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

Apply now

Submit your application before midnight on the 2nd August 2019

How do I apply?

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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.