In 2020 three fellowships will be awarded, each valued at $25,000, including cash in the amount of $16,600 and accommodation on Bruny Island for the fieldwork component of the fellowship to the value of $8,400.
In 2018 the Bruny Island Foundation for the Arts announced a partnership with Bruny Island AU - an inspiring organisation committed to caring for the environment of Bruny Island - which generously provided the increased resources to take BRUNY20 to a new level of artist support and development.
The Foundation and Bruny Island AU share a vision to support and celebrate:
Bruny Island as a space to encourage arts practice of national and international importance
Artists making a significant contribution to local, national and global arts practice
Bruny Island as a site for exploring universal themes, particularly relating to the environment
As part of the Foundation's evaluation of BRUNY18, we had the opportunity to focus on expanding this vision and to explore ways to best support artists through BRUNY20.
BRUNY20 is about providing opportunities for artists to develop their practice in a supportive location, conducive to exploring universal environmental themes. The new format aims to achieve this by providing a fellowship award with a research and fieldwork component on Bruny Island. At least one of the three artists will be Tasmanian.
The award is open to all artists, including visual artists, musicians, writers, performers, filmmakers, new media and interdisciplinary artists.
Each of the three artists will receive four weeks of accommodation on Bruny Island between June and August 2020 for the purpose of commencing a new body of work around universal environmental themes. Following this research and fieldwork stage, there will be an exhibition and/or performance of each of the artists’ new work, to be shown at BRUNY20 events in December 2020.
The award will support the artists to develop, deliver and stage a new body of work.
The BRUNY20 will be documented online and distributed nationally and internationally.
BRUNY20 Arts Fellowship Timeline
August 2019 - Announcement of BRUNY20 Fellowship
August 2019 - BRUNY20 applications open (online application now available)
31 October 2019 - BRUNY20 applications close
November 2019 - BRUNY20 Fellowships Announced
June-August 2020 - BRUNY20 Fieldwork and research (4 weeks) on Bruny Island
December 2020 - BRUNY20 Event