8 August 2017
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Artbank have announced a three-year, $210,000 commission program for works that bring together art and cinema.
Each year, the Artbank + ACMI Commission recipient will be granted $70,000 for the development of ambitious, experimental work that can be viewed in a cinema or gallery context.
Commissions will be selected by an expert panel of film and visual art curators jointly chaired by Tony Stephens, Director of Artbank and Katrina Sedgwick, ACMI Director and CEO.
ACMI Director and CEO Katrina Sedgwick said: “This is a wonderful new commission that supports the filmmakers and artists who are already creating stunning experimental cinematic artwork that sits outside the usual categorisation – and the usual funding opportunities. We are delighted to be working with Artbank to enable this fund which builds on ACMI’s commitment to support artists to cross boundaries and push their practice in new ways.”
This new partnership further expands ACMI's vibrant commissioning program, which through a series of vital collaborations – with Artbank, Ian Potter Foundation, City of Melbourne and the Mordant Family – will directly fund Australian artists with $650,000 worth of financial support to create new work over the next three years.
The work will then be exhibited to thousands of people at ACMI and beyond.
Applications for the Artbank + ACMI Commission are now open and close at 5pm on Friday 15 September.