Entries close 4pm Wednesday 3 October 2018

DESIGN Canberra 2018 is pleased to present two new national poetry awards to celebrate Canberra’s distinctive design identity and encourage people to write, publish and read poetry. 

The festival is calling for poems that celebrate and promote Canberra as a living design laboratory, a global city of design. Awards will be given to emerging poets in two categories:

· Enrico Taglietti Poetry Award

· City of Design Poetry Award

Winning poems will be displayed publicly as street stencils throughout the DESIGN Canberra festival. Because of this, poems must be a maximum of 8 lines (plus title), with each line containing no more than 10 words. Titles must not exceed 8 words.

Winning entries will be selected by a panel made up of local writers Monica Carroll and Nigel Featherstone and will be announced at a DESIGN Canberra preview event in October.

An entry fee applies of $15 per poem must be paid at the time of submission. A discounted rate of $10 per poem applies to members of the ACT Writers Centre. Entry is free for current members of Craft ACT.  You will recieve a payment link via email once you have completed your submission.

The Inaugural Design Canberra Poetry Awards are presented with the support of the University of Canberra and the ACT Writers Centre.

Prizes

The winner of each award will:

· Receive $250 

· Be published either in a special issue of Axon: Creative Explorations, or in the literary journal Meniscus 

· See their poetry in public, on an ephemeral street stencil or window installation during the 2018 DESIGN Canberra festival

· Have their poem shared on the Craft ACT, ACT Writers Centre and DESIGN Canberra social media platforms.

Up to 2 runners up in each award will:

· Be published either in a special issue of Axon: Creative Explorations, or in the literary journal Meniscus 

· See their poetry in public, on an ephemeral street stencil or window installation during DESIGN Canberra

· Have their poem shared on the Craft ACT, ACT Writers Centre and DESIGN Canberra social media platforms.


DESIGN Canberra Enrico Taglietti Poetry Award

The DESIGN Canberra Enrico Taglietti Poetry Award celebrates the work, poetics, personal style and contribution to the nation’s capital of an acclaimed architect and lover of poetry. Italian-born and trained, Enrico Taglietti is a respected Canberra architect who has made a lasting and important contribution to Canberra’s built environment. 

Taglietti first travelled to Sydney, Australia in 1955 which led to a visit to Canberra to find a site for the Italian Embassy. He fell in love with a city ‘untouched by ugliness or history . . . [with its] inhuman overwhelming silence . . . infinity and eternity revealed’, and he continues to live here today. He has designed several distinguished homes (Watson, Aranda, Cook, Hughes and Wanniassa), Giralang Primary School, Dickson Library, the Italian Club, the Apostolic Nunciature, and the War Memorial’s Mitchell Annexe. 

In 2007, Taglietti was awarded Australia’s most prestigious architecture prize — the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) Gold Medal for Architecture. The architect’s distinct and highly personal design character is expressed through his use of unusual sculptural shapes and angles, cantilevered planes of roof and deck, and concrete. His contribution is significant, as is his attachment to our city. Taglietti’s thoughtful detailing, aesthetics and sense of place have helped to shape Canberra. 

DESIGN Canberra City of Design Poetry Award

Design is in Canberra’s DNA. From the time of the Griffins’ visionary design a century ago, to iconic experimental architecture of the 1950s and 60s and the ANU art school’s focus on craftsmanship of the designer-maker, through to contemporary and sustainable developments today, Canberra has been — and always will be — a living design laboratory. 

We are seeking new poetry which responds to Canberra’s distinctive design identity. Geometry is the theme of this year’s DESIGN Canberra program, referencing Canberra’s distinctive form. Triangles, concentric circles and arcs connect major avenues and underlie the city’s early planning. Geometry is everywhere we look: inscribed on the earth, in our buildings and our city’s plan. 

About the Judges

Nigel Featherstone is an Australian writer of adult fiction. His new novel, Bodies of Men, will be published by Hachette Australia in early 2019.

In 2014 the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium commissioned Nigel to write the libretto for an original song cycle, with the music composed by James Humberstone from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music; this work, titled The Weight of Light, was developed by The Street Theatre in Canberra and had its world premiere in March 2018. Critics have called the production ‘A gem of a song cycle’ (Canberra Times), ‘An enthralling visual and aural experience’ (Australian Arts Review), and ‘A beautiful show – highly moving’ (Whispering Gums).

Monica Carroll investigates space and writing, poetry and empathy through phenomenology. Her widely published prose and poetry have been awarded nationally and internationally. She is also a creativity consultant for Magic and Medicine Textiles and The ClearThink Institute and she manages the Australian Artists' Book project Pretext. 

About the journals

Axon: Creative Explorations is the University of Canberra’s free online journal that publishes writing and images that express or are about creativity and the creative process. 

Meniscus is an online, free access literary journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs for high quality, innovative poetry, short fiction, and creative essays. 


Eligibility

· Each poem may be submitted in only one category. The competition will accept a maximum of two (2) poems per person. Any entries in excess of two (2) poems will be invalid and no refund will be given. 

· All submissions must be made via Submittable. Emailed or posted entries will not be accepted.

· Entries must be received by 4pm Wednesday 3 October 2018.  Late entries will not be accepted.

· An entry fee applies of $15 per poem must be paid at the time of submission. A discounted rate of $10 per poem applies to members of the ACT Writers Centre. Entry is free for current members of Craft ACT. Please be very sure about your membership status before you apply. An incorrect entry fee will render your entry invalid.

· By entering this competition, you give permission for your poem to be published in print and other formats as outlined in the list of prizes above if it wins or is highly commended. We will notify you if your poem is to be published.

· The winners will be announced at a DESIGN Canberra preview event in mid-October 2018. A shortlist may be released prior to the announcement.

· Current staff and board members of the ACT Writers Centre and Craft ACT are ineligible for consideration in the DESIGN Canberra Poetry Awards.

· This award may be cancelled at any time at the discretion of Craft ACT. In the event of cancellation, entry fees will be reimbursed.

Terms and conditions 

· Entries must not have been previously published or won a prize in another competition.

· Entrants must be aged 16 or over at the time of entering the competition.

· Please do not place your name or other distinguishing feature on the manuscript document.

· Competition entry fees must be paid on the submittable site at the time of entry. 

· Competition entries must be in the following formats: .docx, .rtf .pdf

· Entrants must retain a copy of their entry 

· Entrants warrant that: (i) they have personally created their entry and own all rights to it; (ii) all related intellectual property belongs to the entrant; and (iii) the entry does not violate any laws of any country or infringe upon another party's trademark or copyright. Entrants indemnify the Prize and its Administrators against any loss or damages resulting from a breach of this warranty.

· No changes will be permitted once an entry has been submitted.

Copyright, moral rights, privacy, and liability

· Copyright in the poem(s) remains with the authors.

· By submitting an entry, the winner, runner-up and all longlisted entrants grant a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-commercial licence, in perpetuity to the Prize Administrators (Craft ACT) to (i) permit it to publish the entry in either Axon or Meniscus journals, as a graphic intervention, in print and on the Craft ACT website; and (ii) permit it to record and broadcast the public readings of any published entries, online and in any other media, for a period of 3 years from the date that the poem was submitted to the Prize, without fee, for the purpose of promoting Design Canberra and the ACT Writers Centre.

· A poem must be available to be published in the Axon or Meniscus journals to be eligible to win first or second prize or to be shortlisted. Refusal by an entrant to accept the Prize or to allow publication will disqualify the entry from eligibility. 

· If we publish or use a longlisted poem we will always acknowledge the entrant as the author.

· We will not modify or edit the work without the permission of the author.

· By entering the Prize, you guarantee that the personal information you provide is accurate. Personal information will only be used in administering the Prize. When you provide this information you consent to it being used for this purpose. 

· Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, the Administrators (including its respective officers, employees and agents) are not responsible for and exclude all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Administrators' control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Administrators) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Administrators; and (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions.

Geometry in the City

Entries Close 4pm, Wednesday September 19

Established or emerging designers and artists living in the Canberra region are invited to submit geometry-inspired designs to activate the city centre during DESIGN Canberra 2018. 

The graphic intervention program will build on the popularity of DESIGN Canberra’s 2017 collaboration with local artist Jodie Cunningham in Civic Square. Based on this successful pilot, we will expand the interventions throughout the city to include two new ground artworks and 10 artworks to be printed onti CBD windows. Artists are welcome to submit entries into one or both categories for the opportunity to have their works seen by thousands of people over the duration of the festival. Entries in one category may be also be considered for the other category if suitable.

The DESIGN Canberra 2018 Graphic Interventions project aims to activate and beautify the city centre for the duration of the festival from 5-25 November 2018.

Entries will be selected by a panel of Canberra based arts professionals made up of

Jodie Cunnningham: artist, designer and winner of the 2017 DESIGN Canberra graphic interventions program

Daniel Edwards: Canberra based textile artist and designer

Rachael Coghlan: CEO of Craft ACT Craft + Design Centre

Entry is free for current members of Craft ACT. A $15 fee per entry applies for non-members.  You will recieve a link to pay your fees via email on submission of your entry.


Ground installation proposal specifications

· 2 sites have been identified for installation of the ground interventions. These are Civic Square and the intersection of Peitrie Plaza and Bunda Street. Artists are invited to respond directly to these sites in their application.

· Selected designs can have a painted surface area of no more than 200m2, and proposals should take this into account.

· Artists should submit their design as a PDF file and may also submit a mock-up of the design in-situ.

· 2 works will be selected for installation – one in each location. Successful artists will receive a $500 cash prize as well as professional installation and removal of their design and project management of this process (approximate value $4200 per installation). Artists will also receive copies of professional photographs of their installation taken during DESIGN Canberra.

· Ground installations will be installed with non-toxic, non-slip paints and will be removed using a scrubber, high pressure cleaner, blowers, and green cleaning products.

Window installation proposal specifications

· Selected designs will be installed in windows of 10 businesses in the Canberra CBD. These sites will be negotiated by DESIGN Canberra with artists and local business owners.

· Up to 10 designs will be selected for installation. Each winner will receive a $200 cash prize as well as professional production, installation and removal of their design as a window installation, and project management of this process (approx. $550 value per design). Artists will also receive copies of professional photographs of their installation taken during DESIGN Canberra.

· Designs will be digitally printed onto adhesive vinyl for installation 

Designs in both categories will also be eligible for the people’s choice awards which will be announced at the close of the 2018 DESIGN Canberra Festival (prizes TBA)

 This project is made possible through funding from the ACT Government through the City Renewal Authority City Grants Program

For more information, contact Michele Grimston, Programs Manager at Craft ACT on programs@craftact.org.au or 6262 9333

 
 

 Terms and conditions 

1. Entries must not have been previously published or won a prize in another competition.

2. Entrants must be aged 16 or over at the time of entering the competition.

3. Please do not place your name or other distinguishing feature on the design document.

4. Competition entry fees must be paid at the time of entry. 

5. Competition entries must be in pdf format

6. Entrants must retain a copy of their entry 

7. Entrants warrant that: (i) they have personally created their entry and own all rights to it; (ii) all related intellectual property belongs to the entrant; and (iii) the entry does not violate any laws of any country or infringe upon another party's trademark or copyright. Entrants indemnify the Prize and its Administrators against any loss or damages resulting from a breach of this warranty.

8. No changes will be permitted once an entry has been submitted.

9.  Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission in mid-October, and successful applicants may be asked to supply further information and images for marketing and communications purposes. 


Eligibility

1. All submissions must be made via Submittable. Emailed or posted entries will not be accepted.

2. The competition will accept a maximum of two (2) designs per artist. Any entries in excess of two (2) designs will be invalid and no refund will be given. 

3. Entries must be received by 4pm Wednesday 19 September 2018. Late entries will not be accepted.

4. An entry fee of $15 per design applies (free for current members of Craft ACT). Please be very sure about your membership status before you apply. An incorrect entry fee will render your entry invalid.

5. By entering this competition, you give permission for your design to be published in print and other formats as outlined in the list of prizes above if it wins or is highly commended. We will notify you if your design is selected.

6. The winners will be announced at a DESIGN Canberra preview event in mid-October 2018. A shortlist may be released prior to the announcement.

7. Current staff and board members of Craft ACT are ineligible for consideration in the DESIGN Canberra Graphic Interventions competition

8. This award may be cancelled at any time at the discretion of Craft ACT. In the event of cancellation, entry fees will be reimbursed.

9. Craft ACT also reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of submissions approved for production depending on budget and quality of submissions received.

 
 

Copyright, moral rights, privacy, and liability

1. Copyright in the design(s) remains with the artist.

2. By submitting an entry, the winner, runner-up and all longlisted entrants grant a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-commercial licence, in perpetuity to the Prize Administrators (Craft ACT) to (i) permit it to publish the entry as a graphic intervention, in print and on the Craft ACT website; and (ii) permit it to record and broadcast the selected entries, online and in any other media, for a period of 3 years from the date that the design was submitted to the Prize, without fee, for the purpose of promoting Design Canberra and Craft ACT.

3. A design must be available to be published as a graphic intervention to be eligible to win first or second prize or to be shortlisted. Refusal by an entrant to accept the Prize or to allow publication will disqualify the entry from eligibility. 

4. If we publish or use a longlisted design we will always acknowledge the entrant as the artist.

5. We will not modify or edit the work without the permission of the artist.

6. By entering the Prize, you guarantee that the personal information you provide is accurate. Personal information will only be used in administering the Prize. When you provide this information you consent to it being used for this purpose. 

7. Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, the Administrators (including its respective officers, employees and agents) are not responsible for and exclude all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Administrators' control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Administrators) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Administrators; and (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions.

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

Accredited Professional members are professional craft practitioners and designers whose outstanding contributions demonstrate a high standard of artistic merit and technical skill who have local, national and international experience and standing.

The Craft ACT Membership Sub-committee will assess and notify applicants of their status within four weeks, if you require your application to be expedited please get in touch

Please 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

Associate Members are emerging and established professional craft practitioners and designers who have strong local experience and engagement. 

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 within four weeks, if you require your application to be expedited please get in touch.

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. 

Calling aspiring curators, practitioners, and craft and design lovers!


We are seeking expressions of interest from individuals with a passion for craft and design to join our small dedicated team, delivering DESIGN Canberra 2018. 


Volunteering for DESIGN Canberra is a great way to see exhibitions and events come together, meet people and get involved in the local Canberra craft and design community. It is a great environment to learn new skills and build your resume. There are a range of different projects, offering different hours and flexibility to fit in around work and life commitments. 


Curatorial volunteer opportunities and benefits include:

  • Exhibitions – assist with mounting and de-mounting exhibitions
  • Visitor services – greeting audiences, providing information on the festival
  • Free tickets to attend VIP events and exhibition openings
  • Hands on experience and behind the scenes insights into exhibitions and festivals
  • Letter of reference to support future job applications


Register your interest via the online form

If you have any questions, please contact Kate: designcanberra@craftact.org.au

Craft ACT