Artists are welcome to stay for an agreed period of time either in the house or the studio – depending on availability – to create new work, develop ideas, or work on their projects. The work space will depend on artist’s project requirements. The vision is that the extraordinary beauty of the surroundings will provide a ground for professional development. The house, studio and bushland are available for all kinds of initiatives. Each project will be agreed on individually.
Proposals are welcome throughout the year – each time of year has its own beauty and creative possibilities. It is recommended that proposals are submitted well in advance.
Successful applicants are charged a subsidised residency fee. The 2013 rate is AUD$250 (plus $25 GST) per person per week for Australian artists and AUD$300 (plus $30 GST) for international artists. This includes a private room and shared living facilities, bathroom, kitchen, internet, electricity, water and artist support.
Successful applicants will be responsible for all other costs including food, transport, travel costs, insurance and art materials. They will be required to pay a refundable bond of AUD$500 prior to occupancy to cover any costs associated with damage or extraordinary cleaning.
BigCi is located on the edge of Wollemi National Park, about one hour and a half away from Sydney. Due to a remote location of the BigCi, a car is strongly recommended. Please note that BigCi does not provide transport and that the artists are responsible for making the neccesary arrangements. In cases when the artist is unable to have a car, we will provide a pick up/drop off from Richmond train station on arrival/departure and once a week transport for food shopping.
Note that there is no stipend or living allowance attached to the stay in BigCi. Interstate and overseas artists in particular should consider other ways to fund their visit.
There is a possibility of an exhibition at the end of the residency and of a presentation on the BigCi website as Resident–in–Spotlight.
To secure the booking, the residency fee including the refundable bond is payable upon the approval of the application form.
All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.
Please see BigCi Application Form Residency 2013-Australian Artists for details.
Please see BigCi Application Form Residency 2013-International Artists for details.
Events and Initiatives:
Please see BigCi Application Form Events and Initiatives 2013 for details.