Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

Artist in Residence (AiR)

Lakota by Loribelle Spirovski
'Lakota' by 2016 Artist in Residence Loribelle Spirovski

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery (FCMG) is currently inviting artists to submit expressions of interest for our 2017 Fairfield Artist in Residence (AiR) program. Applications are due by Friday 11 July 2017.

The residency will be available for 12 weeks between the months of September 2017 -­ February 2018 and will result in a 3 month exhibition in the Stein Gallery in 2018.

About Fairfield City Museum and Gallery

FCMG is an arts and heritage facility, owned by Fairfield City Council. Established in 1983, FCMG is located on the site of the original Council Chambers, and is situated in one of the most culturally diverse areas in the world.

FCMG is a catalyst in the development of Fairfield City’s rich cultural and creative life. The diverse cultural and creative identity of Fairfield City communities is reflected and celebrated through our program.

Our purpose is to strengthen and nurture the cultural and creative life of Fairfield City. Through innovative cultural and creative programs and our unique facilities, we provide opportunities for dialogue and exploration around our diverse communities’ cultural traditions, creativity and identities.

Who is eligible to apply?

This Residency is open to artists from across Australia and internationally, with preference given to artists living and working in Western Sydney. A range of artforms are suitable for the residency including (but not limited to) visual art, sculpture, installation, screen, digital and new media art, mixed media and photography.
Please note: We cannot cover flight or accommodation costs for international artists

What we provide

  • $5,000 Artist Fees for a 3 month residency
  • Up to $1,000 towards materials
  • 3 month exhibition in our Stein Gallery to showcase work (in-kind value $10K)
  • Production of a catalogue
  • Marketing and promotion
  • A dedicated studio to work in (available from Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 10am-4pm)

We encourage applications that:

  • Respond to Fairfield City’s culturally diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and identities – past, present and future
  • Engage with our Vintage Village site and / or our unique social history collection

Selection Criteria

  • Quality of artist’s work
  • Proven track record and capacity to deliver the Residency within the timeframe
  • Suitability of proposed project to our exhibition space and studio
  • Willingness to actively participate in our community engagement program?
  • Proposal is innovative and pushes artistic / creative boundaries
  • Engages with and / or has significance for Fairfield communities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

You must submit a proposal, your CV and links to samples of your work by 5pm Friday 14 July 2017. Your application will be assessed against the above selection criteria. 
Feedback will be provided to applicants by Friday 1 September 2017.

Submit a copy of your CV your proposal to:
museumgallery@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au or by post to:
Carmel Aiello
Museum Coordinator & Education Officer
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery
PO Box 2464, Smithfield
NSW 2164
Ph: 9725 0190