Asialink Arts Residency Program 2009

Asialink residencies provide an opportunity for Australian arts practitioners to spend up to four months living and working in an Asian country. Our host organizations, ranging in location from the Mongolian steppe to the bright lights of Tokyo, present participants with unique cultural insights to the region.

Our residencies offer the challenges and rewards of cultural exchange only possible through an extended stay ‘in-country’. The Asialink Residency Program provides a grant of up to $12,000 towards travel, living and project expenses and supplies a network of initial contacts in the host country.

The program aims to expand the experiences available to Australians in Asia, to develop projects related to the host country and to encourage on-going involvement between Australian and Asian writers, artists and organisations.

“It was one of the most stimulating, exciting and inspiring experiences imaginable.”
Sarah Holland-Batt, 2007 Literature resident
Aichi Shukutoku University – Nagoya, Japan

Performers, musicians, playwrights, dancers, directors, production managers, festival workers, puppeteers, artists, arts managers, sculptors, children's/young adult authors, printmakers, writers, curators, editors, new media makers, illustrators, and ceramicists are all eligible to apply.

Up to 40 residencies will be offered nationally in 2009. To date we have sent more than 475 artists and arts manager to work with over 300 host organizations across 19 countries in Asia.

Applications close Friday 5 September

For more information and application package downloads visit:
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Or Phone: 03 8344 3578

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