Byron Bay Residency #11 March 2016
Applications for Byron Bay Residency #11 (March 2016) open now.  Apply online here

Byron Bay Residency #10 September 2015
Applications for Byron Bay Residency #10 (September 2015) open now. Applications are now closed.

Please note: Due to events beyond our control the announcement Residency #10 recipient has been delayed until February 28 2015. We apologies for the delay.


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The Residency Program

Two residencies are held each year, the first in February/March and the second in August/September. 

Residency length is four to six weeks long. We are happy to consider artists who work with wall mounted works, sculpture, photography, new technologies and installation.

The Art Park Artist Residency Program will supply and fund:

  • Fully furnished accommodation for a period of up to 4 weeks. The apartment is free of rental, gas and electricity charges to the artist in residence.  The accommodation consists of a bedroom, bathroom, access to a laundry, etc. A floor plan and further information is available.
  • A studio space is available as part of the accommodation. A larger printmaking studio is also available off site.
  • Economy class travel from the artists home to Byron Bay and return.
  • An daily allowance of up to $80.00AUS per day will be paid in advance to the artist to assist with
    miscellaneous  daily expenses (food, surfboard hire, etc)

What we require

Each artist in residence is not required to produce a body of work, although we anticipate the environment may contribute to some creative output. 

We ask the artist to leave behind 2 works of any size and format. These works will become part of the Art Park Artists Residency Program permanent collection.

Residency times

Each residency can range from four to six weeks in the following months:

  • Residency 1: Mid February & March
  • Residency 2: Mid August & September

Collaborations with other Institutions

The Art Park Artist Resdency Program has an ongoing relationships with key galleries in Australia and will facilitate an exhibition of work should the artist desire.

Successful applicants are encouraged, but not required, to interact with the local community and schools by providing lectures or floor talks about their art practice.

Residency Location – Linnaeus

Our residencies take place at the beautiful Linnaeus Estate. 

Situated on Seven Mile Beach, 10 minutes south of Byron Bay, Linnaeus offers our artists access to an unparalleled coastal location with world class accommodation and studio facilities. 

Linnaeus is a private community operating under a 150 year Trust. The Estate is privately funded and has been developed on the principles of ecologically sustainable development. Particular emphasis has been given to preserving the Estate for future generations through the principle of intergenerational equity.

The Linnaeus Trust funds and facilitates a diverse educational programme in a range of areas. It hosts residencies and stages events and performances featuring artists, musicians and professionals in other creative disciplines such as architecture and design. It also hosts a range of conferences and forums in environmental education and contemporary political issues.

Art Park Artist Residencies warmly welcomes Linnaeus to the family and looks forward to working with their team this year.

More information about Linnaeus can be found here:

About Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay is a beachside town located in the far-northeastern corner of the state of New South Wales in Australia. It is located 772 kilometres north of Sydney and 165 kilometres south of Brisbane. Cape Byron, a headland adjacent to the town, is the easternmost point of mainland Australia. At the 2006 Census, the town has a population of 4,981 people, and is the nucleus of Byron Shire, which has in excess of 28,000 residents.Captain James Cook named Cape Byron after circumnavigator of the world John Byron, grandfather of the poet, Lord Byron.

More information about Byron Bay can be found here.