Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Splendid 2010

Deadline: April 6, 2010 by 5pm (POSTMARK)

Splendid 2010
Splendour in the Grass
Arts Lab
Lismore, NSW and
Woodford, QLD
29 July to 13 August, 2010

Can you excite, challenge and inspire an audience of 30,000 at Splendour in the Grass?

Splendid 2010 is seeking the next generation of fearless young and emerging artists to participate in a two week intensive residency to conceptualise and create work for festival audiences.

Splendid offers participating artists opportunities to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment that encourages critical thinking and experimentation.

Splendid is open to young and emerging artists (under 30 years or in the first 5 years of their practice) who work in the visual arts, theatre, dance, design, installation, architecture, digital media, sound, text, community arts and other creative pursuits.

The Splendid 2010 program includes a residential Arts Lab, mentorship and opportunities to tour your work to major festivals around the world. Collaborations and ideas conceived in the Arts Lab will enter a 6 month consultation and development period. Project proposals will then be submitted for inclusion in the Splendour in the Grass 2011 arts program and other promotional opportunities.

The Arts Lab will take place over 2 weeks in Lismore, NSW and at Splendour in the Grass Woodford, QLD. The Lab will be facilitated by leading local and international artists and provocateurs, guided by a curatorium and supported by specialised production personnel.

Successful applicants to the 2010 Splendid program will:

• Attend a residential Arts Lab exploring cross-artform and interdisciplinary arts practices as part of a group of 8 young and emerging artists from 29 July to 13 August, 2010.
• Acquire skills in cross-artform collaboration and designing large scale site specific artworks.
• Attend Splendour in the Grass festival 2010.
• Have an opportunity to produce new work for Splendour in the Grass 2011.
• Receive support in developing a creative product that can be marketed to other festivals, events and performances across Australia and internationally.
• Participate in artist talks and forums.
• Receive an honorarium, accommodation, travel and incidentals.

Successful applicants will be expected to attend the Splendid Arts Lab from 29 July to 13 August, 2010 be available to work on collaborative ideas developed during the Arts Lab from July to December 2010, plus submit a proposal to the Curatorium for inclusion in the Splendour in the Grass Arts Program and be available for networking and promotional opportunities.

Splendid is a Lismore Regional Gallery project in partnership with Splendour in the Grass, NORPA, and Arts Northern Rivers. Splendid is an Opportunities for Young and Emerging Artists Initiative (OYEA) assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Visit website to download entry form and view complete details:

For all enquiries please contact the Splendid Producer, Carli Leimbach, on 02 6622 2209 or email

Splendid 2010
Lismore Regional Gallery
PO Box 23A
Lismore NSW 2480