Residency: A photo from 2017 of buildings at the Bundanon Trust with grass in the foreground. Photo by Keith Saunders

2020 Accessible Arts and Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence Program

In partnership with Bundanon Trust, Accessible Arts is offering up to five (5) places for a 6-night residency at the highly regarded Bundanon property from 12 to 18 October 2020. Applications are now open for NSW and ACT artists who have a lived experience of disability.

About The Residency

The Accessible Arts and Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is a 6-night residency for research and development or for the creation of new work.

Application Selection Criteria

1. Potential of the artist – artistic standing of applicant and artistic merit of the proposal

2. Impact on career – benefit of the residency to the applicant’s professional development or the successful realisation of the proposal

Please note, for the purposes of promoting the residency, artists agree to make themselves available for interviews, filming and other social media opportunities. Where mutually agreed, artists will provide Accessible Arts with permission to reproduce and/or share the art created during the residency.

Who Can Apply?

The Accessible Arts and Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is open to emerging or mid-career professional writers (all media), visual artists, or musicians. Applicants must be living and/or working in NSW or the ACT and identify as being Deaf or as a person with disability.

What About Access?

Artists in residence will each have one bedroom, a studio space and kitchen access. The residency will take place across the Musicians Cottage, Gonski Apartment, Freedman Apartment, Fern Apartment, Sherman Apartment and The Barn Studios at Bundanon Trust. Further information is available here. Please note: Fern Apartment is fully accessible for a wheelchair user. Applicants are requested to outline any access requirements they may have on their application (for example: wheelchair accessible accommodation, extra accommodation for a support worker, etc.)

When Can I Apply?

Applications are now open and will close on Monday 17 August 2020.

All applicants will be notified of the results by Friday 4 September 2020 via email.

Information On Applying

We are accepting applications for the residency via Survey Monkey as well as other accessible formats. These include Auslan, audio, video, printed, dictated, electronic and handwritten formats. Please contact Liz Martin, Arts Development Manager, Accessible Arts by email or telephone 02 8379 3102 to discuss your specific requirements.

To apply by Survey Monkey, please visit:

To download a Word doc of the application form please click: Application-form-Bundanon-2020

An online information session will be held on Monday 10 August from 10am – 11:30am to provide potential applicants with more detail about the program and the application process. REGISTER NOW:

Please direct any enquiries to: Liz Martin, Arts Development Manager, Accessible Arts by email or telephone 02 8379 3102.

Where Is Bundanon Trust?

Bundanon Trust is located on the idyllic Shoalhaven River, a thirty-minute drive from Nowra, NSW. It is just shy of a three-hour drive from Sydney.

What Is Bundanon Trust?

Bundanon Trust is a rural property that supports arts practice and engagement with the arts through its residency, education, exhibition and performance programs.

Arthur and Yvonne Boyd opened the Bundanon complex in 1998 as a gift to the Australian people. Their vision was to provide an inspirational haven for artists of every discipline and in all stages of their careers.

What Is The Artist-In-Residence Program?

The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is the largest program of its kind in Australia. The program welcomes around 350 artists each year from all disciplines and levels of experience, making it highly sought after by artists nationally. A residency experience at Bundanon Trust provides artists with the opportunity to develop their art forms in the beautiful surroundings of the residency complex.

What’s On Offer?

As part of this residency, the successful applicants will be provided with self-catering accommodation and a bursary to cover food and travel. Applicants will be responsible for arranging their own transport to Bundanon and any supports that may be required.

We invite you to you visit Bundanon Trust website to learn more.

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