Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection and Study Center

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Art form: Visual Arts

Length of residency: 1 month

Dates: September to November 2017, February to April 2018 (specific dates to be negotiated with the University)

Grant amount: $5,000

Website: http://www.kluge-ruhe.org/

This residency is open only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

The Kluge-Ruhe Collection of the University of Virginia is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the study and interpretation of Australian Aboriginal art. Its mission is to advance knowledge and understanding of Australia’s Indigenous people and their art and culture by providing a wide range of learning experiences to the University community and the public through exhibition, research and educational programs.

Residency opportunity

This is an exciting professional development opportunity which offers Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander visual artists the chance to undertake four weeks residency at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, and exhibit a collection of work.

During the residency, artists will participate actively in the life of the University. This participation can be accomplished in several ways such as working on projects with students, demonstrating work in the studio and delivering artist talks. Artists are encouraged to consider ways their residency might engage students and faculty in different disciplines. The Kluge-Ruhe Collection will build on the artist's strengths and interests to assist them in designing programs and establishing networks.

The grant is intended to cover return flights to Virginia and a stipend towards living expenses. The Kluge-Ruhe Collection will provide the following support:

  • accommodation at a guest cottage on the grounds of the museum;
  • program costs;
  • exhibition support;
  • reception and other social events; and
  • marketing and promotions.

Accommodation and workspace

The resident has access to a guest cottage on the ground of the museum, and a studio/workspace.

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