KIL.N.IT EXPERIMENTAL CERAMICS STUDIO INC.
Artist in residence recent graduate program 2017
kil.n.it experimental ceramics studio was established in 2015 as a not-for-profit cultural organisation with the generous support of the City of Sydney through its accommodation grants program and additional funding from private individuals. The central aim of the organisation is to provide a collection of creative spaces devoted to nurturing the exploration of ceramic material in the creation of visual art. Its mission is to promote the visual arts, with a focus on ceramic art, including by supporting artists in the development of their professional practice, skills and techniques.
kil.n.it comprises five private artist studios, a shared workshop and glaze kitchen (which are also available for public use), as well as the provision of kilns available for firing work. A technician is on site to help with questions on technical issues, glazing, clay bodies and to assist and pack weekly firings. kil.n.it also has an offsite classroom where it provides classes designed for beginners through to advanced practitioners.
Artists at kil.n.it enjoy working among a community of like-minded people who share their creativity and knowledge to the benefit of their artistic practice.
kil.n.it enjoys a central location in the inner city suburb of Glebe with easy access to public transport and other services. The Studios are located at the Nurses Quarters and the teaching facility is at the Classroom at Glebe Town Hall.
The kil.n.it artist in residence program extends kil.n.it’s offerings to include a subsidised space for an artist to live and work on site. This program runs in a 6 monthly cycle and offers a space for a recent graduate to live and work while pursuing their art career in their chosen medium of ceramics. The residency is open to and encourages local, regional, interstate and international applicants to apply.
Accommodation is provided on site in a furnished one bedroom apartment attached to the Studios at a discounted rent of $250.00 per week. This sum is calculated on the basis of single occupancy. It includes utilities (gas, water, electricity) and internet access but does not include the cost of firings, clay or glazes.
The successful applicant will also be provided with full access to the kil.n.it workshop and glaze kitchen at no further charge. Kiln space can be utilised and there may be opportunities to teach in our Classroom. The successful applicant will be required to take part in community events and assist with some technical duties on an unpaid basis. It is estimated this will amount to four hours of assistance each week. It is hoped that this will be mutually beneficial.
Applicants are invited to submit a preliminary application and, if chosen for the shortlist, will be requested to submit further detail and undertake an interview process. Further details of the terms and conditions of the residency will be available at this time.
Applicants should have graduated within the past five years with a degree or suitable qualification in Fine Arts with a major in Ceramics; and should exhibit a high degree of experimentation in their work and a passion to take this experimentation further.