Ends on September 1, 2017

Canberra is taking up its mantle as a global city of design. That reputation rests on a proud history of design excellence and experimentation, from the Griffin’s visionary city plan to today’s leadership in craft and research and practice across all design disciplines.

In 2017 DESIGN Canberra will be inspired by the spirit of Modernism — a celebration of the creativity and experimentation for which Canberra’s mid-century architecture is acclaimed, as home to some of the finest modernist buildings in the country, public icons and private homes.

We are inviting contemporary craft artists and designers to develop new and original work interpreting Roy Grounds’ iconic  Academy of Science, also known as the Shine Dome or Martian embassy — Canberra’s quintessential modernist building — for a signature DESIGN Canberra exhibition in 2017.

The 2016 DESIGN Canberra festival was a great success, attracting over 69,000 people over a month of events, exhibitions, digital campaigns, activations, tours and workshops. As the major outreach activity for Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre, the festival creates opportunities to promote contemporary craft and design to broad and engaged audiences, explore cross-disciplinary collaborations, and forge marketplace connections.

It’s anticipated the Shine Dome exhibition (title TBC) will garner significant public and media attention and continue to build on local, interstate and international recognition of Canberra’s design identity. It will align contemporary craft and design with the best and most intriguing creative vision for a growing festival and provide a platform for other initiatives within the festival to forge closer ties and new relationships between craft and design and architecture.

Designers are encouraged to embrace the spirit of experimentation in their contemporary re-imaginings of the Shine Dome. Both individual and collaborative submissions are welcome.

How to apply:

  • If you are not currently a member, join or pay the entry fee due: 5pm Friday 1 September 2017
  • Complete the online form HERE due: 5pm Friday 1 September 2017
  • Deliver work: Tuesday 3 - Friday 6 October 2017, 10am - 5pm
  • Pick up works: late November TBC

The general terms for the exhibition are as follows:

  • Exhibition submissions are free for current Craft ACT members – become a member from just $66 HERE
  • Non-members will be charged $70 to submit their entry – this must be paid online at HERE before you deliver your work.
  • Entries may come in any medium from a craft and/or design discipline.
  • All entries must be available for inclusion in an exhibition for DESIGN Canberra in November 2017 (venue TBC) and work must be collected by the entrant at the exhibition’s conclusion.
  • Online form and entry fee (for non-members) are required to be eligible for entry.
  • Cost to ship works will be the responsibility of the artist.
  • Work submitted for exhibition must be available for sale with the usual 35% commission payable to Craft ACT.

Expression of Interest

Craft ACT Artist-in-Residence 2018

About:

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre’s Artist-in-Residence program has been designed to allow craft practitioners and designer-makers to extend their artistic boundaries through a unique research and residency period.

For 2018, we are honoured to have the Australian National Botanic Gardens as our research partner. Artists-in-residence will have the possibility to work with the team of ANBG with a special focus on the theme of Australian Endangered or Vulnerable botanical species. The research period will be followed by the residency period at Namadgi National Park, where the artist will have the use of a living and working space at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage. Artists may be asked to engage with the community and participate in a public program including an open day at the Cottage. Resulting work from the Artist-in-Residency program will be displayed in an exhibition.

Who can apply?

The Artist-in-Residence program expressions of interest are open to professional, practicing craft practitioners and designer-makers who have a demonstrated history of excellence in their practice. Applications are open to Craft ACT members and depending on quality and type of applications; one to four residency placements are available.

Craft ACT members can apply either as an individual or as a group. If applying as a group, at least one person must be a member of Craft ACT.

N.B. Previous participants are not eligible to apply again for the residency.

Dates

 

Monday 2 – Tuesday 10 April 2018

Research Period at the Australian Botanic Gardens

 

Wednesday 11 – Sunday 29 April 2018

Residency period at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in Namagdi National Park

 

Monday 30 April – Friday 4 May 2018

Extra research at the Australian Botanic Gardens

 

Exhibition

Early April to mid May 2019 (exact dates TBC)

Research Period:

Artists will have access to the Australian National Botanic Garden’s staff during Monday to Friday only. During this time, artists will be provided with a working desk and computer, and a staff member (curator) to assist with collection access for the duration of the research period.

Residency Period:

Artists-in-residence have the use of a living and working space at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in Namadgi National Park. The site is remote and isolated in the Australian bush and artists must be self-sufficient. The cottage is located approximately 50-60km from the nearest town centre, Tharwa, ACT. The artist should provide his own transport. The Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage is a fully furnished and powered site.

Exhibition:

Craft ACT will arrange an exhibition of the work for early April to mid May 2019 (exact dates TBC).

Application process

All applications must include an updated CV, a residency proposal (criteria can be found in the uploading section below) and 6 to 10 high quality images indicative of each artists practice. All applications must be submitted via Submittable and will be considered by the Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre Artistic Program Sub-committee, Curator and the CEO. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Submissions close:  5.00pm Thursday 15 June 2017*

*Please note that Submittable program is written in US, and therefore the expiry date is reversed and written incorrectly. Submissions close 15 June.

Applicants will be notified by end of June 2017

The Fine Print- a must read

Contract

Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre requires each artist-in-residence to enter into a short-term contract with the Centre for the duration of the residency and the exhibition in 2019. The Contract must be signed by both parties before the residency commences.

As part of the Artist-in-Residence program at Namadgi National Park, a Site Usage Agreement (SUA) between the artist and Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre is required. The artist is required to agree to and sign the SUA prior to commencement, as well as to attend an on-site induction provided by ACT Parks and Conservation Service. The SUA forms part of the residency Contract between Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre and the artist.

Costs and Subsidies

The Artist-in-Residence program is supported by Craft ACT, ACT Parks and Conservation, and in 2018 the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre will provide a fee of $1,000 AUD to cover for research and materials costs. Accommodation at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage is provided to artists-in-residence at no cost. Artists will cover all living and transport expenses for the duration of the residency. Craft ACT will provide a suitable amount of firewood for use during the residency. Artists are responsible for covering any further firewood supplies as needed.

The artist will agree to:

  • Undertake the Artist-in-Residence program (residency, community engagement activities and research period) for the purpose of creating new work based on their experience
  • Comply with all occupational, health and safety requirements when researching within the Australian National Botanic Gardens
  • Comply with all occupational, health and safety requirements when living and/or working within the National Park.
  • Sign and return the Site Usage Agreement before commencing the residency and undertake an induction provided by ACT Parks and Conservation Service on commencement.
  • Comply with the guidelines set out in the Induction and Guidelines Manual for Artists
  • Provide their own transport, food and linen. Namadgi National Park is a wildlife sanctuary. Pets and other animals are not allowed into the National Park and Nature Reserve. Due to national park safety procedures, visitors, including partners, children and friends of resident artists are not permitted to join during the program at the residency sites.
  • Provide own access to WIFI if needed
  • Participate in community engagement activities through the residency’s public program.
  • Make work for the exhibition in 2019
  • Transportation of and transit insurance for exhibition work.
  • Installation assistance, if applicable.
  • All costs relating to specific mounting requirements of the exhibition.
  • Supplying the work with suitable display accessories including stands, hanging materials or other aids necessary, by the installation date.
  • Punctual delivery of promotional information - a current curriculum vitae, artist statement and high resolution images.
  • Supplying information about the exhibition works to the gallery prior to the exhibition commencing.

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is responsible for:

  • Organising the public program and supporting the exhibition installation and demount
  • Insurance and public liability for the exhibition in 2017.
  • Exhibition support material.
  • Publicity, promotion and advertising of the residency and exhibition in 2017.

Sale of works during exhibition

The artist will make all work available for sale during the residency exhibition unless prior approval to the contrary has been given in writing by Craft ACT.

Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre applies a 35% commission on the selling price of all works sold during the exhibition period. If Australian, the artist will supply an ABN or Statement by a Supplier and GST status before the exhibition commences.      

The Artist-in-Residence program is presented in partnership with ACT Parks and Conservation Service and the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Call for Papers

Calling designers, writers, bloggers, publishers, researchers, collectors and design lovers. Object | Subject will explore the way design speaks to us, and the way we speak about design.

It begins with a premise that writing is essential to the future of design – promoting understanding, providing reflections, interpreting the past and imagining the future -but extends to a broader consideration of design practice as cultural and artistic language. Object | Subject is a new platform to explore and respond to emerging changes, current issues and promised opportunities within the sector, to develop new audiences and bridge scholarly and popular writing in a digital age.

The forum will bring a fresh perspective to contemporary craft and design in Australia, new insights into collections and practice, shifting priorities and emerging opportunities and the changing worlds of craft and design.

Topics authors might wish to consider include but are not limited to the following:

– Popular and academic writing

– Design scholarship v. online communities

– Sustainability, ecology & technology of design

– Radical traditions

– Indigenous design

– Self-design

– Thing theory

– Intersections/co-constitutions of design and craft

– Design histories, fictions, visions

– Design and difference

– Enduring design and ephemerality

– Designing doom and gloom

The conference will take place during the DESIGN Canberra festival, which celebrates and promotes Canberra as a global city of design and forges marketplace connections and audience development for design and makers. Extend your stay and enjoy tours, events, exhibitions, and activations from the festival program over the weekend.

Guest Editor:

Professor Craig Bremner, jointly Professor of Design at Charles Sturt University and the University of Southern Denmark.

Scientific Committee:

Rachael Coghlan, Artistic Director DESIGN Canberra and CEO, Craft ACT

Dr Geoff Hinchcliffe, Senior Lecturer, Design, School of Art & Design, Australian National University

Sarah Mason, Director ACT Writers Centre

Dr Carlos Montana Hoyos, Associate Professor, Industrial Design – Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra

Dr Lisa Scharoun, Associate Professor of Graphic Design – Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra

Object | Subject is realized with the contribution of Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund

Submission Guidelines

All proposals will be submitted through Craft Act submittable page, and must include:

  • Title 
  • Abstract which clearly and concisely describes the subject (max 400 words)
  • Presenter's or instructor’s name, affiliation, contact information, and brief biography (max 200 words)
  • Additional presenters or instructors, if any

Presenters must obtain all necessary authorizations and clearances from their organization(s), prior to the start of the conference. Presentations shall be unclassified and cleared for release to the public. At least one presenter/instructor and the panel chair and all panelists must register for the conference and pay the applicable registration fee.  

The full papers will be submitted after abstracts have been accepted.

Key Dates

19 May 2017: Deadline for Abstracts (by midnight AUS Eastern Standard Time)

30 June 2017: Notification of accepted Abstracts + Registration opens

31 July 2017: Early bird registration closes

29 September 2017: Deadline for Full Papers

9-11 November 2017: Conference

Registration & Fees

Registration fees will be announced by late May 2017. It is expected that prices are likely to range from 180 AUD to 500 AUD including students and early bird rates.

Publication

All papers submitted to OBJECT | SUBJECT will undergo a peer-review process. Selected papers from the symposium will be published in an online edition of fusion journal (established by Charles Sturt University & the University of Lincoln, UK in 2012). This publication will investigate the contribution that contemporary craft and design makes to society, and establish a dialogue between craft and design practice and cultural, social and environmental concerns.

Contact

All questions about submissions should be emailed to publicprograms@craftact.org.au

Festival call out

DESIGN CANBERRA 2017

7–26 November 2017

DESIGN Canberra is calling for projects that celebrate and promote Canberra as a living design laboratory, a global city of design.

Submit your proposals by 24 April 2017.

Design is in Canberra’s DNA.

From the time of Walter and Marion Griffin's visionary design a century ago, to iconic experimental modernist architecture of the 1950s and 60s, through to contemporary and sustainable design developments today, Canberra has been — and will always be — a living design laboratory.

Throughout November 2017, over 100 events, exhibitions, talks, tours, activations, markets, collaborations, artist studios and open homes will be showcased as DESIGN Canberra, transforming the nation’s capital into a new platform for the best in design. The festival, now in its 4th year, is for all interests and ages.

In calling for proposals from across all design disciplines, we encourage a spirit of collaboration where Canberra’s creative community works together to showcase the best in contemporary design. We welcome proposals which align with the festival values, ambitions and aspirations including: contemporary, relevant, exploratory and authentic.

Whether you are an individual maker, a collective, a cultural or educational institution, a business, a researcher or a government agency, the festival provides a platform for a multi-faceted exploration of design arts and creative industries. DESIGN Canberra is attracting more, and new, audiences each year.

Proposals are welcome for:

  • Exhibitions

  • Events

  • Tours

  • Workshops

  • Activations

  • Installations

  • Design-related performance

  • Public talks

  • Publication launches

  • Food and fun

  • Online works

  • Research

Note that exhibitions can include dates before or after 8–26 November, but must have some overlap with DESIGN Canberra dates to be included in the 2017 program.

DESIGN Canberra encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designers to submit proposals for the festival program.

What will DESIGN Canberra do to support my event?

DESIGN Canberra is the major outreach activity of Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre. Last year, we attracted 69,000 people to the festival.

We curate the festival program: we present opening and keynote events and exhibitions that form the backbone of the festival and provide a context for the events, exhibitions and activities of other presenters. We work with a network of stakeholders to present the festival, including University of Canberra, ANU, Australian Institute of Architects (ACT Chapter), Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Australian Graphic Design Association and others. We are generously supported and inspired by our design-focused corporate sponsors including Rolfe Classic BMW, home.by holly, Vibe hotel and Cre8ive. Events ACT provide ACT Government funding to underpin the presentation of the festival. In the lead up to the 2016 ACT election, the ACT Government committed to fund the festival every year from 2017-2020. This is a time for growth and long-term ambition.

Craft ACT has overall management responsibility for DESIGN Canberra, including governance, fundraising and high level marketing and publicity. We are the central repository and contact point for a diverse range of presenters who engage with the festival. We manage a festival website on which all events will be listed and coordinate Design Canberra social media. These are the main channels to access the program for most attendees. In 2016 DESIGN Canberra social media had 190,000 post reaches and there were 70,000 Design Canberra web page views. In 2017 we will have a new website with increased functionality for event details and the capacity for attendees to construct a festival planner.

We produce and distribute a hard-copy festival flyer for high-level promotion and featured events and exhibitions. We send EDM’s to 24,500 DESIGN Canberra followers who have signed up since 2014. We will engage with selected proposals on cross-promotion and DESIGN Canberra branding requirements.

I’ve submitted my proposal. What next?

Thanks for submitting a proposal to DESIGN Canberra. We can’t wait to hear what you have in mind and hope to work with you to present an inspiring and creative festival in 2017.

You will know by 8 MAY 2017 if your proposal will be included in the 2017 festival program.

A curatorial panel will review the proposals and determine which ideas make a good fit with the 2017 festival program. The panel will include the Artistic Director and Creative Producer of DESIGN Canberra as well as two members of the Design Canberra committee of cross-disciplinary experts and collaborators.

What if my proposal is accepted?

Congratulations! Your event will be included in DESIGN Canberra 2017.

Once we advise that your proposal has been accepted, we will ask you for additional information for marketing and promotional purposes. This will include text and images, with credits, that we can use on the new DESIGN Canberra website.

We will ask for evidence of your public liability insurance (PLI) coverage. If you are a Craft ACT Associate Member or Accredited Professional Member, your membership also buys you PLI coverage.

We will gather that additional information by sending you a link to a Submittable form.

And we will provide you with DESIGN Canberra key promotional dates and information about how we can best promote your project and how you can best promote your participation in DESIGN Canberra.

The festival has a growing, but still limited, budget for marketing. Increasing public and interstate recognition of the festival is where the bulk of that money goes and that is in the interest of all participants. Running a successful project or event in DESIGN Canberra is a collaborative endeavour. We require you to bring your audiences to DESIGN Canberra and in turn we will do what we can to bring awareness of the DESIGN Canberra audience to your project. In our experience, projects in the festival are successful when all parties actively promote their participation to their own networks and communities, and we share in each other’s hard work.

Requirements

You will be responsible for:

  • Organisation of your activity
  • Staffing during your activity
  • All relevant insurances and public liability (Craft ACT members have insurance included in their membership)
  • Ensuring safety of any/all participants for your activity
  • All costs associated with your activity
  • Delivery of promotional information by due dates (as requested by Craft ACT) to be used for promotional purposes

What happens if my proposal is not successful?

We will let you know if your proposal is not accepted. Please don’t be discouraged or disheartened if your proposal is unsuccessful. It simply is not possible to include all proposals in the program. If you’d like to be involved in the festival, we welcome volunteers and interns to help on a range of programs. We hope to see you at the festival.

Key dates

  • Call for proposals open - 23 March 2017

  • Proposals close – 24 April 2017

  • Advice given about successful and unsuccessful proposals – by 8 May 2017

  • Marketing material submitted – 1 June 2017

  • Briefing about the festival – 9 August 2017

  • Festival dates – 8 – 26 November 2017

  • Participant survey returned – 1 December 2017

OPEN STUDIOS call out

DESIGN Canberra 2017

7 – 26 November 2017

DESIGN Canberra celebrates and promotes Canberra as a global city of design. It is the main public outreach activity for Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre, and through the festival we aim to explore the best contemporary craft and design, develop new and expanded audiences, forge marketplace connections and unexpected collaborations, and provide makers with a source of inspiration.

Throughout November 2017, over 100 events, exhibitions, talks, tours, activations, markets, collaborations, artist studios and open homes will be showcased as DESIGN Canberra, transforming the nation’s capital into a new platform for the best in design. The festival, now in its 4th year, is for all interests and ages and most events are free. The 2017 festival will build on the success of DESIGN Canberra 2016, which saw over 69,000 people attend, almost tripling previous attendance records.

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO PARTICIPATE – OPEN STUDIOS

Open Studios have been a feature of DESIGN Canberra since the 2014 festival. An Open Studio is a unique opportunity for the general public to engage directly with artists and designers, to learn about, and hopefully to purchase, their work. Collectively, the program also makes an invaluable contribution to DESIGN Canberra’s efforts to create a culture that values craft artists and designers and the work they produce. As we work hard to attract new and more diverse audiences for design, Open Studios are a revealing part of the festival’s offering and one of the main ways we aim to give benefit back to Craft ACT members.

Each year DESIGN Canberra gains more experience in what makes an Open Studio successful for both makers and attendees. In 2016 we sought, as much as possible, to group studios together by location so that audiences could easily visit a number of studios in one outing. We also standardised opening times to be each Saturday from 10am – 4pm to avoid confusion. These changes benefited the program, which received over 1,200 attendees over four days.

There are ideas from successful Open Studios, both practical and creative, you may want to consider in thinking about hosting an open studio that works for you and the visitors to the studio:

  • Ceramicist Bev Hogg makes an event of her annual open studio, now timed to coincide with Design Canberra. She enlists multiple volunteer helpers to be on hand to greet and talk to visitors, serves food, has music and promotes as heavily as possible through social media and other communication channels;
  • Textiles artist Annie Trevillian also has multiple helpers on hand, who are able to greet visitors and sell work to people in an especially set up area downstairs, while upstairs she is able to display and speak to visitors about her work, practice and process.

  • Silt, a collective of makers, held an open studio at Watson Arts Centre that combined the ritual of tea drinking with their sale of ceramics. They also hired a group of musicians and promoted the event heavily using beautiful photographs through social media (do you see a trend developing here about the use of social media … )

  • Wood artist Hiroshi Yamaguchi had flocks of people, especially families, to his studio where he was offering chopstick making workshops. For a small cost, visitors could make their chopsticks and take them home.

  • Ceramicist Kaye Pemberton demonstrated working with a wooden kick wheel.

  • Thor’s hammer installed signs throughout his studio explaining the processes and activities in different areas of the workshop.

  • In brief, it’s worth thinking about how you can do something to create an experience for visitors while being authentic to your craft.

In August, Craft ACT will run a series of professional development workshops for members in photographing your work, hosting a successful open studio and using social media. More details will be announced soon.

Who can hold an Open Studio?

All open studios nominated by members will be accepted. Open studio events nominated by non-members will be included by selection by Craft ACT and that selection will be final.

When to hold your Open Studio:

We will run Open Studios on each Saturday of the festival - so Saturday 11, 18 and 25 of November. Our aim, as in 2016, will be to cluster the studios together by location to make it as easy for possible as attendees. The opening times will be 11 - 4 each of those days.

As you express your interest, you will be asked about your preference among those dates and we will do our best to meet people's dates requests. We would ask that you please be as flexible as possible when indicating your availability, as even still it will be hard for us to accommodate everyone's first preference.

Also please note - for those who take part - that the Undercurrent Market will take place from 24 - 26 November and will be included in the DESIGN Canberra program.

What is involved:

You will be responsible for:

  • Organisation of your Open Studio
  • Staffing during your Open Studio
  • All relevant insurances and public liability (Craft ACT Accredited Professional Members and Associate Members have insurance included in their membership)
  • Ensuring safety of any/all participants for your Open Studio
  • All costs associated with your Open Studio
  • Payment of the Participation Fee (for non-members of Craft ACT)
  • Delivery of promotional information by due dates (as requested by Craft ACT) to be used for promotional purposes

What will DESIGN Canberra do?

DESIGN Canberra festival will manage the Open Studios program overall, including selecting and coordinating open dates and times among the nominated studios.

DESIGN Canberra will promote the Open Studios program through the festival’s marketing and publicity.

We will provide signage (a sandwich board) for outside the studio and make A4 posters available for studio holders to collect from Craft ACT and display in the week(s) leading up to your event.

Participation fee

Hosting an Open Studio in DESIGN Canberra is free to members of Craft ACT: Craft & Design Centre.

For non-members, if your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to pay a Participation Fee, of $110, when you provide your final information. Become a member of Craft ACT – membership starts from $66.

LIVING ROOMS call out

DESIGN Canberra 2017

7 – 26 November 2017

DESIGN Canberra celebrates and promotes Canberra as a global city of design – a living design laboratory from the time of Walter and Marion Griffin's visionary city design a century ago, to iconic experimental modernist architecture of the 1950s and 60s, through to contemporary and sustainable design developments today.

The festival explores the best contemporary craft, design and architecture, develops new and expanded audiences, forges marketplace connections and unexpected collaborations, and is a source of inspiration.

Throughout November 2017, over 100 events, exhibitions, talks, tours, activations, markets, collaborations, artist studios and open homes will be showcased as DESIGN Canberra, transforming the nation’s capital into a new platform for the best in design. The festival, now in its 4th year, is for all interests and ages and most events are free. The 2017 festival will build on the success of DESIGN Canberra 2016, which saw over 69,000 people attend, almost tripling previous attendance records.

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO PARTICIPATE – LIVING ROOMS PROGRAM

Living Rooms is the DESIGN Canberra showcase of the best new architectural projects in Canberra. It focuses on domestic architecture and opens homes to the public on each Sunday of the festival. It was the breakout program of 2016, attracting over 2,800 people over four weekends. The aim of Living Rooms is to show how important good design is to day-to-day living, the value of engaging an architect and to celebrate architecture, design and craft in Canberra.

Requirements for included homes:

  • Should be designed by an architect or feature a renovation designed by an architect.

  • Should be a ‘recent’ design, not older than 10 years.

  • Must be willing and able to be open to the general public for between 1 – 2 hours on one Sunday during the festival in November (the opening date will be determined in coordinating the final selection by location, but will be one of November 12, 19 or 26).

  • Will need to be willing to host a pop-up exhibition of a craft artist or designer within the home on the open day. This is done in sympathy with the home and at a manageable scale.

  • Will require the Architect to be present at the opening of the home and willing to engage with the public about the design.

  • Will require the owner and/or architect to identify and remove, or address, any hazards prior to the opening.

  • Architects and home owners should engage to promote their involvement in the Living Rooms program through their networks and social media.

Who and what is involved:

Home owners or Architects can nominate a home for inclusion, with either acting as the main contact for DESIGN Canberra. However, the Architect should be involved in the opening of the home to the public, to engage with the public about the design.

Participants in the program will be expected to promote their participation in Living Rooms through their networks and social media.

Architects and home owners, and individual homes, may be called upon to be ‘talent’ in media for the program.

What will DESIGN Canberra do?

DESIGN Canberra festival will manage the Living Rooms program overall, including selecting and coordinating open dates and times among the nominated houses. We will work with our partner, the Australian Institute of Architects (ACT Chapter) in selecting the homes.

DESIGN Canberra will promote the Living Rooms program through the festival’s marketing and publicity.

We will provide volunteers to be present on the day the home is open and provide the signage (a sandwich board) for outside the home, as well as festival programs and some other information to have inside. As with 2016, we may park a BMW in your driveway as part of our partnership with Rolfe Classic BMW and have Holly Komorowski greet attendees as part of our partnership with home by holly.

PARTICIPATION FEE & PROMOTIONAL FLYER.

If your architectural project is selected to be part of Living Rooms, you will be asked to pay a participation fee. The fee will contribute towards a hard-copy flyer specifically for the Living Rooms program that includes (project) images and contact details for all the participating architectural practices. This is designed to capitalise on the demand for follow-up meetings with architects that emerged from attendees of the 2016 program.  The participation fee is payable on acceptance of the Expression of Interest, which will occur by 8 May. Craft ACT will provide instructions to pay the fee and it must be paid in full within 21 days of acceptance and is non- refundable. Payment of fees confirms your participation and promotion in DESIGN Canberra.

The participation fee for Living Rooms in 2017 will be $220 excluding GST for members of the Australian Institute of Architects.

For non-members of Australian Institute of Architects the fee will be $440.

Craft ACT's Accredited Professional Membership fee is $250.00, we will contact you to make payment after your application has been approved.

ASSESSMENT PROCESS

Professional craft practitioners and designers whose outstanding contributions demonstrate a high standard of artistic merit and technical skill.

Applications can be submitted throughout the year and are assessed by the Craft ACT Membership Sub-committee against the criteria set out below. Read through the APM information package, member benefits and insurance information documents available on the membership page of our website  and if necessary to contact Craft ACT at membership@craftact.org.au before submitting an application.

ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS

Criteria

  •   Artistic Merit - demonstrate excellence of artistic merit. 
  •   Innovation - demonstrate an evolution in the concepts of their work.
  •   Technical Skill - demonstrate a high standard of technical skill. 
  •   Professional Standing - submit a CV demonstrating ongoing professional activities in both your specialised field and the broader arts sector.

Eligibility 

  • Individuals whose work demonstrates a consistent, high level of artistic and technical standard are eligible to apply for Accredited Professional Membership. 
  • Applicants should have a professional approach to their work and to the business of maintaining a professional career, though it is not essential to be full time artists.
  • It is not a requirement for applicants to have undertaken formal studies. 
  • Applications are ineligible where work submitted is undergraduate work. Applications by post graduate students will be considered on a case by case basis according to prior practice.


Craft ACT is always in need of professional publication quality images of our members work, please assist us to ensure the information and images we have reflect your current practice.

Craft ACT's Associate Membership fee is $250.00, we will contact you to make payment after your application has been approved.

ASSESSMENT PROCESS

Applications are welcome anytime during the year. Ensure you meet and address the criteria requirements below and understand member benefits and insurance information. If you have questions, email membership@craftact.org.au before you submit your application. The Craft ACT Membership Sub-committee will assess and notify applicants of their status.

Eligibility 

  • Individuals whose work demonstrates a consistent, high level of artistic and technical standard are eligible to apply for Associate Membership. 
  • Applicants should have a professional approach to their work and to the business of developing and maintaining a professional career. 
  • It is not a requirement for applicants to have undertaken formal studies. 
  • Professional craft practitioners and designers seeking insurance to support their professional practices. 
  Assessment Criteria 
  • Artistic Merit - primary criterion is a demonstrated high level of artistic merit. 
  • Technical Skill - demonstrate a high standard of technical skill. 
  • Professional Standing - submit a CV demonstrating their commitment to ongoing professional activities in their specialised field.