Stay tuned for more information regarding my upcoming residency at Abbaye Noirlac in France September
Brief explanation of Punctum's In-Habit International program
Punctum, in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, manages an international arts research and cultural exchange program – In-Habit International.
Each year through this program Victorian artists working across contemporary art forms that incorporate cultural exchange are awarded a grant to live and work with a host arts organisation in an overseas country.
Four exchanges are offered per year.
What is In-Habit International?
The aim of our arts research and cultural exchange program is for either
• Regionally based Victorian artists to have access to new and stimulating international environments.
• For metropolitan based Victorian artists to have access to new and stimulating regional environments internationally.
We support artists who seek to learn about their host country and its artistic practices and to contribute to the cultural life in the local community of the Host Organisation. Our hope is that these exchanges will result in ongoing relationships between regions, artists and cultural organisations in Victoria and globally.
The cultural exchanges are professional development opportunities celebrating regional arts practice for Victorian arts practitioners and also act to foster reciprocal relationships between artists and arts organisations.
In-Habit International focuses on arts practice that engages with the site, place and arts orientation of a particular Host Organisation and its surrounding community. Cross art form practices and those that embrace the fabric of everyday life and straddle the boundaries of art, science and technology, social activism, design and architecture and live art are also eligible.