Australia Council - Research on artist residencies

In 2014-15 the Australia Council conducted research on artist residencies directly and indirectly funded through their grants and programs.

The aim of the research was to better understand the impact of their support on artists’ careers and the factors which support a successful residency experience.

This research is interesting for any residency provider, especially working internationally, as the findings assess the value and impact of residencies for artists and therefore allow organisations to reflect on their own practices and communication with artists.

The key findings from the research are around the following themes:
What are the motivations and benefits for artists?
What makes a successful residency?
Residency location: where and why?
What support is needed for an artist on residency?

For more information and to access the survey results, please visit: