Residencies

About the residencies 

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.


Past Residencies

Debra Porch Award 

Art form: Visual arts

Kyoto Art Center Residency Exchange 

Art form: Visual arts

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  

Art form: Visual arts

Nashville Songwriters' Residency, USA 

Art form: Music

Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship. 

Art form: Visual arts


Self-organised residencies

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


First Peoples residencies

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.

Past Residencies

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