Residency Links

What are residences?

Residency exist to invite artists, academicians, curators, and all manner of creative people for a time and space away from their usual environment. They provide a time of reflection, research, presentation and/or production. They also allow individuals to explore his/her practice within another community; meeting new people, using new materials, experiencing life in a new location. Art residencies emphasize the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange and immersion into another culture.

Some residency programs are incorporated within larger institutions. Other organisations exist solely to support residential exchange programs. Residencies can be a part of museums, universities, galleries, studio spaces, theaters, artist-run spaces, municipalities, governmental offices, and even festivals. They can be seasonal, ongoing, or tied to a particular one-time event. They exist in urban spaces, rural villages, and deep in nature. Hundreds of such opportunities and organisations exist throughout the world.

There is no single model, and the expectations and requirements vary greatly. The relationship between the resident and the host is often an important aspect of a residency program. Sometimes residents become quite involved in a community - giving presentations, workshops, or collaborating with local residents. At other times, they are quite secluded, with ample time to focus and investigate their own practice.

Residency programs utilize a wide range of financial models. In some situations, residents must finance their own stay, finding funding and support from their own countries and networks. There are also residency programs that provide part or all of the required finances to invited guests.

The application processes also vary widely; not all programs organise an open call for applications. Some opportunities are by invitation only, or are offered through special partnerships with other institutions, funding bodies, or organisations.

Many times a residency experience is only the beginning of a longer relationship. Residents often return to complete a project they started, to begin a new collaboration, or participate in an exhibition, panel or workshop.

Keep an eye out below on these websites to get opportunities to apply and create work. 

Critical Path

Established in 2004, Critical Path is a dynamic, responsive organization. Our principal goal is to support innovative research by NSW choreographers. 

We deliver a program of research opportunities which promote innovation by creating opportunities for choreographers to explore new ways of working, develop new networks and engage in debate and critical appreciation of dance. Best practice in artistic research is incorporated into a diverse program which features a two strand model of Facilitated and Responsive projects.

Critical Path Provides

  • Provides support for experienced choreographers to tailor make research projects addressing their personal needs
  • Offers group professional development opportunities in workshops and masterclasses, where peer support and sharing is encouraged
  • Creates a context for mentoring and peer exchange through a program of projects instigated and led by experienced artists
  • Provides a platform for the sharing of research outcomes to peers, presenters and funders within a supportive critical context

Read more about Critical Path.

Res Artis

Res Artis's vison is for the field of art residencies to continue to develop the conditions that encourage mutual understanding. By providing the essential time, space, and resources for the encounter of different cultures and disciplines, residencies host the world of creativity and curiosity. Encounter the world in residencies.

Bundanon Trust

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The Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence program is open to professional artists and groups, from all disciplines. The program supports artists’ new work, research and collaborations. Australian and international artists are hosted in purpose-built studios located at the Bundanon properties on the Shoalhaven River in NSW. As a gift to the Australian people, Arthur Boyd’s vision for Bundanon was to provide an inspirational haven for artists to pursue their practice.

Bundanon offers accommodation and studio space for up to five weeks. The Artist in Residence program benefits from the financial support of public funding and individual donors, however you will be required to make a financial contribution towards the cost of your stay. There is no stipend offered for travel or catering. . Assistance from nearest transport hub to the Bundanon property can be arranged.

PAF - PerformingArtsForum

PAF is based in St Erme, 150km north-east of Paris, France, between Reims and Laon.
PAF (=PerformingArtsForum) is a place for the professional and not-yet professional practitioners and activists in the field of performing arts, visual art, literature, music, new media and internet, theory and cultural production, and scientists who seek to research and determine their own conditions of work. PAF is for people who can motorize their own artistic production and knowledge production not only responding to the opportunities given by the institutional market.

Initiated and run by artists, theoreticians and practitioners themselves, PAF is a user-created, user-innovative informal institution. Neither a production-house and venue, nor a research-center, it is a platform for everyone who wants to expand possibilities and interests in his/her own working practice.

Asialink's Arts Residency Program

AsiaLink logoSince 1991 Asialink's Arts Residency Program has provided professional development opportunities for arts professionals working in and across artforms, in exchange for the sharing of skills, knowledge and networks with local host communities. Asialink Arts Residencies are innovative, flexible and supportive, and are grounded in personal and enduring relationships. The program promotes sustained cross-cultural dialogue by facilitating reciprocal residencies and trialing new models of engagement.