Community Art Studio at Gungahlin College?
This semester I am currently working with a group of students, to see if we can establish an Artist In Residence program at Gungahlin College. We have looked at the Room13 model and this has been a huge inspiration. Our program would run a little differently to Room13 in that, our Artist in Residence would also run a shared community art space or studio (i.e. the Visual Arts Studio at our College) during the evening, once or twice per week, where community members would pay a small fee for using the space per night, receive help or take specific workshops run by the resident Artist, and this money could be used to help fund the program going forward.
Once the community studio space is running and we have an Artist In Residence we might be able to expand it to provide services for the firing of ceramic works or pottery. Or expand the range of Studio spaces e.g. we have a lighting studio for Photography. However the aim right now, is to start small and see if this is a viable idea. Please like this post if you think we should pursue this concept as our project.
On behalf of the Students in the Artpreneurs Community Project