19 September 2008

CREATIVE ARTS FELLOWSHIP - 2009 H.C. Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship - ANU, Canberra (Deadline: 31 Oct)

Call for Nominations - 2009 H.C. Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship

ANU Schools and Centres from relevant areas are invited to nominate a Visual Artist for the 2009 H.C. Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship.

In 2009 a Creative Arts Fellowship will be offered in the area of Visual Arts (including visual arts, new media film & video)

For each year the Fellowship will rotate in the following manner:
  • 2009 Visual Arts (including visual arts, new media film & video)
  • 2010 Performance (including theatre, music, dance)
  • 2011 Writing (including literature, prose, poetry, script writing)
Nominated persons should have an established reputation as an artist with a minimum of five years of professional practice. The purpose of the Fellowship is to allow the recipient to: -
  • engage in a period of uninterrupted creative work in residence at the Australian National University, to conduct research and develop new ideas.
  • contribute to the fostering of the creative arts within the University.
  • interact with the University academic community, staff, students and visitors.

The nominee should be an Australian citizen or have formal residency status and have a strong arts connection to demonstrate that the benefits of the Fellowship will contribute to the development of Australia’s contemporary culture. The Fellowship amount of $33,000 includes percentages for stipend, accommodation, travel and material costs.
The Fellow is normally expected to be in residence at the University for a maximum of five months, at least half of which should be during the teaching periods.

The H. C. Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship is administered by the Research School of Humanities (RSH) and an Advisory Committee. This Committee is chaired by the Director of RSH with representatives from the University Humanities and Creative Arts disciplines. Two independent arts specialists are also invited each year, with specific expertise to the discipline being considered.

Nominations must be supported by an academic unit of the University and the proposal must include:

  • the curriculum vitae of the nominee.
  • the contact person who agrees to undertake the organisational responsibilities in hosting the Fellowship with the RSH.
  • a description of the facilities available and the academic colleagues who may be involved with the Fellow.
  • outline of the proposed creative arts program and its duration.
  • an outline of the extent of interaction with the University community and any other connections expected to be made whilst in residence.
  • outline of the budget proposed.
  • an indication of the likely outcome of the residency.

Written nominations should be submitted by that academic unit of the University on behalf of the nominated person.

Fellowship proposals will be assessed in terms of:

  • the quality of the proposal.
  • its likely contribution to the life of the University
  • the capacity of the proposed Fellow to execute their proposal.
  • the artistic standing of the proposed Fellow.

Other considerations may include:

  • the demonstrated and active support and infrastructure available from the University academic area hosting the Fellow.
  • the potential for visibility and engagement of the proposed creative work program with the University community.
  • the potential for contact and collaboration with other parts of the University and the community.
  • the feasibility of the program.

Closing date for submissions: 31 October 2008.

Outcome notified mid November 2008. For further details visit http://rsh.anu.edu.au/fellowships/coombs/index.php or email Suzanne.Knight@anu.edu.au