The Ahead of the Curve Commissions is for young and emerging artists of colour living around Melbourne, to create new digital artworks that respond to social challenges, including COVID-19.
These commissions will empower young storytellers, makers and creators within our diverse communities to create works that:
MAV will offer a range of Ahead of the Curve commission tiers to suit community aspirations and individual capacity. As well as financial support, MAV can offer the following support to participating artists and communities:
The new digital works created in Ahead of the Curve will be presented online as part of MAV’s Diasporas platform. The Ahead of the Curve commissions will highlight the way the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded inequity and disadvantage for communities of colour in Victoria.
Supported by The Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, the Ahead of the Curve commissions will challenge prevailing narratives of CALD communities as vulnerable and helpless and explore how diversity and community can also be protective factors; enabling communities to address the social determinants of health inequity and disadvantage.
Applicants must address how their proposal will respond to inequity and disadvantage within diverse and marginalised communities by responding to one or more of the following provocations:
Exploring the themes of strength and vulnerability
Sharing narratives of adversity and resilience
Creating sanctuary through shared experience
MAV hosted an information session to help you understand the application and commission process.
Watch the recording here:
Submissions Open 21 July 2021
Submissions Closed 11.59pm 1 September 2021Ahead of the Curve Information Session 16 August 2021Ahead of the Curve Commissions Announced 13 Oct 2021
Creative delivery period 13 Oct 2021 → 20 Dec 2021
Workshops and mentoring sessions 15 Oct 2021 → 31 Mar 2022
Diasporas Festival Mid-Late Sep 2022Acquittal Due 31 Sep 2022
Click here to download a preview of the form.
Feel free to use this budget template or attach your own budget plan.
If you have any enquiries please contact Ahead of the Curve Creative Producer, Jess Ibacache at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supported by The Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.