Following the call out earlier in August of 2021, we received 150 applications from artists, and are pleased to share that Gold Coast locals *Jay Jermyn, Daniele Constance, Daniel Cabrera (Dani Cabs)* and *Michelle Le Plastrier* have been named the newest team members to join HOTA.
ArtKeeper, a $97,000 investment, was our response to the conditions produced by the pandemic, and an opportunity to provide job security to artists in a time when they needed it the most.
Each artist has been offered a fixed-term employment contract to work on their proposed art project at HOTA for three days per week until March 2022.
They’ll be encouraged to take risks, experiment, and create great art in conjunction with internationally acclaimed playwright and artistic director, Wesley Enoch AM, who has been engaged as Artist Provocateur for the roles.
As one of the only places in Australia to be offering this kind of initiative, we’re proud to stand by local artists, and can’t wait to see what Jay, Daniele, Dani Cabs, and Michelle create while working here at the precinct. It’s sure to make staff meetings a little more interesting!