Nebula

Nebula is an opportunity for regionally based visual artists to attend a three-day intensive program of workshops, forums, talks and networking opportunities centred upon strengthening professional arts practice.

The program aims to nurture and extend creative arts practices and build skills and knowledge that will help recipients take the next steps in their career and expand their field of opportunities.

Successful recipients will join seven other practitioners in Adelaide during the 2023 SALA Festival with the view to cultivate relationships between artists from South Australia’s regional areas, as well as with metro-based artists, gallery directors and curators.

Previous years have programmed events such as writing workshops, gallery visits and curator talks, social media and online profile, creative development opportunities, networking events, and grants and funding.

The full program will be finalised following the selection of the final participants. Upon applying, applicants will be required to identify areas of professional practice that they most want to gain new skills and knowledge in.

Attendance is free.

Hear Lauren Mustillo (Country Arts SA Visual Arts Manager) and Janelle Amos (2021 Nebula Recipient) speak about this hothouse experience below.

Who can apply?

Nebula could be for you if you:

  • Are an artist based in regional South Australia
  • Are an emerging artist or in the early stages of your arts career
  • Are wanting to push your career forward and understand the breadth of opportunities available to you
  • Are hungry to develop your professional skills and knowledge
  • Can demonstrate an ongoing commitment to your arts practice
  • Have a desire to engage in conversation with other artists and build a network with some of SA’s leading arts professionals
  • Are ready to share your experiences and understanding of being an artist based in regional South Australia with your peers
Eligibility

You must be a resident of regional South Australia to be eligible for this opportunity. You can check if your place of residence is considered regional here https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/health-workforce-locator/health-workforce-locator#hwc-map (select ‘ASGS Remoteness Areas 2016’ box and search your address)

Employees of Country Arts SA and their family members are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Key dates
  • Program dates: 9am, Wednesday 16 – 5pm, Friday 18 August 2023. Applicants are expected to attend the full three days of programming.
  • Expressions of interest close: Monday 5 June 2023, 5pm
  • Applicants notified of outcome: Friday 23 June 2023
How do I apply?

Applications can be made via the online form on the Country Arts SA website.

In your application you will need to:

  • Provide details about your current artistic practice and experience
  • Describe what you hope to gain from participating in Nebula 2023 and how you see it benefitting your career goals
  • Demonstrate previous commitment to your professional artistic practice to-date
  • Attach your proof of address
  • Attach a single page CV
  • Include up to 5 images of your work with and a corresponding artwork list with captions for each artwork (images can be attached individually or provided via a link to a Dropbox folder)
  • Indicate the amount of travel assistance you are eligible for

Country Arts SA encourages applications from individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. If you would prefer to submit an application in a different format please contact our Visual Arts Manager, Lauren Mustillo ([email protected] | 0428 106 160 | (08) 8444 0416. We can accommodate video applications and other types of submissions by negotiation.

Application assessment and selection

Selection will be made by a panel of industry experts and awarded based upon the merit of the application and the impact the program stands to have on the applicant’s career.

Where and when

Nebula is held in Adelaide during the 2023 SALA Festival and is programmed to coincide with key SALA events as well as the Country Arts SA 2023 Breaking Ground Award exhibition outcome.

What does Country Arts SA provide?
  • Country Arts SA will provide successful applicants accommodation in Adelaide for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights
  • The cost of at least one shared meal as part of the program
  • Travel assistance to support travel to and from the recipients place of residence at the beginning and close of the program
  • A $300 contribution towards meal costs while in Adelaide
What else do I need to know?
  • Recipients will need to arrange their own travel to and from their place of residence at the beginning and close of the program (e.g. book their own flights, arrange vehicle use etc.)
  • Country Arts SA has endeavoured to schedule all programmed activities within walking distance of the accommodation. Recipients will need to cover costs of any transport extraneous to the Nebula program while they’re in Adelaide
  • Country Arts SA makes $300 contribution towards meals, with recipients covering the remainder of their meal expenses over the three days
  • Successful applicants are expected to attend the full three days of programming and should be prepared to contribute meaningfully to all activities and workshops
Travel assistance

Successful applicants are eligible for travel assistance. Travel assistance will be calculated in the following manner, based on your residential address:

  • $700 travelling over 900kms return (incl. Port Lincoln, Roxby Downs, Ceduna, APY Lands)
  • $600 travelling 500 – 900kms return (incl. Mt Gambier, Whyalla, Pt Augusta, Riverland)
  • $400 travelling 250 – 500 kms return (incl. Coorong, Port Pirie, Yorke Peninsula)
  • $200 travelling less than 200kms return (Barossa, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Murray Bridge)

Payment of travel assistance and meal contribution will be made to successful applicants upon receipt of a tax invoice, which should include the full payment amount, the recipients ABN, or statement by supplier form where the recipient doesn’t have an ABN.

Who do I contact about my application?

Lauren Mustillo, Visual Arts Manager
2 McLaren Parade, Port Adelaide SA 5015
[email protected]
0428 106 160 | (08) 8444 0416

More in visual arts

  • Breaking Ground

    The Country Arts SA Breaking Ground Award sets out to elevate and accelerate the careers of South Australian regional artists by providing the support to push the boundaries of their practices into new and uncharted territory.

  • Nebula

    Nebula is an opportunity for regionally based visual artists to attend a three-day intensive program of workshops, forums, talks and networking opportunities centred upon strengthening professional arts practice.

  • Catapult

    From 2021 – 2023 Country Arts SA is partnering with Guildhouse to provide regional visual artists with essential funding and support to further their artistic practice through a meaningful mentorship through their Catapult program.

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