BigCi (Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives)

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Founded 2011
Bilpin, Australia


BigCi is an independent, not for profit artist residency program with a focus on supporting practicing artists by facilitating their projects. Its two directors are Rae Bolotin, a practising artist, and Yuri Bolotin, an environmentalist and mountain guide. We are flexible in the range of creative initiatives that interest us, personal in the way we work with individual artists, quick in making decisions, energetic in developing of projects, keen to be involved in multidisciplinary collaborations. BigCi provides a ground for the professional development of artists from various fields, such as the Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literature, Music, Photography, Film, and Hybrid Arts. Painters, sculptors, multimedia artists, performance artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers and other creative souls are invited to apply for the residency. Curators, artistic directors, visionaries and ideas people are invited to propose events, gatherings, exhibitions and other creative initiatives.

Local Information

BigCi is located in Bilpin, on the edge of Wollemi National Park and 1.5 hours drive away from Sydney, NSW, Australia. Because of our location within the UNESCO World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains and the knowledge base of our team, many of our residents 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.

Network Affiliations

  • Res Artis
  • Asialink
  • On the Move

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