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Project Space Applications Project Space Applications

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.

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.

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.


 

OPEN CALL #1

Applications due: 30 January 2022

Exhibition 1: 11 June — 3 July 2022

Exhibition 2: 7 – 31 July 2022

 

Open Call #1, corresponding to Southern Kaantju/Umpila artist Naomi Hobson’s solo photographic installation in our main gallery, invites proposals that explore identity, family and community through photographic and screen based media.

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

 

OPEN CALL #2

Applications due: 13 February 2022

Exhibition 1: 13 August — 4 September

Exhibition 2: 8 September — 2 October

 

Happening con-currently to an exhibition pairing Sydney-based artist Min Wong and US artist Shana Moulton, Open Call #2 invites proposals that respond to themes of self-care, mysticism, the wellness industry and the quest for spirituality.

 

OPEN CALL #3

Applications due: 10 April 2022

Exhibition 1: 15 October — 6 November

Exhibition 2: 10 November —  4 December

 

Hosted within our first ever long-term socially engaged project, Open Call # 3 invites proposals that explore the practice of deep listening, First Nations languages, connection to Country and intergenerational knowledge exchange.

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


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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