BREC Artist Retreat - Expressions of Interest

BREC Artist Retreat - Expressions of Interest
17 Feb 2021

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre is calling for Expressions of Interests from performing arts practitioners in the South West for an artist retreat.

Apply now for the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre Artist Retreat

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre is calling for Expressions of Interests from performing arts and interdisciplinary practitioners based in the South West and Great Southern for the second BREC Artist Retreat to be held at the Donnelly River Village from 28 May to 30 May 2021. 

This three-day, two-night event provides a supportive, creative environment to test ideas, consider new collaborations and explore cross art form possibilities.

It is an opportunity for creatives including writers, choreographers, dancers, directors, actors, theatre makers and designers to come together and explore new project ideas.

The retreat is based on a very successful residency model created by Tasmania Performs, which is part of the national producing organisation Performing Lines, and follows the inaugural BREC Artist Residency at Donnelly River in 2019.

A range of highly-skilled mentors from different arts practice areas will be selected from across Australia to inform your project development.

In previous years, mentors have included Aunty Dr Lynette Narkle, Gideon Obarzanek, Mike Finch, Raimondo Cortese, Matt Edgerton, Elizabeth Walsh and Van Badham. 

Who is the retreat for?

Both individuals and groups (up to three members) may apply to attend.

Applications are welcome from people at the start of their artistic practice, senior artists with significant experience and mid-career artists.

Collaborative teams working together on a single concept should apply under the name of whomever is the lead artist on the project – a maximum of three from a team can attend. 

How to apply?

The application is simple and asks for 250 words about your idea – it will take you about 20 minutes to complete online via the registration link .Applications close 10am on Monday, 22 March 2021.

If you are nervous or unsure if the retreat is for you, please get in touch with BREC’s Artistic Administrator Stephanie Reeve via to discuss.

What is included?

During the weekend each participant will offer a 20x20 presentation of their project idea, work with mentors in groups and one-on-one. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in morning warm ups, informal networking and skills workshops.

Transport from Bunbury, accommodation, morning and afternoon tea and evening meals are provided. To assist with offsetting expenses in attending such as childcare or missed work, an allowance of $300 will be paid to successful applicants after completion of the debrief survey. Successful applicants must be 18 years or older at the time of the retreat.

What happens next?

A curatorial panel who will consider the quality of your idea, your practice, past work, and other balancing issues including art forms, geography and experience, will review expressions of interest. Successful applicants notified by Wednesday, 31 March 2021.

The BREC Artist Retreat 2021 is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries ad is based on an original concept developed by Tasmania Performs and supported by Arts Tasmania.