International Residencies Guidelines

The International Residencies Program enables the artistic development of individual artists and groups by brokering and offering high quality residency experiences.

The suite of International Residencies on offer in 2019-2020 are:


Closing date:

Tuesday 22 October 2019 at midnight AEDT.

Technical and administrative support will not be available after 5pm on the closing date.

Notification date:

You will be informed of the outcome of your application by late December 2019.


Who can apply?

Only individuals and groups may apply to this category.

You must be a practicing artist or arts worker and an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Who can’t apply

You can’t apply if:

  • you received a grant, or administered a grant, from the Australia Council in the past and that grant has not been satisfactorily acquitted
  • you owe money to the Australia Council

We will not accept applications from legally constituted organisations.


Selection criteria

Applicants are required to respond to the following selection criteria:

1. Artistic merit

  • suitability of your practice to the residency program and its artistic environment/offer
  • quality of work previously produced, and public and peer response to your work

2. Viability

  • suitability of your proposal to the residency program
  • the skills and artistic ability of your collaborators and their relevance to the proposed activity
  • realistic and achievable planning, resource use and evaluation.

3. Impact on career

  • how the proposed activity strengthens your artistic practice
  • the relevance and timeliness of the proposed activity
  • how the proposed activity strengthens your capacity as an arts professional, particularly in relation to international development and collaboration.

How to apply

Click on the ‘Apply' button at the bottom of this page. Applications must be submitted via the Australia Council’s online Application Management System (AMS).

You will need to register for access to the AMS, instructions for how to do this can be found on the landing page once you have clicked on the ‘Apply’ button.

Make sure you register well before the closing date. It can take up to two business days to process your registration.

Note: Applications to International Development funding opportunities do not count as an application to the Australia Council Grants Program.


Changes to grants payments

The way Australia Council grants payments are made has changed. Effective immediately, grant recipients will no longer send an invoice for payment of a grant. Instead, after you accept our offer of funding, we will pay your grant into your nominated bank account and send you a Recipient Created Tax Invoice (RCTI).

Important information for administered grants

If you plan to have your grant administered by a third party, applicants will now need to ensure that the administrator is registered on the Australia Council online system before you begin your application. This means you cannot complete or submit an application if your administrator is not registered


Support material

You may submit support material with your application. We may review this support material to help them gain a better sense of your project. If you need advice on what type of support material to submit, please contact the relevant adviser listed below.

We do not accept application-related support material submitted via post. Application-related material received by post will not be assessed and will be returned to the sender. If you think you will have difficulty submitting your support material online, please contact the relevant adviser listed below.

There are three types of support material you may submit:

1. Artistic support material

This should include relevant, recent examples of your artistic work.

2. Artist information

You can include a brief bio or curriculum vitae (CV) for yourself and any additional artists or key collaborators involved in the project.

Bio and CV information for all artists and key collaborators, including yourself, should be presented as a single document no longer than two A4 pages in total.

3. Letters of support

Individuals, groups or organisations can write letters in support of your project. A support letter should explain to the assessment panel how the project or activity will benefit the applicant or the broader community (and if applicable, how the project or activity will benefit community participants).

You can include up to five letters of support, with each letter not exceeding one A4 page.


What type of support material do we accept

Our preferred method of receiving support material is via URLs (web links).

You can submit up to three URLs, which may include video, audio, images, and written material.

Please note that these URLs can include a total of:

  • 10 minutes of video and/or audio recording
  • 10 images
  • 10 pages of written material (for example, excerpts of literary writing).

To find out more about support material, including how to submit late confirmations after the closing date, and advice on how to get examples of your work online click here

If you cannot supply support material via URLs, you may upload support material with your application in the following formats:

  • video (MP4, QuickTime, and Windows Media)
  • audio (MP3 and Windows Media)
  • images (JPEG and PowerPoint)
  • written material (Word and PDF)

Technical and administrative support will not be available after 5pm on the closing date.


Contact

To discuss your application, please contact our International Market Adviser for the region of your residency:

Europe: Ellen Dwyer, +61 02 9215 9051 or e.dwyer@australiacouncil.gov.au  

North America: Karen Le Roy, +61 2 9215 9054 or k.leroy@australiacouncil.gov.au 

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