- Tarnuk–ut baany: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Cultural Development Program
Tarnuk–ut baany: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Cultural Development Program
Applications for Tarnuk–ut baany 2021 are now closed.
Successful applicants will be notified via phone or email by 31st August, 2021. Keep up to date with artist opportunities at FCAC by subscribing to our e-newsletter or following us across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Develop your creative and cultural practice with Tarnuk–ut baany 2021
Tarnuk-ut baany is a new Artist Development Program led by Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Indigenous Advisory Group, Elders in Residence and Indigenous Cultural Programs staff facilitating cultural knowledge exchange with emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in Victoria through creative and cultural development, presentation, and mentorship.
The program takes its name from the BoonWurrung phrase ‘wooden vessels holding water’, meaning an invitation to share food, sit around and tell stories.
Tarnuk–ut baany ensures the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are guided by the knowledge and experience of Elders and leaders. Over 2021 and 2022 successful applicants will participate in a range of skills development, mentoring and training experiences from leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, producers and creatives.
Applications close Monday 2 August 2021, 11.59pm.
Should I apply?
This program is right for you if you are an emerging Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist based in Victoria actively maintaining culture in any art form.
What will you receive?
- $10,000 to support your project, process or research over 2021 and 2022
- Support sharing cultural protocol, history, language led by IAG/Elders in Residence
- Learning opportunities including peer networking, artistic development, cultural sustainability
- Mentorship and network development with alumni from past and current programs and networks
- Pathways to Footscray Community Arts Centre’s public program (attracts 90,000+ audiences per year)
- Experience in some of Melbourne’s most innovative and respected arts organisation
- Pathways into broader arts industry
When do sessions take place?
‘All In’ sessions will be held every two months, in which participants from all of Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Artist Development Programs will come together for a learning and networking opportunity. An additional 6 days of workshops will be designed specifically for successful candidates of Tarnuk-Ut Baany from Sept 2021 and June 2022 – specific dates will be set with participants at the beginning of the program.
Submit an expression of interest
To apply, tell us your answers to the following questions:
- Tell us about your creative and cultural practice – what artform do you work with? What ideas motivate you? What projects have you worked on in the past?
- What do you want to learn during the Tarnuk-Ut Baany program?
- Is there a project that you are currently developing or hoping to focus on during the Tarnuk-Ut Baany program?
Applications due by Monday 2 August, 11.59pm.
Information Sessions and Program Timeline
Learn more about our Artist Development Programs by watching the Auslan interpreted info session below.
|2021 Program Timeline|
|Call out opens||Tuesday 29 June, 2021|
|Info session (Online)||Tuesday 20 July, 6-7pm|
|Info session (For First Nations program – Online)||Wednesday 21 July, 6-7pm|
|Info session (Auslan interpreted – Online)||Thursday 22 July, 6-7pm|
|Expression of interests due||Monday 2 August, 11.59pm|
|Programs commences||Tuesday 21 September, 2021|
|‘All in’ workshop dates||Tuesday 21 September, 2021
Tuesday 9 November, 2021
Tuesday 25 January, 2022
Tuesday 22 March, 2022
Tuesday 17 May, 2022An additional 6 days of workshops will be designed specifically for successful candidates of Tarnuk-Ut Baany from Sept 2021 and June 2022 – specific dates will be set with participants at the beginning of the program.
|Program end date||Wednesday 1 June, 2022|
If you have any questions about the Tarnuk–ut baany: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Cultural Development Program, check out our FAQs.
Tarnuk–ut baany: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Cultural Development Program is supported by Indigenous Languages and Arts Program Australian Government.
1 – Image by Gianna Rizzo.