Supporting the development of new art and performance
Presented by Vitalstatistix

Applications have closed.

Adhocracy is Vitalstatistix’s national hothouse, supporting the creative development of new experimental and multidisciplinary arts projects. Artists from around Australia join us to create and converse over the first weekend of Spring. This year’s tenth anniversary edition of Adhocracy will be proceeded by a national experimental art exchange. For more info on our general call out see here.


This year we will invite an early career/ emerging South Australian artist, curator or programmer to join the Adhocracy curators in developing this year’s event.

The selected person will join Vitalstatistix Director Emma Webb and independent artist Paul Gazzola in their annual process of selecting the projects and developing the program for Adhocracy 2019. The early career curator will receive a sitting fee of $1000.

Applications have closed.

Who are we looking for?

We are interested in hearing from South Australian-based emerging/early career artists, curators and programmers. You can define early career for yourself; you may be in the first five to ten years of your career or you may be an artist who is newly branching into curatorial and programming fields.

Ideally you will have attended Adhocracy in the past however this is not essential for applying.

You will have a knowledge of and desire to work with Vitalstatistix; and will be able to identify what you would like to bring to and receive from this experience.

Women, trans, non-binary, queer and First Nations people are encouraged to apply.

Key information

The selected curator will be notified by May 31st and needs to be available to read Adhocracy applications over the following fortnight. Applicants should also leave Monday 10th June aside for an all-day meeting.

The curator will have a range of opportunities to participate in Adhocracy, 5th-8th September. They will also be invited to attend the national experimental arts exchange to be held on 3rd and 4th September.

The selected curator will receive a sitting fee of $1000.

How to apply

To submit your expression of interest, please provide us with the following:

  1. A letter, of no more than two pages, that outlines who you are and why you’d like to undertake this curator internship, including what you’d like to experience/learn and what you can contribute.
  2. A biography or abbreviated CV, of no more than one page in length.
  3. One letter of support or recommendation from an artistic peer.

Note: Please stick to the information we have asked for above – we do not require anything more than this. Non-pdf support material should be provided as URLs on the cover form. Please ensure you clearly name your documents with your name and project title.

Applications have closed.


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Project Dates

Thursday 13th June and Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th September