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Bundanon Trust Residency: Three people wearing masks are sitting in fancy dress on a picnic mat. One is pouring tea for another

Bundanon Trust Residency

In partnership with Bundanon Trust, Accessible Arts will be offering up to five places for a week-long residency at the highly regarded Bundanon property from 27 August to 3 September 2018. These residencies will be for New South Wales artists who have a lived experience of disability.

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?

Accessible Arts will soon be seeking expressions of interest from emerging and mid-career New South Wales writers (all media), visual artists, and musicians who have a lived experience of disability.

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.

I’m Interested in a residency — when can I get more Information?

Guidelines will be available on 18 April 2018 and close on 13 June 2018. In the meantime, you can visit Bundanon Trust website to learn more. You can also read about the previous Artist-in-Residence program that was made possible through a collaboration between Accessible Arts and Bundanon Trust.

Photo: Studio A artists Thom Roberts, Meagan Pelham and Skye Saxon at a 2017 residency. Photo by Gabrielle Mordy.

This page was first published on 3 April 2018.