Artist Initiated Residencies

Artist Initiated Residencies

Applications close 1 May 2012

Artists working in interdisciplinary and hybrid arts are invited to develop proposals for professional development residencies in Australia or Internationally. Proposals should outline how you will work in collaboration with the residency host to experiment and develop your arts practice. Applications are encouraged from artists in all states and territories.

Residencies should be three months or more, within the funding constraints of the program.


This category is open to artists and groups. If you received an Inter-Arts Residency grant in the last 2 years, you are not eligible to apply in this round.

Selection criteria

Your application must demonstrate:

  • artistic calibre (primarily assessed on the basis of examples of previous work and artist CV)
  • potential for the residency to contribute to your professional development and work in interdisciplinary and hybrid arts
  • effective approach to new collaboration and artistic risk to extend your practice
  • evidence that your project proposed for the residency period is well planned and achievable.


Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with the relevant Australia Council team member. See our website for further details.

15 March1 May 2012