2017 - Arts Residencies ACT


2017 Arts Residencies ACT - successful applicants

Five ACT Government arts centres shared in $56,000 Arts Residencies ACT funding to host celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in 2017. Engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures is a key principle of the ACT Arts Policy.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture contribute strongly to the vitality of our region and uniqueness of our national identity. Arts residencies encourage experimentation and new ideas, and support the research and development of new work. By undertaking a residency in the ACT, visiting artists will have the opportunity to discover some of what our city has to offer, connect with local artists and communities, and immerse themselves in Canberra's vibrant arts sector and creative community.

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres ($11,200)

To assist with the costs of an Indigenous artist residency at the Gorman and Ainslie Arts Centres in 2017.

Canberra Glassworks ($11,200)

To assist with the costs a residency at the Canberra Glassworks with artist Brenda Croft, to explore glass casting and create new work in 2017.

Canberra Potters Society ($11,200)

To assist with the costs a residency at the Canberra Potters’ Society with artist Janet Fieldhouse in 2017.

Megalo Access Arts ($11,200)

To assist with costs of a residency for artist Arone Meeks at Megalo Print Studio + Gallery in 2017.

Strathnairn Arts ($11,200)

To assist with the costs of a co-residency experience for an Australian Indigenous artist and an American Indian artist at Strathnairn Arts in 2017.