Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Federation Square and adjacent to the Southbank Arts Precinct, both the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the Ian Potter Centre foster the creative development of local and international art for visitors and artists alike. In June this year, ACMI and The Ian Potter Cultural Trust announced an exciting collaboration to foster and fund an initiative that meshes contemporary art with the moving image specifically for mid-career Australian artists – the biggest commission of contemporary moving image art over a ten year period.
As part of the initiative, The Ian Potter Cultural Trust will commission $100 000 to the successful artist whilst ACMI will function as the main form of professional, curatorial and production support, with the winning artist expected to complete a commissioned piece of innovative new work ready for exhibition at ACMI in early 2014.
The judging panel is divided into three stages. Once applications are received, they are reviewed by the esteemed judging panel which include;
- Artistic director of dance company Lucy Guerin Inc. Lucy Guerin
- Script editor and consultant, Annette Blonski.
- Director of TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria Lynn.
- Melbourne-based artist, David Rosetzky.
- Head of Arts for ABC TV, Katrina Sedgwick.
- Director and CEO of ACMI, Tony Sweeney.
Three projects are then shortlisted and those shortlisted are invited to develop their ideas into full proposals.
Applications close at 5pm Friday 14 September.
For more information including FAQS and application forms, head to movingimagecommission.org.au