Bureau of Works

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THINKING TIME // Artistic Research Fund

THINKING TIME is a fund for artistic research and professional development for contemporary and experimental practice. Now, more than ever, artists need our support.

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In light of the devastating impact of COVID-19 on an already precarious sector, how can we maintain artists’ access to practice, research and skills development once we pass this acute phase?

Recent events have driven a serious urgency in considering how our leading artists can be sustained during a truly perilous time for our arts and cultural industry. This, Bureau of Works’ first donor circle, invites you to join me in supporting the artists in our ‘constellation’ to continue their professional practice and research activities throughout 2020.

THINKING TIME will offer artists the following:
– Paid time to think, research, develop, make and reflect
– Paid time for professional and skills development
– Open-ended artistic research, with no public outcomes or deliverables attached

By raising funds for this initiative, we hope to support at least 5 artists or small groups with these at-home, flexible residencies throughout 2020.

We will apply a ‘triage’ approach to initial support, prioritising those artists and projects with no financial support and most in need of immediate assistance to ensure their access to practice.

Each artist will be offered producing support by Erin Milne, Executive Producer of Bureau of Works, in whatever form most useful and relevant to the artist.

My passion is for new voices, new form, timely and relevant work. A foundation of confirmed financial support will give Bureau of Works’ constellation of artists the capacity to reflect, respond and create within this challenging but potent time and place.

How will we make sense of all of this?

Will new artistic forms emerge?

What new contexts might evolve to support contemporary practice?

Your donation will directly support all of us, as independent practitioners, to continue to work, and contribute to the future of our arts and cultural landscape.

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Bureau of Works

Location

VIC

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Projects Supported

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Bureau of Works is an independent producing company founded by Erin Milne. I am focused on creating strategic opportunities for artists; supporting artists in the creation of new work and exploratory form; and developing contexts that foster risk-taking and ambition. I live and work on Boon Wurrung country, on the lands of the Kulin Nation, in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.

We’re interested in projects that encompass radical empathy, collaborative teams, good humour and a sense of adventure. We enjoy working closely with artists to realise the environment, resources and partners they need to achieve their best work. We also work with organisations to do the same thing, in different contexts.

My work is deeply valued by my community of artists, as genuinely artist-led, intuitive and non-hierarchical. I have a keen understanding of the pressures faced by independent practitioners and am a sought-after collaborator by some of Australia’s most outstanding artists. These include: Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey, one step at a time like this, Jodee Mundy Collaborations, Ridiculusmus, Chris Kohn & Collaborators, Sarah Austin, Punctum Live Arts, Lz Dunn, Aviva Endean, Paea Leach and more.

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Naomi Velaphi

VIC
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Natalie Smith

VIC
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sophie travers

VIC
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Fiona Winning

NSW
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Angharad Wynne-Jones

VIC
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Tim Stitz

VIC
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Kate Eltham

QLD
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Simon Abrahams

VIC
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Claire Portek

VIC
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Jaclyn Booton

VIC
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Annette Vieusseux

VIC
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Emily Sexton

VIC
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Nicole Smith

VIC