The Ownership Project

Indigenous Arts

The Ownership Project

An Artist-in-Residence program for three emerging artists at THE OWNERSHIP PROJECT, a printmaking studio promoting the artistic practice of refugee, new migrant & Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

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The Ownership Project has partnered with Multicultural Arts Victoria to offer a three-month residency opportunity for three young emerging artists. The residency will culminate in an exhibition at The Ownership Project gallery in Fitzroy, Melbourne during Emerge in Yarra festival from 14 – 20 June 2015.

The overall cost of the residency and associated exhibition will be $5,000, which includes skilled printmaking tutors, all materials and artwork production costs, studio and gallery space, exhibition, marketing and administration costs. We are seeking the final $2,000 to realise the project outcomes.

Your support will allow us to increase printmaking tutor mentorship for the three emerging artists in the lead up to the exhibition, as well as contribute to art making materials, exhibition costs (framing and displays) as well as extra marketing for the final exhibition during the Emerge in Yarra festival. This extra marketing will include a catalogue featuring information on the emerging artists, pictures of artworks, and a description of the project. This catalogue can be used to promote similar projects in the future, as well as provide further career progression for the three participant artists in the form of a professional documentation of their achievements.

Founded in 2011, The Ownership Project is a not-for-profit printmaking studio and gallery space in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Conceived as a space to engage with members from culturally diverse communities through art making, The Ownership Project works with newly arrived migrant, refugee and Indigenous Australian communities, providing specialist tutors, high quality materials and exhibition space to encourage exploration of diverse contemporary dialogues through printmaking practice.

Multicultural Arts Victoria is not for profit organization established in 1983 and for the past 10 years has run successful Emerge Festivals which discovers new artists and celebrates the enormous contribution refugees have made to Australia and the Arts.

The Ownership Project runs two main program streams. The Creative Capacity program offers workshops for community groups, providing an introduction to printmaking and social engagement opportunities. The Artist in Residence program is an opportunity for artists to further their practical knowledge of varied printmaking techniques and develop a conceptual body of work for exhibition.

Both partners are committed to seeking exhibition and professional development opportunities for our artists, and The Ownership Project aims to engaging the wider community with a diverse public program of exhibitions and events at their on site gallery.

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Founded in 2011, THE OWNERSHIP PROJECT is a not-for-profit printmaking studio and gallery space in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Conceived as a space to engage with members from culturally diverse communities through art making, THE OWNERSHIP PROJECT works with newly arrived migrant, refugee and Indigenous Australian communities, providing specialist tutors, high quality materials and exhibition space to encourage exploration of diverse contemporary dialogues through printmaking practice.

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