Artist in Residence

Up to $9,000 is available to help artists connect with students, teaching staff and the wider school community through funded residencies.

Artist in Residence


The Artist in Residence (AiR) program funds professional artists to undertake residencies with year 11 and 12 students in various schools or colleges in Tasmania. The 30 day residencies take place in the south, north and north-west of the state. Arts Tasmania matches the artist to a suitable school or college.

The AiR Artist in Residence Program is a partnership between Arts Tasmania and the Australia Council for the Arts.



AiR offers students, staff and the college community exposure to professional contemporary artists and their work.  The focus of the AiR residency is on modelling to students and staff the artist’s creative processes and practice. AiR’s focus isn’t on working on a specific project outcome for the college or teaching students directly.



Grant funding of $9,000 (ex-GST) for an individual artist, to cover all costs with the residency.

In addition:

  • Arts Tasmania pays the artist’s mentor directly for up to 7 hours of contact – whether that is face to face, over the phone or online.
  • The school or college will reimburse artists for up to $250 ex GST materials allowance.

If the artist assigned to the north-west residency lives outside of the region:

  • Arts Tasmania provides a contribution towards living expenses, and
  • the school or college provides accommodation.



To be eligible, an applicant must be:

  • Individual artists and partnerships based in Tasmania.
  • Artists may work in any art form or combination of art forms e.g. creative writing/literature, performing arts, design and craft, music, emerging and experimental arts and visual arts.

This opportunity is most suited to artists who wish to extend and share their practice within an education context, are willing to engage with an artistic mentor and contribute to the professional artists/teacher exchanges through a public artist talk.



Applications close 25 September 2016.


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