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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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KINGS Artist Run acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people

Join the KINGS Artist-Run Committee!

KINGS Artist-Run are taking applications from artists, writers, arts workers, curators and art lovers to join our committee. People of all experience levels are welcome to apply.

Being on the KINGS committee will provide an opportunity to contribute to the shape, direction and program of one of Australia’s most reputable arts organisation’s. This will include developing new initiatives, support existing programs and working with a range of artists, writers and creatives. It is a great way to be involved in a community of committed, like-minded people and gain experience in the arts in a thoughtful and supportive environment.

It is a particularly exciting period, as KINGS has recently become a roaming organisation and will be presenting a range of funded projects throughout the city in 2020/2021.

Requirements for being on the committee include attending once a month meetings, and assisting with the delivery and implementation of programs.

Application Requirements

To apply please forward a one page cover letter with a relevant art and employment CV to Gallery Coordinator, Jeremy Eaton at info@kingsartistrun.org.au by midnight May 20 2020. All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview shortly after.

If you have any questions regarding being a KINGS committee member please feel free to contact Gallery Coordinator Jeremy at info@kingsartistrun.org.au

Image: ‘Soft Infrastructure’, Connie Anthes and Julia Bavyka, 2020. Photo: Chris Bowes

Constant Ecology In-Home Residency Commissions

In 2020 the various cultural, economic, environmental and global ecologies we find ourselves in are undergoing major upheavals and transformations. From the unprecedented bushfires to the global pandemic, these changes to our contingent and fragile ecology require urgent reflection and critical scrutiny. In response, four independent art organisations—BLINDSIDE, CAVES, KINGS Artist-Run and West Space—have developed Constant Ecology, a collaborative initiative that seeks to address this current moment by supporting a series of in-home residencies by artists and creatives based in Victoria.

Constant Ecology will commission eight artists to undertake a two-month, at-home residency during this period of isolation, to allow artists to think-through, unpack and creatively respond to the current ecological crisis in all of its manifestations. Each artist will be assigned a liaison who will act as a point of contact to support resident artists where appropriate. While the project is not outcomes-focused, we aim to make the lines of inquiry established by each artist accessible to a public through a range of public programs and an exhibition to take place in October – November of 2020.

 

For more information regarding the project and applying go to constantecology.com

KINGS Emerging Writers’ Program 2020

Applications are now open for the KINGS Emerging Writers’ Program (EWP) 2020.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of artists and writers, KINGS will be presenting a range of digitally based artworks, events and texts. To accompany digital exhibition outcomes the gallery is calling for writers to produce a series of texts engaging with a range of artworks presented by KINGS.

Throughout the program, each writer will receive mentoring, critical feedback, a writer fee and editorial assistance. Their final written works are then presented on the KINGS Artist-Run website. In addition to writing a piece to accompany KINGS digital exhibition program, EWP participants have the opportunity to develop a review to be published on un Extended. Through the program KINGS and un Projects are committed to working with emerging writers to develop written skills, critical voices and creative approaches to arts writing.

KINGS Artist-Run encourages submissions from diverse writers, including Indigenous Australians, queer and/or trans writers, people of colour and writers of all genders to participate in the KINGS EWP.

Application Requirements

Cover Letter: Outlining previous experience and your interest in participating in the program
Writing: 2 x 200-400 examples of previous writing
One page CV

Emailed in a single PDF to georgia@kingsartistrun.org.au by midnight on Friday, 15 May 2020.

For any further information or clarification please email Georgia Mill at georgia@kingsartistrun.org.au

Image: Georgie North, Installation of ABC at KINGS Artist-Run, 2019