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Arts Tasmania

Tasmanian Residencies

This program supports Tasmanian artists to undertake residencies (four weeks in length) at locations across Tasmania.

Applications are currently closed. Sign up for Arts Tasmania’s newsletter for funding and program announcements.

Key dates

Opens: 14 August 2020
Closes: 5 October 2020

Notification for each round will occur within six weeks of the closing date.

For activities commencing after 1 January 2021.

Residency locations

Available locations change year to year.

To view details for all locations visit the locations page.

  • Eligibility
  • Eligibility

    Applicants must meet Arts Tasmania’s general eligibility requirements.

    What can I apply for?

    This program provides funding towards residency costs for Tasmanian artists, including:

    • artist fees
    • accommodation
    • travel
    • living expenses
    • materials

    Equipment cannot be covered by grant funds.

  • Assessment criteria
  • Assessment criteria

    Applications will be assessed by a multi-artform peer panel against the criteria of:

    • quality
    • benefit.

    For more information, please visit criteria.

  • How do I apply?
  • How do I apply?

    Applications are submitted through the online application system SmartyGrants. Applicants will need to register or log in to SmartyGrants before starting their application.

    Tasmanian Residencies - application form

    Your application must be completed online before 11:59 pm on the closing date.

    Please contact Arts Tasmania before the closing date if you are unable to submit electronically.

    Material received after the closing date will not be considered.

    Help with your application

    You can discuss your application with a member of Arts Tasmania’s grants team before the closing date.

    Contact the grants team on 03 6165 6666 or grants@arts.tas.gov.au

    Other information

    Sign up for Arts Tasmania’s newsletter for funding and program announcements.

    View all programs and key dates.

  • Tasmanian residency locations
  • Tasmanian residency locations

    Residencies are available at the following locations in 2021.

    Cradle Mountain

    This four-week residency is offered in partnership with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

    The residency site offers artists an opportunity to experience the remote and rugged wilderness around Cradle Mountain, including Dove Lake.

    All artforms will be considered for this residency, with artists asked to consider taking up the opportunity to exhibit work in public spaces such as the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre.

    Accommodation is a simple one room, self-contained cabin with a single bunk bed. A mattress is provided but visiting artists are required to provide their own bedding. The accommodation includes access to electricity, heating and a hot/cold water kitchen sink. It also includes a small kitchenette with a small fridge and oven, as well as limited cutlery and crockery. Other amenities such as hot showers and flushing toilets are available in a shared block which may be accessed by other guests.

    Basic groceries are available at the Cradle Discovery Holiday Parks reception centre which is 6km from the accommodation. Fuel is available 24 hours a day at self-serve bowsers near the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre. The nearest supermarket is the IGA located at Sheffield, 55km from Cradle Mountain.

    No internet access or mobile phone service is available at this site but mobile phone service is available approximately 1km from the accommodation, at certain points on Connells Avenue.

    It is strongly preferred that artists provide their own car for this residency. A shuttle bus service operates daily between the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre and Dove Lake that may be used to access the main visitor sites within the Park. Passengers must display a valid Parks Pass to use this service.

    Artists living with disability should contact the residency site manager or administration to confirm whether this residency would be suitable for their needs before applying.

    Residencies are available between May and September 2021.

    This residency is $3 500 for one artist.

    While there is no accommodation cost associated with this residency, funding must be used to cover expenses associated with undertaking community engagement such as delivering a workshop or exhibition as part of this residency.

    All applications for residencies at this site must include a letter or e-mail of confirmation from the residency site manager or administrator.

    We recommend that you contact the site manager or administrator at least two weeks prior to the closing date.

    For more information, please visit:

    https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/cradle-mountain

    Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Creative Residency

    This four-week residency is offered in partnership with the Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat.

    Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat is an arts and environment centre in the Huon Valley. Its mission is to design, create and share better ways of living. Dreamfarm offers fertile conditions for learning, personal development and collaboration. A boutique retreat centre, Dreamfarm hosts group retreats, artist residencies and community gatherings which bring together people, cultures and ideas. This residency provides an opportunity for artists across all disciplines to undertake a residency of up to four weeks. Residencies which engage with nature and environmental themes are preferred.

    Artists who undertake this residency participate in a collaborative artistic community.

    Participants are asked to respect Dreamfarm community practices, which include socially and environmentally conscious behaviour and some personal responsibilities. This residency include private and shared workspaces and contemporary accommodation. Modern kitchen and full bathroom facilities are included. Residents have access to an extensive library and a selection of musical instruments, tools and arts materials. Residents will need to provide their own food and personal items. The retreat centre has several rooms for accommodation, and may suit individual artists or groups. This residency is for participating artists only (children cannot be accommodated), and it will involve sharing the homestead with other artists. Dreamfarm is an intentionally low-tech creative environment, with no mobile phone reception and limited internet access. This building is of a very high standard and is located on a site that features rolling farmland, rugged native bush and a flowing creek. Disability access is limited, with stairs and uneven natural terrain.

    Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat is located 45 minutes south of Hobart and is a 15 minute drive to Huonville.

    Seasonally themed residencies for individual artist are offered in October, December,

    March and May. Group residencies can be booked at other times of year.

    This residency is $5 000 for one artist or $8 000 for two artists (shared room).

    Funding must be used to cover the accommodation fee which is $500 per week.

    Website: www.dreamfarmvillage.com/creative-residency

    Glover Country Residency

    This four-week residency is offered in partnership with Carol and Rodney Westmore.

    John Glover is often referred to as the father of Australian landscape painting. Born in England, he left his successful career to arrive in Van Diemen’s Land in 1831 where he lived up until his death in 1849. Glover was enthusiastic about the light and flora of Tasmania; particularly on his land grant at Patterdale and the Nile River at Deddington. He was also very aware of the plight of the Aboriginal people, creating imagined scenes of peaceful pre-colonial times.

    This residency provides an opportunity for visual artists, writers and music composers to undertake a residency of four weeks between May to July in Glover’s homestead, restored to its former glory by Carol and Rodney Westmore.

    This residency includes a workspace separate to the house (the ‘Exhibition Room’) and contemporary accommodation in Glover’s homestead. Modern kitchen and full bathroom facilities are included. Residents will need to provide their own food and personal items.

    Please note there may be other artists in residence at the same time. WIFI service is available and included with the residency. Mobile telephone reception is limited.

    This historic building has been restored to a very high standard; however, it remains a building of its time. Disability access is limited, with steep stairs accessing the on-site accommodation.

    The residency site is adjacent to a working farm and is therefore not suitable for children or pets.

    The historic township of Evandale is approximately a 20 minute drive, and Longford approximately a 30 minute drive. There is no public transport.

    This residency is $5 000 for one artist or $8 000 for two artists.

    Funding must be used to cover the accommodation fee which is $500 per week.

    Website: www.glovercountry.com.au

    Highfield Historic Site

    This residency is offered in partnership with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

    Located approximately 1.5kms from Stanley, on Tasmania’s North West coast, the Highfield Historic Site includes an 1830’s farm complex with a Regency style main homestead.

    The cart shed, which will be available for use by visiting artists, is a large open space located in the centre of the property with access to a small kitchenette and toilet facilities. Artists will also have access to the barn (a large space) for exhibitions and many other smaller spaces on site.

    While all artforms will be considered for this residency, the site particularly encourages applications from textile artists who could work with the many historic resources on site.

    Artist wishing to attend this residency are responsible for organising their own accommodation – with Stanley located 1.5kms from the site and Smithon 20kms away. Both locations have a range of services including groceries and post offices. Children cannot accompany artists on site.

    Limited Wi-Fi is available in the cart shed, and mobile phone service should be available across the site (depending on the provider).

    A car is required to undertake this residency. No public transport is available. It is strongly preferred that artists provide their own car for this residency.

    Artists living with disability should contact the residency site manager or administration to confirm whether this residency would be suitable for their needs before applying.

    Residencies are available throughout 2021, by negotiation with the site.

    This residency is $3 320 for one artist or $6 320 for two artists.

    While there is no accommodation on site for this residency, funding must be used to cover the studio cost of $80 per week as part of this residency.

    All applications for residencies at this site must include a letter or e-mail of confirmation from the residency site manager or administrator.

    We recommend that you contact the site manager or administrator at least two weeks prior to the closing date.

    For more information, please visit:

    https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/highfield-historic-site

    Poatina Arts Residency

    This four-week residency is offered in partnership with Poatina Arts.

    Poatina Arts seeks to be a thriving hive of inspired creativity where people can come alive. Poatina Arts is located in Poatina Village - a 1950’s Hydro-built village on a north-facing spur of the Great Western Tiers, between Northern Midlands farmlands and a highland World Heritage Conservation Area.

    It is a close-knit collaborative community of just over 100 people, many of whom are practicing artists of different disciplines. The community is committed to creativity, learning and service, and is informed by Christian values.

    Artists from all backgrounds and artforms are welcome, with applicants encouraged to engage with the local community and its artists. This residency offers many opportunities for cross-pollination, practical contribution and mutual support.

    There may be opportunity to work with students of Capstone College, a special assistance school with an arts focus located in Poatina, and/or to mount an exhibition at the Poatina Tree Art Gallery either during or after the residency.

    Accommodation is either in a 1950s brick house, or mountain cottage, and may be shared with other artists. It may be possible for children to accompany parents or carer-givers, by negotiation (childcare facilities are not provided).

    A simple work space, separate from accommodation will be provided. Other Arts facilities, equipment and services are available for hire, with pricing structure available here, including:

    • the arts centre and glass studio complex (with space and equipment suitable for visual arts, glassblowing, kiln-formed glass, flame-worked glass and silversmithing)
    • a community hall with performing arts facilities
    • a basic pottery studio
    • a recording studio
    • an art gallery
    • technical assistance for some facilities/equipment.

    Other facilities include the Poatina Chalet accommodation and conferencing centre, a tea lounge, general store, post office, service station, gift shop, golf course, and bushwalking tracks - all in a vibrant bushland setting with mountain and farmland views. The village itself is small and very walkable, including the Arts Centre and surrounding bushland.

    True to the era, only some facilities have good disability access, however the site hosts would seek to find the best fit for accommodation and workspace. Due to the nature of the Poatina community, successful applicants will need to obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Card.

    Poatina Village is located 45 minutes’ drive from Launceston and 2 hours’ drive from Hobart. A vehicle would be useful as there is no public transport to Poatina.

    Residencies are available in March-June or August-November 2021.

    This residency is $5 000 for one artist or $8 000 for two artists.

    Funding must be used to cover the residency fee which is $500 per week, and includes accommodation, a workspace and some onsite support.

    Website: poatinaarts.org.au

    Rocky Cape

    This residency is offered in partnership with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

    The residency site is located close to the water's edge in the small township of Rocky Cape and has views across to the village of Stanley and the volcanic plug known as The Nut. The site is close to stunning rock formations, beautiful hills, an incredible variety of flowering plants as well as a dramatic cave in the nearby cliffs.

    Accommodation is a simple two-bedroom shack, which has a shower and toilet, cooking facilities, a fridge, crockery and cutlery, as well as a bed and mattress.  Artists will need to provide their own bedding and supplies. The accommodation is located five kilometres from the nearest shop.

    A car is essential to access this site and mobile phone coverage is available.

    This residency is $3 560 for one artist or $6 560 for two artists or more.

    Funding must be used to cover the accommodation fee which is $140 per week.

    All applications for residencies at this site must include a letter or e-mail of confirmation from the residency site manager or administrator.

    We recommend that you contact the site manager or administrator at least two weeks prior to the closing date.

    For more information, please visit:

    https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/rocky-cape-national-park

  • Eligibility
  • Eligibility

    Applicants must meet Arts Tasmania’s general eligibility requirements.

    What can I apply for?

    This program provides funding towards residency costs for Tasmanian artists, including:

    • artist fees
    • accommodation
    • travel
    • living expenses
    • materials

    Equipment cannot be covered by grant funds.

  • Assessment criteria
  • Assessment criteria

    Applications will be assessed by a multi-artform peer panel against the criteria of:

    • quality
    • benefit.

    For more information, please visit criteria.

  • How do I apply?
  • How do I apply?

    Applications are submitted through the online application system SmartyGrants. Applicants will need to register or log in to SmartyGrants before starting their application.

    Tasmanian Residencies - application form

    Your application must be completed online before 11:59 pm on the closing date.

    Please contact Arts Tasmania before the closing date if you are unable to submit electronically.

    Material received after the closing date will not be considered.

    Help with your application

    You can discuss your application with a member of Arts Tasmania’s grants team before the closing date.

    Contact the grants team on 03 6165 6666 or grants@arts.tas.gov.au

    Other information

    Sign up for Arts Tasmania’s newsletter for funding and program announcements.

    View all programs and key dates.

  • Tasmanian residency locations
  • Tasmanian residency locations

    Residencies are available at the following locations in 2021.

    Cradle Mountain

    This four-week residency is offered in partnership with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

    The residency site offers artists an opportunity to experience the remote and rugged wilderness around Cradle Mountain, including Dove Lake.

    All artforms will be considered for this residency, with artists asked to consider taking up the opportunity to exhibit work in public spaces such as the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre.

    Accommodation is a simple one room, self-contained cabin with a single bunk bed. A mattress is provided but visiting artists are required to provide their own bedding. The accommodation includes access to electricity, heating and a hot/cold water kitchen sink. It also includes a small kitchenette with a small fridge and oven, as well as limited cutlery and crockery. Other amenities such as hot showers and flushing toilets are available in a shared block which may be accessed by other guests.

    Basic groceries are available at the Cradle Discovery Holiday Parks reception centre which is 6km from the accommodation. Fuel is available 24 hours a day at self-serve bowsers near the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre. The nearest supermarket is the IGA located at Sheffield, 55km from Cradle Mountain.

    No internet access or mobile phone service is available at this site but mobile phone service is available approximately 1km from the accommodation, at certain points on Connells Avenue.

    It is strongly preferred that artists provide their own car for this residency. A shuttle bus service operates daily between the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre and Dove Lake that may be used to access the main visitor sites within the Park. Passengers must display a valid Parks Pass to use this service.

    Artists living with disability should contact the residency site manager or administration to confirm whether this residency would be suitable for their needs before applying.

    Residencies are available between May and September 2021.

    This residency is $3 500 for one artist.

    While there is no accommodation cost associated with this residency, funding must be used to cover expenses associated with undertaking community engagement such as delivering a workshop or exhibition as part of this residency.

    All applications for residencies at this site must include a letter or e-mail of confirmation from the residency site manager or administrator.

    We recommend that you contact the site manager or administrator at least two weeks prior to the closing date.

    For more information, please visit:

    https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/cradle-mountain

    Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Creative Residency

    This four-week residency is offered in partnership with the Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat.

    Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat is an arts and environment centre in the Huon Valley. Its mission is to design, create and share better ways of living. Dreamfarm offers fertile conditions for learning, personal development and collaboration. A boutique retreat centre, Dreamfarm hosts group retreats, artist residencies and community gatherings which bring together people, cultures and ideas. This residency provides an opportunity for artists across all disciplines to undertake a residency of up to four weeks. Residencies which engage with nature and environmental themes are preferred.

    Artists who undertake this residency participate in a collaborative artistic community.

    Participants are asked to respect Dreamfarm community practices, which include socially and environmentally conscious behaviour and some personal responsibilities. This residency include private and shared workspaces and contemporary accommodation. Modern kitchen and full bathroom facilities are included. Residents have access to an extensive library and a selection of musical instruments, tools and arts materials. Residents will need to provide their own food and personal items. The retreat centre has several rooms for accommodation, and may suit individual artists or groups. This residency is for participating artists only (children cannot be accommodated), and it will involve sharing the homestead with other artists. Dreamfarm is an intentionally low-tech creative environment, with no mobile phone reception and limited internet access. This building is of a very high standard and is located on a site that features rolling farmland, rugged native bush and a flowing creek. Disability access is limited, with stairs and uneven natural terrain.

    Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat is located 45 minutes south of Hobart and is a 15 minute drive to Huonville.

    Seasonally themed residencies for individual artist are offered in October, December,

    March and May. Group residencies can be booked at other times of year.

    This residency is $5 000 for one artist or $8 000 for two artists (shared room).

    Funding must be used to cover the accommodation fee which is $500 per week.

    Website: www.dreamfarmvillage.com/creative-residency

    Glover Country Residency

    This four-week residency is offered in partnership with Carol and Rodney Westmore.

    John Glover is often referred to as the father of Australian landscape painting. Born in England, he left his successful career to arrive in Van Diemen’s Land in 1831 where he lived up until his death in 1849. Glover was enthusiastic about the light and flora of Tasmania; particularly on his land grant at Patterdale and the Nile River at Deddington. He was also very aware of the plight of the Aboriginal people, creating imagined scenes of peaceful pre-colonial times.

    This residency provides an opportunity for visual artists, writers and music composers to undertake a residency of four weeks between May to July in Glover’s homestead, restored to its former glory by Carol and Rodney Westmore.

    This residency includes a workspace separate to the house (the ‘Exhibition Room’) and contemporary accommodation in Glover’s homestead. Modern kitchen and full bathroom facilities are included. Residents will need to provide their own food and personal items.

    Please note there may be other artists in residence at the same time. WIFI service is available and included with the residency. Mobile telephone reception is limited.

    This historic building has been restored to a very high standard; however, it remains a building of its time. Disability access is limited, with steep stairs accessing the on-site accommodation.

    The residency site is adjacent to a working farm and is therefore not suitable for children or pets.

    The historic township of Evandale is approximately a 20 minute drive, and Longford approximately a 30 minute drive. There is no public transport.

    This residency is $5 000 for one artist or $8 000 for two artists.

    Funding must be used to cover the accommodation fee which is $500 per week.

    Website: www.glovercountry.com.au

    Highfield Historic Site

    This residency is offered in partnership with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

    Located approximately 1.5kms from Stanley, on Tasmania’s North West coast, the Highfield Historic Site includes an 1830’s farm complex with a Regency style main homestead.

    The cart shed, which will be available for use by visiting artists, is a large open space located in the centre of the property with access to a small kitchenette and toilet facilities. Artists will also have access to the barn (a large space) for exhibitions and many other smaller spaces on site.

    While all artforms will be considered for this residency, the site particularly encourages applications from textile artists who could work with the many historic resources on site.

    Artist wishing to attend this residency are responsible for organising their own accommodation – with Stanley located 1.5kms from the site and Smithon 20kms away. Both locations have a range of services including groceries and post offices. Children cannot accompany artists on site.

    Limited Wi-Fi is available in the cart shed, and mobile phone service should be available across the site (depending on the provider).

    A car is required to undertake this residency. No public transport is available. It is strongly preferred that artists provide their own car for this residency.

    Artists living with disability should contact the residency site manager or administration to confirm whether this residency would be suitable for their needs before applying.

    Residencies are available throughout 2021, by negotiation with the site.

    This residency is $3 320 for one artist or $6 320 for two artists.

    While there is no accommodation on site for this residency, funding must be used to cover the studio cost of $80 per week as part of this residency.

    All applications for residencies at this site must include a letter or e-mail of confirmation from the residency site manager or administrator.

    We recommend that you contact the site manager or administrator at least two weeks prior to the closing date.

    For more information, please visit:

    https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/highfield-historic-site

    Poatina Arts Residency

    This four-week residency is offered in partnership with Poatina Arts.

    Poatina Arts seeks to be a thriving hive of inspired creativity where people can come alive. Poatina Arts is located in Poatina Village - a 1950’s Hydro-built village on a north-facing spur of the Great Western Tiers, between Northern Midlands farmlands and a highland World Heritage Conservation Area.

    It is a close-knit collaborative community of just over 100 people, many of whom are practicing artists of different disciplines. The community is committed to creativity, learning and service, and is informed by Christian values.

    Artists from all backgrounds and artforms are welcome, with applicants encouraged to engage with the local community and its artists. This residency offers many opportunities for cross-pollination, practical contribution and mutual support.

    There may be opportunity to work with students of Capstone College, a special assistance school with an arts focus located in Poatina, and/or to mount an exhibition at the Poatina Tree Art Gallery either during or after the residency.

    Accommodation is either in a 1950s brick house, or mountain cottage, and may be shared with other artists. It may be possible for children to accompany parents or carer-givers, by negotiation (childcare facilities are not provided).

    A simple work space, separate from accommodation will be provided. Other Arts facilities, equipment and services are available for hire, with pricing structure available here, including:

    • the arts centre and glass studio complex (with space and equipment suitable for visual arts, glassblowing, kiln-formed glass, flame-worked glass and silversmithing)
    • a community hall with performing arts facilities
    • a basic pottery studio
    • a recording studio
    • an art gallery
    • technical assistance for some facilities/equipment.

    Other facilities include the Poatina Chalet accommodation and conferencing centre, a tea lounge, general store, post office, service station, gift shop, golf course, and bushwalking tracks - all in a vibrant bushland setting with mountain and farmland views. The village itself is small and very walkable, including the Arts Centre and surrounding bushland.

    True to the era, only some facilities have good disability access, however the site hosts would seek to find the best fit for accommodation and workspace. Due to the nature of the Poatina community, successful applicants will need to obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Card.

    Poatina Village is located 45 minutes’ drive from Launceston and 2 hours’ drive from Hobart. A vehicle would be useful as there is no public transport to Poatina.

    Residencies are available in March-June or August-November 2021.

    This residency is $5 000 for one artist or $8 000 for two artists.

    Funding must be used to cover the residency fee which is $500 per week, and includes accommodation, a workspace and some onsite support.

    Website: poatinaarts.org.au

    Rocky Cape

    This residency is offered in partnership with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

    The residency site is located close to the water's edge in the small township of Rocky Cape and has views across to the village of Stanley and the volcanic plug known as The Nut. The site is close to stunning rock formations, beautiful hills, an incredible variety of flowering plants as well as a dramatic cave in the nearby cliffs.

    Accommodation is a simple two-bedroom shack, which has a shower and toilet, cooking facilities, a fridge, crockery and cutlery, as well as a bed and mattress.  Artists will need to provide their own bedding and supplies. The accommodation is located five kilometres from the nearest shop.

    A car is essential to access this site and mobile phone coverage is available.

    This residency is $3 560 for one artist or $6 560 for two artists or more.

    Funding must be used to cover the accommodation fee which is $140 per week.

    All applications for residencies at this site must include a letter or e-mail of confirmation from the residency site manager or administrator.

    We recommend that you contact the site manager or administrator at least two weeks prior to the closing date.

    For more information, please visit:

    https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/rocky-cape-national-park

    Eligibility

    Eligibility

    Applicants must meet Arts Tasmania’s general eligibility requirements.

    What can I apply for?

    This program provides funding towards residency costs for Tasmanian artists, including:

    • artist fees
    • accommodation
    • travel
    • living expenses
    • materials

    Equipment cannot be covered by grant funds.

    Assessment criteria

    Assessment criteria

    Applications will be assessed by a multi-artform peer panel against the criteria of:

    • quality
    • benefit.

    For more information, please visit criteria.

    How do I apply?

    How do I apply?

    Applications are submitted through the online application system SmartyGrants. Applicants will need to register or log in to SmartyGrants before starting their application.

    Tasmanian Residencies - application form

    Your application must be completed online before 11:59 pm on the closing date.

    Please contact Arts Tasmania before the closing date if you are unable to submit electronically.

    Material received after the closing date will not be considered.

    Help with your application

    You can discuss your application with a member of Arts Tasmania’s grants team before the closing date.

    Contact the grants team on 03 6165 6666 or grants@arts.tas.gov.au

    Other information

    Sign up for Arts Tasmania’s newsletter for funding and program announcements.

    View all programs and key dates.

    Tasmanian residency locations

    Tasmanian residency locations

    Residencies are available at the following locations in 2021.

    Cradle Mountain

    This four-week residency is offered in partnership with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

    The residency site offers artists an opportunity to experience the remote and rugged wilderness around Cradle Mountain, including Dove Lake.

    All artforms will be considered for this residency, with artists asked to consider taking up the opportunity to exhibit work in public spaces such as the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre.

    Accommodation is a simple one room, self-contained cabin with a single bunk bed. A mattress is provided but visiting artists are required to provide their own bedding. The accommodation includes access to electricity, heating and a hot/cold water kitchen sink. It also includes a small kitchenette with a small fridge and oven, as well as limited cutlery and crockery. Other amenities such as hot showers and flushing toilets are available in a shared block which may be accessed by other guests.

    Basic groceries are available at the Cradle Discovery Holiday Parks reception centre which is 6km from the accommodation. Fuel is available 24 hours a day at self-serve bowsers near the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre. The nearest supermarket is the IGA located at Sheffield, 55km from Cradle Mountain.

    No internet access or mobile phone service is available at this site but mobile phone service is available approximately 1km from the accommodation, at certain points on Connells Avenue.

    It is strongly preferred that artists provide their own car for this residency. A shuttle bus service operates daily between the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre and Dove Lake that may be used to access the main visitor sites within the Park. Passengers must display a valid Parks Pass to use this service.

    Artists living with disability should contact the residency site manager or administration to confirm whether this residency would be suitable for their needs before applying.

    Residencies are available between May and September 2021.

    This residency is $3 500 for one artist.

    While there is no accommodation cost associated with this residency, funding must be used to cover expenses associated with undertaking community engagement such as delivering a workshop or exhibition as part of this residency.

    All applications for residencies at this site must include a letter or e-mail of confirmation from the residency site manager or administrator.

    We recommend that you contact the site manager or administrator at least two weeks prior to the closing date.

    For more information, please visit:

    https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/cradle-mountain

    Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Creative Residency

    This four-week residency is offered in partnership with the Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat.

    Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat is an arts and environment centre in the Huon Valley. Its mission is to design, create and share better ways of living. Dreamfarm offers fertile conditions for learning, personal development and collaboration. A boutique retreat centre, Dreamfarm hosts group retreats, artist residencies and community gatherings which bring together people, cultures and ideas. This residency provides an opportunity for artists across all disciplines to undertake a residency of up to four weeks. Residencies which engage with nature and environmental themes are preferred.

    Artists who undertake this residency participate in a collaborative artistic community.

    Participants are asked to respect Dreamfarm community practices, which include socially and environmentally conscious behaviour and some personal responsibilities. This residency include private and shared workspaces and contemporary accommodation. Modern kitchen and full bathroom facilities are included. Residents have access to an extensive library and a selection of musical instruments, tools and arts materials. Residents will need to provide their own food and personal items. The retreat centre has several rooms for accommodation, and may suit individual artists or groups. This residency is for participating artists only (children cannot be accommodated), and it will involve sharing the homestead with other artists. Dreamfarm is an intentionally low-tech creative environment, with no mobile phone reception and limited internet access. This building is of a very high standard and is located on a site that features rolling farmland, rugged native bush and a flowing creek. Disability access is limited, with stairs and uneven natural terrain.

    Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat is located 45 minutes south of Hobart and is a 15 minute drive to Huonville.

    Seasonally themed residencies for individual artist are offered in October, December,

    March and May. Group residencies can be booked at other times of year.

    This residency is $5 000 for one artist or $8 000 for two artists (shared room).

    Funding must be used to cover the accommodation fee which is $500 per week.

    Website: www.dreamfarmvillage.com/creative-residency

    Glover Country Residency

    This four-week residency is offered in partnership with Carol and Rodney Westmore.

    John Glover is often referred to as the father of Australian landscape painting. Born in England, he left his successful career to arrive in Van Diemen’s Land in 1831 where he lived up until his death in 1849. Glover was enthusiastic about the light and flora of Tasmania; particularly on his land grant at Patterdale and the Nile River at Deddington. He was also very aware of the plight of the Aboriginal people, creating imagined scenes of peaceful pre-colonial times.

    This residency provides an opportunity for visual artists, writers and music composers to undertake a residency of four weeks between May to July in Glover’s homestead, restored to its former glory by Carol and Rodney Westmore.

    This residency includes a workspace separate to the house (the ‘Exhibition Room’) and contemporary accommodation in Glover’s homestead. Modern kitchen and full bathroom facilities are included. Residents will need to provide their own food and personal items.

    Please note there may be other artists in residence at the same time. WIFI service is available and included with the residency. Mobile telephone reception is limited.

    This historic building has been restored to a very high standard; however, it remains a building of its time. Disability access is limited, with steep stairs accessing the on-site accommodation.

    The residency site is adjacent to a working farm and is therefore not suitable for children or pets.

    The historic township of Evandale is approximately a 20 minute drive, and Longford approximately a 30 minute drive. There is no public transport.

    This residency is $5 000 for one artist or $8 000 for two artists.

    Funding must be used to cover the accommodation fee which is $500 per week.

    Website: www.glovercountry.com.au

    Highfield Historic Site

    This residency is offered in partnership with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

    Located approximately 1.5kms from Stanley, on Tasmania’s North West coast, the Highfield Historic Site includes an 1830’s farm complex with a Regency style main homestead.

    The cart shed, which will be available for use by visiting artists, is a large open space located in the centre of the property with access to a small kitchenette and toilet facilities. Artists will also have access to the barn (a large space) for exhibitions and many other smaller spaces on site.

    While all artforms will be considered for this residency, the site particularly encourages applications from textile artists who could work with the many historic resources on site.

    Artist wishing to attend this residency are responsible for organising their own accommodation – with Stanley located 1.5kms from the site and Smithon 20kms away. Both locations have a range of services including groceries and post offices. Children cannot accompany artists on site.

    Limited Wi-Fi is available in the cart shed, and mobile phone service should be available across the site (depending on the provider).

    A car is required to undertake this residency. No public transport is available. It is strongly preferred that artists provide their own car for this residency.

    Artists living with disability should contact the residency site manager or administration to confirm whether this residency would be suitable for their needs before applying.

    Residencies are available throughout 2021, by negotiation with the site.

    This residency is $3 320 for one artist or $6 320 for two artists.

    While there is no accommodation on site for this residency, funding must be used to cover the studio cost of $80 per week as part of this residency.

    All applications for residencies at this site must include a letter or e-mail of confirmation from the residency site manager or administrator.

    We recommend that you contact the site manager or administrator at least two weeks prior to the closing date.

    For more information, please visit:

    https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/highfield-historic-site

    Poatina Arts Residency

    This four-week residency is offered in partnership with Poatina Arts.

    Poatina Arts seeks to be a thriving hive of inspired creativity where people can come alive. Poatina Arts is located in Poatina Village - a 1950’s Hydro-built village on a north-facing spur of the Great Western Tiers, between Northern Midlands farmlands and a highland World Heritage Conservation Area.

    It is a close-knit collaborative community of just over 100 people, many of whom are practicing artists of different disciplines. The community is committed to creativity, learning and service, and is informed by Christian values.

    Artists from all backgrounds and artforms are welcome, with applicants encouraged to engage with the local community and its artists. This residency offers many opportunities for cross-pollination, practical contribution and mutual support.

    There may be opportunity to work with students of Capstone College, a special assistance school with an arts focus located in Poatina, and/or to mount an exhibition at the Poatina Tree Art Gallery either during or after the residency.

    Accommodation is either in a 1950s brick house, or mountain cottage, and may be shared with other artists. It may be possible for children to accompany parents or carer-givers, by negotiation (childcare facilities are not provided).

    A simple work space, separate from accommodation will be provided. Other Arts facilities, equipment and services are available for hire, with pricing structure available here, including:

    • the arts centre and glass studio complex (with space and equipment suitable for visual arts, glassblowing, kiln-formed glass, flame-worked glass and silversmithing)
    • a community hall with performing arts facilities
    • a basic pottery studio
    • a recording studio
    • an art gallery
    • technical assistance for some facilities/equipment.

    Other facilities include the Poatina Chalet accommodation and conferencing centre, a tea lounge, general store, post office, service station, gift shop, golf course, and bushwalking tracks - all in a vibrant bushland setting with mountain and farmland views. The village itself is small and very walkable, including the Arts Centre and surrounding bushland.

    True to the era, only some facilities have good disability access, however the site hosts would seek to find the best fit for accommodation and workspace. Due to the nature of the Poatina community, successful applicants will need to obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Card.

    Poatina Village is located 45 minutes’ drive from Launceston and 2 hours’ drive from Hobart. A vehicle would be useful as there is no public transport to Poatina.

    Residencies are available in March-June or August-November 2021.

    This residency is $5 000 for one artist or $8 000 for two artists.

    Funding must be used to cover the residency fee which is $500 per week, and includes accommodation, a workspace and some onsite support.

    Website: poatinaarts.org.au

    Rocky Cape

    This residency is offered in partnership with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

    The residency site is located close to the water's edge in the small township of Rocky Cape and has views across to the village of Stanley and the volcanic plug known as The Nut. The site is close to stunning rock formations, beautiful hills, an incredible variety of flowering plants as well as a dramatic cave in the nearby cliffs.

    Accommodation is a simple two-bedroom shack, which has a shower and toilet, cooking facilities, a fridge, crockery and cutlery, as well as a bed and mattress.  Artists will need to provide their own bedding and supplies. The accommodation is located five kilometres from the nearest shop.

    A car is essential to access this site and mobile phone coverage is available.

    This residency is $3 560 for one artist or $6 560 for two artists or more.

    Funding must be used to cover the accommodation fee which is $140 per week.

    All applications for residencies at this site must include a letter or e-mail of confirmation from the residency site manager or administrator.

    We recommend that you contact the site manager or administrator at least two weeks prior to the closing date.

    For more information, please visit:

    https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/rocky-cape-national-park