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Girls Own Space - Artist EOI

girls own space Published Monday, 1st July 2019

Council is seeking four suitably qualified creatives to work with a small group of young women in Korumburra, Mirboo North, Foster and Leongatha to claim a public space through art.

The project aims to 'claim the space' to make it safe, inclusive and welcoming for all people, particularly women or other groups of people who may not feel safe in these spaces now.

The Role
In this role, you will:

  • Work with a group of approximately 10 young local women to transform one allocated space in one town through a creative process or project. The project will be co-designed and delivered by yourself and the group of young women.
  • Design and deliver a creative program that fits the vision and intention of the young women. The art form employed in this project may be permanent or ephemeral (ie. a physical installation or a performance).
  • Deliver weekly on-site workshops with the group. The timing of the workshops will be agreed with the group but will likely be eight workshops of two or two and a half hours on a week-night after school hours in Term One, 2020.
  • Identify an artist mentor that you’d like to work with to build your skills for this project. This mentor does not need to be local and will be available to work with the artist in approximately four half day sessions.

Each artist will be paid between $5,000 - $8,000. The amount paid to each artist will be agreed upon by Council and the artist, according to the scope and scale of the project design.
The artist fee does not include material costs. Additional funds will be available for materials / construction costs / performance fees and will be advised.

Each project will deliver:

  • The research, planning and implementation of design, materials and site work / or creation and presentation of performance
  • A project plan, outlining the project design, workshop schedule, timelines and budget.
  • Approximately eight workshops
  • Attendance at initial meeting(s) to brief the project and provide information about key issues including gender equity and violence prevention
  • A high quality creative outcome

Please note - each artist will be expected to plan and manage their project independently, with administrative and general support from South Gippsland Shire Officers, Alisha Gilliland (Rural Access Officer) and Mary Sullivan (Arts Development Officer).

All interested artists are invited to submit their application. All applications should be no longer than two pages in length and include:

  • A brief statement to describe your arts practice
  • Any online links to your work
  • Any previous projects that include community engagement, gender equity or public space (including images)
  • Why you would like to undertake this role

We strongly encourage all applicants to read the Project information and South Gippsland Art, Culture and Creative Industry Strategy before submitting their application. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2019

For more information on the Girls Own Space project, contact Alisha Gilliland or Mary Sullivan at 5662 9200 or
The project is funded by VicHealth’s Gender Equality through the Arts program and supported and implemented by South Gippsland Shire Council.