***APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017 RESIDENCY PROGRAM HAVE CLOSED***
Are you an artist looking for a great space to create new work in?
Do you have a creative project ready for the next development phase?
The Creative Residency Program is known for supporting artistic development and emerging arts practices in all forms.
The 2017 program offers space and funded residencies in the following categories:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Residency $5000
- Pat Parker Memorial Residency $5000
- Performing Arts Residency $5000
- Performing Arts Space Residency
- Visual Arts Studio Residency
- Without Borders (Accessible Arts) Residency $5000
The program also requires that artists propose an element of engagement with people or places in Blacktown, often resulting in a rich collaboration between artists and communities.
“The West Sessions is about sharing the music we love in the place that we grew up,” said Eric Fortaleza, recipient of the 2016 Performing Arts Residency. “We want to bring jam nights back to the place that nurtured us in the arts and now, through the Creative Residency Program, we have that chance.”
“My time in the Main Street Studio is really about connecting, and the connection to space and place,” said Nazanin Marashian, recipient of the 2016 Visual Arts Studio Residency. “For me, having grown up in Blacktown, it’s really exciting to be amongst other artists working in a space that is comfortable and familiar.”
Applications to the 2017 Creative Residency Program have closed.
Successful applicants will be announced in December 2016.