Bogong Centre for Sound Culture

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Bogong Centre for Sound Culture is situated at the newly restored old school at Bogong Alpine Village in North East Victoria. The BCSC was established by Dr Philip Samartzis and Madelynne Cornish it supports cultural initiatives investigating the history and ecology of the Australian Alps including festivals, commissioned artworks, artist in residence program, and masterclasses.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

BCSC Micro Residency


The BCSC Micro Residency program provides artists opportunities to creatively engage with Australia’s Alpine National Park a region renowned for its remoteness, ecology and intemperate climate. This wilderness area is also the site of complex industrial and commercial enterprises including alpine resorts and hydroelectric power schemes. The Micro Residency provides time and space for artists to consider and develop their practice by responding to this unique environment and its attendant complexities.


The BCSC Micro Residency accepts applications from innovative artists working in:

• Sound Art
• Music composition
• Creative Writing
• New Media
• Media Art
• Photography
• Art Research
• Curators
• Art Administrators
• Land Art
• Environment Art

Possible Outcomes

The BCSC has curated some of its residential artists into two site-specific festivals (Bogong ELECTRIC & Bogong AIR) and two exhibitions (CURRENT & Electricity: Watts the Story) interrogating issues informing acoustic ecology, renewable energy and environmental sustainability. It actively facilities public programs including Art-Talking in which visiting artists present talks to the local alpine community in order to provide remote and regional communities access to contemporary art theories and practices. Artworks generated by some of the residential artists have been showcased in several publications including Creative Businesses in Australia produced by the Creative Industries Innovation Centre (2015), Great Art Stories From Regional Australia produced by Regional Arts Australia (2014), Sounds of Weather produced by Musashino Art University Japan (2014), and Invisible City Issue 07: Remote (2014).

BCSC Workspace

The BCSC has a small office with desk and printer for artist’s use.

Additionally artists are able to work in the large multi function area comprising:

Panasonic Video Projector
Sony BluRay DVD player
Cambridge CD/DVD Player
Digidesign 003 Audio Interface
6 Dynaudio BM12A Speakers
Mackie 1402 stereo analogue mixer


BCSC Micro Residency is located in Bogong Village. The village is situated in the foothills of Victoria’s Alpine National Park, between Mt Beauty and Falls Creek. It takes approximately 4.5 hours to get there by car from Melbourne.


The BCSC Micro Residency runs 35 weeks a year from the first Monday in October through to the last Sunday in May. Residencies range in duration from two weeks minimum to extended stays. Residencies commence on a Monday and conclude on a Sunday.

Applications are accepted throughout the year

Cost Schedule

AUD$300 + 10% GST per week for a private room.
AUD$30 international bank transfer fee

Please note there is a minimum stay of two weeks.

Artists are responsible for their own living expenses including food, transport, insurance, tools and art materials.

Bogong Centre for Sound Culture does not offer grants or stipends but can provide support letters for funding bodies.


Artists will have their own room in a three bedroom self-contained cottage. Cottages have been refurbished with modern kitchens and laundry facilities. Linen and towels are supplied.

The village cottages date back to the 1940’s. They were originally built to house the workers of the Kiewa hydro scheme.

BCSC Micro Residency applications are accepted throughout the year.


Selection is based on artistic excellence and the capacity to contribute to a wider cultural discourse.

There are no specified outcomes for the residency, however, artists are encouraged to do either present an artist talk or their work to the local school or community group. Bogong Centre for Sound Culture will help facilitate this for interested artists.

The application and guidelines are located at

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure


Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


Other- National Park

  • Office
  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English

How to reach

By train

Train/bus from Melbourne Southern Cross Station to Mount Beauty
Contact V/Lines on 1800-800-007

BCSC will provide connecting transport from Mt Beauty to Bogong Village if require.

By plane

Albury Airport

By car

From Melbourne to Bogong Village takes approximately 4.5hrs.
Please refer to Google Maps or the Melways

Contact information

Bogong Centre for Sound Culture
PO Box 456
3699 Mount Beauty

Phone: + 61 (0)424-095-554

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