GENERATE GC LAB - FAQ

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Specific FAQs relating to the Lab are listed below. Please regularly check for updates as new questions may be published during the CALL OUT period. 

GENERATE GC LAB - FAQ

Specific FAQs relating to the GENERATE GC Lab are listed below. Please regularly check for updates as new questions may be published during the CALL OUT period. 

WHEN IS THE GENERATE GC LAB?

The dates for the Generate GC Labs are 26th - 28th September and 9th -17th November 2019 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY? 

This opportunity is for Gold Coast artists and creative practitioners. While you may not regularly earn income from your practice, you must be identified and recognised by your peers as a practicing artist or arts worker. 

The opportunity is open to artists and creative practitioners working in the visual arts, design, architecture, fashion, digital media, installation, community arts, live art, performance and other creative pursuits. 

Applicants must be:

  • An artist or creative practitioner who at the time of application, resides on the Gold Coast. You are also eligible if you can demonstrate in your application a significant connection to the Gold Coast (eg. through substantial periods of residence, family or cultural heritage connection, or work-related involvements.)

  • Australian citizens or have permanent resident status in Australia. Proof of citizenship or residency may be required.

  • Over 18 years of age by the application date

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, artists with disability and artists of linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY? 

You are ineligible to apply for this program if:

  • You are a current recipient of the City of Gold Coast Arts Organisations Triennial Funding Program (AOTFP). You are not excluded if you have applied previously, but were not successful. See further details below.

  • You have not acquitted funding through another funding program operated through the City of Gold Coast’s Arts and Culture Unit (i.e. RADF).

  • You are an employee or employee-like contractor to the City of Gold Coast, a City of Gold Coast entity, a strategic or presenting partner participating in the program.

DO I HAVE TO BE LESS THAN 30 YEARS OF AGE?

No, age is not an eligibility requirement for the GENERATE GC Lab residency program. 

CAN I APPLY AS A COLLECTIVE OR GROUP?

We can only accommodate a limited amount of participants in the GENERATE GC Lab. We recommend that you apply as an individual and list that you are part of a collective or group. 

CAN I APPLY IF I AM ALREADY A RECIPIENT OF THE CITY OF GOLD COAST AOTFP FUNDING?

If you are a current COGC AOTFP funding recipient, you can not apply as an individual to participate in the GENERATE GC Lab program.  However you are eligible to work with other artists in either a creative or presenting capacity. 

I AM TRANSITIONING FROM ONE CREATIVE PRACTICE TO ANOTHER, AND AM IN THE EARLY STAGES OF MY NEW CREATIVE PRACTISE. CAN I APPLY?

Yes, you may be eligible to apply if you are transitioning from one creative practice to another. You will need to clearly articulate your experience in the creative practice you are transitioning into and proposing for the GENERATE GC Lab. Your support material should demonstrate your professional experience in the creative practice you are applying for.

DO I HAVE TO PROPOSE AN ARTWORK?

No, you are not expected to apply to the GENERATE GC Lab with an artwork proposal. The purpose of the Lab is to support artists in developing strong and well-resolved project ideas and concepts that respond to a variety of festival sites, audiences, conditions and economies. 

I DON'T HAVE A WEBSITE. DO I STILL NEED TO PROVIDE URL SUPPORT MATERIAL?    

Yes. If you don't have your own website there are many free Internet services for uploading material. Some popular sites include YouTube and Vimeo for moving images, Soundcloud for music and sound, google photos or dropbox for moving and still images. Please note that we will not be downloading this support material for distribution but rather providing our assessors with links to view this material online. Please make sure your support material is viewable when the URL link is clicked. If your URL requires a password to view the material, please include it with your application.

WHAT ARE THE QUESTIONS ON THE APPLICATION? 

  • Am I eligible - yes or no and provide support information if required.
    Note: If you are not a Gold Coast resident you will need to attach documentation evidencing your significant connection to the Gold Coast (eg. through substantial periods of residence, family or cultural heritage connection, or work-related involvements.)

  • Why do you want to participate in the GENERATE GC Lab? (Maximum 200 words)

  • What interest and/or experience do you have in making work that speaks to a community or specific environment? (Maximum 200 words)

  • How do you see your art practice engaging with specific Gold Coast sites and audiences? (Maximum 200 words)

  • How would you describe your creative journey as an artist up until now?(Maximum 200 words)

  • Can you give examples of how you have worked collaboratively in the past (Maximum 200 words)

  • Where do you see yourself in five years’ time? Address both career trajectory and creative practice development. (Maximum 200 words)

  • Please provide a short BIO. This should outline education, experience and passions.

  • Examples of Practice - up to four required, via URL only.

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A PROVOCATEUR? 

A Provocateur is an established artist who will work closely with the GENERATE GC Lab participants to challenge, explore and develop their ideas, process and art practice. Provocateurs will ensure that all artists have the freedom to experiment and test their ideas within a supportive and critically challenging environment. 

Emma Porteus, the Situate & GENERATE GC Producer, will not only contribute as a facilitator but will also assist in the coordination of the Provocateurs and in maintaining the overall vision of the program by providing critical links between the GENERATE GC Lab, participants, program and presenting partners.

WHAT EXPENSES WILL THE GENERATE GC LAB COVER?

We will cover the following expenses for participants taking part in the GENERATE GC Lab including:

  • Honorarium

  • A contribution to travel costs if you are required to be away from your home.

WHEN ARE GENERATE GC LAB APPLICATIONS DUE? 

Applications are open online at the Situate Website from 29th May - 5th July 2019, closing at midnight AEDT. PLEASE NOTE - Late applications will not be accepted. 

HOW WILL MY APPLICATION BE ASSESSED? 

Your application will be assessed against the following selection criteria

  • Eligibility criteria

  • Artistic calibre (primarily assessed on the basis of examples of previous work and artist CV).

  • Potential for the GENERATE GC Lab to contribute to your career development including acquiring skills in cross-artform collaboration and creating work for site-specific  environments.

  • Potential to participate in consultative and collaborative situations.

  • Assessments of applications and decisions are made primarily on the basis of the information supplied by you in your application and accompanying support material.  The applications are assessed by the GENERATE GC assessment team. 

WHAT DOES THE SELECTION CRITERIA MEAN?                                       

The impact of the GENERATE GC Lab on the participant:

  • What effect will the GENERATE GC Lab have on the development of the participant's creative skills and ideas?

  • How will the participant’s career progression benefit from the GENERATE GC Lab?

  • Is the GENERATE GC Lab a good fit for the participant?

WHEN WILL THE SUCCESSFUL PARTICIPANTS BE ANNOUNCED?

Successful Arts Lab participants for 2019 will be announced in August 2019 via the SITUATE website (www.situate.org.au) and various media. Sign-up to the SITUATE Art in Festivals newsletter for updates and announcements. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Please contact Salamanca Art Centre’s Creative Producer Emma Porteus at program@sac.org.au