Creative Spaces LAB-14 Studio
The City of Melbourne’s Creative Spaces program has established a studio at the Carlton Connect Initiative’s (CCI), LAB-14, with the specific intention of positioning artists amongst researchers, academics and entrepreneurs addressing issues of sustainability and resilience.
LAB-14 has been temporarily relocated while the former Royal Women’s Hospital on the corner of Swanston St and Grattan St site undergoes renovation. The space has been designed to foster collaborative research and to facilitate the sharing of this research with the broader community.
The main aim of LAB-14 is to address the challenge of supporting sustainability and resilience and to bring it into practical application. Scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, students and policymakers come together to share knowledge and foster exchange.
Creative Spaces has established a studio within the building to position artists within this science, innovation and research environment.
The Artist-in-Residence program allows artists to access the space for a four month period to develop work that addresses CCI themes such as water, food, energy, climate change and adaptation, risk and resilience, and social equity. The successful artists will receive a four month residency and a $7,000 stipend to develop their work. Artists are required to use the studio a minimum of two days per week during business hours. They will also need to provide one opportunity to allow the public to either see (open studio) or hear about (artist talk) the work created in the studio during the residency.
Please note: LAB-14 Residencies for 2017 and 2018 have now closed