25 March 2020 (UPDATED 29 MARCH 2020) : Statement from Salamanca Arts Centre and COVID-19

25th March 2020 (UPDATED 29 MARCH 2020)
 
FROM: JOE BUGDEN, CEO 
Salamanca Arts Centre
 
The COVID-19 issue continues to develop daily and I have been in contact with the SAC Board daily to develop our responses to a range of challenges as they arise.
We recognise that COVID-19 is a local and global community issue, and whilst the implications to SAC and its operations are manifold, the primary focus needs to be to prevent the spread of the virus in every way we can.
 
Whilst we took early steps to install additional hand sanitiser units in toilets and other appropriate locations within the Arts Centre, and though our contract cleaners have been giving greater attention to hand rails, handles, lift buttons, etc., in the interests of our staff, tenants, residents and the public, we decided to close public access to the Long Gallery, the Sidespace Gallery, the Studio Gallery and the Top Gallery, and most other parts of the Arts Centre effective from 12 noon Monday 23rd March.

At this stage, SAC Administration continues to be staffed, but if you need to meet with us, we ask that you arrange an appointment via email.

I know that some other organisations within the Arts Centre have chosen to have their staff work from home or are meeting with clients by appointment only.
The majority of SAC retail outlets have made the choice to discontinue trading, though where some might continue to trade, the public will be allowed access to those areas and those retailers.  However, if you wish to contact any particular retailer or other business that operates from within Salamanca Arts Centre you should contact them directly, prior to trying to visit their premises.

Should it be the case that all SAC retailers choose to cease trading, then we will close the building at those access points to ensure that security is maintained.

SAC acknowledges that our residents: whether they be artists in studios, retailers, arts organisations, or independent artists with whom we had hoped and expected to work over the coming weeks and months, are also being affected by the social and economic implications of COVID-19. Hundreds of cultural events have already been cancelled, and SAC, mindful that this is causing both enormous and added stress to artists’ financial challenges, is looking to see how we can, in a range of ways, mitigate those effects and continue to support our residents.

Whilst of course the effects of COVID-19 will add to the daily stress that is an inherent part of working in an Arts Centre, we cannot take this most recent challenge personally.

SAC will continue to review and respond, whilst maintaining a perspective between panic and prudence. Prudence is reviewing what we do so that it will have practical and proven ways to reduce, limit or contain the spread of the virus. We are looking at this situation as an opportunity to enact precautions that may, even if indirectly, save someone from being severely affected by the virus.

Knowing that the situation changes daily, and sometimes by the hour, SAC will continue to adhere Government Public Health Directions and Guidelines. They can be found at https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/communicable_diseases_prevention_unit/infectious_diseases/coronavirus and https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

expect that regular updates will be provided to SAC staffresidents and our public as developments and information relevant to COVID-19 become evident and available.

Whist the movement of people is being affected and this means we are unable to be in the physical presence of art and artists, I hope we all take this requirement to change how we live at the moment, also as an opportunity to engage with art and to support artists in those ways that the current restrictions still allow.

You can purchase (either by download or in a book shop – whilst they remain open) and read a book by an Australian author. You can download music composed and/or performed by an Australian composer or band or orchestra. You can pay to watch an Australian movie, or an Australian opera, or an Australia play that is available to be accessed via the Internet.

There are still many ways that we can support Australian artists, both financially and emotionally; you might be able to send them a message to tell them you have just purchased and are reading their book, etc. I suspect they will really appreciate that at the moment.

So a couple of recommendations from me, for whilst you’re spending some time at home: The novel, ‘Autumn Laing‘ by the wonderful Australian author, Alex Miller. [ go to https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12144440-autumn-laing ] or listen to the beautiful ‘Time is a River‘ by Australian composer, Graeme Koehne. [ go to https://www.abcmusic.com.au/discography/graeme-koehne-time-river ] 

If you have any questions, or wish to discuss the implications of Covid19 on businesses or activities within Salamanca Arts Centre, I invite you to contact me at ceo@sac.org.au.

In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy. Please adhere to those ways of behaving that we know will limit the spread of the virus, and please be understanding of each other and smile, even from a distance, if you pass a stranger.

Joe Bugden
CEO

Salamanca Arts Centre

A note from Marketing and Communications:
 

We will duplicate all updates both on our social media platforms and SAC’s wonderful website. We will continue to publish the SAC e-news each fortnight that will not only post the most recent update from us but also be suggesting other ways to support Austrailan artists and of course, top recommendations from SAC staff as Joe has above.

Kind Regards

Tash Newman
Communications and Marketing
Salamanca Arts Centre

 

Covid19 – A statement from Salamanca Arts Centre

23rd March 2020

A Statement regarding Covid19

The Covid19 issue continues to develop daily and I have been in contact with the SAC Board daily to develop our responses to a range of challenges as they arise.
We recognise that Covid19 is a local and global community issue, and whilst the implications to SAC and its operations are manifold, the primary focus needs to be to prevent the spread of the virus in every way we can.

We have already taken steps to install additional hand sanitiser units in toilets and other appropriate locations within the Arts Centre and are working with our contract cleaners to ensure greater attention is given to hand rails, handles, lift buttons, etc.

In the interests of our staff, tenants, residents and the public, we have decided to close public access to the Long Gallery, the Sidespace Gallery, the Studio Gallery and the Top Gallery, effective from Monday 23rd March.

At this stage, SAC administration continues to be staffed, but if you need to meet with us, we ask that you arrange an appointment via email.

I know that some other organisations within the Arts Centre have chosen to have their staff work from home or are meeting with clients by appointment only.
Where there are SAC retail outlets that choose to continue trading, the public will be allowed access to those areas and those retailers.

Should it be the case that all SAC retailers choose to cease trading, then we will close the building at those access points to ensure that security is maintained.

SAC acknowledges that our residents: whether they be artists in studios, retailers, arts organisations, or independent artists with whom we had hoped and expected to work over the coming weeks and months, are also being affected by the social and economic implications of Covid19. Hundreds of cultural events have already been cancelled, and SAC, mindful that this is causing both enormous and added stress to artists’ financial challenges, is looking to see how we can, in a range of ways, mitigate those effects and continue to support our residents.

Whilst of course the effects of Covid19 will add to the daily stress that is an inherent part of working in an Arts Centre, we cannot take this most recent challenge personally.

SAC will continue to review and respond, whilst maintaining a perspective between panic and prudence. Prudence is reviewing what we do so that it will have practical and proven ways to reduce, limit or contain the spread of the virus. We are looking at this situation as an opportunity to enact precautions that may, even if indirectly, save someone from being severely affected by the virus.

Knowing that the situation changes daily, and sometimes by the hour, SAC’s will continue to adhere Government Public Health Directions and Guidelines. They can be found at https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/communicable_diseases_prevention_unit/infectious_diseases/coronavirus and https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncovexpect that regular updates will be provided to SAC staffresidents and our public as developments and information relevant to Covid19 become evident and available.

If you have any questions, or wish to discuss the implications of Covid19 on businesses or activities within Salamanca Arts Centre, I invite you to contact me at ceo@sac.org.au.

Joe Bugden
CEO

Salamanca Arts Centre

APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON – Arts Retail Spaces & Courtyard Workshops at Salamanca Arts Centre : 2020


Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently seeking applications for the following spaces:

– Arts Retail Spaces

 Courtyard Workshops

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Arts Retail Spaces

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) Arts Retail Spaces evolved with the objective of providing subsidised retail space for emerging, mid career and established art and design businesses who share and demonstrate SAC’s purpose and aims of supporting local artists.

SAC invites applications from Individual Artists or Groups of Artists (including CoOperatives, Incorporated Associations, Organisations and Arts Businesses) for the following Arts Retail Spaces:
– Space 003  19m2
– Space 007 30m2
– Space 008 11m2
– Space 014 25m2
– Space 015 15m2
– Space 021  46m2

Residencies are for a period of 5 years (commencing 1 April 2020).

For more information on the Arts Retail Spaces at SAC, please DOWNLOAD the Arts Retail Information Kit (PDF).

To submit your Application ONLINE, please visit the SAC website :  https://www.salarts.org.au/portfolio/availablespaces/retail/

DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED until: 
midnight SUNDAY 27 October 2019

In light of the Public Holiday for the Hobart Show, the deadline for submissions has been extended until midnight Sunday 27 October 2019, to allow applicants to work on their applications over the holiday period. 

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Courtyard Workshops

As part of the redevelopment and upgrades to the Courtyard at Salamanca Arts Centre, SAC is introducing a new type of space in 2019 : the Courtyard Workshops.

The Courtyard Workshops aim to engage the community and visitors to SAC with the arts making, creating and design process. Visitors to SAC will be able to see and engage with Courtyard Workshop Artists working on-site, demonstrating their skills in their particular medium and showcasing their talents.

Each Courtyard Workshop will focus on a specific single Arts Discipline (e.g. printmaking, jewellery, ceramics, textile) with all Artists associated with each Courtyard Workshop working within the same Arts Discipline.

SAC invites applications from Individual Artists or Groups of Artists (including CoOperatives, Incorporated Associations, Organisations and Arts Businesses) for the following Courtyard Workshops:
– Space 011 38m2
– Space 012  22m2
– Space 022 42m2
– Space 024 26m2

Residencies are for a period of 3 years (commencing 1 April 2020).

For more information on the Courtyard Workshops at SAC, please DOWNLOAD the Courtyard Workshops Information Kit (PDF).

To submit your Application ONLINE, please visit the SAC website :  https://www.salarts.org.au/portfolio/availablespaces/courtyard-workshops/ 

DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED until: 
midnight SUNDAY 27 October 2019

In light of the Public Holiday for the Hobart Show, the deadline for submissions has been extended until midnight Sunday 27 October 2019, to allow applicants to work on their applications over the holiday period. 

get in the SAC in 2020 |
Call for Applications ALL VENUES! |
Applications CLOSE 30 September 2019

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently seeking applications
for inclusion in the 2020 Calendar. 

If you are a contemporary Emerging, Mid-Career or Established Artist; if you are an Arts Organisation; if you have an exhibition or performance planned for 2020, or are looking for a unique venue to hold your Private Function – we look forward to receiving your application soon!


SAC is seeking applications for the following venues:

Long Gallery : The largest gallery space at SAC, ideal for large group exhibitions, prolific solo artists, Private Functions and Events. 

– Top Gallery & Studio Gallery : To meet the increased demand for exhibition spaces for Emerging Artists, in 2020 SAC has released several months in the Studio Gallery (the Studio Gallery is usually reserved for SAC’s Resident Artists) to exhibit the works of Emerging Artists. In 2020 the Top Gallery and Studio Gallery (both located on Level 2) will showcase the works of Emerging Artists working in any visual arts medium. These galleries are the perfect spaces to hold your first exhibition. Each gallery space is available for month-long periods for solo or duo Emerging Artists.

– Lightbox : Located at the main entrance to SAC, the Lightbox is visible 24/7 and is ideal for small scale installations, sculpture, jewellery or ceramics. This space is FREE for month-long periods. 

– Peacock Theatre : SAC’s iconic theatre, built into the cliff face, is suitable for performances (theatre, dance, music and hybrid), film events, rehearsals, Creative Developments, presentations and forums. This intimate theatre provides fixed seating for 131 guests. 

– Founders Room : SAC’s multi-purpose space is suitable for a wide range of events, from Private Functions and events, to launches, film events, performances (theatre, dance, music and hybrid), lectures, conferences, meetings, workshops, rehearsals, creative developments, presentations. The Founders Room has a standing capacity of 200 / seated capacity of 120. 


For more information on each Venue, including available dates, the Conditions of Hire and Venue Hire Rates, and to APPLY ONLINE, visit the applicable venue page above or click HERE

DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS:
midnight MONDAY 30 September 2019


 

get in the SAC in 2020 |
call for applications ALL VENUES!

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently seeking applications
for inclusion in the 2020 Calendar. 

If you are a contemporary emerging, mid-career or established artist; if you are an arts organisation; if you have an exhibition or performance planned for 2020, or are looking for a unique venue to hold your Private Function – we look forward to receiving your application!


– Long Gallery : The largest gallery space at SAC, ideal for large group exhibitions, prolific solo artists, Private Functions and events. 

– Sidespace Gallery : Ideal for solo exhibitions or small group exhibitions, the Sidespace Gallery is an affordable space for SAC Associate Members to exhibit their works. 

– Top Gallery : SAC’s gallery dedicated to showcasing the works of emerging artists working in any visual arts medium. The perfect space to hold your first exhibition. This space is available for month-long periods for solo or duo emerging artists.

– Lightbox : Located at the main entrance to SAC, the Lightbox is visible 24/7 and is ideal for small scale installations, sculpture, jewellery or ceramics. This space is FREE for month-long periods. 

– Peacock Theatre : SAC’s iconic theatre, built into the cliff face, is suitable for performances (theatre, dance, music and hybrid), film events, rehearsals, creative developments, presentations and forums. This intimate theatre provides fixed seating for 131 guests. 

– Founders Room : SAC’s multi-purpose space is suitable for a wide range of events, from Private Functions and events, to launches, film events, performances (theatre, dance, music and hybrid), lectures, conferences, meetings, workshops, rehearsals, creative developments, presentations. The Founders Room has a standing capacity of 200 / seated capacity of 120. 


For more information on each Venue, including the Conditions of Hire and Venue Hire Rates, and to APPLY ONLINE, visit the applicable venue page above or click HERE

DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS:
midnight TUESDAY 30 April 2019