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Detailed information has been prepared to assist you with your application. Please review the guiding information below before attempting to complete the application form.

How the application process works

All application forms must be submitted online. We recommend preparing your support material and formulating your responses in the Application Planning Document available under Resources before completing the form.

Once the application period has closed peer assessment panels will review each category and select the successful artists for the 2025 program. This step takes considerable time due to the large number of applications.

Where is the application form?

The application form is available here.

How much does it cost?

Both the application and residency are free. However, artists are responsible for their own travel, catering, equipment, and material costs. If selected for a residency, we can provide a Letter of Support upon request, for any grant or funding opportunities you wish to pursue to assist in offsetting these costs. There are also several Fellowships and Awards available.

Successful applicants must pay a $250 bond to secure their residency spot. This must be paid within 14 days of the invoice issue date. This bond will be returned upon completion of the residency but will be forfeited if the residency is cancelled or if damages are incurred.

Got a question?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or view the Information Session below.

Key dates
  • Applications for 2025 open 15 April 2024
  • Applications close midnight 15 May 2024
  • Notification of results September 2024
  • The 2025 Artists in Residence program commences February 2025 and runs until end November 2025
Information Session and Video

The live Information Session webinar, which provided comprehensive details on the application process, took place on 23 April 2024. A recording of the session is below.

In addition, you can now access the Application Planning Document – Arthur Boyd Exemplar referenced during the webinar in the Resources section of this page.

Instructions and Conditions

Eligibility

The 2025 Artists in Residence program is open to artists and researchers from all creative disciplines, both domestic and international. Applications can be made by individuals, collaborative groups (2 or more people), or incorporated companies.

We promote diversity and encourage First Nations artists, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse artists, artists living with disability and members of the LBGTQIA+ community to apply.

The 2025 program will champion experimentation and welcomes proposals for new ideas and bold projects from diverse voices across all arts disciplines.

We are looking for proposals that present new ideas, explore form and direction and encourage deep diving into creative practice.

Artists that have not yet experienced a Bundanon residence before are strongly recommended to apply.

How are the applications assessed?

All applications undergo evaluation based on two main criteria: the artistic merit of the proposal and the potential benefits of the residency for the applicant’s professional growth or the successful execution of the proposed project.

In the final decision-making process, we consider the following factors:

  • Diversity in art forms represented
  • Geographic diversity of applicants
  • Cultural inclusivity and diversity
  • Recognition of First Nations heritage or community affiliation
  • Balanced representation of emerging and established artists, as well as groups and organisations
  • Equitable distribution between artists new to Bundanon and those who have previously been in residence

Please be aware that Bundanon residencies are highly competitive, with a limited number of opportunities available each year. We typically receive hundreds of applications annually, with a current acceptance rate of approximately 13%.

Residency duration

Residencies are available for the following durations:

1 week (6 nights)
2 weeks (13 nights)
3 weeks (20 nights)

Applicants must select one preferred duration and three months in order of preference.

Support material

You must submit examples of your work to support your application.

You are allowed up to five (5) items of support material. Support material can be submitted as web links, uploaded files, or a combination of both.

For file uploads, keep in mind that each file cannot exceed 1 MB.

File types accepted are:

  • JPG
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • PDF
  • GIF

Other support material, such as audio and video, must be submitted as a link to a media platform (e.g., Soundcloud, Vimeo, GoogleDrive).

Ensure you provide a concise description for each link or file in the designated caption box. Include the following details:

  • Video: Title, date, and duration.
  • Images: Title, date, medium, and dimensions.
  • Audio: Title of the track, date, and length.
  • Writing: Title, date, and type of work (essay, novel, etc.).

Support material limits

Please note that any support material exceeding the specified limits will not be considered during the assessment. You may submit up to five (5) items of support material but when totalled they must not exceed the limits below:

  • Video: 5 minutes
  • Images: 5 images
  • Audio:  5 minutes
  • Writing: 5 pages

Choose your support material carefully and edit to ensure assessors are viewing/listening to the best examples of your work. You may submit a combination of support material and adjust the duration or amount accordingly (e.g., a 2 minute video and 3 images).

First Nations Engagement

If you have expressed your intention to collaborate with First Nations community members or engage with Indigenous Cultural & Intellectual Property in your residency project, you are also required to upload a completed First Nations Engagement document (template available under Resources). This does not count toward your total number of support material items.

Terms & Conditions

Applicants must agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Artists in Residence program. A copy of the Terms and Conditions is available under Resources.

Resources

The following documents and templates have been prepared to assist you with your application.

Support

Comprehensive documentation is available to guide you through the application process. Please review this documentation before reaching out via phone or email. Note that it may take time for us to respond due to limited staff resources. 

Email
artists@bundanon.com.au

Phone
+612 4422 2100

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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.

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