Origins Centre promotes good principles for the common good through mindfulness practice, retreats, study, landcare and the arts.
Many artists are seeking to integrate their work and vision with the greater cause of a safe, just and thriving world. The Origins Centre is open and compatible with this view. We want to integrate the arts more thoroughly into our culture and welcome you to apply.
We are open to all the arts from visual through movement, writing, or music. Each residency lasts from one to four weeks. Each artist gets a private room and a studio in the forest, access to a workshop and access to a beautiful space with good acoustics for movement, music making, yoga, meditation and mindfulness. We have shared facilities for cooking, washing and ablutions.
We ask for a payment of $20 per night (to cover accomodation costs) and a cultural contribution of an artist talk, performance or donation of an artwork. Often the artist will cover their accommodation costs by holding a workshop, with all donations from the workshop going to the artist.
The Origins Artist Residency program runs during the months of February, March. July, October and November. There is an open call out for artists to apply for these months.
We are particularly seeking regional/local artists but we are very much open to interstate or international artists.
The Application process is simple. Just email our Artist Residency Manager, Timbo Roberts, at firstname.lastname@example.org with a proposal.
This proposal should include:
- How you intend to utilise your stay.
- The time-frame you wish to stay (we offer 1-4 week residencies).
- How you intend to pay for the residency, either self-funded or with a grant (we can offer a letter of support if needed).
- Examples of your work.
- Links to websites.
- What cultural contribution you could make to the community? Artist talk, open studio, workshop, donation of work, etc?
From here a dialogue will begin and we can work towards a potential residency.
Anne Clark is a teacher of pottery and mindfulness at Origins. We have a purpose built, fully equipped cabin with attached studio and kilns that are available. Inquire through Anne via email@example.com.?
Timbo Roberts is the Artist In Residence Coordinator and living onsite at the Origins Centre for 2020. He is a practicing multidisciplinary artist working mostly in electronic music and visual art.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Centre is quiet, beautiful and inspiring. Many different groups and individuals seek to contribute to the common good, and all are welcome here. Activists come to recover and renew many people come for mindfulness training. Artists come here to write, rehearse, paint or simply soak up the atmosphere. Students come to study away from distraction.
In 1983, the property was generously donated to Origins Centre, a WA group interested in Buddhist ideas and practices. Although retreats and Buddhist study groups have always been held here, the Origins Centre has now evolved into a universal, inclusive and practical place open to the community. Through the years the Centre has welcomed many groups exploring a variety of subjects including environmental activism, art workshops, bush regeneration, mental health, youth and children’s education and play. To learn more about our facilities, visit our website www.originscentre.org
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- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
- Library/research resources
- Ceramic facilities
- Woodworking tools
- Public talk
- Donation of artwork