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the sweet seat residency

come sit with us

image: rebecca riggs-bennet

availability: details of 2023 opportunities are expected to be announced in the new year.
residency length: 3 months
studio hours: residents have 24/7 access
residency fees: free!

incuded benefits:

  • desk space in the pvi collective office and uninterrupted time for residents to research and develop new work in a supportive environment.
  • 1 hour mentorship with a pvi team member of your choice each week
  • professional advice and networking
  • insights into pvi collective’s history, practice, research & development activities & working methodologies
  • free wifi
  • access to printer
  • amenities
  • close to public transport

we strive to provide a warm, welcoming and creative environment and will look to tailor support in relation to the successful applicant’s needs.

about the residency:  this residency would ideally suit research and development of a project or body of work. a dedicated desk in the pvi studio is provided in a supportive environment, within a hive of creative activity.

it would suit an artist at a liminal point in their career – emerging, mid-career or established, looking for time and space for inspiration. it would suit someone with a desk-based aspect to their practice.

this is an offer of a creative place to work for three months, with some mentorship time with pvi collective.

about the studio space: the residency includes access to free wifi, amenities such as printer, desk and drawers, shared kitchen and toilets. it is close to public transport.

pvi hopes to foster a collegial working environment and encourages debate and exchange with residents throughout the residency. additional provocateur support with a pvi collective artist is also available, please ask us about applicable fees.

residency support: the successful applicant will receive a letter of support if needed to apply for any funding to undertake the residency. no fees, accommodation or travel support are available.

residency location: 116 angove st, north perth is pvi collective’s studio and co-lab space. the building houses the studio and offices for the company as well the co-lab shared working space residency for artists and other creative industries.

who are we looking for? pvi is hoping to support and nurture creatively fearless makers or producers who are working in the following areas of practice:

  • the audience experience: participatory performance and immersive theatre
  • creative geekery: coding, games design and theory
  • genre busting artforms: interdisciplinary and live art practice
  • pervasive gaming: the use of mobile media
  • social engagement: creative intervention / space activation / site specific work

we are keen to support artists who are actively exploring similar fields of research and practice to enable opportunities to skill-share allowing for us all to deepen our engagement with the kind of work that keeps the fire in our bellies alight.

applications are open to local, interstate or international artists. pvi can provide successful applicants with a letter of support for any additional funding required.

expression of interest:

in your expression of interest, we’d like to know a bit about you and your practice and why you’d like to undertake this residency at this time.

please address the following as succinctly as you can:

  • outline your practice: who are you, what do you do, how long have you been doing it, why do you do it? [please refer to the “who are we looking for?” section and ensure you fit these criteria.]
  • why is this residency of interest to you? what do you think you can gain from it in terms of your practice and/or career?
  • what is the project or area of research you will work on whilst in residence?
  • is there anything else you would like us to know?
  • please include links to examples of your previous work if you have them.

previous sweet seat residents:

  • janet carter and elizabeth pedler – community artists.
    project: eat the city. a project focused on conditions of food precarity and accessiblity.
  • poppy van ord-grainger – filmmaker, artist and cacd producer.
    project: an interactive walking performance with ian wilkes, exploring the history of lake galup/lake monger.
  • phoebe sullivan – interdisciplinary artist and performance maker.
    project: one-to-one performance piece, how do you want me? the work aims to subvert traditional power dynamics in the audition room and investigate our civil responsibility when profiting from the use of young women’s bodies.
  • rebecca riggs-bennet aka rebecca’s world – sound artist.
    project: my sandman, a one-on-one performance piece about connecting our dreams to our everyday consciousness. rebecca took this work to crack x festival and time place space.
  • steven james finch – community artist, writer, arts worker.
    project: oriel, a browser-based augmented reality app to connect users to local history.
  • paul sztajer who worked on as series of interactive games based projects.
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