City of Whitehorse – Box Hill Community Arts Centre

03 9895 8888

Applications will be accepted from both local and international artists for the BHCAC Artist in Residence Program 2019. Artists can nominate the duration of the residency being from 1 &ndash 12 months from January – December, 2020.

Applications close 26 June, 2019

The AIR studio dimensions are 4.3 metres x 3.3 metres &ndash workspace and 4 metres x 3.4 metres &ndash storage area. We also have other art rooms that can be utilised.

We are able to accept artists using most types of mediums. BHCAC has a large ceramics studio with three kilns – 2 gas and one electric &ndash which are fired by our kiln technician, six pottery wheels and everything required for making ceramics. We are fully equipped with art tools and materials and have all the usual equipment required for visual arts practice such as a print press, cutting tools, easels, brushes etc.

There is no accommodation with the residency &ndash this will need to be arranged by the artist (however we will be able to make suggestions of suitable and affordable accommodation e.g. homestays). There is no cost to the artist for the residency. BHCAC will not be able to assist with any artists? costs &ndash apart from materials for any projects which will need to be negotiated.

All of our tutors are practising artists &ndash we have 5 payroll tutors and over 50 contract tutors. Staff will assist the artist to connect with other tutors and with other art centres within our networks. During the residency we expect that the artist interact with the community in some way as detailed in the Application Form.

BHCAC is also a home base for nearly 50 community groups &ndash mainly visual arts, craft and performing groups who upon request would welcome visitors to their meetings/workshops.

Application Form is below and all applications will be assessed by BHCAC staff in September/October 2016 as to the suitability and proposed timing and fit into the BHCAC AIR program.

BHCAC Artist in Residency

Residency Programme since: 2005
Description of Organisation:

The Box Hill Community Arts Centre is an artistic and cultural hub within the City of Whitehorse, Victoria, Australia.

Home to a wide variety of local arts and community groups, including the Alcove Art Shop, the centre is a meeting place where people from all walks of life can come together to experience and enjoy the arts.

Art classes and workshops are on offer throughout the year for people of all ages and abilities, plus all of the Centre?s art studios and meeting rooms, including an exhibition space, are available for hire.

Organisation founded in: 1990
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of a Governmental Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 1 – 3
  • Months: 6 – 12
  • Months: 3 – 6
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Ceramics facilities
  • Office
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Application process: Postal application
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Supplies
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
Selection process: By committee
Setting: N/A
Nearest Airport: Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nearest Train Station: Box Hill Train Station
How to reach by train: From Melbourne Airport
How to reach by car: From Melbourne Airport,+Victoria/Box+Hill+Community+Arts+Centre,+470+Station+St,+Box+Hill+VIC+3128,+Australia/@-37.7603045,144.9082392,12z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x6ad659a9ebaa3917:0xf045676052ff090!2m2!1d144.841027!2d-37.669012!1m5!1m1!1s0x6ad640bc6eabf881:0xab06efde04c3e9ef!2m2!1d145.122776!2d-37.825452
Street & Number: 470 Station Street, Box Hill
Postal Code: 3128
City: Victoria
Country long: Australia
470 Station Street, Box Hill
Victoria 3128 AUS
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