Selection Criteria and Categories of Awards
Category A: Power Institute Award for Artists/Craftspeople
Applicants may be from any of the fields of the visual arts including performance, video and multi media art and at any level of his/her profession. The Cité is not designed primarily for students but rather for the artist who wishes to spend time in Paris and whose career will be strongly influenced by a stay in Paris. The committee is looking for professional practising artists. Such an artist may be an emerging artist of unusual talent or someone who is already recognised and well advanced in their profession with a substantial record of achievement in the arts. The award is a three month residency.
Category B: Power Institute Award for Art Critics, Art Writers, Art Curators, Art Historians or Art Administrators
Applicants must have a substantial record of achievement in the visual arts and be able to describe the expected benefits from the award. The Power Institute has a focus on modern and contemporary art and visual culture, including cinema, photography and new media, but welcomes projects dealing with other periods and cultures. Applicants in Category B should address this in the objectives of the project. The award is a three month residency.
Category C: Power Institute Award for Staff of the University of Sydney, PhD research students of the University of Sydney
Applicants must be employees of the University of Sydney, including those on casual, temporary or fixed term appointments who have been employed for at least one year by the University of Sydney. In particular, applications are invited from staff members of the Department of Art History, Film Studies, Sydney College of the Arts, the Chau Chak Wing Museum and University Galleries who wish to pursue particular projects of artwork, research, administrative or internship training which would be strongly influenced by a stay in Paris. The award is a three month residency.