Artist Residency

Artists undertake BigCi residency for an agreed period of time to develop ideas, create new work or to deepen their existing art practice. They stay either at the Art Shed, the Barn, or the House, subject to availability and individual project requirements that will be discussed with each applicant.

The Art Shed, the Barn, the House, and the 8 acres of the property’s bush land are available for all kinds of initiatives. The extraordinary beauty of the surroundings rovides a ground for creativity and professional development.

Artist residency proposals are welcome throughout the year – each season has its own creative possibilities. It is recommended that applications are submitted well in advance.

Successful applicants are charged a subsidised residency fee, which is AUD$300 per person per week for Australian artists and AUD$350 for International artists. Please note that these subsidised fees are available only to self-funded artists. Our rates for organisations are AUD$600 per person per week for Australian artists and AUD$700 per person per week for International artists.

The artist residency fees include artist accommodation, work space, shared living facilities, bathroom, kitchen, internet, electricity, water. They also include artist support and assistance in facilitation of the projects.

Successful applicants will be responsible for all other costs including food, transport, travel costs, insurance, and art materials. There is no stipend or living allowance attached to the stay in BigCi. The artists should consider other ways to fund their visit.

There is a possibility of an exhibition, performance, workshop or other special event during or at the end of the residency, as well as a representation on the BigCi website and social media.

Artist Residency Application Forms

Australian and International Artists:
Please see bigci-application-form-individual-2023 for details.
Please see bigci-application-form-collaborations-2023 for details.