Adhocracy 2024 – An Announcement

This year marks the 15th Anniversary of Vitalstatistix’s Adhocracy!

Co-curated by Jason Sweeney and Jennifer Greer Holmes, this year’s program has shifted from the usual open call process, and instead, the participating artists have been selected from the cohort of previous participants.

Vitals values deep relationships with artists, nurtured over years, and this program is a celebration of that ethos. 2024 presents us with the opportunity to revisit some of the connections that Adhocracy has enabled our communities of artists and audiences to establish over the last decade and a half by bringing familiar faces back to Yartapuulti (Port Adelaide), allowing audiences to experience interactions with artists whose work they know and love.

There will be a combination of new works in development, showings from artists who participated in Adhocracy remotely during the pandemic but didn’t have the live audience transaction, as well as open studios, parties and fireside conversations.

This year, we are delighted to expand the two week Hart’s Mill residency historically offered to one local group by adding a weeklong Shopfront residency for interstate artists as well.

To mark this important milestone, we have also commissioned a new work that celebrates the pubic value of experimental art by working with our significant archive of Adhocracy documentation – its programs, video, photography and publications. This will be launched to mark the opening event of The Gathering, a national sector meeting of invited experimental artists, organisations, presenters and affiliates on Thursday 5th September.

Working across four uniquely stunning Yartapuulti venues, all in close proximity to one another, we have expanded the audience experience of the public program to allow for more exposure to our community that we are proud to be part of.

The opportunity for two Curators to participate in paid mentorships is now open. These are intended for people who are early career artists or curators. This is the only element of the Adhocracy program requiring an application this year.

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Adhocracy 2024 is a celebration of the enduring importance of strange art for strange times. We hope to see you there.