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Tasmanian residency locations

Residencies are available at the following locations in 2022.

all that we are

This residency is offered in partnership with all that we are.

  • This residency is $5 000 for one artist or $8 000 for two artists (with options for a separate adjacent room with shared amenities).
  • Grant funds must be used to cover the accommodation fee of $500 per week for one artist, or $750 per week for two artists.

all that we are is an immersive residency project run by Simon Spain and Victoria Ryle from their property overlooking Pipe Clay Lagoon near Clifton Beach.

all that we are supports community-engaged practice, particularly intergenerational projects. The residency would be suitable for artists with practices focused on community-engagement. The owners are experienced in community-engaged arts practice and are keen to support opportunities for artists interested in developing their reflective practice.

Key information

  • This residency is four weeks long, at all that we are in Sandford on the South Arm Peninsula.
  • Residencies are available between February and July 2022.
  • All artforms will be considered for this residency.
  • Other artists may be in residence at the same time.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the site manager for more information before commencing their application, at least two weeks before the closing date.

Residency facilities and accommodation

Accommodation is self-contained, with:

  • a bedroom, with a desk.
  • a private bathroom.
  • a simple kitchenette and laundry.

Applicants must provide their own food and personal items.

Resident artists have access to a large shared studio space, including a piano, as well as a fully fitted office with hot desks and a considerable reference library focused on community‑engaged arts practice. There are large outdoor decks, set in five acres of surrounding bushland.

The residency owners will also be on-site and available for mentoring, coaching, or to share ideas, for those interested, and will invite resident artists to a local community meal hosted during the residency.

Technology

Access to high speed Wi-Fi is included as part of the residency.

Access and transport

It is strongly recommended that artists provide their own car for this residency.

The nearest shopping is six (6) kilometres away in Lauderdale.

The city of Hobart is 25-minutes drive. Public transport services run daily between Sandford and Hobart. The surrounding area is well-suited to exploring on foot or by bike.

Artists living with disability should contact the residency site manager to confirm whether this residency would be suitable before applying.

More information

Details of the residency site are available at:  www.allthatweare.org.au

Cradle Mountain

This residency is offered in partnership with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.

  • This residency is $3 500 for one artist.
  • There are no accommodation costs associated with this residency.

The residency site offers applicants an opportunity to live in a remote location and experience the rugged wilderness around Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake.

While there are no obligations, applicants are invited to consider opportunities to deliver an on-site workshop or exhibition as part of their residency experience.

Key information

  • This residency is four weeks long, staying in the Waldheim cabins at Cradle Mountain.
  • Residencies are available between May and September 2022.
  • All artforms will be considered for this residency.
  • It is a requirement that some funding must be used to cover expenses associated with residency and community engagement activities – for example delivering a workshop or exhibition.
  • Applicants must provide a letter or email of confirmation from the residency site manager.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the site manager for more information before commencing their application, at least two weeks before the closing date.

Residency facilities and accommodation

Accommodation is a simple one room, self-contained cabin with:

  • a single bunk bed and mattress.
  • electricity and heating.
  • a small kitchenette with running hot and cold water, a small fridge and oven.
  • limited cutlery and crockery.

Applicants must provide their own food and personal items.

Other amenities such as hot showers and flushing toilets are available in a shared block which may be used by other guests. There is no shower or toilet in the cabin.

You will need to bring:

  • your own bedding.
  • additional crockery if required.

Technology

Applicants should note this is a remote location.

No internet access or mobile phone service is available on-site.

Intermittent mobile phone service is available approximately one (1) kilometre from the accommodation (at certain points on Connells Avenue).

Access and transport

It is strongly recommended that artists provide their own car for this residency.

Basic groceries are available at the Cradle Discovery Holiday Park reception centre located six (6) kilometres from the accommodation.

The nearest supermarket is the IGA located at Sheffield, 55 kilometres from Cradle Mountain.

Fuel is available 24 hours a day at self-serve bowsers near the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre.

A shuttle bus service operates daily between the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre and Dove Lake that may be used to access the main visitor sites within the Park. A valid Parks Pass is required to use this service.

Artists living with disability should contact the residency site manager or administration to confirm whether this residency would be suitable before applying.

More information

Details of the residency site are available at: https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/cradle-mountain

Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Creative Residency

This residency is offered in partnership with the Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat.

  • This residency is $5 000 for one artist, or $8 000 for two artists (shared room).
  • Funding must be used to cover the accommodation fee (from $500 per week).

Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat is an arts and environment centre in the Huon Valley, 45 minutes south of Hobart and 15 minutes from Huonville.

Dreamfarm’s mission is to design, create and share better ways of living. Dreamfarm offers fertile conditions for learning, personal development and collaboration.

Dreamfarm hosts group retreats, artist residencies and community gatherings, bringing together people, cultures and ideas.

Key information

  • This residency is four-weeks long, staying at Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat at Judbury.
  • All artforms will be considered for this residency.
  • Activities that engage with nature and environmental themes are preferred.
  • Artists who undertake this residency participate in a collaborative artistic community.
  • Artists are asked to respect Dreamfarm community practices, which include socially and environmentally conscious behaviour.
  • Seasonal creative residencies run in the months of October, December, March and May.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the site manager for more information before commencing their application, at least two weeks before the closing date.

Residency facilities and accommodation

This residency features private and shared workspaces and contemporary accommodation, including:

  • a modern kitchen and shared bathroom facilities.
  • access to an extensive library and a selection of musical instruments, tools and arts materials.

Applicants must provide their own food and personal items.

Technology

Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat is an intentionally low-tech creative environment, with no mobile phone reception and limited internet access.

Access and transport

  • Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat is located 45 minutes south of Hobart.
  • The nearest shopping is 15 minutes away in Huonville, which offers a daily public transport service to Hobart.
  • A weekly shopping trip to Huonville will be available for those without access to a vehicle.
  • Transfers to and from the city of Hobart and Hobart Airport are available for a fee.
  • Disability access is limited, with stairs and uneven natural terrain.

More information

Details of the residency site, including photos and contact details, are available at: www.dreamfarmvillage.com/creative-residency

Glover Country Residency

This residency at the historic Patterdale homestead is offered in partnership with Carol and Rodney Westmore.

  • This residency is $5 000 for one artist, or $8 000 for two artists.
  • Funding must be used to cover the accommodation fee of $500 per week.

John Glover is often referred to as the father of Australian landscape painting. Born in England, he arrived in Van Diemen’s Land in 1831 where he lived up until his death in 1849.

Glover was enthusiastic about the light and flora of Tasmania, particularly on his property at Patterdale, and at the Nile River at Deddington, reflected in his work.

Key information

  • This residency is four-weeks long, staying at the Patterdale homestead near Deddington.
  • Residencies are available between May and July 2022.
  • This residency is suitable for practitioners in visual arts, writing and music.
  • Other artists may be in residence at the same time.

Residency facilities and accommodation

This residency offers contemporary accommodation in Glover’s homestead, including:

  • a modern kitchen
  • full bathroom facilities
  • a separate workspace, the ‘Exhibition Room’, is available adjacent to the house.

Applicants will need to provide their own food and personal items.

Technology

Access to Wi-Fi is included as part of the residency.

Mobile phone reception is limited.

Access and transport

It is strongly recommended that artists provide their own car for this residency.

The historic township of Evandale is approximately a 20-minute drive, and Longford approximately 30-minute drive. Launceston is 45-minutes away and the Launceston Airport is a 30-minute drive.

The nearest supermarket and service station are located at Longford.

There is no public transport servicing this site.

Disability access is limited, with steep stairs accessing the on-site accommodation.

More information

Details of the residency site are available at: www.glovercountry.com.au

Poatina Arts Residency

This four-week residency is offered in partnership with Poatina Arts.

  • This residency is $5 000 for one artist, or $8 000 for two artists.
  • Funding must be used to cover the residency fee of $500 per week.

This residency is located in Poatina Village, a 45-minute drive from Launceston.

Poatina Village is a 1950s village originally built by Hydro on a north-facing spur of the Great Western Tiers, between Northern Midlands farms and a highland World Heritage Conservation Area.

Poatina Arts is a hive of inspired activity where people can come alive.

It is a close-knit collaborative community of just over 100 people, with many community members practicing across a range of arts disciplines. The community is committed to creativity, learning and service, and is informed by Christian values.

Potential opportunities available through this residency include working with students of Capstone College, a special assistance school with an arts focus, located in Poatina; and use of the Poatina Tree Art Gallery for a public exhibition during or after the residency.

Key Information

  • This residency is four-weeks long, staying at the Poatina Village.
  • Residencies are available between March and June, and between August and November 2022.
  • All artforms will be considered for this residency.
  • Applicants are encouraged to engage with the local community and artists in the village.
  • Other artists may be in residence at the same time.

Residency facilities and accommodation

Accommodation is a 1950s brick house or mountain cottage. Accommodation may be shared by other artists.

A simple workspace is also provided, separate from the accommodation.

Other arts facilities, equipment and services are available for hire. Details and prices are available on the Poatina website, with options including:

  • the arts centre and glass studio complex (with space and equipment suitable for visual arts, glassblowing, kiln-formed glass, flame-worked glass and silversmithing).
  • a community hall with performing arts facilities.
  • a basic pottery studio.
  • a recording studio.
  • an art gallery.
  • technical assistance for some facilities / equipment.
  • the Poatina Chalet accommodation and conferencing centre.

It may be possible for children to accompany artists or care-givers by negotiation. Childcare facilities are not provided.

Applicants will need to provide their own food and personal items.

Technology

Mobile phone reception is limited.

Access and transport

It is strongly recommended that artists provide their own car for this residency.

True to the era, only some facilities have good disability access, however the site hosts would seek to find the best fit for accommodation and workspace.

Services available at Poatina include a general store, post office, service station, gift shop and tea lounge. Bushwalking tracks and a golf course are also available in the area.

There is no public transport servicing the village.

More information

Due to the nature of the Poatina community, applicants will need to obtain a Working with Vulnerable People registration.

Details of the residency site are available at: http://poatinaarts.org.au/