The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all, and disrupted the connections and interactions that are integral to everyday life and the pursuit of arts and cultural activities. The arts sector has been amongst the hardest hit by the rapid economic shutdowns and important social distancing measures put in place to mitigate these extremely challenging circumstances. In response to this, Nillumbik Shire Council in Victoria is releasing a series of ‘In the Time of COVID-19' employment opportunities for artists that are aimed at engaging artists in doing what they do best - responding to the world around them.
Art in the Time of COVID-19
Nillumbik Shire Council are offering visual art commissions to create new artworks that respond to the theme ‘Art in the Time of COVID-19’. Commissioned artworks will be exhibited in September 2020 during Nillumbik Shire Council’s Major Collections Exhibition at Montsalvat, in Eltham, Victoria.
Live Streamed in the Time of COVID-19
Nillumbik Shire Council is inviting artists to submit an application to host live streamed arts and/or cultural events. The events can feature any art form – for example, music, dance, painting demonstration, art workshop, discussion, theatre, studio tour, literary reading, puppet show. Let your imagination fly free.
Written in the Time of COVID-19
Nillumbik Shire Council is inviting writers to submit short texts, which, if selected, will be reproduced in public spaces around the municipality.
For more information please visit: nillumbik.vic.gov.au/artist-opportunities
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.