There are a bunch of paid and unpaid artist residency opportunities appearing at the moment. For additional information and to apply, take a look at the following links.

The Moreland City Council has extended applications for Moreland businesses as part of their Community Creator Residency Program. The program matches five artists with five local businesses or community organisations to ‘co-design and deliver a creative response to an existing challenge faced by each organisation through an artistic project or set of activities in early 2021.’ More information for businesses and how to apply is available here. Applications close 28 February 2021.

An opportunity for five artists is available at the recently reopened Fringe Common Rooms. Artists looking for a new space to develop new art, explore their practice or get their Work in Progress stage-ready are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be given $5000 towards their work and up to 16 days of rehearsal space at the Ballroom at Trades Hall. Applications close 7 March 2021. 

The Abbotsford Convent Studio Residency Program is inviting artists and creative industry leaders to engage with their unique precinct and reshape the way their audiences experience art and place. The successful applicant will be provided with benefits including six months of studio space, an honorarium of $2,500 and a marketing and communications package. Applications close 28 March 2021.

Through a partnership between the Australia Council and UKARIA, Expressions of Interest are invited for two residencies at UKARIA, Adelaide Hills in 2021.
The successful applicants will be in residence at UKARIA for a maximum of ten days for the purpose of developing new creative projects that are led by musicians and composers. Applications close 13 April 2021.

The Bogong Centre for Sound Culture is offering 2-4 week long residencies for solo artists between 1 October and 31 May. The program ‘encourages dialogue, exchange and experimentation,’ encouraging artists to ‘respond to Victoria’s alpine environment and its attendant complexities.’ Provided artists conform to the B–CSC’s residency requirements, successful applicants will be provided with accommodation, workspace and a range of benefits.

Applications for the Bundanon Trust Artist-In-Residence Program open Monday 19 April 2021. The program supports contemporary arts practice by providing space in Bundanon, NSW for artists and thinkers of all creative disciplines from across the country and the world.

The Jacky Winter Gardens Artist-in-Residence Program explores ‘skilfully mixing art and commerce,’ offering time and space for artists to develop or continue creative projects. Successful applicants are offered a 5-day, 6-night stay on their property to progress their ideas and works. While applications are not currently open due to public health you can sign up to their mailing list to be notified when opportunities become available.