Artists selected into HIDDEN 2016 will receive $300 per artwork. Artists whose artwork requires transporting from a distance over 500km may be eligible for an additional $200 payment.
Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Award - $10,000
The Trust is offering a non-acquisitive award of $10,000 for one artist. All artists that are selected to participate in HIDDEN 2016 will be eligible for this award. The successful artist will be selected by an external panel of judges—Judith Blackall (Curator and Gallery Manager, National Art-School) and John Monteleone (Program Director, Wollongong Art Gallery). The award recipient will be announced at the HIDDEN launch.
The People’s Choice Award - $500
The Trust is offering a $500 people’s choice award. All artists that are selected to participate in HIDDEN 2016 will be eligible for this award. Audiences have the opportunity to vote for their favourite sculpture, either onsite or via the HIDDEN website. The award recipient will be notified the week after HIDDEN closes.
Artist at the Armory Award (optional) - Valued at $800
Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) is offering a residency for up to three months at Newington Armory for an artist who is selected into HIDDEN 2016. The successful artist (or artist collaborative) will have the use of one of the Armory’s studios from early June until early September 2016 to prepare their work for HIDDEN 2016.
The artist is also given the option to base themselves onsite in the residential cottage for the duration of the residency.
For more information about the Artists at the Armory program and Newington Armory click here Only artists who are proposing a work yet to be made are eligible for this award. Artists wishing to be considered for this award must select this option in the application form, as well as provide two referees. All artists that are selected to participate in HIDDEN 2016 will be eligible for this award. The successful artist will be selected by Tony Nesbitt (Manager, Arts Programming, SOPA).
Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio Residency and Mentorship Award (optional) – valued at $1000, including $200 in materials
Auburn City Council is offering an award to an emerging Western Sydney artist of a pre-exhibition residency and mentorship at the Auburn Arts Studio to assist the artist to develop and create an artwork for HIDDEN 2016.
For more information about the Peacock Gallery & Auburn Artists Studio see: http://www.auburn.nsw.gov.au/peacockgallery The award includes a professional development opportunity combined with a two month residency at Auburn Arts Studio for an artist that is selected to participate in HIDDEN 2016. The successful artist will have the use of the Auburn Arts Studio for six (6) weeks between July and September 2016 (dates to be agreed).
The artist will also be provided with a weekly two-hour mentorship program for up to six weeks to assist with the development of their proposal for HIDDEN.
Only emerging artists who live in Western Sydney and who are proposing a work yet to be made are eligible to apply for this award. Artists wishing to be considered for this award must select this option in the application form.
The recipient of this award will be chosen by Jenny Cheeseman (Arts Coordinator, Auburn City Council) and HIDDEN 2016 Curator, Cassandra Hard Lawrie.