Connect is the new program through which Perth International Arts Festival is fostering the development of local artists and industry. Through bespoke partnership projects, the program connects WA’s creative community with the Festival, and international artists and producers.
PIAF has a commitment to presenting work by artists with disability. Over the next four years, in partnership with DADAA, the Festival will create opportunities for a dynamic exchange of ideas and practice between visiting international artists with disability and the Western Australian and national arts community and audiences.
For the 2016 Festival, PIAF has invited Scottish multi-disciplinary performer and choreographer, Claire Cunningham, to be artist-in-residence. Along with presenting two acclaimed dance performances in the PIAF program, Cunningham will spend a week working with a select group of Australian artists with and without disability in an intensive exploration of her creative process from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 February.
During the course of the week, the artists will explore the methods and concepts that underpin Cunningham’s performative and
choreographic practices, focusing on aspects of awareness/presence, perception and individuality.
Expressions of interest should include a current CV (one page) and a cover letter, highlighting relevant previous experience and why you would like to participate in the program. You may wish to include links to any videos or websites about your experience. Please also advise if you require any assistance or have special requirements that need to be met in order to participate. Expressions of Interest must be submitted to Perth International Arts Festival by Friday 4 December via firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information here.