Emerging Aboriginal Artist call out — Applications close 30th November at Middnight

ngayapi niyakara (born to dream) | artist call out




ngayapi      niyakara (born to dream) is a partnership between the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) and CONSTANCE that provides a paid opportunity for an emerging Aboriginal artist based in lutruwita (Tasmania) to present a new temporary artwork or project in an outdoor public space of their choice in nipaluna (Hobart).

CONSTANCE and the TAC invite Aboriginal artists to submit an application for ngayapi    niyakara. Emerging artists or a collaborative group working in any artform are welcome to apply, such as sculpture, painting, printmaking, performance, video, media, writing and design - anything! Previous experience with the display of artwork in public spaces is not required. To apply, artists are required to describe the idea they want to explore through this project, provide examples of past work and a written biography.

ngayapi     niyakara will be presented in the first half of 2020. The selected artist or artists will receive an artist fee of $2018 to create the work. You will also be provided with additional funding for materials, production, installation, marketing and opening night expenses. Travel allowances and accommodation are available for applicants based outside of nipaluna. The selected artist(s) will be supported by members of the TAC (Sara Maynard) and CONSTANCE (Caitlin Fargher and Rebecca Holmes) in the development, installation and presentation of the artwork.  


Key dates
Deadline for submissions - 30 November 2019, Midnight
Successful applicants notified - Mid December 2019
Exhibition dates - Early 2020, negotiated with successful applicant

How to apply
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED - the successful applicant will be notified soon. 

For more information
Email TAC - Sara Maynard at Sara.M@tacinc.com.au or 6234 0700 (Sara)
Email CONSTANCE - Caitlin and Rebecca at constance.director@gmail.com  or 0417 702 198 (Caitlin)




ngayapi     niyakara; born to dream    

(ngye yah pee)           (nee yah kah rah)

In palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines







CONSTANCE acknowledges and respects the Palawa people as the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of lutruwita. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

CONSTANCE ARI 2019 program is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts..

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