The incentive is for all resident artists to collaborate and create a collective group to co-create together.

There will also be an option to create smaller collective groups depending on the collaborations that will be formed.

We accept up to 4 International artists and up to 5 local artists from Melbourne to collaborate, research and development on the subject matter: Cultural Diversity and Cross-Cultural Communication with the non-linguistic medium.

Residency Mentors:
Vangelis Legakis
Gulsen Ozer

Residency at Abbotsford Convent Melbourne
Performances in Melbourne at Abbotsford Convent & Sydney at Ready Made Works

When: 15 January – 25 March 2017

Deadline for application: 22nd December 2017

To apply, please send motivation letter and CV to

The Residency offers:

  • A comfortable queen size double bedroom.
    • The residency can accept up to four artists. Two artists in a shared room and couples can also be accepted upon arrangement.
  • Fully equipped kitchen for preparing food
  • Bathroom & Toilet shared in the house.

R&D Space

  • One studio Dorm 1 at Abbotsford Convent
    • Studio approx. 12×10 SqMtr with wooden floor

Other Benefits

  • Mentoring
  • Performance/Presentation of the artists’ work (Arranged case by case that can be coordinated with the mentors).
    • First performance at Rosina room at Abbotsford Convent on 16th March.
    • The second performance will be at the Ready Made Works in Sydney on the 25th of March.
  • Travel expenses from Melbourne to Sydney will be covered by bus for all resident artists to travel together.
  • Accommodation in Sydney will be covered for all resident artists
  • Guidance for what to do in Melbourne in terms of art and cultural activities and finding materials for your production.

The Resident Artists have to cover and offer:

  • Their flights and transportation to and from Melbourne and to the premises of the residency
  • Food and personal expenses
  • Any production expenses
  • Costs for International artists Total 2900 AUD (includes accommodation)
  • Costs for artists living in Melbourne: 1400 AUD