Expression of Interest for Artist in Residency Program for Richmond and Fitzroy

Thursday 08 March 2018

Two glasses with hand engraving
Image: Zilverster, Alamy, from glassware series 2017/2018, dim variable.

Yarra City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for an Artist-in-Residency program, at one of two sites, Hugo Wertheim Room – Studio One Community Hub, Richmond and Florence Peel Centre, Meeting Room, Fitzroy. Both spaces are venues managed by the City of Yarra.

The residencies are open to artists as individuals, partnerships or collectives. Successful applicants will receive exclusive use of the nominated space for a 6 month period. These residencies are part of Yarra City Council’s Room to Create Program, which aims to keep the arts in Yarra by providing support for eligible artists or groups through its Room to Create Artist-in-Residency program.

The Room to Create Program encompasses a range of initiatives by the City of Yarra to help keep the arts in Yarra. As the City continues to change, presenting challenges to creatives, arts and cultural organisations, Council is providing support to keep Yarra a vibrant, creative centre for the arts through a number of Council-owned spaces, making it easier for creatives to have access to spaces. 

Brief for Artists

We are seeking Expressions of Interests that support Council’s vision of encouraging community engagement and creative use of City of Yarra venues.

This callout is open to practitioners who will use the space to develop work and provide a public program or outcome during their residency for the Yarra community.

We encourage practitioners to consider aspects of the site and location when developing a proposal for a public outcome either during the residency or on its completion.
Both Residencies will be for 6 months.

Assessment Criteria


  • Does the applicant provide reasons for seeking a studio space in support of their creative practice?
  • Does the applicant propose an activity/program/outcome for the local community?
  • How does the local community benefit from this project?
  • Does the applicant have the capacity to successfully complete the project?
  • If applying for financial support for the public program/outcome, is the budget for the project realistic?

How to Apply


To learn more, download the Artist in Residency brief.

Applications can be made online

All applicants must attend a site visit as a condition of this EOI application.

To arrange a site visit please contact Debra Kunda, Arts Development Officer at

Hugo Wertheim - Studio One 

15 Barnet Way, Richmond

Florence Peel Centre - Meeting Room

190 Young Street, Fitzroy

Applications close at 11.59 pm Monday 16 April 2018.

Our Room to Create Program aims to keep the arts in Yarra by supporting eligible artists and arts organisations and fostering more affordable and sustainable creative spaces.


Alamy is part of a body of work made by Zilverster (Goodwin + Hanenbergh) during their Room to Create Artist-in-Residency at Williams Reserve Community Room Richmond. Work made during their residency will be exhibited at Sarah Scout Presents. 
Patrino-patrino will run from Saturday 10 March to Saturday14 April 2018.


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