How long should I apply for?

    We will have a mixture of 1, 2, 3 and 4 week slots available to artists, dependent on the specific project’s needs. Apply for what is most useful to you and your project.

    Do I need to create a finished artwork?

    There is no requirement to create any finished work as part of this program.

    Can I have a showing/reading/invited audience/open studio as part of the residency?

    Yes. If you choose to do so, there will be options to present your work-in-progress to an invited audience during the residency.

    Will Waverley Council program my completed work in the future?

    Whilst future programming with Waverley Council is not guaranteed, artists are encouraged to think about the future life of the project for presentation at Waverley’s festivals, programming and events in 2023 and beyond.

    What access measures are in place?

    All spaces in Bondi Pavilion are wheelchair accessible and there are accessible bathrooms in the Pavilion. If you’d like to discuss other access needs for your residency, please email us at and we can respond by phone or email.

    A Word Document version of this EOI can be downloaded here. If you require this EOI information in another format, or would like to submit your application in another format, please be in touch.

    Can I talk to someone about my project before applying?

    Of course! There will be an artist information zoom session on Thursday 13 January 2022, 12pm-1pm. Please join us to hear more about the program and to ask any questions. Register through eventbrite here.

    Do I need to bring anything to the residency?

    Artists are responsible for any preparation required to commence their project and any extra equipment, materials and supplies they will require throughout the residency.

    Is there accommodation provided?

    No. It is the responsibility of the resident artist to make their own accommodation arrangements if from outside Sydney.

    Do I need insurance?

    Artists are required to obtain public liability insurance. Insurance for theft or damage to artists’ own equipment is recommended.

    When will I know if I’m successful?

    Successful applicants will be notified by March 2022.

    Do I need to be vaccinated for COVID-19?

    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.