The Australia Council for the Arts

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Australia Council for the Arts is the peak federal funding body for the Arts in Australia.

Brief description of residency program

The International Residencies Program was developed through sector consultation and research. Council has forged partnerships with some of the best residency providers in the world to deliver a suite of residencies that enable the development of individual artists, arts mediators, groups and organisations.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Curatorial
Type of organisation
  • Part of a Governmental Institution

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 6 months and 1 year
Number of artists resident at one time


Grants available

To be eligible for Australia Council funding, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Information on the International Residencies Program can be found here: Alternatively you can apply for a self-organised residency through a Development Grant for Individuals:

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Description of residency