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Residencies aim to give artists time to focus and to develop their practice. They provide space for personal creative exploration and experimentation, and offer artists profiling and career-development opportunities.


Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
Two annual studio residencies are offered, with a stipend of US$45 000 and accommodation in a studio/apartment in Long Island New York.

Artspace residency program
Artspace operates four residential and six non-residential studios on-site in the Gunnery Building at Woolloomooloo. Artspace supports artists' research and practice, and fosters dialogue between local artists, writers and curators and their national and overseas counterparts.

Australia Council for the Arts - residency funding
The Australia Council supports residencies in all artforms through its grant program.

Bundanon Trust - Artist in Residence Program
Open to professional artists and groups across disciplines and supports new work, research and artist collaborations. Residency recipients are hosted in purpose-built studios at the Bundanon properties located on the Shoalhaven River in New South Wales.

Domaine de Boisbuchet – Workshop Programs
An international cultural centre that hosts a series of residency workshops led by renowned international designers, architects and artists in France.

Gertrude Contemporary Art Space
Located in Fitzroy, Melbourne, this residency provides support to artists in the early stages of their careers through exhibition, studio and associated cultural exchange and public programs.

Salamanca Arts Centre's Kelly Street Artists Cottage – Hobart The Kelly Street Artists Cottage overlooks Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) and Salamanca Square. The sunny cottage provides residency accommodation for individual artists, collaborating artists, or artists and their families for short or extended stays. This affordable retreat is a self-contained three-bedroom Georgian cottage in a wonderful central location. Australian and international writers, theatre-makers, musicians, film-makers and visual artists have been inspired by the view of Mt Wellington and neighbouring Sullivans Cove. The residency is within close walking distance to cultural attractions, excellent cafes, transport and the weekly Salamanca Market.

SAC also offers a short-term studio only residency of 1, 2 and up to 3 months in addition to their 1 and 2 years studio residencies program.

UTAS Cradle Coast Campus Arts Residency
A residency open to artists working in multi-media, visual arts, design, craft and literature. A stipend of $5 000 is provided to cover travel, accommodation, living and material expenses, and an artist fee.

Residency directories

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An online database of artist in residence programs in Japan.

Alliance of Artists Communities
A comprehensive resource for residencies worldwide. is an international network aiming to stimulate cultural engagement between Asia and Europe through  promoting international and regional projects, residencies, jobs and grants.

An artist in residency guide with a comprehensive listing of international residencies and tools and services on artist-in-residence programs and related issues.

Res Artis
Worldwide network of artist residency programs from over 400 centres and organisations in 50 countries worldwide.

Links to a number of artist in residence locations around the world.

On the Move
On the Move is a European cultural mobility information network. This website has a number of useful guides and toolkits for artist mobility and residencies.