Residency Laboratory

Welcome to Asialink's 'Arts Residency Laboratory', a platform for testing new models of artistic and cultural exchange. The Laboratory, launched in 2012, has trialled 7 exciting models to date that have resulted in engaged and sustained residency experiences. Each year Asialink works to offer new residency models.

Learn about the inaugural Asialink Roving Residency recipient - Goa-based artist Nikhil Chopra

Learn about the Fukutake House Asia Art Platform, Setouchi Triennale 2013

Learn about the pilot 2014 Kerjasama: Indigenous Arts Residencies in Regional Australia and Indonesia exchange

Applicants can apply to participate in only one of the four Residency Laboratory models outlined below:

1. 'Intensive Residency': offers a special one-month residency at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, where the emphasis is on networking and kick-starting outcomes in Japan. Applications are open to Visual Artists and Arts Managers.


2. 'Kerjasama: Reciprocal Residency between Australia and Indonesia': sees an Indigenous-Australian and Indonesian artist undertake a 6 week residency in Alice Springs; followed by a 6 week residency in Yogyakarta.

3. 'Regional Revitalisation in Japan: Australia House, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Japan, 2015': A successful Australian performing arts group will undertake an intensive 3-4 week residency at Australia House in Niigata, Japan, and will have the exciting opportunity to conduct a performance in one of the world's largest international art festivals.

4. 'SymbioticA: The Science of Arts Residencies': Explore the exciting realm of Biological Arts and the intersections between art and science. Hosted by SymbioticA, based at the University of Western Australia, this pilot model is open to Japanese nationals only.

5. New Colombo Plan Mobility Program: A pilot program for Australian undergraduate students aged 18-28 to undertake an intensive four week residency in Indonesia. This residency is available to students enrolled in the BA, University of Melbourne only.


Intensive Residency

Asialink offers applicants the option of a special one-month intensive residency. This will prove a time of rigorous networking with local and International artists and arts professionals in the community. A public outcome is expected, such as a talk, workshop or small exhibition.

3331 Arts Chiyoda - Tokyo

3331 Arts Chiyoda 3331 Arts Chiyoda is dedicated to creating a space where people of all backgrounds and interests are able to come together in a creative environment, and as part of this mission we are proud to be able to offer a unique residency program open to artists, curators and creative practitioners internationally. This includes not only the visual arts but also practitioners in design, architecture, dance and music. With a full range of facilities including accommodation, studio and gallery, creative practitioners have the exceptional opportunity to extend their artistic engagement in the heart of Tokyo. We are pleased to be able to offer these facilities to artists who can contribute to the diverse creative expressions of this cosmopolitan metropolis and engage its inhabitants in new ways.
Art Form/s Visual Arts, Arts Management
Collaborative accepted? No
Preferred host dates N/A
Potential opportunities Artist talk, workshop, exhibition
Location and transport CBD; 1 minute to shops and 1 minute to metro station
Facilities Internet, private studio/study room, translation/language service at events; gallery
Accommodation provided? Yes on site; separate living and working area
Fees JPY 237,000 for the month. Asialink will pay the successful resident $6,000 in total for the residency
Partners/ families permitted? Yes, if suitable accommodation is available and at extra cost
Website www.3331.jp/en
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Kerjasama: Reciprocal Residency between Australia and Indonesia

Following the success of our pilot reciprocal residency 'Kerjasama' or 'Collaborate' launched in 2014 with recipients Reko Rennie (Indigenous-Australia) and Akiq AW (Indonesia), Asialink will again partner with Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta and Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring in Alice Springs to offer this opportunity. Kerjasama is a crucial platform for Asialink to increase awareness of the Arts Residency Program to Indigenous applicants, and a means of supporting reciprocal residencies for Indonesian artists to Australia who have no governmental support. The program was also developed in response to the significant interest expressed by Asian artists to experience the Australian desert and increase their understanding of Indigenous and regional communities. The successful Indigenous and Indonesian artists selected for 2015 will undertake a residency in Alice Springs for a 6 week period. Later in the year they will conduct a residency in Yogyakarta for a further 6 weeks. The two artists will be housed together where they are welcome to explore their surroundings together and collaborate, but there are no expectations of this.

Cemeti Art House - Yogyakarta

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Since 1988, Cemeti Art House has been actively communicating and stimulating the art practices of contemporary Indonesians, as well as International artists. The organisation's mission is to empower and develop visual arts infrastructure in Indonesia and as such is an important centre for contemporary visual arts practice in Yogyakarta. Artists will be expected to give occasional lectures and workshops and to work with Indonesian curators and artists. 

Art Form/s Visual Arts
Collaborative accepted? No
Preferred host dates 6 weeks in September/October 2015
Potential opportunities Artist talks, workshops, lectures, collaborations and exhibitions.
Location and transport City; artists are provided with a bicycle. Taxi, becak and bus services nearby
Facilities Internet, shared studio, translation service/language service, gallery/theatre, assistant for 25 hours a week.
Accommodation provided? Yes on site; includes private bedroom; shared kitchen and bathroom.
Fees As this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, studio and support. Asialink will award the resident $9,000 for the entire 12 week exchange in Indonesia and Alice Springs for this reciprocal residency model. Freight costs additional if applicable.
Partners/ families permitted? The host prefers residents not to bring partners as they find the exchange is interrupted. Children are not permitted.
Website www.cemetiarthouse.com

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Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring - Alice Springs

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Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring is the Northern Territory's visual and performing arts touring agency. We work with individuals, groups and arts based organisations to develop, present and tour a dynamic and exciting range of arts experiences across the Territory and nationally. There are two visual arts residencies offered each year. One to an international artist; the other to an Australian artist. These programs afford artists the opportunity to create new work, increase their professional profile and build networks with Northern Territory arts organisations and artists.

Art Form/sVisual Arts
Collaborative accepted?No
Preferred host dates6 weeks (18 May - 26 June)
Potential opportunitiesMinimum 3 x Public Programs total for both artists (eg. Open Studio, artist talk, workshop etc). This will be a rich opportunity to develop Northern Territory Arts industry networks.
Location and transport30 minute walk from the city and supermarket shops. Bicycle and motorbike provided to artists (must be over 25 to drive motorbike and have a motorbike license). Taxi and public bus service available.
FacilitiesInternet, shared studio, gallery
Accommodation provided?Yes - Folk Club Cottage on the Araluen Arts Precinct with private bedrooms; shared bathroom, kitchen and living area. Please note, the two successful artists will share the cottage at the same time for a six week period. Artists will have their own bedroom but will share a kitchen, bathroom and living area. Some cooperation between artists will be required since the accommodation is outside of the CBD area.
FeesAs this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, studio and support. Asialink will award the resident $9,000 for the entire 12 week exchange in Indonesia and Alice Springs for this reciprocal residency model. Freight costs additional if applicable.
Partners/ families permitted?No
Websitewww.artbacknt.com.au

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Regional Revitalisation in Japan: Australia House, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Japan, 2015

Following the success of Asialink's participation in Fukutake House Asia Art Platform, Setouchi Triennale 2013, Asialink will again partner with Art Front Gallery to launch this pilot arts residency program as part of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (ETAT) 2015, which launches on July 26 and continues through September 13. ETAT uses art as a tool to draw attention to the declining economy and ageing population of the mountainous Niigata prefecture. The successful Australian performing arts group will undertake a residency at Australia House, and will have the exciting opportunity to conduct a performance during the Triennale. This residency model seeks applications from passionate performing artists who are open to engaging with the local community as true collaborators, not just spectators.

 

Australia House, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Niigata prefecture

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Australia House is located in Niigata prefecture, home to the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (ETAT). It provides a base for cultural exchange between Australia and Japan by artist in residence programs. Australia House was first established in 2009, but in March 2011 it collapsed in a powerful aftershock from the Tohoku earthquake. The current building was designed by Australian architect Andrew Burns and stands as a symbol of revitalisation. Australia House serves as one of the main attractions of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, whose key aim is to draw attention to the declining economy and ageing population of the region. The Triennale is spread over 200 villages and its last edition attracted half a million visitors.

Art Form/s Performing arts
Collaborative accepted? Essential. Must be performing arts groups of 3-4 members.
Preferred host dates 3-4 week residency in early to mid-August
Potential opportunities Performance in Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale and participation in related events
Location and transport Located in a rural area in Tokamachi City, Niigata prefecture. The residency facility is 30-minutes drive from the Matsudai railway station, 20-minute drive to a supermarket.
Facilities Private studio/work space, internet, communication facilities, gallery space, performance space, outdoor spaces for site-specific works, on site-food/meals.
Accommodation provided? Yes, on site accommodation with private bathroom, shared kitchen, and private/seperate studio/work space/
Fees Art Front Gallery will pay for the residents' accommodation, studio, and some production costs. Therefore, residents to Australia House will receive up to $4,000 for each performing arts collaborator from Asialink.
Partners/ families permitted? Yes to partners, no to families or young children. Australia House can accommodate up to six persons in total.
Website http://www.echigo-tsumari.jp
http://australia.or.jp/_projects/echigo2011/en

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SymbioticA: The Science of Arts Residencies

In 2015 Asialink will launch a pilot residency model 'SymbioticA: the Science of Arts Residencies'. This model will award the successful artist from Japan a three month residency at SymbioticA. Based at the University of Western Australia, SymbioticA is the world leader for art and biology research, scholarship and collaborative work. Through this new laboratory residency model, SymbioticA welcomes approaches to artistic research in the life sciences by non-western practitioners whose cultural framework may reveal new perspectives about how we understand life.

SymbioticA and Asialink will partner with metaPhorest, a platform for experiementation, research and production in the realm of 'life' themed art and aesthetics based at the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Waseda University, Japan.

 This is an invitational residency. Please do not apply through Asialink's annual grant round.

SymbioticA

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Established in 2000, SymbioticA is a unique artistic research centre dedicated to the research, learning, critique and hands-on engagement of the life sciences. It is the first research laboratory of its kind in the world, in that it enables artists to engage in wet biology practices in a biological science department. SymbioticA offers a new means of artistic inquiry, one in which artists actively use the tools and technologies of science, not just to comment about them, but also to explore their possibilities. As a mark of international recognition of its activities, SymbioticA was awarded the inaugural Golden Nica for Hybrid Arts in the Prix Ars Electronica in 2007. Their focus on artistic research and experimental engagement with life is realised through residencies, mentorships, workshops, academic courses and public engagement in exhibitions and forums.

Art Form/s SymbioticA is flexible with any field of research. All art forms are accepted. No scientific background necessary.
Collaborative accepted? No
Preferred host dates Around October 2015 to coincide with annual meeting outlined below.
Potential opportunities Public talks, symposia and networking opportunities with scientific advisors/mentors and other artists working with the Life Sciences. SymbioticA has won the bid to host the annual meeting of the Society of Literature, Science and the Arts in October 2015. This is the first time the conference has been held outside of the US or Europe in 30 years. The successful resident from Asia will have the opportunity to participate in this conference.
Location and transport 5 minutes to the city, supermarket/shops. Bus available nearby.
Facilities Shared studio and work space, internet, library/archive/research resources, access to laboratories
Accommodation provided? Private on-campus or near-campus accommodation will be provided by SymbioticA – however if not available SymbioticA will assist successful resident in sourcing suitable accommodation
Fees The successful resident will receive in-kind accommodation, studio and support.
Partners/ families permitted? Yes, but the host organisation does not provide accommodation for partners/families.
Website http://www.symbiotica.uwa.edu.au/
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New Columbo Plan Mobility Program

Together with the University of Melbourne's Global Mobility and Faculty of the Arts, Asialink Arts was successful in a bid to pilot the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan for two students to Indonesia in 2015. The New Colombo Plan is a reverse of the 1950s initiative the Colombo Plan, which saw students from Asia undertake intensive study opportunities in Australia. Many of these students went on to become experts in their field and unofficial Ambassadors of Australia.

Asialink's Arts Residency Program will be adapted to enable the successful Australian students the professional development opportunity to spend four weeks in Yogyakarta contributing to projects at Cemeti Art House. The students will have access to Asialink's alumni network of over 800 arts professionals and will be inducted to the program with in-country contacts and information. There is also the potential to connect with other Asialink partner organisations such as the Yayasan Biennale Yogyakarta, Kunci Cultural Studies Center and Indonesia Visual Art Archive (IVAA).

Students are expected to complete a set number of contact hours and assessment tasks that will be credited towards their university course. To apply for this program, students must enrol in the MULT20010 Arts Internship or MULT30019 Arts Internship subject through the University of Melbourne before 14 November 2014. Successful applicants will be selected through an application and interview process. Further information is available on the University of Melbourne website.

 This residency is only open to students of the BA, University of Melbourne. Please do not apply through Asialink's annual grant round.

Cemeti Art House - Yogyakarta

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Since 1988, Cemeti Art House has been actively communicating and stimulating the art practices of contemporary Indonesians, as well as International artists. The organisation's mission is to empower and develop visual arts infrastructure in Indonesia and as such is an important centre for contemporary visual arts practice in Yogyakarta. Artists will be expected to give occasional lectures and workshops and to work with Indonesian curators and artists. 

Dates 27 April: Induction and pre-placement information session
19 May:
Full briefing
27 June – 26 July (4 weeks):
Program takes place in Indonesia
Week of 27 July:
Half day briefing and full day assessment, including presentation
Potential opportunities Interaction with Asialink Arts Residency Alumni and organisations in Yogyakarta.
Location and transport City; residents are provided with a bicycle. Taxi, becak and bus services nearby
Facilities Internet, translation service/language service
Accommodation provided? Yes on site; includes private bedroom; shared kitchen and bathroom.
Fees Asialink will award the students $3,000 each for the 4 week residency. Students can apply for other funding sources through the University of Melbourne such as OS-HELP, travelling scholarships and financial aid grants. 
Accommodation fees are $600 per student per month.
Partners/ families permitted? The host prefers residents not to bring partners as they find the exchange is interrupted. Children are not permitted.
Website www.cemetiarthouse.com


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