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Applications are open for the Cement Fondu Project Space.

 

We are currently accepting proposals to hire out the Project Space between June and December 2022 for the presentation of exciting new works and ideas.

 

The Project Space is curated to complement Cement Fondu’s main exhibitions and focuses on live, experimental, social, immersive and evolving exhibitions. We encourage activations, such as workshops and performances. The space is for artists at all stages of their careers who want to expand their practice and explore new ways of working while creating high-quality outcomes and experiences.

 

At points throughout the year, we open the space up to applicants to respond to themed call-outs, hiring the space for a fee of $1100 (incl. GST.) Cement Fondu waives the Project Space hire fee for First Nations artists and collectives to encourage participation.

 

Successful applicants receive:

  • A 3-4 week exhibition in the Cement Fondu Project Space
  • Access to available Cement Fondu’s equipment and resources
  • Marketing and communications support
  • Installation support
  • Exhibition invigilation

Proposals from artists, curators, performers and collectives working in any creative background are welcome and we encourage First Nations and LGBTIQA+ artists to apply. Successful proposals will be selected to complement the themes explored in our main gallery program, as outlined below.

 

Applications are due: 31 March 2022, midnight



OPEN CALL #1

 

Exhibition 1: 11 June — 3 July 2022
Exhibition 2: 7 – 31 July 2022

 

Open Call #1 invites proposals that explore identity, family and community through photographic and screen based media.

 

Open Call #1 exhibition will correspond with Southern Kaantju/Umpila artist Naomi Hobson’s solo photographic installation in our main gallery.

 

Applications from First Nations artists are strongly encouraged, for whom the hire fee is waived.

 

OPEN CALL #2

 

Exhibition 1: 13 August — 4 September
Exhibition 2: 8 September — 2 October

 

Open Call #2 invites proposals that respond to themes of self-care, mysticism, the wellness industry and the quest for spirituality.

 

Open Call #2 exhibitions will happen concurrently to an exhibition pairing Sydney-based artist Min Wong and US artist Shana Moulton.


OPEN CALL #3

 

Exhibition 1: 15 October — 6 November
Exhibition 2: 10 November —  4 December

 

Open Call # 3 invites proposals that explore the practice of deep listening, First Nations languages, connection to Country and intergenerational knowledge exchange.

 

Open Call #3 will occur alongside our first ever long-term socially engaged project led in consultation by Dharug Elders and featuring storyteller and activist Dakota Fielder and visual artist Maddie Gibbs.

 

Applications from First Nations artists are strongly encouraged, for whom the hire fee is waived.


 

How to apply

 

If you have an exciting idea for a Project Space exhibition please email hello@cementfondu.org with a 1-page proposal, including your overall concept, proposed realisation, tech requirements and ideas for activations. Please attach your bio, CV and a relevant selection of URLs or image files.

 

If you’d like assistance applying for any grants or additional funding for these projects, or would like to discuss a payment plan for the hire fee, don’t hesitate to reach out as well.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation,

the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Cement Fondu stands.

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