Short Term Studio Residency

Applications for the current round are closed. Please check back for future opportunities.

The Gasworks Arts Park Studio Residency program is a professional development opportunity to incubate new projects during a 10 week residency on site. These projects will also be assessed by the panel for their potential to be presented publicly at Gasworks Art Park in the future.

The studios are located on 3 hectares of enclosed parkland 6kms from Melbourne’s CBD in the bayside suburb of Albert Park. Our artistic community is comprised of 15 professional artists working on site in sculpture, ceramics and other genres in the visual arts. The artists are all active participants in a community development program for the City of Port Phillip, including monthly Open Studio days during our renowned Farmers Market. Gasworks Arts Park is also home to 2 galleries, 2 theatres, a workshop facilitation studio and an Arts & Crafts space for hire. There is a café on site and the closest tram stop is 300m away.

The studio space for these residencies will be available for 3 of the following days; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am – 4pm for 10 weeks. Applications are now available for residencies commencing in early July and October 2021.

The residency will enable the development of studio practice, collaboration and creative conversations with peers in addition to mentoring and career guidance from the GAP management and marketing team. The studio space on offer will accommodate an individual artist in a shared building with 3 other full time professional artists in separate studios.

Art practices for consideration by the panel can include:

  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Small sculpture projects
  • Jewelry
  • Leatherwork
  • Collage
  • Playwriting
  • Online digital projects
  • Workshop development

Objectives

This Studio Residency program has been created to provide emerging and mid career artists with free studio space and a cash stipend to continue developing their practice in return for the opportunity to contribute to the community through creative engagement and collaboration.

For each residency the artists will receive the sum of $1500 to contribute towards the cost of transport, food and beverage and materials.

Outcomes for artists:

  • Connection to City of Port Phillip based arts programs, networks and communities
  • Collaboration with peers and artists with diverse practices
  • Free studio space and artistic exchange
  • Mentorship and professional development opportunities
  • At the end of each residency there will be an opportunity to present your incubated project to the panel for potential further support by Gasworks Arts Park in the form of an invitation to exhibit, free audition and/or rehearsal periods or an invitation to be part of a children’s holiday workshop series.
  • Featured article at the end of your residency in one of our monthly e-newsletters with 9000+ subscribers

The Studio Residency Program at Gasworks Arts Park is generously supported by the Gasworks Patrons and Friends Foundation

Application process

Support material to submit:

  • Completed online application form
  • 6 to 10 images of artworks in one document (maximum 3 pages)
  • Professional CV including a referee contact who can provide substantiating information about your arts practice

Your submission will be assessed on:

  • The suitability of the concept to be presented publicly at Gasworks Arts Park.
  • Artistic and aesthetic strength of individual practice.
  • The demonstration of strong communication skills.
  • The ability to work flexibly to realise artistic outcomes.

Your Expression of Interest will be reviewed by a panel consisting of the Chief Executive Officer, the Visual Arts & Studio Manager and a current Artist in Residence.

If you have more information you would like to submit or have any questions about applying, please contact the Gasworks' Visual Arts and Studio Manager at visarts@gasworks.org.au

The first Expressions of Interest are for residencies in early July and October 2021.

EOI submissions must be received by the due date, and applicants will be notified of the outcome of the within three weeks.

The Studio Residency Program at Gasworks Arts Park is generously supported by the Gasworks Patrons and Friends Foundation