Transmitter: Darwin x Delhi

International Digital Lab Opportunity for Australian and Indian Artists


Image caption: Philippe Calia and Sunil Thakkar. Image Courtesy of Serendipity Arts Foundation.

Applications are now open for Transmitter: Darwin x Delhi

Transmitter is an international digital lab conducted by Serendipity Arts Foundation (India) and Darwin Festival (Australia), supported by the Australia Council for the Arts. The lab seeks to interrogate the relationship between technology and the body and how this relationship might become a creative catalyst for performance in both virtual and physical spaces though a series of online sessions hosted June – September 2021.

Applications are encouraged from emerging and mid-career artists who are interested in interdisciplinary practice and paradigm-shifting collaboration. The focus of this project is to extend networks beyond geographical boundaries through sharing of resources, artist-led pedagogy, peer exchange, research and engagement designed to enrich the artistic process  and enable the potential for new projects to be seeded.

The program involves a 2.5 day online intensive in June featuring guest artists and presenters from both countries, followed by two artist-led sessions in July facilitated by the program curators where new project concepts will be workshopped, with the intention that these ideas be further developed for pitching in Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) and potential presentation in 2022 either at Darwin Festival and/or Serendipity Arts Festival.

The Australia Council for the Arts will fund 4 successful artists $3000 AUD each, and support 2 applicants from India and 2 applicants from Australia (with one position identified for a Northern Territory based artist).

Applications close at 11:59pm AEDT 26 March 2021

Click here for more information and to apply.