City of Whitehorse - Box Hill Community Arts Centre

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Box Hill Community Arts Centre is an artistic and cultural hub within the City of Whitehorse, Victoria, Australia.

Home to a wide variety of local arts and community groups, including the Alcove Art Shop, the centre is a meeting place where people from all walks of life can come together to experience and enjoy the arts.

Art classes and workshops are on offer throughout the year for people of all ages and abilities, plus all of the Centre´s art studios and meeting rooms, including an exhibition space, are available for hire.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Applications will be accepted from both local and international artists for the BHCAC Artist in Residence Program 2020. Artists can nominate the duration of the residency being from 1 – 12 months from January - December, 2020.
Applications close 26 July, 2019.

The AIR studio dimensions are 4.3 metres x 3.3 metres – workspace and 4 metres x 3.4 metres – storage area. We also have other art rooms that can be utilised.

We are able to accept artists using most types of mediums. BHCAC has a large ceramics studio with three kilns - 2 gas and one electric – which are fired by our kiln technician, six pottery wheels and everything required for making ceramics. We are fully equipped with art tools and materials and have all the usual equipment required for visual arts practice such as a print press, cutting tools, easels, brushes etc.

There is no accommodation with the residency – this will need to be arranged by the artist (however we will be able to make suggestions of suitable and affordable accommodation e.g. homestays). There is no cost to the artist for the residency. BHCAC will not be able to assist with any artists´ costs – apart from materials for any projects which will need to be negotiated.

All of our tutors are practising artists – we have 5 payroll tutors and over 50 contract tutors. Staff will assist the artist to connect with other tutors and with other art centres within our networks. During the residency we expect that the artist interact with the community in some way as detailed in the Application Form.

BHCAC is also a home base for nearly 50 community groups – mainly visual arts, craft and performing groups who upon request would welcome visitors to their meetings/workshops.

Application Form is below and all applications will be assessed by BHCAC staff in September/October 2016 as to the suitability and proposed timing and fit into the BHCAC AIR program.

BHCAC Artist in Residency

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Part of a Governmental Institution

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time


Grants available


Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Exhibition
  • Donation of an Artwork
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Office
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Ceramics Facilities
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio


Wheelchair accessible studios and accomodation.

Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

From Melbourne Airport

By car

From Melbourne Airport,+Victoria/Box+Hill+Community+Arts+Centre,+470+Station+St,+Box+Hill+VIC+3128,+Australia/@-37.7603045,144.9082392,12z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x6ad659a9ebaa3917:0xf045676052ff090!2m2!1d144.841027!2d-37.669012!1m5!1m1!1s0x6ad640bc6eabf881:0xab06efde04c3e9ef!2m2!1d145.122776!2d-37.825452

Nearest airport

Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Contact information

City of Whitehorse - Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill
3128 Victoria

Phone: 03 9895 8888

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