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the Lion Arts Centre
at Morphett Street
Adelaide, South Australia
PO B0X 8091
Adelaide, South Australia
The Experimental Art Foundation takes
a proportion of its exhibition and projects programs from proposals and is
always receptive to interesting ideas.
Applications are received and considered at any time.
The exhibitions program, which changes monthly, is planned about 8-12 months in advance.
Proposals may be for new projects or for exhibitions that have already been
curated. The EAF encourages the use of the organisation as a site for developmental
work and new projects.
The EAF requires the following in support
Documentation of recent work by the artists
\\ 35mm slides, VHS, Websites and CD-Rom & Zip Disk (suitable for Macintosh) are the
most convenient; or documentation of the exhibition if the show has already
Please make sure that the slides and documentation are of good quality, and
that any description of the work(s) is clear and comprehensible.
Concept and rationale for the proposed exhibition (need not normally be more
than an A4 page). It should include a succinct account of the idea behind the
proposal, including a discussion of the themes the artist(s)/curator(s) treat, or the
theoretical background of the work, reasons for
wanting the exhibition at the EAF, etc.
\\ Plans for any writing or publication
associated with the exhibition should be mentioned.
\\ Current CV material of the participants.
Decisions can be made more readily, the
more information we are given to work with (eg,
hire of equipment, timelines, freight, etc).
Please bear in mind that there are only a
certain number of exhibitions possible in a given
year and the EAF is not an open-access space, so submitting a proposal is no guarantee
of acceptance. This is not necessarily a
reflection on the proposal but perhaps of its
relationship to the policies of the EAF and the areas and
ideas that the program - which is often
constructed along specific curatorial themes - is focusing
on at that time.
The EAF is also available to give advice on
less fully developed proposals for exhibition. You might wish to have the EAF's assistance
in extending or tightening an exhibition's theme, advice on budgets and where to apply
for funding, suggestions about who might curate
the exhibition, additional or alternative artists to
be considered for any particular exhibition. This advice is also available for exhibitions that
are not necessarily designed for the EAF.
As with exhibitions, project proposals may
be fully conceived or less defined. The EAF
mission statement and programming policies suggest
the sorts of projects in which we might be
interested. When in doubt, speak to us about the project.
A project proposal might be developed
in conjunction with the EAF. Preliminary proposals need not be any more extensive than an
outline. A proposal for a project in its final form
would need to show substantial detail including:
Detailed description of the project
consisting of a rationale, slides and description of
the work where appropriate;
The names of the co-ordinator(s)
and participants (with relevant CV material);
Your reasons for wishing to run the project
in conjunction with the Experimental Art
The EAF will financially resource and
otherwise facilitate the successful execution of
exhibition and project proposals to the best of its
abilities. One of the EAF's primary aims is to
properly support and represent the production of
new work by artists. Means of assistance include payment of an artist's fee, freight,
insurance, installation, travel, equipment hire, publicity