Renew Art 2020

Thank you to all who applied. We are delighted to have received over 100 fantastic applications. All applicants will be notified by Friday the 7th of August.

The RenewArt Project

This project was conceived to celebrate the regeneration of the arts community in the wake of the COVID-19 to highlight the extraordinary work produced locally by embracing the theme of ‘renewal.’ Our initiative will culminate in a two-day combined community event incorporating both visual and performing arts.

Applications are open to residents across the Wakatipu basin and Upper Clutha, including Luggate, Lake Hawea, Albert Town, Wanaka, Cardrona, Makarora, Arrowtown, Queenstown, Gibbston, Glenorchy and Kingston.

The Art Renewal Project will benefit local arts practitioners who will have the opportunity to apply to be selected to create work for the community events. The events will allow visual and performing art practitioners to showcase work based on the theme ‘Renew’. A peer review panel will select works from applications and a financial contribution will be provided for these practitioners to create their work and be showcased in the community events.

About The Event

Free community events will be held in Queenstown on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October and in Wanaka on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October 2020. It is hoped that these events will demonstrate that our artists and performers are resilient and determined to bounce back.

Our goal is to reunite and reinvigorate the artists in our community, helping them reconnect with our collective community through the power and beauty of their work. The Trust’s sincere hope is that these events will celebrate our wonderful community of artists and demonstrate that an arts renewal is well underway in the Three Lakes district.

What Is The Selection Process

A peer review panel has been assembled and has developed a set of criteria for selecting works based on the theme ‘renewal’ (whatever that means to you) and a cohort of performing and visual artists will be selected from those who apply. Successful applicants will be notified on the 5th August and will have until 28th September to complete their selected works.



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