Call Out: 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, 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.


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

Email applications are preferred. Postal applications are accepted, and can be addressed to “Artistic Director”, Nexus Arts. You are also welcome to drop off an application in person to our office between 10am and 4pm, Tuesday to Friday.

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


Nexus will provide two successful applicants 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 South Australian Living Artists Festival 2021, where the artist will present work created during their residency (the Exhibition); or a solo exhibition in November 2021, where the artist will present work created during their residency (the Exhibition).
• A supported mentorship opportunity with a leading South Australian creative practitioner or relevant industry professional, selected in consultation with the applicant/mentee.


2021 Studio Residency: SALA Festival
• Residency to begin from May 2021
• Exhibition outcome to be presented as part of the SALA Festival, August 2021
• Mentorship opportunity to run alongside residency period

2021 Studio Residency: Nexus Arts Closing Exhibition
• Residency to begin from August 2021
• Exhibition outcome to be presented in November 2021
• Mentorship opportunity to run alongside residency period