Nillumbik Artist in Residence opportunity open now

Published on 09 April 2024

Artist in Residence Program words with image of an artist sitting on the floor painting

Nillumbik artists are encouraged to apply for the 2024-25 Nillumbik Artist in Residence Program. Applications are open until the end of April.

The program is open to individual artists and small artist groups from visual arts, literary arts, and performing arts or cross-disciplinary arts practice across these fields. The Young Performing Artist Residency is open to artists aged 18 to 25.

Nillumbik Deputy Mayor Karen Egan said that the program has been developed as part of Council’s Arts and Culture Strategy goal to create a visible and supported creative community.

“We are committed to offering artist residency programs in inspiring places, in support of emerging and established artists,” Cr Egan said.

The 2024-25 Nillumbik Artist in Residence Program has been developed to create artist residencies for local creatives to explore their practice in an environment removed from the distractions of everyday life, help connect to the Nillumbik community and to develop a Nillumbik-inspired project.  

The Nillumbik Artist in Residence Program provides three separate artist residencies:

  1. Visual Artist in Residence at Edendale Community Environment Farm
  2. Literary Artist in Residence at Eltham Library and/or Diamond Valley Library
  3. Young Performing Artist in Residence at Nillumbik Youth Hub (artists aged 18 to 25)

The program offers each artist a creative space, a grant of $5,000, and promotion of artist, project, community sessions and other activities related to the residency.

Applications are open until 5pm Tuesday 30 April 2024.

For all the information and application instructions, please read the Creative Brief.