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FAQs – HOTA’s Creative Development Program 2021: ArtKeeper

Who owns the intellectual property in the work I create while employed at HOTA?

The Artist will retain the intellectual property rights in works they create while at HOTA. However, HOTA will require acknowledgement through logo and credit line for future iterations of the project, and there’ll be a standard acknowledgement line included in the employment contract.

What art forms are you looking for in project proposals?

Artists from all disciplines, artforms, and creative practices are encouraged to apply.

Are the days / hours of work flexible?

Yes, we’ll work with successful applicants to mutually agree a schedule of workdays for the contract period, factoring in the practicalities of venue access and the Artist’s circumstances.

My project or idea requires materials. Is there a budget for that?

If your project or idea requires additional materials, this will be discussed and agreed upon with successful applicants, though materials budgets may be modest.

I want to work from my home studio / office instead, is that ok?

This role will be based on-site at HOTA in Bundall, Queensland. We’ve got a range of spaces for you to work from, depending on your practice. We love artists and we want you around. However, it might be appropriate to develop a small part of your project off-site, and if that’s the case, we’ll negotiate.

If I’m a successful applicant, does that mean that the project or idea I develop will have a guaranteed presentation outcome at HOTA in the future?

Not necessarily. This will depend on what your project is, how it develops and how HOTA’s programming priorities also evolve over the coming months. However, we’ll have ongoing conversations about what future stages of your project or idea might look like.

Do I need Public Liability Insurance to apply for this role?

No, you’ll be employed by HOTA and will be covered by our insurance and workers compensation schemes. As a HOTA employee, this does mean that you’ll need to follow HOTA’s Workplace Helath & Safety procedures.

What kinds of resources could I tap into while working at HOTA?

HOTA is much more than just a venue. We’re a community of producers, curators, programmers, marketing and ticketing specialists, technicians, production managers and more, with a wide range of skills, experience and knowledge to share. We encourage you to consider how our people combined with time and space might support the development of your project or idea.

What happens if there are future lockdowns or restrictions that prevent me from attending HOTA in person / completing parts of my project?

If a government health direction or restriction requires HOTA to close our doors for a period of time, we would ask you to work from home until we can safely welcome you back to site.  If there are planned outcomes that can’t occur in person, we’ll work with you to try to find a digital outcome, where practical.

How can I better understand HOTA’s programming and curatorial style, audiences and venue resources?

We encourage you to explore the HOTA website, especially HOTA Stories.

Will I be paid superannuation, annual leave, personal leave, etc – just like a regular employee?

Yes, you’ll be entitled to all statutory benefits as a HOTA employee.

I want to work on more than one idea or project in this role. Is that ok?

Yes, please briefly outline the various idea/projects you have in mind in your 200 word proposal – we call this a workplan. Please don’t submit a separate job application for each of your ideas.

Do I need to submit a Cover Letter with my application?

No – where Seek asks you to upload a Cover Letter, please upload a document of no more than 200 words describing the project, idea or workplan you propose to work on in this role instead.

How do I submit the 3 links to my original artwork via Seek?

You can include up to 3 links to recent or relevant examples of your original artwork in either your CV or the proposal document you upload. Please include the long version of any links (copy and paste from your web browser, eg. www, rather than embedded links as the Seek platform may automatically remove embedded links.

Can I email my application to HOTA instead of applying via Seek?

No, due to the anticipated high volume of applications, we are only accepting applications via Seek. If you require accessibility support or assistance submitting your application, please contact [email protected] and we’ll do our best to assist.

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