Open Call

Hosted Artist Residencies in the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains near Sydney

BigCi (Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives)

No Funding
Bilpin, Australia


On application

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 11, 2020 - March 09, 2020


  • A$330.00 program fee (weekly)


Co-Working, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Large Format Printers, Library, Shared Studio, Stage


Barn, Cabin, Kitchen, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Demo Day, Discussion, Exhibition, Group Dinners, Open Studios, Performances, Professional Development, Retreat, Self-Directed, Workshops, Yoga


Acting, Activists, Administrators, Artificial Intelligence, Arts Administrator, Ballet, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Comedy, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Dance, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Entrepreneur , Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Mime, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Robotics, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts



Program Description

BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program focusing on artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects. BigCi has been established and run by Rae Bolotin, a practicing artist, and Yuri Bolotin, environmentalist and wilderness explorer. Because of our location on the edge of Wollemi National Park within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains and the knowledge base of our team, many of our resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues, although many others use our beautiful natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits. All residents have opportunities to take part in bushwalks of the area, conducted by Yuri Bolotin, an experienced mountain guide. Artists-in-residence are able to present their work during a BigCi Open Day that usually takes place at the end of their stay.

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