Bus Projects: The Next Chapter
The Bus Projects Board is thrilled to announce that Bus Projects has received strategic project investment funding from the Australia Council for the Arts, making it possible to create a new future for Bus Projects.
Thanks to the Australia Council for the Arts’ timely and strategic investment, and Creative Victoria’s support, Bus Projects has an opportunity to embark on organisational evolution and not an ending.
There is no change to our upcoming 2022 programs and we are proud to present outstanding, new solo and group exhibitions by some of Australia’s most compelling artists, including Tiyan Baker, Gabi Briggs, Dtarneen Onus-Browne, Nayuka Gorrie and Meriki Onus, Olivia Leigh Morris, Dell Stewart, Nadine Christensen, Adam Cruickshank, Kate Just, Lichen Kelp, James Lemon, Ali McAnn and Lucreccia Quintanilla, and Abbra Kotlarczyk, as well as the final iteration of Notions of Care, a Bus Projects exhibition touring with NETS Victoria, curated by Kathryne Genevieve Honey and Nina Mulhall.
The next chapter of Bus Projects, however, will look a little different. Over the next few months, we will be searching for a new home and a new Artistic Director to collaborate with us on leading Bus Projects’ future vision from 2023 and beyond. We are excited to build on Bus Projects’ strong history of supporting, championing and centring artists’ practices, to imagine new ideas and possibilities.
As we approach our 22nd year of operation, Bus Projects continues to empower artists to make and present ambitious new work and remains free, inclusive and accessible to all. We work to promote the value of art as a common good and to position artists’ practice as central to enriching the life of our community. We generate real and meaningful cultural value through the production of new art and the career development of artists. Driven by an artist-centred philosophy and by giving primacy to artists’ decision-making, we invest in and collaborate with artists to produce ambitious, radically situated and globally connected exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops, forums, research and publications.
The Board said:
“We are thrilled that Bus Projects will continue to provide a platform for artists to create and present new work. The support we have received has been overwhelming and highlights the importance of artist-run organisations in our national arts ecology. Artist-run organisations like Bus Projects contribute profound benefits to the community and cultural value to the sector and are vital spaces for the career development of artists. We are grateful for the visionary support of the Australia Council, who have invested in Bus Projects to continue this important work.”
We look forward to collaborating and engaging with our community on the next, exciting chapter of Bus Projects. Stay tuned for more announcements about upcoming opportunities and ways to support Bus Projects.
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