CLOSED: Room to Create Artist in Residence Expression of Interest

A human smiling at a computer screen, with a green lamp and a lovely greyish painting on the wall. There are fresh flowers and books all around.
Image credit: James Henry 

Expressions of interest for this program have now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Yarra City Council invites Artists or Artist groups to submit an Expression of Interest for the Room to Create Artist in Residence program.

These free residencies are open to artists as individuals, partnerships or collectives. Successful applicants will receive exclusive use of the nominated space for a period of 6 months or 12 months. 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 Residence program.

Expression of interests for the Florence Peel Centre and North Carlton Children’s Centre have now closed.

For more information please contact Arts Development Officer Rafaella McDonald on 03 9205 5232 or

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. The Room to Create Artist-in-Residency Program commenced in late 2017 as a pilot program, across three under-utilised council buildings. Since then, the program has grown to include several more spaces with eleven artists of varied disciplines. To find out more about the Room to Create program, please visit Room to Create Program | Yarra City Arts.