We are looking for our first recipient of the Bank of Melbourne Collingwood Residency. This will be awarded to an individual or small enterprise of between 2-4 people and comprises of:

— Dedicated 42sqm space for 12 months’ in Melbourne’s newest cultural precinct in the heart of Collingwood;

— $10,000 in financial support from Bank of Melbourne;

— Mentoring from relevant, leading figures in business and the arts.

The Residency is an opportunity for up-and-coming individuals or small organisations to expand, diversify or develop their creative enterprise.

Who is the Bank of Melbourne Collingwood Residency for?

From fashion designers to screen composers, projection artists, ceramicists or a brand new interdisciplinary practice with a commercial angle, the Residency is open to anyone who wants to develop their creative work into a financially sustainable enterprise.

We’re looking for ideas and people with proven potential who need financial, creative and professional support to take the next step.

Key dates

21 June 2019 | Applications open
2 August 2019 | Applications close
Mid-August 2019 | Shortlisted applicants notified
September 2019 | Resident/s selected
October 2019 | Resident/s announced
January 2020 | Residency starts

Applications have now closed.

Judging Panel

Callum Morton | Artist & Professor of Fine Arts, Monash University
Callum Morton is a well-established Melbourne artist with a significant international profile who works with architecture, modernism and the emotional and social impact of built spaces. He represented Australia at the 2007 Venice Biennale with a scale model of his childhood home, designed and built in the 1970s in a modernist style by his architect father. His work is held in numerous national and international collections. In 2011 he was appointed Practice Professor of Fine Art at Monash Art Design and Architecture where he is also Director of MAP (Monash Art Projects).
Lucy Feagins | Founder & Editor of The Design Files
Founded in early 2008 by Lucy Feagins, The Design Files is Australia’s most popular design blog, and champions Australian creativity in all its forms – from architecture and interiors to art, craft, landscape design and more. In addition to her role as editor of The Design Files, Lucy Feagins is a weekly columnist in Domain (Fairfax), and a Board member at TarraWarra Museum of Art.
Michelle Winzer | Chief Executive, Bank of Melbourne
Michelle was appointed Bank of Melbourne’s Chief Executive in 2017. She leads a team of more than 1,000 passionate Victorians who deliver exceptional service to over half a million customers through an extensive branch network across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. With 30 years’ experience in banking and financial services, Michelle has held executive roles in retail banking, business banking, customer service and operations at Westpac, Bankwest and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Michelle holds a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School, during which she received the Egon Zehnder Leadership Award for her exceptional ability to guide and inspire others. She is a member of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Executive Council. Michelle is passionate about customer service, diversity and inclusion.
Marcus Westbury | CEO, CAP
Marcus Westbury is the inaugural CEO of Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd that is leading the development of the Collingwood Arts Precinct in Melbourne. He is also the founder of the multi award-winning Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia projects that has reopened more than a hundred vacant properties to creative and community uses across Australia. Marcus has been a writer, media maker, festival director and the founder and manager of multiple arts events, community projects and social enterprises across Australia. He is the author of Creating Cities (Niche Press, 2015) and has been the writer and presenter of the ABC TV series Bespoke and Not Quite Art.
Jason Yeap OAM | External Advisory Member, Bank of Melbourne Asian Business Council
Mr Yeap is a Malaysian-born property developer, lawyer and philanthropist. He is currently the Chairman of Mering Corporation and Director of the Tipperary Station Group. He has served on a number of advisory boards and committees, including the Trade and Investment Policy Advisory Council with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, University of Melbourne., Monash University and University of Swinburne. He was appointed a trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in June 2005, reappointed in 2008 and 2011, and made Chairman of the NGV Foundation in 2012. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in June 2010 for service to the arts, particularly through the NGV, and to the community. Mr Yeap has served as a council member of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) from 2014 to 2018. In 2013, he was named an Ambassador of The Australia Day Ambassador Program, and a year later he was announced as a Patron of Multicultural Arts Victoria.
James Tutton | Founding Board Member, CAP & Entrepreneur
James Tutton works across a portfolio of complementary executive and non-executive positions in the property, mental health, arts, education, finance and business spheres. He is the founding board member of CAP. In 2012, James and fellow entrepreneur Jane Martino founded not-for-profit Smiling Mind, now Australia’s largest mindfulness meditation training program. Smiling Mind has a deep and engaged user base which is reflected by the 3,500,000 downloads of its app, presence on the curriculum of more than 10,000 schools, a workplace program that operates in companies like IBM, Google, Lend Lease and Twitter.
Ashley Gray | Head of Brand & Marketing, Bank of Melbourne
As Bank of Melbourne’s Head of Brand & Marketing, Ash is responsible for the bank’s end to end brand, marketing, media and advertising activities. A strategic and dynamic leader, he was recently recognised as one of the 2019 AFR BOSS Top 10 Young Executives in Australia. He was formerly the Head of Youth & Millennial Markets at Westpac Group and Head of Innovation, Strategy and Digital at the St.George Banking Group. In 2013, Ash was selected to be part of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Shaper Community, a network of young people who are exceptionally driven to make a contribution to their communities. Through this role, he was at the forefront of social change trends not only in Australia but globally.

The Fine Print

The Bank of Melbourne Collingwood Residency is a partnership between Bank of Melbourne and Collingwood Arts Precinct. The Residency will be extended to one recipient (organisation or individual) who demonstrates the capacity to use the opportunity to their full potential and to contribute to the quality and diversity of cultural and artistic activity of Collingwood Arts Precinct.

Terms and Conditions
Applications are subject to the following conditions of entry and applicants must agree to these as part of lodging an application for the Residency.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age and live in Victoria.

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Joint applications for collaborative projects by more than one artist are eligible (up to a maximum of four individuals). Applicants agree that the Residency will not increase in length or value should a joint application be awarded the Residency.

The $10,000 must be used by the Resident to deliver the Proposal agreed with Bank of Melbourne and CAP Ltd.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified in August 2019 and the successful applicant (Resident) will be notified in September 2019 before the public announcement in October 2019.

The Resident must enter into separate agreements with (i) Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd; and (ii) Westpac Banking Corporation. The agreements will cover arrangements for taking up residency within the Collingwood Arts Precinct, payment, reporting requirements and other obligations. The Resident must comply with these agreements and any associated benefits are conditional on complying with these agreements.

CAP Ltd will provide the Resident with 24 hour access to the space inclusive of electricity outgoings for average office use. The tenancy excludes fitout, furniture, external signage, computer and phone line which (to the extent required) must be provided by the Resident.

The Resident will be obliged to make use of the space and have an active presence at CAP.

The Resident will make themselves available for marketing and agree to work with CAP Ltd and Bank of Melbourne to ensure an ongoing public presence in regard to the Residency.

The Residency must be taken up and completed within the allocated 12 months and cannot be postponed.

The Resident will be required to complete a report at the completion of the Tenancy, which will be a self-assessment against their Proposal. There may also be an informal reporting requirement throughout the Residency which will take the form of a short, conversational meeting. Further details of the completion report are provided in the agreement with Bank of Melbourne.

Where appropriate the Resident will acknowledge the Residency and its contributions in the formation of any major work developed or presented in the 12 months following the Residency.

Whilst CAP Ltd will make every effort to ensure that the space is available from early January; delays in the redevelopment may impact the Commencement Date.

The Judging Panel’s decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.