Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) > Interdisciplinary Lab (Online)
The Australia Council for the Arts and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) recognise the tumultuous year for the arts in 2020 and how independent artists have been affected in a multitude of ways, including opportunities to gather and connect in a global context.
In 2021, PICA will host the first of a three-year artist exchange and professional development programme with Australian and South and Southeast Asian artists. In 2021, this will include three artist labs led by Australian artists Joel Bray and Eugenia Lim, and will focus on interdisciplinary and intercultural practice through discussion, practice sharing and workshops. The labs will be an experiment in finding innovative ways of fostering togetherness and embodied practice, even when we must remain physically separated.
The Interdisciplinary Lab is an extension of PICA’s professional development programmes led by practicing artists with access to alternative methodologies and ways of thinking and making. Under PICA’s remit to support interdisciplinary practice, this programme will foster learning, skills development and collaboration with a focus on exchange between artists living and working across the Australian and South/Southeast Asian regions.
A participation fee of $1500 AUD will be provided to each artist for a week’s worth of commitment spread across the year, with activity in March-April, August and November. The lab will support 4 Australian artists, 2 artists from South Asia and 2 artists from Southeast Asia.
2021 marks the first of a three-year engagement with the potential in later years to gather in person in Perth, when travel is again possible. Further outcomes will be dependent on the 2021 lab.
Deadline: 15 January 2021