Studio Residency


Nexus Arts is a leader in intercultural artistic practice. Nexus presents contemporary art of the highest quality, celebrating and promoting artists from culturally diverse and First Nations backgrounds. We are the only contemporary arts organisation in South Australia with this focus, and have been throughout our more than 35-year history. We create authentic opportunities for artists from different backgrounds to connect, intersect and collaborate, and to explore the notion of interculturalism in Australian arts. We strive to foster excellence in contemporary arts by supporting culturally diverse and First Nations artists with development programs and presentation opportunities.

Nexus Arts’ Visual Arts program presents, develops, and supports a diverse range of artists, media and subject matter. We seek artists who work at the forefront of contemporary arts practice, artists who initiate vital discourse through their works.

Now in its sixth year, the Nexus Arts Studio Residency Program delivers professional development outcomes for emerging South Australian artists from culturally diverse or First Nations backgrounds, and/or artists whose work engages directly and authentically with interculturalism.

You can download an application form here: Studio Residency Program 2021 Application Form

If you have any questions, or would like some help with the form, please contact us via phone or email.


*Note extended deadline and stay tuned for exciting additional residency opportunities to be announced in early 2021*

Please direct enquiries and applications to:
2021 Studio Residency Program
Nexus Arts
Ph: 8212 4276 / Email: [email protected]

Nexus will provide the successful applicant with the following:

  • 24-hour access to a free studio space in the Nexus Arts complex, located in the west end of the Adelaide CBD, for up to 3 months.
  • A solo exhibition to coincide with the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2021 where the artist will present work created during their residency (the Exhibition).


2021 Studio Residency: Adelaide Fringe Festival

  • Residency to begin from November 2020
  • Exhibition outcome to be presented as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, 19 February to 21 March 2021

Further details on eligibility and criteria can be found in the Studio Residency Program 2021 Application Form.

Previous Studio Residents

Lilly Buttrose – Collecting Convergences 2015

Jordan Gower – Our Life in Stasis 2016

Nazia Ejaz – The Green Room 2016

Jelena Vujnovic – Nothing is Lost 2015