Creative in Residence program

The Creative in Residence program offers support for three NT artists to take up a residency at a cultural venue as a professional development opportunity.

Participating artists will spend 3 to 6 months at one of the following cultural venues in the Northern Territory:

The Creative in Residence program is part of the NT Arts Grants Program and supports all of the following:

  • creatively activate NT’s cultural venues and increase community awareness of NT's unique cultural collections
  • increase development and showcasing opportunities for NT artists
  • work with the cultural venue to provide new arts experiences for audiences and the community.

Each residency has funding support of up to $30,000.

Who can apply

You can apply for this program if you are an artist and meet the general requirements of the NT Arts Grants program.

Your proposed residency must be between 3 and 6 months in duration.

Your proposal may involve support and collaboration with other participants, groups and organisations.

When you can apply

Applications can be submitted on the Grants Tracker website from 1 November to 10 December 2018, for residencies starting from 1 July 2019.

Before you apply

You should read the NT Arts Grants Program guidelines for detailed information on applying for NT arts grants.

The guidelines have information on venues and their collections and tell you what the residency hosts expect from your proposal.

To apply for the Creative in Residence program you will need to submit:

  • description of your residency and how the collection will inspire it
  • plan on how you will promote the residency and how you can draw new audiences to the venue throughout the residency
  • CV/s or biographies for all key participants (max 2 pages) or links online
  • relevant examples of recent work or links online
  • references reflecting on the skills, experience, accomplishments and abilities of the applicant and participating artists where relevant
  • participation forms for all key participants (other than the applicant) or email confirming the commitment of key participants
  • evidence of collaborations
  • budget support material for expenses (using grant funds) over $1,000


For more information contact Arts NT.

Last updated: 01 February 2019


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