Connect to the Creative Grid is an unprecedented collaborative initiative empowering and enlivening regional WA communities through art.  Through this program, local Wheatbelt artists, curators and photographers interested in taking their creative career to the next level are encouraged to apply for three unique mentorship opportunities offered by ARtS Narrogin.

 

CREATIVE GRID EMERGING ARTIST MENTORSHIP – Solo exhibition

Emerging Artist Mentorships through the Connect to the Creative Grid project are linked to the development, display and documentation of a solo exhibition at 15 participating venues across regional Western Australia.  Emerging Artist Mentorships are specifically designed to assist visual artists who have had limited experience with gallery exhibitions.  The Mentorship offered by ARtS Narrogin is linked to the development, display and documentation of a solo exhibition at NEXIS (Narrogin Exhibition Space) to take place in March 2019.  Applicants must be a resident of the Wheatbelt region.

Program Details: Emerging Artist Mentorship Application Form: Emerging Artist Mentorship

 

CREATIVE GRID EMERGING CURATOR MENTORSHIP – Group exhibition

Emerging Curator Mentorships through the ‘Connect to the Creative Grid’ project are linked directly to the development, delivery, display and documentation of a series of group exhibitions to be held at 15 participating venues across regional Western Australia. Each Group Exhibition will be curated by a local Emerging Curator (recipient of a Creative Grid Emerging Curator Mentorship) in response to The Alternative Archive concept developed by the Lead Curator, Anna Louise Richardson. Each group exhibition will be documented by a local emerging photographer (recipient of a Creative Grid Emerging Photographer Mentorship).

Emerging Curator Mentorships are specifically designed to assist emerging curators and exhibition coordinators who have had limited previous experience with developing, displaying and documenting gallery-based exhibitions.  The Mentorship offered by ARtS Narrogin is linked to the documentation of a group exhibition at NEXIS (Narrogin Exhibition Space).  Applicants must be a resident of the Wheatbelt region.

Program Details: Emerging Curator Mentorship Application Form: Emerging Curator Mentorship

 

CREATIVE GRID EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER MENTORSHIP – Group Exhibition

Emerging Photographer Mentorships through the ‘Connect to the Creative Grid’ project are linked to the documentation of a series of group exhibitions to be held at participating venues across regional Western Australia. Each Group Exhibition will be curated by a local Emerging Curator (recipient of a Creative Grid Emerging Curator Mentorship) in response to The Alternative Archive concept developed by the Lead Curator, Anna Louise Richardson.  Emerging Photographer Mentees are required to communicate on a regular basis with the Emerging Curator Mentees on the development of the group exhibition for their local community.

Emerging Photographer Mentorships are specifically designed to assist photographers who have had limited experience with photographic portraiture and artwork documentation.  The mentorship offered by ARtS Narrogin is linked to the documentation of a group exhibition at NEXIS (Narrogin Exhibition Space).  Applicants must be a resident of the Wheatbelt region.

Program Details: Emerging Photographer Mentorship Application Form: Emerging Photographer Mentorship

 

 

More information about the Creative Grid can be found HERE

For questions, program details and application forms, please contact ARtS Narrogin on 9881 6987 or via email.

The Connect to the Creative Grid project has been made possible through the Regional Arts Partnership Program, funded by the State Government of Western Australia and developed by Country Arts WA. The Mentorship component has been supported by the Australian Government through the Regional Arts Fund. Emerging regional artists, curators and photographers are encouraged to visit the Creative Grid Facebook page for details of other activities developed through the Grid.