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AiR Contents Bondi Public School, Wellington Street ARTIST IN RESIDENCE P R o g R A m m e page 1 Introduction to AiR page 2 Benefits to artist and school page 3 Selection criteria page 4 Special conditions page 5 AiR management committee page 6 Application form AiR is the Artist in Residence programme located within the grounds of Bondi Public School. The programme is the initiative of parents wishing to establish an ongoing and fulfilling relationship with the arts. It provides an opportunity for a young practising professional artist to work with young people (5-12 years) at our heritage public school in Bondi. WHAT’S ON OFFER? A free non-residential studio space, available for one year (four school terms) is provided in return for the artist’s engagement with the students and teachers of Bondi Public Bondi Public school has been part of School. There is no expectation that the artist should be a the Bondi community since the 19th qualified teacher. The terms of the arrangement are designed to Century. Conveniently located on one be flexible. of Bondi’s first streets, Bondi Public School’s sandstone buildings are The Studio Space comprises the entire floor of a school building heritage listed. (approx 100 sq metres) featuring views over the Bondi district including Bondi Beach. The School is led by strong positive values that focus on academic excellence, a holistic approach to STUDIO FACILITIES education that caters for every child’s The Studio space will be made available to the successful emotional and physical wellbeing as well as a strong community orientation. artist, free of charge, and will include utilities such as electricity and water. The school is committed to small The successful individual will be responsible for other costs class sizes, appreciation of individual associated with the use of the studio including travel costs, difference, active parent involvement insurance (not public liability), materials and equipment for the and most of all, instilling children with the magic of life long learning. artist’s use . The Studio space is accessible all day, seven days a week. It has its own separate alarm system. 2 AiR Bondi Public School, Wellington Street ARTIST IN RESIDENCE P R o g R A m m e PRogRAmme oBJeCTIVeS: To continue to develop the Artist in Residence programme and to ensure that it is beneficial to both Bondi Public School the selected artist. WHO CAN APPLY? HOW THE ARTIST WILL BENEFIT Professional artists with an interest in The BPS AiR Programme offers a number of benefits to education. the artist including: Artists who are deemed to be practitioners that have specialised · free studio space training in their field (not necessarily · opportunity to produce new work in academic institutions), · exposure to a different community and and who are recognised by art environment professionals and their peers. Artists who are committed to devoting · opportunity for professional development significant time to artistic activity and · prestige and publicity have a history of public presentation · mentoring opportunities of their work. · working collaboratively with young people · the ability to make a significant contribution to the HOW TO APPLY? educational and cultural development of the Applicants must read and comply with this document, including the Bondi community. BPS AiR selection criteria and complete an application form. HOW THE SCHOOL WILL BENEFIT The students and teachers benefit by meeting and In addition, artists are asked to submit details of how they plan to observing the artist at work and through possible utilise the residency which must collaborative projects. Students have the opportunity include some details or suggestions to learn about the artistic process including vision, on how the artist anticipates application, dedication and technique. ‘engaging’ with the school as detailed in the The interaction between the artist and teachers assessment criteria. enriches the school’s programme of activities, not just art subjects, by introducing new cultural perspectives The application should include a resume, plus support material. into the local community and the School’s learning See page 6 for further details environment. and the application form. The school is committed to this cutting edge initiative in public education which highlights the special place that Bondi Public School plays in the local community. CLOSING DATES Applications for the inaugural BPS Artist in Residency closes at the end of November 2006 3 AiR Bondi Public School, Wellington Street ARTIST IN RESIDENCE P R o g R A m m e SELECTION CRITERIA The BPS AiR programme seeks a professional artist who is enthusiastic to work with the Bondi Public School within an educational environment. The two key selection criteria are: 1 The artist must be willing to ‘engage’ with the students and teachers of Bondi Public School. 2 The artist should outline their own project that they wish to develop during the Residency Important Point to Note on School ‘Engagement’ Criteria: other criteria also includes: While artist engagement with the · a willingness to interact with teachers and the school school is an important component of the assessment criteria, BPS is flexible community and in doing so deliver significant benefits in how this relationship with the school for students (direct or indirect) can be achieved. It is acknowledged · recognition that the content of the art produced at the that the nature of artist’s engagement school will be accessible and viewed by young with the school will be determined by the qualities of the artist as an people (ages 5-12 years) and should also comply individual. with oH&S regulations (with relation to materials used) While it is expected that the artist’s relationship with the school will be · an ability to communicate well determined in detail at a later stage, · a demonstrated commitment to high quality work it is important that the BPS AiR application articulate some initial · availability to support tp publicity to promote their thinking as to how the artist anticipates participation in the Artist in Residency that this relationship may work and the · a desire to draw inspiration from the local associated benefits of their preferred surroundings and students approach. This could include details on whether the artist prefers being observed at work (including THE SELECTION COMMITTEE interpreting their work) or whether they The successful applicant will be determined by an prefer to participate in a school project. Artist Selection Committee consisting of at least one senior gallery curator, one senior arts administrator, one established artist, one BPS parent and one school teaching representative. The Selection Committee will assess suitability in the Important Note on first instance based upon the information included with Mandatory Police Checks: submitted applications. As part of the selection process, it is anticipated that a short list of artists will be called for In line with the policy set out by the interview before the final artist selection is made. Department of education & Training, the successful applicant must consent to The success of the application ultimately rests on the merits provide information required to check and of the proposal against published criteria and in competition release criminal records. The school will with all other applications received. Note that the decision arrange for police record checks to be conducted prior to the artist commencing of the Selection Committee will be final. at the school. 4 AiR Bondi Public School, Wellington Street ARTIST IN RESIDENCE P R o g R A m m e SPECIAL CONDITIONS Prior to commencement of the project the School and the artist must meet, discuss, and agree upon the following: · The objectives of the project, the expectations of each party, and how these can be met within the time allowance of the project. · Estimated time per week and start/finish date of work with students and staff. · Finance relating to project work to be undertaken with BPS students. · Access to facilities and provision of working space (including storage and security). · Promotion, publicity and documentation arrangements for the project. · Copyright and ownership of works produced during the project. · How any artwork will be maintained after completion of the project (if relevant). · Staff contact and level of student access including class size. · School/Support Committee coordination and responsibility for the project. · Method of conflict resolution or decisions regarding any changes during the programme. The outcome of this discussion must be recorded by the School and a copy made available for the artist’s records. RESIDENT ARTIST OBLIGATIONS In addition to school ‘engagement’ arrangements, the resident artist will be responsible for: · signing a standard lease agreement and memorandum of understanding with BPS. · a final presentation project or exhibition to be discussed or presented to the AiR Committee as a work in progress report. · a final written report or diary on the Residency including visual evidence of work undertaken as part of the residency · leading up to and during the residency period, be available to promote AiR and its association with BPS. 5 AiR Bondi Public School, Wellington Street ARTIST IN RESIDENCE P R o g R A m m e MANAGEMENT OF THE PROGRAM The programme is managed by the AiR Project coordinators (Jacqui Feeney and Wilma Sherliker) and supported by the parent based Artists in Residence committee. The Project coordinators are non-School staff and are available to liaise between the School and the artist if required. Acknowledgements: AiR PROJECT COMMITTEE The AiR project committee The AiR Project Committee and BPS will actively support and BPS parents, the artist by: Anne Louise Rowe, · providing Studio Space including utilities (water, Jacqui Feeney, electricity) Sue midgely, · time tabling flexibility - to be negotiated to account for Petra Pattinson, artist’s and school needs Wilma Sherliker, Christopher Zinn · support in setting up associated art exhibitions at BPS Principal Tralie mcmain. BPS for the artist · a materials allowance for project work undertaken with BPS school children. ANY QUERIES? For further detail or queries on the BPS AiR Programme please contact the AiR Project Coordinators as below: Jacqui Feeney T: 9777 2777 (business hours) or m: 0425 214 200 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Wilma Sherliker T: 9300 0024 or m: 0402 500 789 e: email@example.com The AiR Committee acknowledges the advisory support of the NSW ministry for the Arts (Deborah ely, Visual Arts & Craft Program manager), and the NSW Department of education and Training (Reg Newitt, manager Creative Arts) 6 AiR Bondi Public School, Wellington Street ARTIST IN RESIDENCE P R o g R A m m e A P P L I C A T I o N Name Address postcode It is expected that all applicants will be advised of the outcome by phone mobile late January 2007. email The Studio Space will be available for the artist from February 2007. website Applications must be received by Please include the following information: the closing date Tuesday 31 November 2006 1 current curriculum vitae mark your application clearly 2 a project description of what are you are proposing to do for the attention of Artist in Residency 3 ideas how you plan to engage with students and staff Project Committee at the school Bondi Public School c/o 10 Glen Street 4 how you might consider your work and the student’s work to be Bondi NSW 2026 evaluated and presented 5 why this residency would be valuable to you as a practising artist 6 support material Please attach a detailed list of the material you send. Work must be clearly labelled with details of dimensions, medium, dates. Do not send original material. While all due care will be taken, Bondi Public School can not take responsibility for damage or loss that may occur to support material. Please include a self-addressed envelope for return of images.