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Tasmanian residency locations

Residencies are available at the following locations in 2022.

all that we are

This residency is offered in partnership with all that we are.

  • This residency is $5 000 for one artist or $8 000 for two artists (with options for a separate adjacent room with shared amenities).
  • Grant funds must be used to cover the accommodation fee of $500 per week for one artist, or $850 per week for two artists.

all that we are is an immersive residency project run by Simon Spain and Victoria Ryle from their property overlooking Pipe Clay Lagoon near Clifton Beach.

all that we are supports community-engaged practice, particularly intergenerational projects. The residency would be suitable for artists with practices focused on community-engagement. The owners are experienced in community-engaged arts practice and are keen to support opportunities for artists interested in developing their reflective practice.

Key information

  • This residency is four weeks long in total, but can be split into two two-weekly stays, at all that we are in Sandford on the South Arm Peninsula.
  • Residencies are available between February and June 2023 and October and November 2023.
  • All artforms will be considered for this residency.
  • Other artists may be in residence at the same time.
  • Availability for the spaces is limited so if successful, please  contact the site manager as soon as possible.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the site manager for more information before commencing their application, at least two weeks before the closing date.

Residency facilities and accommodation

Accommodation is self-contained, with:

  • a bedroom, with a desk.
  • a private bathroom.
  • a simple kitchenette and shared laundry.

Applicants must provide their own food and personal items.

Resident artists have access to a large, shared studio space, including a piano, as well as a spacious reference library focused on community-engaged arts practice, suitable for research or quiet writing. There is also an independent space, the Shaper Studio, which includes a bedroom and a well-lit studio space.

The property has large outdoor decks and is set in five acres of surrounding bushland.

The residency owners will also be on-site and available for mentoring, coaching, or to share ideas, for those interested, and will invite resident artists to a local community meal hosted during the residency.

Technology

Access to high speed Wi-Fi is included as part of the residency.

Access and transport

It is strongly recommended that artists provide their own car for this residency.

The nearest shopping is six (6) kilometres away in Lauderdale.

The city of Hobart is 25-minutes drive. Public transport services run daily between Sandford and Hobart. The surrounding area is well-suited to exploring on foot or by bike.

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

More information

Details of the residency site are available at:  www.allthatweare.org.au

Glover Country Residency

This residency at the historic Patterdale homestead is offered in partnership with Carol and Rodney Westmore.

  • This residency is $5 000 for one artist, or $8 000 for two artists.
  • Funding must be used to cover the accommodation fee of $500 per week.

John Glover is often referred to as the father of Australian landscape painting. Born in England, he arrived 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 property at Patterdale, and at the Nile River at Deddington, reflected in his work.

Key information

  • This residency is four-weeks long, staying at the Patterdale homestead near Deddington.
  • Residencies are available between May and July 2023.
  • This residency is suitable for practitioners in visual arts, writing and music.
  • Other artists may be in residence at the same time.

Residency facilities and accommodation

This residency offers contemporary accommodation in Glover’s homestead, including:

  • a modern kitchen
  • full bathroom facilities
  • a separate workspace, the ‘Exhibition Room’, is available adjacent to the house.

Applicants will need to provide their own food and personal items.

Technology

Access to Wi-Fi is included as part of the residency.

Mobile phone reception is limited.

Access and transport

It is strongly recommended that artists provide their own car for this residency.

The historic township of Evandale is approximately a 20-minute drive, and Longford approximately 30-minute drive. Launceston is 45-minutes away and the Launceston Airport is a 30-minute drive.

The nearest supermarket and service station are located at Longford.

There is no public transport servicing this site.

Disability access is limited, with steep stairs accessing the on-site accommodation.

More information

Details of the residency site are available at: www.glovercountry.com.au

Poatina Arts Residency

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

  • This residency is $5 000 for one artist, or $8 000 for two artists.
  • Funding must be used to cover the residency fee of $500 per week.

This residency is located in Poatina Village, a 45-minute drive from Launceston.

Poatina Village is a 1950s village originally built by Hydro on a north-facing spur of the Great Western Tiers, between Northern Midlands farms and a highland World Heritage Conservation Area.

Poatina Arts is a hive of inspired activity where people can come alive.

It is a close-knit collaborative community of just over 100 people, with many community members practicing across a range of arts disciplines. The community is committed to creativity, learning and service, and is informed by Christian values.

Potential opportunities available through this residency include use of the Poatina Tree Art Gallery for a public exhibition during or after the residency.

Key Information

  • This residency is four-weeks long, staying at the Poatina Village.
  • Residencies are available between March and June 2023 and between August and November 2023.
  • All artforms will be considered for this residency.
  • Applicants are encouraged to engage with the local community and artists in the village.
  • Other artists may be in residence at the same time.

Residency facilities and accommodation

Accommodation is a 1950s brick house or mountain cottage. Accommodation may be shared by other artists.

A simple workspace is also provided, separate from the accommodation.

Other arts facilities, equipment and services are available for hire. Details and prices are available on the Poatina website, with options 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.
  • the Poatina Chalet accommodation and conferencing centre.

It may be possible for children to accompany artists or care-givers by negotiation. Childcare facilities are not provided.

Applicants will need to provide their own food and personal items.

Technology

Mobile phone reception is limited.

Access and transport

It is strongly recommended that artists provide their own car for this residency.

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.

Services available at Poatina include a general store, post office, service station, gift shop and tea lounge. Bushwalking tracks and a golf course are also available in the area.

There is no public transport servicing the village.

More information

Due to the nature of the Poatina community, applicants will need to obtain a Working with Vulnerable People registration.

Details of the residency site are available at: http://poatinaarts.org.au/

TRIP - Tasmanian Residency for Independent Practice

This four-week residency is offered in partnership with Assembly 197.

  • This residency is $5 000 for one artist or $8 000 for two artists (Assembly 197 only has a one-bedroom cottage, so couples are recommended).
  • Grant funds must be used to cover the accommodation fee of $500 per week for one artist, or $750 per week for two artists.

Assembly 197 is the home of Tasdance, Situate, and Artery. Mudlark, Stompin, and Rooke Circus are also in-house partner organisations making Assembly 197 a vibrant hub of multi-artform activity.

This residency supports artists curious about expanding their practice by engaging in conversations and situations that encourage them to think broadly and boldly; a space for investigation of practice – how it connects to place, artists, audience, and community. Those working on site have experience in interdisciplinary practice and socially engaged work. Visiting artists will have the opportunity to connect to the wider arts community at Assembly 197.

Key information

  • This residency is four weeks long and can be taken in one visit or multiple.
  • Residencies are available between July 2022 and July 2023.
  • All artforms will be considered for this residency.
  • Other artists may be in residence at the same time.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Assembly 197 for more information before commencing their application, at least two weeks before the closing date.

Residency facilities and accommodation

Accommodation is self-contained. It includes:

  • a bedroom.
  • a private bathroom.
  • a simple kitchenette and laundry.

Applicants must provide their own food and personal items.

Resident artists have access to a large, shared studio space, a smaller studio space, as well as a fully fitted office with hot desks. Assembly 197 has a large garden and is based right in the heart of Launceston.

Other artists, including the Creative Directors of Assembly 197, will also be on-site and available for mentoring, coaching, or to share ideas, for those interested. Opportunities for community sharing events will also be available.

Technology

Access to high-speed Wi-Fi is included as part of the residency.

Access and transport

It is strongly recommended that artists provide their own car for this residency.

Assembly 197 is 10-minute walk to CBD of Launceston and is close to shopping centres, cafes, and restaurants.

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

More information

Details of the residency site are available at: www.assembly197.com