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Artists in Residence

Applications for the 2022 ATW Artist in Residence program are now open.

ATW offers artists and craftspeople working in any medium and at any stage of their career, the chance to broaden their practice in our world-renowned residency program. Each year Artists in Residence immerse themselves in our vibrant studio – exchanging knowledge and skills with our tapestry weavers and engaging with local communities through public program outcomes including talks, hands-on workshops, and exhibitions.

In 2022 there will be 5 places available for Victorian artists only (due to COVID-19 restrictions). Artists need to commit to attend the residency part time (at least 2 days per week for 6 weeks) or full time (4-5 days per week for 3 weeks). 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 receive a stipend of $400 for materials costs. Please the link below for full terms and conditions and to apply. Applications close on Sunday 7 November at 5pm.


The ATW artist in residence program is generously supported by the City of Port Phillip, Creative Victoria and the ATW Transforming Tapestry Annual Appeal.

In an ongoing partnership with Arts Project Australia (APA) the ATW will offer a residency place to an APA artist in 2022. This is an important professional development opportunity for the APA artists to create work in an inspiring studio environment and forge new connections in the Melbourne contemporary art community. This place will be additional to the 5 places for Victorian artists in 2022.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and border closures preventing international and interstate in artists from travelling to Melbourne, the ATW will only be accepting applications from Victorian artists in 2022. This is to ensure artists will be able to complete residences. We are only able to offer 5 places as we have a number of artists from 2020 and 2021 who have still to complete their residences and will do so in 2022. In 2023 we hope the program will return to normal and accept applications from international and interstate artists.