Community Transmissions is a six week funded residency that provides support, stimulus and a digtal community to artists exploring the possible futures of art. 

Participants will be joined by a range of guest speakers from diverse curatorial, artistic and research backgrounds through weekly workshops and discussions. 

Applications close 11.59PM AEST, Friday June 26, 2020

Apply here.

Duration / Structure

Eight Australian-based artists will be accepted into the residency which will run for six weeks, starting in July 2020.

Each participant will join the residency with an area of interest to focus on, and will engage with the practices and projects of other participants throughout the duration. Participants will engage in collaborative dialogue and experimentation.

Artists in residence are free to work at their own pace but are required to participate in weekly discussions and workshops.


Community Transmissions is open to live artists based in Australia with practices at any stage of development. This includes artists working across performance, installation, participatory, durational, experimental, trans/multi/interdisciplinary formats. 

Community Transmissions is committed to creating inclusive futures. We particularly encourage artists who experience reduced access to arts opportunities to apply, as well as artists who face financial or social hardships as a result of COVID-19.


This is a funded residency with each resident receiving a participant fee of $1000 AUD.

Deliverables/ Presentation Opportunities 

Community Transmissions is an opportunity to create new work, adapt current practices and develop new collaborations. Participants are expected to publicly present their residency outcomes as they evolve or emerge during the residency period. Applicants should have an idea of what they want to explore, but not necessarily where it will take them.

Outcomes may include but are not limited to:

- presentation of work or work in progress
- future visions for individual practice or live art 

- an artist talk
- experimental methodologies