2019 ATW Artist in Residence Program


One of the ATW’s key interests is creative collaboration, and it is in this spirit that the Artist in Residence (AIR) program has been developed. The purpose of the residency is to encourage a rich cultural exchange between contemporary artists and ATW weavers. The AIR program invites artists to immerse themselves in the unique studio environment of the ATW. 

  • Artists can be part of the ATW for between 2 to a maximum of 8 weeks, full or part-time, from January – December 2019.
  • Artists working in any medium - not just the visual arts or textile-based practice - and at any stage of their career can undertake a residency.
  • Artists will be given a working space at the ATW, reasonable use and access to ATW yarn and equipment, and will be paid to deliver a public talk at the ATW about their practice
  • Artists will have the opportunity to exhibit at ATW the following year as part of the annual AIR exhibition.
  • Interstate and international artists are welcome to apply, however ATW cannot offer accommodation or financial support for successful applicants.
  • The number of artists selected is usually 8 - 10, depending on the quality of applications and length of residencies.


Please complete the online application form by clicking here

We suggest writing your application in a word document then pasting it when you are ready to submit.

You are required to submit:

  • Contact information
  • Preferred residency timeframe and duration
  • Brief statement about your practice (max 100 words)
  • Brief statement on why you want to do a residency at ATW (max 200 words)
  • Brief description of what you propose to do during the residency (max 200 words)
  • 1 page CV (PDF)
  • Up to 5 support images – these can be indicative of previous work, exhibitions, or proposed work for the residency

Applications will close on Friday 30 November 2018 at 5pm. Artists will be selected by an expert panel. All successful applicants will be notified after Monday 17 December 2018. If you have any questions please get in touch at contact@austapestry.com.au


Please note that we are not able to offer comprehensive training in tapestry weaving as part of the residency. If artists are interested in learning tapestry we suggest they enrol in one of our classes. 

Artists will have access to allocated ATW yarn and equipment. If artists wish to use additional materials or purchase additional ATW yarn, costs will apply.

ATW is accessible Monday to Friday 9 am – 5pm. Artists undertaking their residency will only be able to access the workshop during these times.

Artists are advised read the ‘About Us’ section on the ATW website before writing their application.