Applications have now closed.

International 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.

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.

Our 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.

How to apply

Read the guidelines for information on assessment criteria, the selection process, support material, and how to submit an Expression of Interest. 

Expressions of Interest will close on Tuesday, 15 January 2019 (11:59PM AEDT). 

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

You will be informed of the outcome of your Expression of Interest by late February 2019.

You can still apply for a self-organised residency through the Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups category.

For assistance with International Residencies, please contact Owen Leong on +61 2 9215 9077 or email:

The suite of International Residencies on offer in 2019-20

Acme, London  

Art form: Visual arts

BR Whiting Studio, Rome  

Art form: Literature

Cite Intenationale des Arts

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris  

Art form: Multi-art form

EMPAC, New York

EMPAC, New York   

Art form: Emerging and experimental arts

HIAP, Helsinki

HIAP, Helsinki   

Art form: Multi-art form

ISCP, New York

ISCP, New York  

Art form: Visual arts 

Keesing, Paris

Keesing Studio, Paris  

Art form: Literature

 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin  

Art form: Visual arts

Nashville Songwriters' Residency, USA

Nashville Songwriters' Residency, USA 

Artform: Music

Upcoming Residencies

The following residencies will be offered at a later date:

  • Institute for Provocation, Beijing
  • Kluge Ruhe Collection and Museum, Virginia
  • Kyoto Arts Center


Useful Links

  • Guidelines: advice to help with your application for a residency. 
  • Frequently asked questions : answers to common questions about residencies and grants. 
  • Tips and Links: resources to help strengthen your application and maximise your residency experience.

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