Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres offers a number of residency programs for ACT-based or connected artists including our Visiting Artists Program, In House, Emerging Artist Studio Program, Creative Recovery and Resilience Program Residencies, Kids x Art and Live Art Lab.

Summer Artist Residency

The Summer Artist Residency Program at Gorman Arts Centre offers artists, arts workers and cultural practitioners with living and working space over a 3-week period, for dedicated creative exploration, and/or research towards a creative project.  

This is a self-directed residency opportunity, but includes one-on-one Producer support and networking opportunities to engage more broadly with the Canberra creative sector. Gorman Arts Centre is centrally located in Canberra CBD and is home to the largest collective of artists, theatre makers, dancers, and musicians in the region. As a Resident Artist, you will be part of a vibrant community of studio artists and creative organisations that occupy our spaces.

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In House (Cultural Access Program)

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Inclusion and cultural diversity are critical to a thriving creative community. In House provides short term access to artist studios, workshop spaces, and rehearsal spaces at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres to artists, arts workers, and community groups who are culturally and linguistically diverse or are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

There are a range of venues and spaces across Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres that are available to use for any art form, including independent artist studios, studio spaces, workshop and rehearsal spaces, classrooms, sound pods, co-working desks, and outdoor spaces.

Our current In-House artists:

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Emerging Artist Studio Program

Applications for the Emerging Artist Studio Program at Gorman Arts Centre are now open.

The Emerging Artist Studio Program offers emerging artists subsidised studio spaces to explore,
experiment and develop creative works and ideas. The program is open to artists in the first five years of
their arts practice who are interested in the opportunity of testing out a studio-based practice. Studios are
available to be occupied from late January 2023. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be
responded to within 7 working days of submission.

A+G will match artists to an available studio suited to their practice between January – December
2023. We encourage artists to get in contact prior to their application, for any queries regarding the
suitability of materials and processes they may wish to use on site.

For full details download our program overview below. Apply via our online form here.


Program Overview

Creative Recovery and Resilience Program Residencies (CRRP)

As part of artsACT’s Creative Recovery and Resilience Program, A+G is facilitating a program dedicated to residencies in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts and Cultural Practice, and Community Arts and Cultural Development. This program provides a full-time workspace and living wage for each artist over the course of two months, as they spend time developing their practice, creating work or connecting with mentors.

2022 Program Residents are Yamile Tafur, Jacqui Malins, Jackson Taylor-Grant, Samia Goudie and Sarah Loynes.

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Kids x Art

Kids x Art Residency program offers an ACT-based or connected artist the opportunity to develop or extend their practice in working with children and their families. Provided with a full-time workspace and small stipend, this program encourages participants to connect with peers to develop their arts practice and provides the opportunity to present public programs for kids.

Program Residents

2020-2021: Pablo Latona
2021-2022: Michelle Day

Live Art Lab

Live Art Lab Creative Development Residency Program supports ACT-based or connected artists in the development of original live art works. With in-kind support, mentoring and artist fees, this program connects artists to our creative community and gives them access to spaces, creative input from practicing Arts professionals and the chance to develop those wild ideas.

2021 Program residents are Cathy Petocz, Zora Pang, ShaYu and Ade Suharto

2020 Program residents are Zev Aviv, Hanna Cormick, Sophie Dacy-Cole + Mils DC