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City of Gold Coast Level Up Residency

Applications close 10 February 2019

Level Up is a three-month, cross-art form residency program that will provide five young artists with a shared studio space and support to create new work for a range of public outcomes during the residency period

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Orange House by the Sea Residency

Applications close 15 February 2019

The Orange House by the Sea Artist residency program is for mid-career women and non-binary artists who are working at the intersections of performance,

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Australia Council International Residencies

Applications close 15 January 2018International residencies provide a unique opportunity for artists to immerse themselves in a new arts context, market, community and culture. The experience enables artists to articulate their practice within a global context and build knowledge, networks and partnerships that support future international arts activity.

Australia Council residency partners include:

  • ACME, London
  • BR Whiting Studio, Rome
  • Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
  • EMPAC, New York
  • HIAP, Helsinki

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pvi collective and Blast Theory Residency

Applications close 5 November 2018Blast Theory and pvi collective are joining forces once again to facilitate a unique research and development residency.The successful applicant will receive $7,200 towards the cost of their return international flight, travel within the UK, travel insurance and living expenses for six weeks. Accommodation is provided in Blast Theory’s studio.Find out more read more

Asialink Creative Exchange 2019

Applications close 28 October 2018Global Project Space produces a suite of innovative projects that are reflective of the enduring relationships of Asialink Arts and their global arts Alumni. GPS projects reflect the globalised nature of contemporary creative practice, across art form and geographic boundaries, while promoting sustained cross-cultural dialogue.Find out more read more

PICA Studio Residencies

Applications close 29 October 2018Expressions of interest are now open for PICA’s self-directed studio residency program in 2019. This program provides studio space for artists with diverse practices for 2 month periods between February – June 2019. The selected artists will be supported by PICA’s exhibition team with general technical support and critical feedback across the duration of the residency.Find out more read more

Q Lab Residency

Applications close 22 November 2018Q LAB is Q Theatre’s annual artist residency program hosted by the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. The residency is designed to make creative space and time for the development of dynamic projects at an early stage of their conception.Find out more read more

Room to Move

Applications close 15 July 2018ROOM TO MOVE at Dancehouse is a 70 hr residency program for artists focused on choreographic research, reflection and criticality. This is an opportunity for artists to develop and critically examine specific aspects of their choreographic practice and/or an existing work within a supported context.Find out more read more

Prelude Composers Residency

Applications close 16 July 2018Prelude is a national initiative to provide time and space for Australian composers to make work by offering long-term residencies in historic houses around Australia. The stipend for the 2018 residencies is $20,000 for twelve months. 

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A Room of One’s Own Residency

Applications close 8 July 2018Women’s Circus Artist Residency Program ‘A Room of One’s Own’ offers women* identifying artists working in circus/performance/physical theatre up to 2-weeks access to the Drill Hall, their training and rehearsal space in West Footscray for free!Find out more read more

Port Fairy Folk Festival Applications

Applications close 20 June 2018A celebration of music, culture and community, Port Fairy Folk Festival welcomes all applications from artists across a range of genres including music, theatre, spoken/written word, street theatre, children’s entertainment, dance and comedy. Find out more 

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Performance Space x West Kowloon Residency

Applications close 10 June 2018The Performance Space x West Kowloon Exchange Residency provides an important new opportunity for an Australian artist working in experimental performance to expand their practice and networks into an Asia Pacific context.Find out more read more

Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarships

Applications close 30 June 2018Each year 4 x $5,000 scholarships are awarded to emerging artists to assist with the cost of overseas travel to:

  • undertake formal study or
  • undertake a residency or mentorship (planned program with a professional artist) or
  • undertake informal study

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Jacky Winter Gardens Residency

Applications close 18 May 2018Each month from March to November Jacky Winter Gardens have set aside five days (Sunday afternoon through Friday morning) to donate the entire private use of the property to accommodate a working artist who can use the time to start, sustain or finish a commercial project.Find out more read more

Applications Open for Bundanon Trust Residencies

Benjamin Just – Bundanon FAR recipient, Second (h)etre, 2013

Applications close 18 June 2018The Artist-in-Residence program is open to professional artists and thinkers from all disciplines, individually or in groups. Bundanon Trust support new work, research and collaborations by Australian and international artists.Find out more read more

Be Bold Performance Residency

Applications close 6 April 2018Artists and arts organisations are invited to submit an application for the 2018 Be Bold Performance Residency Program.Up to $5,000 (mid career artist) or $2000 (emerging artist) will be awarded per residency along with:

  • Co-presentation of the residency’s performance outcome
  • 50/50 box office split on ticketed presentations
  • Up to $2,000 in kind technical

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The Unconformity Artist Residencies

Applications close 23 February 2018The Unconformity Artist Residencies have been designed to support the development needs of artists, allowing time to research, develop relationships and focus on their work in the provocative Queenstown environment.Artists will be supported with:

•     $2,500 artist fee
•     $500 materials budget
•     In-kind accommodation
•     Per diems
•     A contribution towards travel.

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International Scholarship for Curators

Applications close 24 March 2018The Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators provides assistance towards the cost of overseas travel to:• undertake a residency, internship or mentorship (planned program with a professional curator)

• undertake a self-initiated curatorial project.

One application will be awarded $8,000.

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Experimental Choregraphic Residency

Applications close 25 January 2018Performance Space and Critical Path are excited to partner on the Experimental Choreographic Residency.

The residency is open to both artists and collectives interested in developing innovative, bold and experimental approaches to choreography. The residency will provide a project budget (up to $7000), a venue at Critical Path for three weeks, production and technical support and creative feedback from both organisations.

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Project Space @ Northcity4

PROJECT SPACE: Applications Open

It may interest you to know that both Laila Marie Costa and Annelies Hofmeyr originally started working at Northcity4 in our Project Space! As a Project Space artist you are the first to hear about vacancies in our permanent studio spaces which gives you a head start in the application process.

We are taking applications now for a mid-year intake to the Project Space. We accept applications on a diverse range of projects from working towards an exhibition to building a production line or maybe just making that transition from study or home studio to a professional working environment.

In the Northcity4 Project Space you get your own bench and access to all the Northcity4 equipment. You are immediately welcomed into a great community of makers and are exposed to the day to day experiences of a large variety of jewellery practices.

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Australian Tapestry Workshop AIR

Applications for the 2018 Artist in Residence Program are now open. Applications close on Friday 17 November 2017.


The Australian Tapestry Workshop enjoys an international reputation as a leader in contemporary tapestry. It is the only workshop of its kind in Australia and one of only a handful in the world for the production of hand-woven tapestries. The Artist in Residence program invites artists to immerse themselves in the unique studio environment of the ATW.

  • Artists can attend for minimum of 2 to a maximum of 8 weeks,

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Arts & Culture Maribyrnong Opportunities

Applications close 27 September 2017

 Artsbox Artist-in-Residence Program

Arts & Culture Maribyrnong is calling for applications for the Artist-in-Residence program in Footscray’s Artsbox for 2018.  The Artsbox residency is more suited to visual based artists, and the residency provides the space to create new work, test and explore ideas, and develop your arts practice.

Bluestone Church Arts Space Creative Development Program

There are a limited number of Creative Development residencies in Footscray’s Bluestone Church Arts Space during 2018 – applications are open now.  The Creative Development Program in the Bluestone Church Arts Space is designed for performers who need a large space to develop and test new ideas, experiment and be innovative.
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EOI’s open for Abbotsford Convent Studio Residency

Expressions of interest are now open for the Sacred Heart building, the St Heliers Street Gallery and the new Abbotsford Convent Studio

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Carolyn Cardinet

Exhibition 2-30 September 2017

Opening Saturday 9 September 2-4pm

Plastic Waterways 2017 – WORA @ Castlemaine State Festival

Inter-disciplinary French-born and Melbourne based artist Carolyn Cardinet will call Newstead home for the month of September as the first Arts Hub artist in residence.

Passionate about the alarming rate at which our environment is changing. Carolyn Cardinet creates new forms out of plastic waste. Cardinet’s sculptural pieces reflect and draw attention to the worldwide problem of mass production and senseless waste of plastic packaging.

Organic Plastic is an exhibition at the newly restored Newstead Arts Hub*. Sculptural white works from the series Organic Plastic will be displayed across this all white large gallery space.

Opening Saturday 9 September 2-4pm (all welcome).

The exhibition will run till 30 September weekends only 11-4pm.

* The obsolete train station in Newstead has been transformed in an elegant all white exhibition space complementing the Castlemaine art precinct and state festival

Working from the Arts Hub, Carolyn will facilitate an

Art &

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HIAP Residencies

Applications close 28 June 2017

 HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme is seeking applications from artists worldwide for residencies taking place at HIAP Suomenlinna and HIAP Cable Factory in 2018.

HIAP Residency Programme is HIAP’s main residency programme, which has welcomed artists to Helsinki since the year 1998. The programme focuses on contemporary art but is open for art professionals from other disciplines as well. The programme offers time and space for open-ended research and experimentation, without the requirement to produce finalised pieces or work.

The residency includes accommodation and studio space free of charge, a monthly working grant of 1200€ and travel costs.

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DAIR Call Out

Applications close 30 June 2017

Ausdance Victoria Dance Artist in Residence Program (DAIR) invites independent dance artists, collectives, collaborators and companies of any dance genre to submit proposals for the 2017 program.

DAIR is a direct response to the ongoing challenges of access to affordable and appropriate spaces to dance artists for the development of dance making and practice. DAIR activities may involve creative development, research, mentorships, rehearsal and remounting of work. Applicants can apply for a residency of one or two weeks.

To be eligible, primary applicants should be Victorian based and an Ausdance Victoria member, however collaborators may be interstate or internationally based.

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A month in the country

Applications close 19 June 2017

Expressions Of Interest are now being accepted for residency requests for the period July to December 2017.

Since 2004, in partnership with AlburyCity and Murray Arts, the Month In The Country program at the Splitters Creek farmhouse has hosted many talented playwrights, performers, directors, choreographers and composers. A Month In The Country is a rare resource in the national landscape, enabling dozens of artists each year to seed and develop work for our national stages. Artists give back to the community by running workshops for students and local artists during their residencies.

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Glenfiddich Residency Applications Open

Applications close 30 June 2017

 Celebrating Glenfiddich’s commitment to the arts and the communities it serves, the program awards the winning artist with a unique residency prize valued at $21,000, where they will work and live for three months at the Glenfiddich Distillery located in Dufftown, Scotland in 2018.

The competition is open to all Australian artists using any art medium, including but not limited to print, photography, animation, performance and installation. The winning artist will use the residency to create work taking inspiration from the characteristic location, history, heritage, people and craftsmanship of the Glenfiddich Distillery.

Image: 2016 residency winner Stanislava Pinchuk

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Australia Council Grants Open

Applications close 6 June 2017

 The Australia Council grants program supports a diverse range of artists, organisations, artistic practice and arts activity.

If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, a Career Development Grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career in the arts. Career Development grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000. These grants can support a broad range of activities such as skills and professional development, mentorships, showcases, residencies and other projects directly related to your career development.

The Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Examples of activities this grant supports include the creation of new work, creative development, touring, festivals, productions, exhibitions, publishing, recording and market development activity.

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Creative Spaces is thrilled to announce that two new artist-in-residence grants have been created to support desk-based practices.

Boyd Garret Residency will support writers such as authors, poets, screenwriters and playwrights while Creative Spaces Coworking Residency focuses on creative producers and industry specialists such as publicists, designers and production managers.

Get your applications in before 29 May for these Creative Spaces to develop, perform, exhibit or refine your practice.

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Adhocracy Artist Call Out

Applications close 29 May 2017

Adhocracy is Vitalstatistix’s national hothouse, supporting the creative development of new experimental and multidisciplinary arts projects. Artists from around Australia will create, converse and critique in one space.

Artists spend four days and nights in an open studio environment developing new work that can span performance, live art, sound, visual art and more. They are in the early stages of the process of making, and are experimenting with ideas and form. Audiences and peers engage with the artists and their projects through a public program of artist talks and work-in-progress showings presented across three evenings.

Vitalstatistix are now seeking proposals from artists across Australia.

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A Room Of One’s Own Residency

Applications close 1 May 2017

 Women’s Circus Artist Residency Program offers female artists working in performance their very own room – for free!  The program provides up to 2 weeks of access to the Drill Hall, their training and rehearsal space in West Footscray. The Artist Residency is an opportunity for artists to explore, refine, re-develop, rehearse their work in a supportive space.

What do you get? 

  • Two weeks of free space for development or rehearsal
  • Access to equipment and costume store
  • Administrative support

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Freedman Foundation Traveling Scholarships

Submissions close 6 May 2017

Each year 4 x $5,000 scholarships are awarded to emerging artists to assist with the cost of overseas travel to:

• undertake formal study or

• undertake a residency or mentorship (planned program with a professional artist) or

• undertake informal study for a planned research project.

Funding Available: Individual applicants are eligible to apply for funding of up to $5000 + GST.

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Bundanon Trust Residencies

Applications open 27 April – 19 June

The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is open to professional artists and thinkers from all disciplines, individually or in groups. They support new work, research and collaborations by Australian and international artists, and host them in purpose-built studios on their Shoalhaven River properties on the south coast of New South Wales.

The program attracts diverse contemporary artists and thinkers from both within Australia and overseas. Located in a rich natural and cultural environment on a working property on the Shoalhaven River, the residencies are an excellent opportunity for artists to refresh, refocus and perhaps make unexpected connections with other artists in residence.

Image Katia Molino, Theatre Kantanka, Obscene Madam D

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The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists

Each year four $5,000 scholarships are awarded through The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists.

This scholarship assists four artists with the cost of overseas travel, to undertake formal study or, undertake a residency or mentorship (planned program with a professional artist) or, undertake informal study for a planned research project.

Individual applicants are eligible to apply for funding of up to $5,000 + GST. Apply now. Terms and conditions here.

Applications close: 11.59pm AEST Saturday 6 May 2017.




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The Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators.

Calling all early career curators, applications are now open for
The Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators.

This scholarship provides assistance for curators towards the cost of overseas travel to undertake:

  • a residency, internship or mentorship (planned program with a professional curator)
  • a self-initiated curatorial project which may include establishing

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Living Now – Writers Residency

Image: Brown Cab Productions My Lovers’ Bones, 2015. Photo by Deryk McAlpin.

Applications close 13 March 2017

 In 2017 Malthouse Theatre and Footscray Community Arts Centre partner to deliver LIVING NOW, a new program providing a residency and commission opportunity for two writers from diverse backgrounds.
Expressions of interest are invited from writers, storytellers or playwrights from culturally and linguistically diverse or Indigenous backgrounds with an interest in developing a new work for theatre.

Two writers will receive:

  • A residency of up to 8 months at Malthouse Theatre, including a writing workspace, invitation to opening nights and regular meetings with

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Call out for Dance Writers – Spring Forward Festiva

Applications close 27 February 2017

 Under the guidance of four experienced dance writers, participants have the chance to create, shape and share conversations about dance and hone their critical writing skills for a number of different formats. It’s a fast-track way to gain experience and technique in responsible, effective, attractive dance criticism as well as to explore and understand the opportunities that digital publishing has to offer.

In 2017, Springback Academy will offer aspiring dance writers the chance to be mentored in the fundamentals of quality dance criticism in the action-packed environment of Spring Forward, Aerowaves’ buzzing annual festival that will take place this year in Aarhus, Denmark from 28-30 April 2017.

If selected for the project, Aerowaves will provide mentorship, accommodation and hospitality. Participants will be required to organise and fund their own return travel to Aarhus. Aerowaves will organise local travel to and from Bilund or Aarhus airports.

The participants will be mentored in critical writing by four lead critics: Donald Hutera (The Times, London), Sanjoy Roy (The Guardian, London), Roslyn Sulcas (New York Times, London/New York) and Monna Dithmer (Politiken, Copenhagen).

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Experimental Choreographic Residency

Applications close Friday 17 February 2017

Performance Space and Critical Path are seeking proposals from artists or artist collaborations, for a 3-week residency taking place from 15 May – 3 June 2017.


We are seeking to support a period of creative development for an artist or collaboration that:

  • Explores experimental or interdisciplinary approaches to choreography and movement practice.
  • Pursues an interest in the role of

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Australian Contemporary Puppetry Residency


Applications close 12 December 2016

The Australian Contemporary Puppetry Residency has been established to support the development of new contemporary puppetry projects in Australia. It is open to Australian individual artists and independent organisations and ensembles working in theatre, dance, live art or contemporary performance.

Terrapin will provide artists with accommodation, studio space and access to Terrapin’s technical resources for a two week period, with an extra week able to be negotiated. It will also fund artist fees and living allowances to a sum of $3,500 for individuals and $6,000 for ensembles of two or more artists, plus up to $800 (individuals) and $1,600 (ensembles) for travel expenses .

 For more info go to http://www.terrapin.org.au/project/residency/

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