The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts supports and advances the development of Queensland artists and their work through the Fresh Ground program which offers selected Queensland-based artists access to space, support, guidance and funding towards a creative development project.
Fresh Ground objectives are to:
• be responsive to the needs of Queensland professional artists
• proactively assist artists to connect with audiences
• enhance the sustainability of their practice and build capacity
• make a significant contribution to Queensland arts
We are interested in artists, arts companies or collectives that demonstrate:
Central to our support for artists is the Fresh Ground initiative, within which there are two programs: the Fresh Ground Residency program and the Fresh Ground Space program.
The Fresh Ground Residency program is designed to be responsive to the needs of artists at any stage of their career path and offers medium to long-term support to artists, which may include financial assistance; access to rehearsal spaces, technical equipment and performance venues; producing support and mentorship and assistance in the development and delivery of Strategic and Business Plans.
The Fresh Ground Space program offers access to unallocated rehearsal spaces for artists and applications will be accepted at any time.
The focus of Fresh Ground is the development of sustainable contemporary arts practice for Queensland artists, regardless of where that work is ultimately presented. It is anticipated that some works participating in Fresh Ground will feed into the programming presented here at the Judith Wright Centre. Where mutually agreed, some residencies will also develop into more long-term producing/presenting partnerships.
Applications for the Space program are accecpted on an ongoing basis.
Any queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fresh Ground Residency Program is not currently open for applications. Please check this webpage for any future announcements.
We are excited to annouce the Round 8 Fresh Ground residents for 2015/16:
Congratulations to these four artists who selected from a impressive group of applications. Thank you also to all of the artists that applied.
The Residency program has resulted in fantastic opportunities for Queensland artists, including the development of new works such as Company 2’s Sediment, Prying Eye’s White Porcelain Doll, Babushka’s Doll and Phluxus2 Dance Collective’s The Paratrooper Project. We’ve also supported artists to secure tours, such as Lisa Wilson’s national Road Works tour of Lake just to name a few.