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Arts House Artist Opportunities 2022-23

Arts House is committed to supporting artists to imagine new futures.

Expressions of Interest for three Arts House programs are now open. Read on to find out more about CultureLAB, Makeshift Publics, our new Disability-led program: The Warehouse Residency; and Arts X Science.

Our programs see artists explore ideas relating to history, power, change and community. We support independent artists practice to grow. Through our work we hope for greater community representation in the arts, big conversations, adaptation to new technologies, and new ways to share and create contemporary art.

These 4 programs support artists to research and create new ideas.

The Warehouse Residency

Arts House’s new Disability-led residency and commissioning program focuses on experimental projects presented at North Melbourne Town Hall. Two opportunities are available each year for five years, so that creatives can grow their practices in self determined and sustainable ways.

The Warehouse Residency provides projects with $25,000 for creative fees and materials, $4,000 access budget, a 3 month residency, presentation opportunity and more.

Makeshift Publics

Makeshift Publics supports artists to explore ideas of place in a changed city. With a process driven by a cross-disciplinary team of arts leaders, this program is for committed arts practitioners who want to explore new contexts for contemporary art in a year-long program in which artists investigate this shift.

Makeshift Publics provides artists with $18,000 for participation in the year-long program, which includes three intensive workshop weeks with the cohort of artists & facilitators, and more.


CultureLAB is an arts development program that supports independent artists and small-medium companies, with a focus on the potential of performance. This program is the primary way Arts House supports the presentation of new Australian art.

CultureLAB provides projects with a $10,000 fee contribution, as well as up to 4 weeks of dedicated studio time, creative support, and more.

Arts X Science

The Arts X Science Residency is an opportunity for a First Nations artist or collective to explore cultural traditions and indigenous astronomical knowledge systems.

The residency will include cultural mentorship, as well a $20,000 project fee contribution and two weeks at Arts House and up to four weeks at Science Gallery Melbourne. Applications are open until 18 November 2021.

Artists, you are crucial to imagining new futures. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we’re here to support you with it. Applications for CultureLAB, Makeshift Publics and The Warehouse Residency are open until 14 October; and Arts X Science is open until 18 November.

For more information and to apply, visit our Artist Opportunities page.

WATCH: Arts House held two information sessions to discuss the opportunities available.

LISTEN: Artistic Associate Samira Farah explains the Arts House opportunities on offer. [Soundcloud]

WATCH: Arts House Artistic Director Emily Sexton and AUSLAN interpreter Susan explain the opportunities on offer next year