Please Upload Thiswritten Applicationusing the ONLINE FORM Found At

Please Upload Thiswritten Applicationusing the ONLINE FORM Found At

Please upload thisWRITTEN APPLICATIONusing the ONLINE FORM found at


Have you:

Read ‘Top Ten Tips’ available on our website?

Spoken to Next Wave about your application?

We encourage you to speak to a Next Wave staff member about your application before you apply. There are three ways to do this:

Talk – Call us for a chat about your practice, project, application or idea.

Meet – Next Wave is based in Melbourne and we will be travelling around Australia in October and November. We will be visiting Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Launceston, Darwin and Cairns. Get in touch with us to organise a face to face meeting with our Creative Producer and/or Director.

Write – We are happy to answer any enquires you have via email. We are also willing to look over and give feedback on drafts of your application up until Friday 11 November at 12 noon AEDST. Our draft reading resources are limited so it is strictly first in best dressed!

Call (03) 9329 9422 or If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through theNational Relay Serviceand ask for 03 9329 9422.

Prepared your support material? Support material can include:

  • images (up to 20)
  • video footage (up to 10 min)
  • audio (up to 10 min)
  • text-based material (up to 1,000 words)

Support material must be provided online. Direct us to your website, vimeo, flickr, soundcloud or blog. Up to three (3) URLs can be provided.

Prepared CVs and Support Letters? When filling in the online form, be prepared to upload:

  • Curriculum Vitae: point-form encouraged and include only what is relevant to your application (max 1 page per person; max 4 pages for a group).
  • Support Letters: you can provide up to two (2) support letters or testimonials (optional).

Prepared your artist profile? If your application is successful, Next Wave will create a profile for you on our website. When filling in the online form, be prepared to provide the following:

  • A bio for you or your group (200 words max.)
  • Up to 3 images of you or your previous work (72dpi with no text, logos or watermarks. Include image credits in the file name. 150kb max. per image.)
  • A video of your previous work. (Optional. 10 mins max. URL only.)

Etched the dates of all three Kickstart Helix 2017 intensives into your diary?

  • Kickstart Helix Intensive #1 – April 12 – 18
  • Kickstart Helix Intensive #2 – June 29 – July 1
  • Kickstart Helix Intensive #3 – September 21 – 23

It is a condition of Kickstart Helix that you attend every Intensive.

Final applications must be uploaded by midnight AEDST on Thursday 17 November 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.

Tell us your…


Group Name (if applicable):

Project Name:

Project Description

Next Wave is looking for strong ideas that are clearly articulated, by artists who are rigorous, process-driven, and up for a challenge.

In one (1) page tell us…

  • Your curatorial concept, including the research question/s you will address
  • Why you want to do it
  • Potential partner organisation/s you’d like to work with and why (Next Wave will assist where possible in brokering venue partnerships and mentorships)

Start on the next page. Use a minimumsize 11 font. Maximum one (1) page.

Project Description

Your Practice

Briefly describe your practice and curatorial interests:(150 words max.)

What are you most hoping to learn through the professional development aspects of Kickstart Helix, and how do you see NW supporting you?(300 words max.)

This could relate to your research, logistics, planning, budgeting or other practical elements of your project.

How are you thinking green?(150 words max.)

We are serious about environmental sustainability.Identify three (3) key environmental challenges you expect to encounter and any ideas you have to address these challenges.

How are you thinking about access and inclusion? (150 words max.)

We believe that if we remove barriers for people with disability to engage with us, our work will be better. During Kickstart Helix you’ll be expected to think about access and inclusion. Identify (3) access challenges you expect to encounter and ideas you have to address these challenges.

Project Plan

Help us understand your project by sketching out important points in your process from now until the end of 2017.Outlineyour plans around venues or potential partners. This might also include thoughts on recruiting artists, doing tests or undertaking specific research.

Write your plan on this page. Use a minimumsize 11 font. Maximum one (1) page.

For Example:


Complete 1 week residency at Abbotsford ConventProject TeamMarch 2017

Complete Intensive 1Project Team April 2017

Secure venue for presentationProducerMay/June 2017


How much do you think this project will cost? We are interested in your estimate. A single figure is acceptable. You may include a breakdown if you wish.

Hint: When estimatingyou should consider costs associated with developing and realising your project. Some examples of expenses might be: venue hire, materials, AV equipment, admin and studio costs, and/or fees for artists/curators/writers/mentors.

How will you raise funds for your project? We are interested in seeing your ideas around developing sources of income for your project. Listing specific government grant rounds, crowd funding activities, philanthropic funds and in kind opportunities is acceptable.

Write your answers on this page. Use a minimum size 11 font. Maximum one (1) page.


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