What you need to know

  • This program supports individual artists and project group/companies of up to five artists
  • Applications from local artists and those with strong ties to the Waverley area are strongly encouraged
  • Applications from artists who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD), LGBTQI+, d/Deaf or people with disability are strongly encouraged
  • Projects that embrace and promote environmentally sustainable practices are encouraged
  • Collaborative proposals and cross-disciplinary projects are encouraged, and proposals of any artform will be considered
  • Applicants must have an active ABN, be Australian citizens/permanent residents and be aged 18 years or older.
  • Pending finalisation of Waverley’s COVID-19 vaccination policy, selected applicants will need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination on request.
  • Residencies fall within 23 May to 18 June 2022.
  • Residences are 1 - 4 weeks in length with access to the building available from 9am - 6pm, Monday - Saturday.
  • All projects will have a dedicated space for the duration of the residency

  • Artist stipends
  • Venue (spaces vary from a fully equipped theatre to flexible multipurpose rooms- click here to learn more)
  • Technical equipment and limited technical support, to be negotiated with each selected artist/group if required
  • Private residency spaces, with dedicated common areas and scheduled opportunities to come together with other resident artists to share and collaborate
  • Access to the Bondi Story Room database of local research
  • Support from Waverley’s Arts and Culture team for local information and contacts where applicable.

A panel made up of Waverley Council’s Arts and Culture staff and industry peers will assess applications against the following selection criteria:

  • Alignment with the Housewarming Program’s themes and objectives
  • Quality of the project proposal and track-record of the artists
  • Potential for the project to be part of future Waverley Council programs or events
  • Benefit of the residency to the project.
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