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Shoalhaven, NSW: Today Bundanon opens applications for the 2025 Artists in Residence program. 

Bundanon’s  Artist in Residence program is the largest of its kind in Australia and spans the organisation’s 30-year history. The program grows year-on-year and is structured through a series of partnerships with leading arts organisations and companies, cultural agencies and benefactors.  

The major Artists in Residence program is for visual and performing arts, literature, dance and music, and environmental and scientific research. It provides important career opportunities for artists and researchers to develop their work in an inspiring environment. Artists and researchers are hosted in purpose-built studios and rehearsal spaces on the organisation’s secluded Homestead site.   

Bundanon supports all art forms through its residency program, nurturing the creation of new work, and providing a tranquil environment devoid of urban distractions, noise and light pollution, to support critical thinking and creative production.   

Notably, there will be no direct costs to artists for the Bundanon’s 2025 Artists in Residence Program. This important initiative highlights the organisation’s commitment to support the development of new work in Australia, consistent with the National Cultural Policy, Revive, that promotes the centrality of the artist. 

Bundanon CEO Rachel Kent comments:It is critically important in this new organisational chapter that we create access opportunities for our artists and remove cost barriers. This residency program upholds our core commitment to actively support cultural production across all disciplines, and in all phases of the creative process.”  

At the heart of the program is Arthur and Yvonne Boyd’s shared vision for Bundanon as a creative space for contemporary artists of all kinds.  

Applications Open: Monday 15 April 2024
Online Information Session: Tuesday 23 April 2024. Click here to register 
Applications Close: Wednesday 15 May 2024  

Fellowship & Award Partners   

  • British Council   
  • Sir William Dobell Art Foundation   
  • Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia – NSW   
  • Jam Factory   
  • McCahon House  
  • William Fletcher Foundation  

Sector Partners   

  • Accessible Arts   
  • Australian Plays Transform   
  • Australian Theatre for Young People    
  • Critical Path   
  • Meroogal Women’s Art Prize – Museums of History NSW 
  • Performance Space   
  • South Coast Writers Centre  

 Application information here: 




Bundanon acknowledges the people of the Dharawal and Dhurga language groups as the traditional owners of the land within our boundaries, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.