Craft ACT's Accredited Professional Membership fee is $220.00, 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 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.

Length of accreditation

  • Length of accreditation is set to five year periods from initial accreditation.
  • Accredited Professional Members are reviewed every five years, giving artists a formal opportunity to update their documents and images.

Craft ACT's Associate Membership fee is $220.00, 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. 

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre uses the images you submit with your Accredited Professional Membership or Associate Membership application to promote your practice, please assist us to ensure the information and images we have reflect your current practice.

Expression of Interest

Craft ACT Artist-in-Residence 2017

About:

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre’s Artist-in-Residency program has been designed to allow craft practitioners and designer-makers to extend their artistic boundaries through a unique research and residency period. For 2017, we are honoured to have the Australian War Memorial as our research partner. Artists-in-residence have the use of a living and working space at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in Namagdi National Park. 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.

Dates:

Research period at Australian War Memorial

3 to 11 April 2017 with a further week 1 to 5 May 2017 following the residency period

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

12– 30 April 2017

Exhibition

October 2017 (exact dates tbc)

Research Period:

Artists will have access to the Australian War Memorial’s collections and staff during Monday to Friday only; however there is access to the research centre on the weekends.  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 Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage is a fully furnished and powered site.

Exhibition:

An offsite exhibition will take place during October 2017 to align with the Parks open day. It will be held at Rock Valley Homestead at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve or Namadgi Visitors Centre

Application process

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 Friday 14 October 2016*

*Please note that Submittble program is written in US, and therefore the expiry date is reversed and written incorrectly. Submissions close 14 October

Applicants will be notified by end of October 2016

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 2017. 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 the Australian War Memorial. 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: Craft + Design Centre 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 War Memorial
  • 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 2017
  • 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 War Memorial.