International Residencies Program

The International Residencies Program has been developed through sector consultation and research. Council has forged partnerships with some of the best residency providers in the world to deliver a suite of residencies that enable the development of individual artists, arts mediators, groups and organisations.

International residencies provide a unique opportunity for artists to effectively 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.

Outcomes for an artist on residency can include:

  • Relationships and collaborations that are vital to the development of artistic practice and market opportunities.
  • Research and development of new work.
  • Acceleration of artistic practice.
  • Cultural exchange.

Applications for the 2017-18 International Residencies Program have now closed.

Dance OMI and EMPAC

Dance OMI, credit: Ross Willows.
EMPAC, credit: Peter Aaron.

Featured Case Studies

Useful Information

Case Studies

Case Studies

An insight into artists experiences, tips and advice who have lived in an artist residency.

Tips and Links

Tips and Links

There are many resources available on residencies and exchanges. We encourage you to maximise your residency experience by doing research and networking before you leave.



Residencies Research

In 2014-15 the Australia Council conducted research on artist residencies directly and indirectly funded through our grants and programs.

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