PLEASE NOTE: Applications for ArtsLab 2020-21 have now closed.
What is ArtsLab?
Are you an emerging artist? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to further your creative development and career. With a residency, mentorship, masterclasses, connections to industry, and a season showing of your work, ArtsLab is one of Australia’s premier emerging artist programs.
This residency isn’t just about creating work; it is about learning what it takes to have a sustainable career in the arts.
Is ArtsLab for me?
We are committed to creating inclusive and accessible opportunities for all artists to create new work in any form: dance, visual art, theatre, film, music, performance, digital art and more. ArtsLab is for early-career artists aged 18 – 26. We welcome diversity and encourage artist submissions from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with disability.
How will ArtsLab help me as an emerging artist?
Our Shopfront ArtsLab artists for 2020-2021 will receive:
- Six-month access to studio/rehearsal space –days and times by negotiation (August-January);
- The opportunity to create work remotely if you live outside of Sydney or NSW, or prefer to work in your own space;
- Regular catch ups with other residents and Shopfront artistic team;
- Mid-point development showing;
- An industry leader as mentor throughout the process;
- Dramaturgical support from Shopfront’s Creative Director;
- Technical support for mid-point showing and full season of your work;
- Premiere your new work as a part of the ArtsLab festival season in February 2021 (exact dates TBC)
- Shopfront investment in the ArtsLab works for further development and/or future seasons at Shopfront or other venues.
How do I apply?
In preparing your application, you will need to compile the following:
Your biography as an artist or your artistic company’s biography; information about your proposed project including what you will explore, your chosen discipline, what you will do, details of any other artists involved and why you have chosen them, your artistic rationale, a proposed schedule and how you will achieve it, your plans for the future, and any additional supporting information.
The Google form requires a gmail account. If you do not have a gmail account, you can complete this form and email to Natalie Rose: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close: 22 July, 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are applying via the Google Form and do not receive a notification that your application has been delivered, please contact Shopfront.
Give your application the best chance possible by attending our webinar on Thursday 9th July at 5pm. Email email@example.com to register your interest.
** Missed the webinar? You can watch the highlights to find out more about ArtsLab.
ArtsLab applications open 1st July and close 22nd July
ArtsLab Application Help webinar on Thursday 9th July at 5pm.
ArtsLab interviews 27th – 29th July
Artists notified 31st July
Artists in residence – August – January
Mid-point showings – November (exact dates TBC)
ArtsLab crowdfunding campaign 5th Oct – 1st Dec
Season – February – exact dates TBC
Other opportunities for emerging artists at Shopfront
If you feel ArtsLab is not right for you, please check out our other emerging arts programs:
–Scratch Nights – A place to test something you are working on, find collaborators, or just watch, provide feedback and enjoy. Our monthly Scratch Night is a fun night, full of art, ideas and new friends. Visit Shopfront’s Facebook page for Scratch Night event information. To register your interest contact Carlee.firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about ArtsLab and our emerging artists programs, email Natalie Rose: email@example.com