The Tasmanian Residencies program supports individual artists, partnerships and collaborations working in any artform to undertake residencies at a variety of locations across Tasmania.
There are two categories of investment available for artists under this program:
- Dombrovskis Parks and Wildlife residencies – for investment towards residencies at unique wilderness locations across Tasmania
- Historic and Cultural residencies – for investment towards residencies at historic and cultural sites across Tasmania
If you are seeking investment towards national or international residency opportunities, please visit Artist Investment Program.
Arts Tasmania offers two international opportunities for Tasmanian artists, please refer to International Residencies.
If you are seeking travel assistance for existing residency opportunities nationally or internationally, please visit the Artsbridge page.
There are also a number of other residency opportunities listed under Residencies in the arts business and artform resources.
Closes: 1 March 2016
Closes: 1 September 2016
Notification for each round will occur six weeks after the closing date.
Who can apply?
- Individual artists based in Tasmania
- Partnerships and collaborations require at least one Tasmanian member. Interstate or international artists may be included as part of a collaborative project but will not be eligible for Arts Tasmania residency funding.
Who can't apply?
- Individual artists who are not based in Tasmania
- Partnerships and collaborations with no Tasmanian members
- Incorporated bodies
If you have previously received a loan or grant from Arts Tasmania that has not been satisfactorily acquitted you are not eligible to apply to this program.
What can I apply for?
The Tasmanian Residencies program provides investment towards accommodation expenses and a variety of other costs that may be associated with your residency, such as:
- Travel expenses
- Living expenses
You cannot apply for investment towards national or international residency opportunities under this program.
You cannot apply for investment towards activities that do not involve professional artists or arts workers, do not have a clearly defined arts component or that have already taken place.
Some types of activities are not eligible for investment or are restricted. Be sure to read the general eligibility to make sure your project is suitable before applying.
How many times a year can I apply?
There are two Tasmanian Residencies rounds a year.
You may only submit one Tasmanian Residencies application per calendar year as a solo artist.
Arts Tasmania recognises the importance of cross artform and collaborative practice, therefore will accept applications from groups or collaborations which include individuals that may have applied as solo artists in the same funding round. Each group or collaboration may only apply once in each funding round.
How much can I apply for?
The amount you can apply for varies depending on the type of residency you want to undertake. Please visit the page relating to your chosen residency for further information.
Against what criteria will my application be assessed?
Your application will be assessed against the criteria of quality and reach.
Quality (80 per cent weighting)
The panel will consider factors including:
- strength of the artistic concept and artistic practice
- creativity – imagination, originality
- progression – fresh artistic approaches, experimentation and creative challenge
- currency – timeliness in career, relevance to career development, potential for growth in practice
- capacity – calibre of personnel, resource and financial management, planning
Reach (20 per cent weighting)
The panel will consider factors including:
- What are the outcomes of the project?
- Audience/market – numbers, marketing strategy, diversity and connection
- Engagement – participation, access, involvement of the public and/or specific audiences or market sectors
The assessment guidelines are a useful resource that details what peers may consider in assessing your application.
Who will assess my application?
Applications will be assessed by a multi-artform panel.
Parks and Wildlife Service management is consulted regarding applications to the Dombrovskis Parks and Wildlife residency locations.
Site managers are consulted regarding applications to the Historic and Cultural residency locations.
What do I submit as my application?
All applications must include:
- A completed Tasmanian Residencies application form
- A letter or e-mail of confirmation from the residency site manager or administrator
- A completed budget using the Excel budget template
- A brief CV or biography for each artist involved in your residency
- A maximum of five items of artistic support material.
Applications may also include:
- A maximum of two written references that demonstrate your ability to successfully complete the project and its merits.
If your project involves Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander content, your application must include evidence of permission granted by the relevant community (refer to www.arts.tas.gov.au/inclusion).
Please note that excess support material will not be accepted. All attachments should be listed on the support material cover page and each attachment should be clearly labelled.
Visit artistic support material for information relating to accepted formats.
How do I submit my application?
Your application form must be completed online before the round closing date.
Relevant supporting documents should be submitted as attachments to or links in your online application form.
Please note: If you are unable to submit electronically, please contact a program officer to discuss making a hardcopy submission before the closing date.
Material received after the closing date will not be considered.
For more information relating to making your submission, please visit how to apply.
Help with your application
We recommend you seek advice from a professional development officer before submitting your application. Arts Tasmania's Professional Development Officer is a useful source of information and can provide advice on your application at any stage of the process.
Professional Development Officer Wendy Morrow is available to discuss your Residency application.
You can make an appointment with Wendy for a face-to-face meeting or contact her directly via phone or e-mail.
Due to the number of programs operated by Arts Tasmania, there is great demand for the Professional Development Officer's time and therefore contact time is limited.
Applications to the Tasmanian Residencies program are made using our online application website.
You will need to register an account or login with an existing account before being able to open the online form.
If you require a document in an alternate format please contact us.
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Other types of investment
See the programs and key dates page to see all investment options available to individual artists, partnerships, collaborations and other unincorporated groups.
Equity for information relating to services provided by Arts Tasmania to assist applicants in overcoming any special difficulties in applying for Arts Tasmania's programs of investment.