Principles of Artistic Inheritance Demonstrator: Clarice Yuen


Applying for Grants


Applying for grants is one of the ways by which graduated/non-studying/uneducated 2 artists acquire for more gene flow (also called migration — is any movement of individuals, and/or the genetic material they carry, from one population to another) 3 in their nonprofit/ commercial environments. Successful applicants may lead to obvious changes in his/her/its/their/intersexual savings account.4 In the application, one may ‘manipulate’ 5 oneself (as an artist) to take up ‘body novelties’ 6 of interests (e.g. painting for known, techno-sex organic products, or even unknown cells and sound), and then examine the phenotypes of our proposed artworks. In this Capitalist Driven Laboratory (CBL), artists may transform proposed artworks with environmental effects7 (here, in this lab), expressing their genes coding for 1). application guidelines, 2). innovation, 3). interdisciplinary research, 4). clear labeling of the project’s expenses (AUD). Artists are allowed to seek advice from Bio Council of the Arts’ staff before starting their grant application. Artists are also encouraged to participate in the following discussions with their lab group and demonstrator during the practical session.


Equipment and Reagents

one’s own mind and body 70% ethanol unseen bacteria computer/laptop


Please work individually/in groups/or as an organization.

1. Register yourself with an email address on

2. Label the ‘sterile’ webpage with your name, DOB, Australian citizen/permanent residency, sexuality, address, postal address, electorate, mobile contact and ABN number 8.

3. Start a ‘fresh’ new grants application as an individual/ group/ organization and click on ‘Art projects for individuals and groups’.

4. Label one panel that you would like to assess your application as shown in the table below. Take this form to the demonstrator for decision if you leave it blank.

Assessment Panel

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

Community Arts and Cultural Development


Emerging and Experimental Arts





Visual Arts

Australia Council staff to select

5. Click Yes/No to be sure if you have an administering body 9 and provide your ABN number if you click Yes.

6. Label your project title in the textbox.

7. Describe and summarise your hypothesis/creative practice.

8. Label your previous relevant positions.

9. Click Yes/No to include collaborators.

10. Describe the creative rationale, experimental design and hypothesis in no more than 5600 characters.

11. Repeat Step 9.

12. Enter Project Start and End Date, activity, address in a concise way. Be sure to tick the checkbox of confirmation.

13. Select your predictable criterion/s in between Creation, Audiences, Access and Participation and International. Clearly describe how your experiment will meet this criterion in no more than 2400 words.

14. Under the limitation from $10000 - $50000 (AUD), enter each budget cost clearly including artist’s and others’ salaries, production costs, travel and accommodation costs, and promotion costs.

15. Repeat Stop 14 in income section and enter Go to next step to be sure the total grant request.

16. Enter any support material including CV/bio (1 page), maximum 3 URLs (one’s own website, vimeo, etc), 10 images/written materials (maximum) and 10 mins of video/audio recording. Be sure to tick the checkbox of confirmation of the quality of your files.

17. Tick the checkbox/es of the area/s of practice/s and activity type/s.

18. Tick the checkbox if you are the scientist/artist with creative manipulation over this project.

19. Tick the checkbox/es that is/are biologically/culturally stereotyping you and the targeted audiences.

20. Review, examine and predict the phenotypes of your application.

21. Sign and submit it by 7 June 2016 before 7pm.


Examination of Results

Successful applicants will be notified of the result of their applications approximately 12

weeks after the closing date (7 June 2016).

Notes and References

1. The word Rationale is often used to introduce the logic behind a protocol. School of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2016, Practical 1:Prokaryotic Genetics, The University of Western Australia. Available from: [10 March 2016]. This word can also be seen in the Australian Council of the Arts but it refers to ‘artistic rationale’ under the section of assessment criteria.

2. Applicant has to be a practicing artist or arts worker and an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident. Australian Council of the Arts n.d., Arts projects for individuals and groups. Available from: [20 March 2016].

3. Understanding Evolution n.d., Gene Flow. Available from: [20 March 2016].

4. Under the domain of science, especially biology, there are two big categories – living and non-living.

5. The word ‘manipulate’ has been widely used in scientific studies as skillful manners of handling and controlling; while the meaning of the word itself has a negative connotation if it is not used under the domain of science. “Control or influence (a person or situation) cleverly or unscrupulously” Oxford Dictionaries n.d., Language matters: manipulate. Available from: [20 March 2016].

6. Environmental effects often play a big role to alter one’s genetic material such as the sun. Tschochner, M 2016, Genetics 1-4, lecture notes distributed in Human Biology 1 at The University of Western Australia.

7. VASTALschool 2015, Indulgent Reprogenetics, YouTube video, 16 September 2016. Available from: [15 March 2016].

8. Australian Business Register 2015, Australian Government. Available from: [21 March 2016].

9. Administering body means a body administering an institution. It acts as a third party to take responsibility for financial management after the application is successful. Individual applicants under 18 years of age must denote an administering body. Australian Council of the Arts n.d., Arts projects for individuals and groups. Available from: [20 March 2016].

10. According to the Australia Council of the Arts, the reason behind this is to help peers to understand how the proposed experiment/hypothesis may achieve “the goals of our strategic plan to support the arts in Australia.” (Australia Council of the Arts n.d.) Australian Council of the Arts n.d., Arts projects for individuals and groups. Available from: [20 March 2016].

11. Under the section of Cash costs is the grant requested from the applicant. Under the section of in-kind expenses is the paid or given in goods, etc.

12. In the paper of The Human Sciences in a Biological Age, Nikolas Rose argued that as the 20th century closed, the sociological common sense was shaped by cultural expectations, “…its normalities and pathologies were ‘socially constructed’, and features once considered natural – gender, sexuality, race, age, disability and so forth – were actually performed according to cultural scripts.” Rose, N 2013 The Human Sciences in a Biological Age, Theory, Culture & Society, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 3-34.

13. Australian Council of the Arts n.d., Arts projects for individuals and groups. Available from: [20 March 2016].

14 – 17. Ibid.

18. We often see Aboriginal works featured in arts and culture. Scientists also look at how Aboriginal people understand this landmass, but we seldom see scientists give credit to them. One example would be by Jeff Parr. Parr J, ‘Once, twice maybe, but not three times: Reheating Xanthorrhoea australis resin’, Australian Archaeology, no.49, pp. 23-27.

19. Australian Council of the Arts n.d., Arts projects for individuals and groups. Available from: [20 March 2016].

20- 23. Ibid.


School of the Centre of Excellence in Arts

Faculty of Science

Practical 1: Population Genetics

Applying for Grants

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