In a nut shell:
Frontyard Projects Inc.
- research residencies
- public programs
- non-lending library
- dinners & picnics
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In the words of others:
Decommissioning and recommissioning: first day at frontyard (May 2016)
By Kirsten Seale (a recent resident at frontyard)
Frontyard is, above all, concerned with the future of the arts as grounded, emplaced practice and theory within wider communities, and part of that involves decommissioning the arts from the discursive positions into which it has been forced by neo-liberal political and cultural economies.
Article on Frontyard from The Thousands (June 2016, now-offline)
By Jai Pyne (local artist/writer)
… Frontyard is less concerned with the product and more concerned with facilitating the making of art, involving the community in this process as well as reclaiming the arts back from the corner that they’ve been jammed into by our increasingly conservative government.
At the Edges of Art, Technology and Democracy (June 2016)
By Alexandra Crosby (previous resident and co-founder of frontyard)
Frontyard, a starting point (October 2016)
By Mapping Edges (previous residents at Frontyard)
Frontyard for Canvas on FBi 94.5FM
By Olivia Rosenman (Frontyard kimchi leader and local journalist)
The future of the arts with Frontyard’s Ali Crosby (October 2020)
By Radio Skid Row
In a few more words:
A Not-Only-Artist Run Initiative. A pro-active, multi-purpose space where the local arts loving community come together for practical skills-sharing, critical research and survival tips.
Our aim is to facilitate and nurture collaborations between people with a mix of disciplines with a passion for culture and to build a more resilient and sustainable independent arts community for the future.
Connie Anthes (Public Officer & Co-Chair)
Julia Bavyka (Co-Chair)
Carolyn Craig (Co-Secretary)
Alexandra Crosby (Deputy Chair)
Lyn Heazlewood (Co-Secretary)
Thomas Kern (Co-Treasurer)
Nick McGuigan (Co-Treasurer)
Tessa Zettel (Co-Chair)
Previous Board Members:
Connie Anthes, Rei Cheetham, Clare Cooper, Alexandra Crosby,
Benjamin Forster, Jehan Kanga.
Getaroom @ Frontyard
You have a provocation to explore. A project to begin. A local problem to solve. A team of pro-active people to assemble. We have the space and a network of people to connect you with.
Frontyard is a space for research, imagining, problem-solving, doing & not doing, meeting, talking, and making time. There are 2 short-term (1-2 weeks) residency spaces for artists and non-artists, and an open door policy for hosting people in our workshop, garden and library if your project needs a place to grow after your residency ends.
In return for the space and time to think, Frontyard asks for a small gift of time from each resident. That could mean participating as a provocateur in a futuring session, giving a public talk, sharing skills via a workshop, symposium, film night, performance, or something else you think is important for the community.
- In each Getaroom - table, chair, shelves, working wall
- Access Hours - round the clock
- Public Access and Programs - Thursday to Sunday and Thursday night
- Internet - yes
- Staying over - no
- Other assets - workshop area, small kitchen, kitchen garden, library, hammock, pro-active people!