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The 2019 residency will be held at  magnificent Tarraleah in the Lakes district on 11-13 October. Expressions of Interest will be called in June.  Make sure you are signed up to our Quarterly Update to get the call.

Annually, 16 to 20 Tasmanian independent artists will have their creative concepts developed by some of the nations most esteemed mentors at our Tasmania Performs Artists Residencies. Many project ideas are birthed at the residency and grow to be viable projects.

The annual Artist Residency is an opportunity for Tasmanian writers, choreographers, dancers, directors, actors, theatre makers… to come together and explore new performance project ideas. Applications welcome from:

* People at the start of their artistic practice;
* Senior artists with significant experience;
* Mid-career artists;
* Returning participants from previous residencies exploring new ideas; and
* Collaborative teams working together on a single concept should apply under the name of whomever is the lead artist on the project.
* Applications from diverse artists are strongly encouraged.

A range of highly skilled mentors who are leaders in their arts practice from across Australia are provided to inform project development. In previous years these have included Maude Davey, Gideon Obarzanek, Isaac Drandic, edwina Lunn, Margi Brown Ash, Steven Mayhew, Deborah Pollard, Kyle J Morrison, Marion Potts, Sue Giles, Peter Matheson, Martin del Amo, Raimondo Cortese, Catherine Fitzgerald, Nicola Heywood, Julie-Anne Long, Sarah Neal,  Van Badham and Stephen Armstrong.

This 3-day, 2-night event provides a supportive, creative environment to test ideas, consider new collaborations and explore cross art form possibilities.

For testimonial videos from past participants and mentors see our archive pages:

2018 Artist Residency
2017 Artist Residency
2016 Artist Residency
2015 Artist Residency