INDUSTRY ACCESS & CRITICAL ENGAGEMENT
Shotgun is an awarded opportunity that supports the advancement of selected artist/s through a customised and intensive program of high-level industry access, production assistance and critical engagement.
Shotgun is a unique and flexible artist-development model. Described as a ‘shot in the arm’ or ‘fast tracking’ for artists, Shotgun sets out to enable development - that may take a number of years for individuals to self-organise – to occur over a short and concentrated period. The program has taken many forms throughout its seven editions, including: exhibition; mentoring; meetings with visiting industry professionals (artists, curators, producers, writers and gallerists): workshops; discussion events; symposia; interstate visits and commissioned texts.
The program is supported by a curatorium: Craig Judd, Detached; Jarrod Rawlins, Mona; Michael Edwards and Kylie Johnson, CAT and utilises partner organisation networks to bring identified expertise to Tasmania to work with the Shotgun artists.
While the program focus is on the selected artist/s, where possible shortlisted Shotgun artists are also invited to engage in the professional development and public programs.
The selected Shotgun 8 artist/s will receive: a presentation fee based on current rates, a materials allowance up to $5000 with further investment in a customised development program.
The Shotgun 9 schedule will be advised at a future date. It will be essential that the successful applicant/s be available to participate in activities across the program period.
APPLICATIONS DUE: To be advised
Shotgun is open to artists at any career stage who reside in Tasmania. The selection process will be determined by a committee of industry professionals. From the submission stage a shortlist of candidates will be invited to interview for final selection. The program will then be determined by the Shotgun curatorium. Individual project models remain flexible throughout their development, just as the program broadly needs to remain flexible to accommodate an ever-changing art world.
It is essential that the successful applicant/s be available to participate in activities across the program period.
Shotgun is a public private collaboration between Detached Cultural Organisation, The Museum of Old and New Art and Contemporary Art Tasmania.
Please submit your 1 page text and 1 page CV as separate PDF documents. Images to be grouped into a single PDF document. Additional material will not be accepted
Our criteria are: excellence, ambition and timeliness
Applications and enquiries to:
CAT Shotgun Coordinator: Kylie Johnson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Shotgun 8 Eloise Kirk
Shotgun 7 Grace Herbert
Shotgun 6 Nadège Philippe-Janon & Robert O’Connor
Shotgun 2014 Ross Byers, Dean Chatwin, David Hawley, Jason James, Tom O'Hern, Nicola Smith (non-exhibiting)
Shotgun 2013 Mary Scott
Shotgun 2012 Joel Crosswell, Lucienne Rickard
Shotgun 2011 Amanda Davies, Andrew Harper
Shotgun 2010 Scot Cotterell, Sara Maher, Cath Robinson
Image: Nadege Philippe-Janon, Columba Livia (still), 2017, single channel video.