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Application for Artist Residencies

King Island Council welcomes applications for it’s 2022 calendar of Artist Residencies, with residencies of two to six weeks offered between 4 January and 23 December 2022. All Australia-based artists working in any medium and at any stage of their career are eligible to apply.

The King Island Arts and Cultural Centre was established by Council in 2006. The Artist Residency is a key part of the centre’s activities and, as well as offering visiting artists unhindered creative time and space, it plays an important role in encouraging and inspiring artists in the local community. Located in the picturesque Currie Wharf precinct, the centre includes workshop space and gallery and offers a glimpse into the uniqueness of the Island’s environment and cultural life.

Applications will open on Wednesday 1 September 2021 and must be submitted before midnight on Friday 1 October 2021. All applications will be reviewed and considered by a panel including representatives from Council, the King Island Arts & Culture Advisory Committee, a local artist, a past resident artist, and an industry peer. Successful candidates will be notified by mid-November 2021.

The attachment below includes information and frequently asked questions about the application process and the residency.

  Before you apply

When you are ready to apply, please download and complete the application form below. The completed application should be submitted together with your bio and any supporting materials using the webform below. If you have any questions about the residency program or the application process, please contact Council’s Growth & Strategy Manager by telephoning 03 6462 9000 or emailing

  Application form

Submit your application

    Please attach your completed application form and bio in the appropriate fields below:

    Support material can be provided in the fields below. URLs are preferred to limit the size of your complete application.

    Thank you

    Once you press “Submit” you should receive email confirmation that your application has been received. Please allow a few hours for this confirmation to come through. If you are concerned that your application has not been received or may not have been received in full, please contact Council’s Growth & Strategy Manager by telephoning 03 6462 9000 or emailing before the application deadline.