Residencies

We’re pleased to be able to offer a number of residency opportunities.

Visual Residency in Prato, Italy

Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA) in conjunction with the Monash University Prato Centre (MUPC) invite applications for the Visual Residency in Prato, Italy. Applications are welcome from established and emerging Australian creative practitioners for a new project or inquiry that relates to the Prato context. This residency has supported a number of high profile Australian practitioners, including Stuart Ringholt, Damiano Bertoli, David Rosetzky, Laresa Kosloff, Pat Foster & Jen Berean and Charlie Sofo. About our past residencies...

Monash University is Australia’s largest university, and one of the leading research universities in the world, with a mission to discover, teach and collaborate with partners to meet the challenges of the age, in service of national and international communities. The university’s commitment to excellence is enhanced through deep and extensive international collaborations. The Monash University Prato Centre Visual Residency Program encourages international engagement, through contemporary art practice and research.

A Faculty of Monash University, MADA is an open connected community of creative thinkers, makers & professional practitioners. We dissolve the boundaries between disciplines, creating new spaces to imagine real change — transforming the world around us.

MUPC is located in the 18th century Palazzo Vai, in Tuscany, just outside Florence, where it provides a strategic base for research and engagement in Europe.

The Residency offers a broad range of activities for inspiration, education and professional development. Prato is an interesting location from the perspective of migration studies, cultural studies, inter-cultural communication, and historic and contemporary economic relations and interactions. It’s home to the Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art, the Textile Museum, Renaissance art collections, and it is close to Fattoria Celle in Pistoia, home of the important Gori Collection of site-specific contemporary artworks. And Prato’s proximity to Tuscan historic sites such as Siena and Pisa (Medieval religious, intellectual, educational and arts centres) and Florence (Renaissance economic, religious, intellectual and arts centre) adds potential for visual research.

The residency aims to:

  • provide opportunities for creative practitioners to sustain and deepen their practice & research, free from the distractions and duties of daily life
  • offer and encourage engagement with institutions and industry in the Prato region
  • provide access to significant collections, exhibitions, colleagues and practitioners in Europe
  • and to encourage independent artistic thinking, experimentation and practice.

Eligibility

Applications are accepted from Australian citizens or residents with a track record of professional practice and public presentation in their field. Early and mid-career practitioners are encouraged to apply. If you have an undergraduate fine art qualification, you must have three years of practice since graduation.

Applications will not be accepted from current Monash contract or ongoing faculty members, currently enrolled Monash students, or recent fine art graduates of any program (within 3 years).

Inclusions and expectations

  • Return economy airfare (arranged by Monash)
  • Contribution to further travel, living expenses, materials and/or production costs to the value of $10,000
  • Serviced apartment in Palazzo Vai (single or double occupancy) from 1 September – 30 November 2020
  • Private studio with:
    • approx. 40 square metres
    • abundant natural light
    • white-clad walls that can be hung on
    • power points
    • Wi-Fi
    • access to PC and Mac computer labs including printing facilities
    • access to fax and photocopier via the administrative offices
  • Some general costs associated with exhibition and public presentation, e.g., promotional material, professional translation services, refreshments
  • Travel insurance for the period of the residency, which will be provided by Monash University’s Insurance Agent
  • Administrative assistance with permits for transport of artworks
  • MUPC offers professional liaison support for interactions with the local community, but applicants should be in a position to undertake their residency in a largely self-directed capacity

Notes

Studio is not suitable for major construction as there are no workshops or hand tools. The heritage-listed parquetry floor can be covered for minor works. All other services, materials and expenses, including transport of artworks, private phone arrangements, laundry, tools, etc. must be covered by the artist. It is the responsibility of the resident to inform themselves of visa requirements for Italy and to make any necessary arrangements.

Conditions

  • Give an initial public presentation either about existing work and/or the research to be undertaken during the Residency
  • Engage with the Monash Faculty of Art Design & Architecture’s semester programs
  • Public engagement opportunity, eg. workshop, lecture, exhibition (of works produced during the residency, works in progress, or existing work)
  • Monash University logo, MADA and MUPC acknowledgement must appear on works that were developed during or associated with the residency and on all related publicity material

Enquiries about the program or eligibility may be directed to: pratoresidency@monash.edu

  • July 2019: Applications open
  • September 2019: Applications close
  • December 2019: Announcement of successful applicant

Selection procedure

Normally candidates will be selected through a competitive application process. The selection committee will include the Dean of MADA (or delegate), the Head of the Department of Fine Art (or delegate), the Director of the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), and the Director of the Prato Centre.
The selection committee reserves the right to appoint by direct nomination.

All applications are assessed on the merit of their proposal, in relation to the aims and objectives of the residency program, Prato context, and the potential benefits to the applicant and the wider community. Decisions are also subject to the availability of the studio.

Submit your expression of interest now

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Monash Urban Planning and Design Visiting Fellowship

The Department of Architecture at Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA) in Melbourne, Australia announces an open call for a Visiting Fellow to contribute to the disciplines of urban planning and design. We invite applicants at all career levels including staff members on sabbatical leave, and post-doctoral and mid-career researchers from all over Australia and the world.

The Faculty of Art Design & Architecture at Monash provides a vibrant environment for interdisciplinary, critical research in architecture and urban planning, within a lively Faculty of creative researchers and practitioners. In 2018, MADA introduced a Master of Urban Planning & Design (MUPD). MUPD joins a suite of outstanding academic programs in the Faculty that strive to be relevant to contemporary global issues and sensitive to regional contexts. MADA encourages connections between art, design, architecture, urban design, and urban planning through research and teaching, as well as integrating with other disciplines to solve societal challenges. We maintain strong connections with other urban thinkers in faculties and research centres across Monash University, including the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, the Monash Sustainability Institute and the Monash Infrastructure Institute.

Within the Department of Architecture itself, research labs include the Monash Urban Laboratory, Future Building Initiative, Informal Cities Lab, and Critical Practices Research Lab. Each comprises a collective of academics, research fellows, PhD candidates, and Masters students working collegially together towards common goals. Learn more about the Department...

The Visiting Fellowship (Urban Planning and Design) is an opportunity to conduct collaborative, interdisciplinary research and undertake innovative teaching within this dynamic context. It is essential that the applicant demonstrate common interests with ongoing research in the Monash Urban Laboratory and Urban Planning & Design. There is an expectation of co-publication or working papers with staff during the Fellowship.

During the Fellowship, visitors are expected to share their work and thinking. We suggest that they undertake at least two of the following:

  • An independent research project (which may include practice-based research) which aligns with the work of at least one academic in Urban Planning & Design
  • Masterclass or workshop for staff and/or students
  • Contribution to coursework teaching program, including contributions to the studio-based curriculum of the Urban Planning & Design program
  • Collaborate on one or more publications or working papers with academic staff
  • Contribution to Masters and PhD programs and forums
  • Public event, e.g., lecture, debate, manifestation of work completed during the residency

Visiting Fellows will receive accommodation in the heart of Monash’s Caulfield campus (adjacent to the Monash University Museum of Art) and funding of up to AUD$5000 to cover travel and living expenses, pro-rated for a period ranging from three to ten weeks.

Applications will be judged according to the:

  • originality and significance of the proposed program of work
  • viability of the proposed program of work
  • compatibility or complementarity with existing research and/or teaching areas within the Monash Urban Planning and Design program,
  • proposed engagement with and collegiality with the Monash Urban Planning and Design program
  • contribution to building local and international networks within the Monash Urban Planning and Design program,
  • contribution to the strategic objectives of the Monash Urban Planning and Design program, the larger Department of Architecture, and the larger Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

We are seeking applications for Visiting Fellows to be located at Monash between March 2020 and November 2020. There is usually one Visiting Fellowship in Urban Planning and Design granted each year, although we may select more from time to time. Residencies which propose to engage with the teaching program must fall within Monash semester dates. Visits which fall within the Monash semester dates will be looked upon favourably.

The application process proceeds via two stages.

The first stage is an Expression of Interest. This should include:

  • A project proposal including:
    • project title, outline, intended outcomes,
    • the relation of the project to the applicant’s past and future research and/or teaching practice
    • the relation of the project to the UPD Program and the Urban Lab
  • CV with contact information
  • Citizenship and employment status (including whether this is a sabbatical)
  • Preferred dates and proposed duration of residency
  • Requirements for financial support and brief budget (up to AUD $5,000, dependent on distance of travel and length of stay)

Expressions of Interest are due no later than 5pm (AEST), 15 September 2019.

Selected Expressions of Interest will be invited for elaboration and refinement through a second stage process.

For enquiries, and to submit the Expression of Interest, please contact Carl Grodach via email at carl.grodach@monash.edu

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Monash Architecture Visiting Fellowship

The Department of Architecture at Monash Art Design & Architecture announces an open call for leading architectural thinkers, practitioners and teachers, to apply for a Visiting Fellowship in Melbourne. We invite applicants at all career levels including academic staff on sabbatical leave, and post-doctoral and mid-career researchers, from all over Australia and the world.

The Faculty of Art Design & Architecture at Monash provides a vibrant environment for interdisciplinary, critical and creative research in architecture and urban planning, within a lively Faculty of creative researchers and practitioners. The Department’s research work ranges from design and practice-based enquiries into pressing architectural issues, particularly in urban environments, to engagements with the history, theory and criticism of architecture, and speculative and projective approaches of design and drawing. We strive to integrate the highly conceptual with the grounded and practical; we aim to take a political and ethical position and engage with the world; we look to put architectural ideas to work.

The Department hosts four active research labs: the Monash Urban Laboratory, the Critical Practices Research Laboratory, the Informal Cities Lab, and the Future Buildings Initiative. Each comprises a collective of academics, research fellows, PhD candidates, and Masters students working collegially together towards common goals. Learn more about the Department...

The Visiting Fellowship (Architecture) is an opportunity to work within this dynamic context, to incubate new ideas, make new contacts, undertake innovative teaching, conduct independent research – and preferably all of the above.

We are particularly seeking integrations of teaching and research, innovative interdisciplinary approaches, and research which aligns with and is complementary to our research labs and academic staff. Applicants’ sub-disciplines may include:

  • Architectural design research, practice-based research, or project-led research
  • Architectural history, theory, and criticism: the architectural humanities
  • Architectural science, environmental sustainability, and building performance
  • Computational design and advanced digital design processes
  • Advanced building construction and fabrication including architectural robotics
  • Advanced and innovative Professional Practice in architecture
  • Experimental research methods and methodologies
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to architecture from adjacent or distant fields, disciplines and practices
  • And others…

During the Visiting Fellowship, researchers are expected to share their work and thinking. We suggest that they undertake at least three of the following:

  • An independent research project (including practice-based research) which aligns with the work of at least one academic and/or Research Laboratory in the Department
  • Masterclass or workshop for staff and/or students
  • Contribution to coursework teaching program - across any sub-discipline in architecture
  • Delivery of a design-make studio - producing a 1:1 construction with students
  • Contribution to Masters and PhD programs and forums
  • Collaborate on one or more publications or working papers with Monash Architecture academic staff
  • Public event, e.g., lecture, debate, manifestation of work completed during the residency

Visiting Fellows will receive accommodation in the heart of Monash’s Caulfield campus (adjacent to the Monash University Museum of Art) and funding of up to AUD$5000 to cover travel and living expenses, pro-rated for a period ranging from three to ten weeks.

Applications will be judged according to the:

  • Originality and significance of the proposed program of work
  • Viability of the proposed program of work
  • Compatibility or complementarity with existing research and/or teaching within the Monash Department of Architecture
  • Proposed engagement with and collegiality within the Monash Architecture program
  • Contribution to building local and international networks with the Monash Department of Architecture
  • Alignment with the strategic objectives of the Monash Department of Architecture, and the larger Monash Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

We are seeking applications for Visiting Fellows to be located at Monash between March 2020 and November 2020. There is usually one Visiting Fellowship in Architecture granted each year, although we may select more than one from time to time, and depending on resources. Residencies which propose to engage with the teaching program must fall within Monash semester dates. Visits which fall within the Monash semester dates will be looked upon favourably.

The application process proceeds via two stages.

The first stage is an Expression of Interest. This should include:

  • A project proposal: a brief account of what is proposed for the residency. This proposal can comprise text and images, and should include:
    • project title, outline, intended outcomes,
    • the relation of the project to the applicant’s past and future research and/or teaching practice
    • the relation of the project to the Department’s existing teaching, research, or work
    • the proposed practical, collegial engagements with the Department whilst in residence, as per the list above
  • CV with contact information
  • Citizenship and employment status (including whether this is a sabbatical)
  • Preferred dates and proposed duration of residency (cognisant of Monash term dates)
  • Requirements for financial support and brief budget (up to AUD $5,000, with final payment dependent on actual costs of travel and length of stay)

Expressions of Interest are due no later than 5pm (AEST), 15 September 2019.

Selected Expressions of Interest will be invited for elaboration and refinement through a second stage process.

For enquiries, and to submit the Expression of Interest, please contact Timothy Moore via email at timothy.moore@monash.edu

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Open Call

Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA) creative residencies are open to creative practitioners and thinkers from around the world. As a visitor you will be involved in academic life and teaching programs. This is an opportunity to incubate new ideas, undertake research or collaborate with local institutions, industry and communities. In return, we ask participants to acknowledge MADA’s contribution to any creative works associated with the residency and to participate in MADA publicity.

Residents undertake one or more of the following:

  • In-house masterclass/workshop/specific project
  • Contribution to coursework teaching program
  • Contribution to Masters and PhD programs and art forums
  • Public event, e.g., lecture, debate, expression of residency work, on-line interactive workshop

We can accommodate residences in the heart of the faculty on Monash’s Caulfield campus (adjacent to the Monash University Museum of Art) for periods ranging between 2 to 26 weeks. In some cases, we may also be able to provide airfares, materials and other resources.

Applications will be judged according to their own merits and contribution to MADA.

Submit your expression of interest now

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