July 9, 2014

2015 Expressions of Interest Now Open

Following on from the success of the 2013 Lab and Festival, we are calling for expressions of interest to participate in our 2015 Festival, and the Underbelly Arts Lab leading up to that presentation.

We are currently inviting artists to participate in our 2015 Lab and Festival. This opportunity will provide successful applicants with a development residency and mentorship opportunities (the Lab), a financial contribution towards your project, plus a significant amount of in-kind and production support, leading up to a presentation at the Underbelly Arts Festival, currently planned to return to Cockatoo Island in mid 2015.

Expressions of Interest are due no later than 5pm Thursday, 7 August, 2014.
**If you are an artist living outside of metro Sydney, please note the application deadline has been extended until August 14**

We aim to support:

• Artists whose work proposes to excite and engage the audience at both the Lab and Festival
• Artists who wish to work site specifically
• Artists in their first five years of practice
• More established artists pushing themselves in new directions
• More established artists working with emerging artists
• Collectives of artists working together
• Artists collaborating or working across disciplines
• Artists wanting to take risks and challenge themselves in a supportive environment

Underbelly Arts is not limited to any kind of artist. Over the years participants have included sculptors, painters, performers, dancers, publishers, designers, programmers, animators, radio makers, filmmakers, architects and musicians. We’re more than happy to expand that list.

This round is open to all applicants but is specifically seeking applications for large scale projects. In your application you should demonstrate how you will use the next 12 months to develop your work, and why this period of time will benefit both you work and your practice. If your project is not large scale, we advise you to apply in our later round, to open at the end of this year. If you’re not sure, get in touch! hello@underbellyarts.com.au

For further information, download our info pack.
To apply, fill out the application form here.

All enquiries contact hello@underbellyarts.com.au

Expressions of Interest are due no later than 5pm Thursday, 7 August, 2014.
**If you are an artist living outside of metro Sydney, please note the application deadline has been extended until August 14**

Pictured: 110%, Underbelly Arts Festival, 2013
Image by George Popov 2013