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The HAT Project 2006/07 is supporting 20 exchange fellowships between England, South Asia and Australia


The hosts will be active partners in the development and delivery of the whole HAT Project. In joining the Project the host organisations will commit to:

  • Contributing to the development of the objectives for the project
  • nominating artists from their region for inclusion in the programme, and short-listing artists for final selection by the receiving hosts
  • selecting the incoming artists for the residencies in their region
  • providing the physical workshop, equipment needs of the resident artists
  • supporting the work and research programme, that the resident artist is engaged with
  • linking the artist into the work of the hosts
  • linking the artist into wider networks of artists and support agencies
  • participation in the documentation, monitoring and evaluation of the project
  • participation in the HAT week seminar/collaborative workshop
  • actively promoting the artists that they are working with, supporting them in securing further opportunities to develop their work and extend the benefits of the residency to a wider constituency

Hosts will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of their individual residency. Hosts will work in conjunction with other hosts and with the project managers on the overall co-ordination and communication between residencies, but they will need to ensure appropriate levels of contact and provisions for both the work requirements and pastoral needs of the resident artist.

Hosts will have responsibility for providing the accommodation for the incoming artists. The accommodation costs equate to the financial contribution that is identified in the budget as coming from hosts.

Hosts are invited to join the project as partners on the basis of

  • involvement in the HAT Australia Project
  • association with the HAT Project, project managers and other HAT partners
  • recommendation through Arts Council England Officers in the participating regions
  • the strength of their objectives and programmes in developing international links and long term partnerships
  • existing projects and initiatives that offer the potential to take the work of the HAT artists further into exhibitions, commissions, audience and market development programmes