CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
2022 METRO ARTS VISUAL ARTS (MAVA) – MAVA PATHFINDERS
Metro Arts is thrilled to offer ‘MAVA Pathfinders’, a rare and well-supported opportunity for artists to explore new ways forward in their career.
Ensuring a strong local independent sector of artists, MAVA Pathfinders will support three Queensland, mid-career visual artists to explore new opportunities, and to purposefully harness their potential to build more sustainable careers.
Included in the Program:
A 12-month artist residency (May 2022 – May 2023) at the MAVA Substation which includes:
- 24/7 access to the secured MAVA Pathfinder studio;
- Access to the new and fully equipped workshop;
- Salary $50,700 per annum pro rata (0.6 FTE) + statutory super;
- Material budget of $5,000 (per artist);
- Support from the Metro Arts team and broader network that might include but not be limited to:
- Business development
- Technical; and
- Access to Metro Arts’ local, national, and international networks.
MAVA Pathfinders FAQ’s:
QUESTION: The Call for Proposal document outlines that the MAVA Pathfinder artists are required to be in the MAVA Pathfinder studio a minimum of 3 days/wk (22.5hrs) for the duration of the program.
What happens if I can’t do all the 22.5 hours every week or have to travel for work or holidays? Is this requirement flexible?
ANSWER: Yes, there is flexibility. Each artists’ schedule will be negotiated between Metro Arts and the artist prior to signing off on the contract.
QUESTION: Do the 3 days/wk (22.5hrs) in the studio need to all fall within weekday business hours?
ANSWER: No, but a minimum of 10 hrs/wk must.
QUESTION: Is the Pathfinder shared studio space secure?
ANSWER: Yes. The studio is NOT for public access. Only the 3 MAVA Pathfinder artists and key Metro Arts staff will have security access to the studio. There will also be individual lockable storage for each artist in the studio.
QUESTION: Does being ‘employed’ by Metro Arts mean I’m an employee and therefore entitled to sick leave, holidays, etc..
QUESTION: What does Metro Arts define as a ‘mid-career artist’?
ANSWER: Metro Arts define ‘mid-career’ as an artist who has been practicing professionally for 5 – 10 years. If you’re not sure whether you’re mid-career, contact the program facilitator, Jenna Green – firstname.lastname@example.org – to discuss further.
Friday 17 December 2021, 9:00am AEST
Wednesday 23 February 2022, 11:59pm AEST
HOW TO APPLY:
Application Guide: Download / view the application guide here.
Online Application Form: The link to the online application form can be found in the application guide. You can preview the online application form here.
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS :
Jenna Green (Producer – Special Initiatives) will be available for 15 minute individual consultations to discuss applications:
Image: Sarah Poulgrain, 2021. Photo: Charlie Hillhouse.
Metro Arts Visual Arts (MAVA) Substation is supported by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.