The Australia Council is calling for Expressions of Interest
from established Australian visual artists who wish to develop their practice through
a residency at the American Academy in Rome.
Offered through the generous support of the Mordant Family, the
Fellowship is open to visual artists with a significant track record of exhibitions in public
institutions and galleries.
This prestigious Fellowship will allow the
successful artist to spend two months in Rome as part of the American
Academy’s Affiliated Fellowship Program. Established in 1894, the Academy is the oldest American
overseas centre for independent study and advanced research in the arts and
Council CEO Tony Grybowski said the Fellowship was a wonderful opportunity for an
Australian visual artist to develop their practice in a broader context and build
invaluable international networks by working alongside artists and scholars from all over the world.
Australia Council is extremely
grateful for the continued and generous support of Catriona and Simon Mordant AM
which makes this possible. The Fellowship has been a great success in its inaugural
year, demonstrating beautifully how co-investment can expand the opportunities available
to Australian artists,” Mr Grybowski said.
Fellowship for an Australian visual artist at the American Academy in Rome is
an extraordinary opportunity for an artist to immerse themselves with the best
scholars from around the world to advance their practice. We were overjoyed by
the quality of the applications for the inaugural Fellowship in 2017 and are
excited to see the applications for the 2018 Fellow. We are delighted to be
partnering with the Australia Council in creating this opportunity," Simon
Mordant AM said.
Expressions of Interest are
now open and will close on 21 November 2017.
Applicants must outline their plan of activity whilst in Rome and how the residency will
further their professional and artistic practice development.
Applicants are encouraged
to review the criteria on the Australia Council’s website.
The 2017 Fellow and
inaugural recipient is leading Australian photographer, video and installation
artist Lynne Roberts-Goodwin. Ms
Roberts-Goodwin is available for interviews.
The 2018 Mordant Family/Australia Council
Fellow will be announced in late January.
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