Redbubble residency: applications open now

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Published:  October 14, 2015
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Calling all independent artists! Need a space to work in and gain inspiration from? Want to connect with the who’s who of the industry here? Want to build and grow your body of work? You might just have all of these and more through the Redbubble Artist Residency Program. The added benefit? You will be paid throughout this residency period. Now this isn’t an opportunity to be missed.

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Creative marketplace Redbubble, which aims to support the Melbourne creative community, has opened the applications for its third residency program in Melbourne. Applications for the six-month program will close on 31 October and there are some grueling selection processes before the final three artists can embark on the program in February next year.

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“The Redbubble Artist Residency Program allows emerging independent artists to work collaboratively in the physical and online creative community of Redbubble. The six month paid residency lets artists create a body of work to exhibit at our biannual Made in House show. Each artist brings a unique style and experience to the office, and having these artists work within our space gives everyone at the company a chance to connect tangibly with our ethos,” says Redbubble marketing and programming manager Ana Kresina.

The selected three artists will be provided with their own space available seven days a week, the opportunity to help transform Redbubble’s newest creative space, along with an exhibition showcasing the work produced after the residency concludes. All work created during the residency will be available on the site on a range of products for purchase, allowing people from all over the world to watch as your work transforms.

CreatureCreature- Abrose and Chanel 2Apart from the obvious perks, the biggest draw from the program is the guaranteed the support and encouragement that independent artists need, past residents Chanel Tang and Ambrose Rehorek of Creature Creature tells desktop. “The most important part of the experience was just the enthusiasm of the whole company of just being who we are and doing what we do. It’s very rare as an artist to get this kind of absolute encouragement and support.”

“We did not have a clear plan or structure of what we wanted to do and achieve during the residency at the get-go. Looking back, maybe we should have because the time passed so fast! But what we did take away from it, which we were hoping to, was just to be within the Redbubble family and history. We still have strong ties and relationships which them since the residency,” they added.

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Applications for the Redbubble Artist Residency Program is now open until 31 October. For more information, click here.

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