New Opportunities: Powerhouse Residency Program And Powerhouse Associates Program

February 21, 2024

Stefania Gertis, Jenny Kee, Iordanes Spyridon Gogos. Photo By Zan Wimberley

Powerhouse today has opened Expressions of Interest for its Residency and Associates Programs. The Programs support and invest into organisations and individuals from across the creative industries, science and technology sectors in NSW through providing subsidised spaces and collaborative opportunities.

Powerhouse Residency Program provides NSW-based practitioners and organisations across the creative industries, science and technology sectors with subsidised workspaces at Powerhouse Ultimo. Now in its sixth year, the program supports practitioners across all stages of their careers by generating collaborations between residents, researchers and the museum’s curatorial, programming and learning teams.

Powerhouse is currently home to 20 residents including internationally renowned contemporary fashion duo, Romance Was Born (Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales), Sydney independent youth radio station FBi Radio, sustainable fashion designer Iordanes Spyridon Gogos and artist, writer and researcher Cat Jones.

In 2024, practitioners working across disciplines that reflect the diversity of the Powerhouse Programs and Collection are encouraged to apply. Powerhouse will provide selected practitioners and organisations with dedicated subsidised workspaces from July 2024. Residents will also have access to the Powerhouse Research Library and Archive.

Powerhouse Associates Program enables practitioners across the creative industries, science and technology sectors to enrich their practice through collaboration across the Powerhouse.

Selected Associates will be in residence over a 12-month period to develop and deliver a program or project that contributes to the renewal of the Powerhouse. Associates will have the opportunity to identify the focus of their program across Powerhouse sites including Parramatta, Ultimo, Castle Hill and the Sydney Observatory.

Powerhouse Chief Executive Lisa Havilah said, ‘Since its inception the Powerhouse has been intrinsically connected to community and industry, supporting the development of industry and individual practice. I am looking forward to collaborating with new Residents and Powerhouse Associates joining the Powerhouse community.’

ardrum Founder Ralph van Dijk said, ‘The rich, creative culture and immersion into the Powerhouse environment has offered us the chance to innovate, push the boundaries and further explore the unlimited creative possibilities in audio.

‘During our residency, the Eardrum team embraced the opportunity to collaborate with other residents and the Powerhouse team, including curating the Powerhouse Late event ‘AI in the Arts’. A program that explored the intersection and impact of AI on creative industries, with a world-first live radio play created and performed using emerging AI generating technologies.’

Multidisciplinary artist Nell, who has been a Powerhouse resident since 2021 said, ‘Having a dedicated space to make work and being a part of this community, with access to the Powerhouse Museum’s collections and exhibitions, is incredibly enriching and exciting.’

Expressions of Interest for the 2024 Powerhouse Residency Program and the 2024 Powerhouse Associates Program are open until 5 pm, 15 March 2024.

For information about the Powerhouse Residency Program application requirements and how to submit visit powerhouse-residency. To apply to become a 2024 Powerhouse Associate visit powerhouse-associate.

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