed to develop new site specific work by Gold Coast artists and creative practitioners. 

The core focus of the program is the generation, testing and development of ideas and new work to be realised in unique and unlikely places across the Gold Coast. It also builds practice and career sustainability by providing important pathways and links to local and national arts and non-arts partnerships, collaborations and presentation platforms.

Selected artists will participate in a GENERATE GC LAB: a development program where artists are encouraged to take risks, expand their practice, develop concepts, consider works of scale, and connect with audiences through the creation of work that speaks to its place, environment and community. Mentors and provocateurs include established artists experienced in making works for a broad range of public contexts.

Creative practitioners are supported and mentored to develop ideas and proposals for projects that are conceptually strong with high production values, which can respond to a variety of sites, audiences and economies.  Site-related art, installations, interventions and live art practice are explored through partnerships. 

This program includes the following four phases:

  1. A development program that includes a residential, interdisciplinary artist laboratory led by national artists, curators and designers. 

  2. A mentoring phase, throughout which participants are assisted to develop their concepts and a refined proposal to be considered by the GENERATE GC Team.

  3. A research and development phase with support from an experienced producer and production manager. The culmination of this phase includes the submission of a proposal for further funding and potential commission by a range of program partners.

  4. The program culminates with the commissioning phase, where artists who have been successful with their proposal are invited to produce the work for presentation, sometimes in collaboration with a partner organisation or festival.


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GENERATE GC is a City of Gold Coast initiative delivered in partnership with Salamanca Art Centre and SITUATE Art in Festivals.