Expressions of Interest now open for Room to Create Artist in Residence Program

Sunday 04 December 2022

A room with natural light, a desk, chairs and electric drum kit.
Room to Create Artist in Residence Florence Peel Centre. Image courtesy of Jacqui Shelton and Mel Deerson.

Yarra City Council invites Artists or Artist groups to submit an Expression of Interest for the Room to Create Artist in Residence program.

Two 12 month residencies are open to artists as individuals, partnerships or collectives. Successful applicants will receive free and exclusive use of one of two nominated spaces:

Florence Peel Centre, Meeting Room, Fitzroy (12 months)

North Carlton Children’s Centre, Carlton North (12 months)

Applications for the two spaces close on 11:59pm Tuesday 17 January 2023 and residencies will commence late February 2023.

These residencies are part of Yarra City Council’s Room to Create Program, which aims to maintain and protect arts activity in Yarra by providing support for eligible artists or groups to work in council managed spaces. To apply, artists are required to submit an EOI via the Yarra City Council Smarty Grants Portal and are strongly advised to attend a site visit at North Carlton Children's Centre and/or Florence Peel Centre prior to their application.

For more details please download the EOI guidelines:

EOI Guidelines RTC Artist in Residence 2023

For more information, please contact Arts Development Officer Rafaella McDonald on (03) 9205 5232 or [email protected]

The Room to Create Program encompasses a range of initiatives by the City of Yarra to help keep the arts in Yarra. As the City continues to change, presenting challenges to creatives, arts and cultural organisations, Council is providing support to keep Yarra a vibrant, creative centre for the arts through a number of Council-owned spaces, making it easier for creatives to have access to spaces. The Room to Create Artist-in-Residency Program commenced in late 2017 as a pilot program, across three under-utilised council buildings. Since then, the program has grown to include several more spaces with eleven artists of varied disciplines. To find out more about the Room to Create program, please visit Room to Create Program | Yarra City Arts.


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