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Studio Residencies

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.

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.

Each year two Residency opportunities provide the successful applicants with access to a free CBD-located studio space for up to 3 months, during which they will develop new work for a significant exhibition in the Nexus Arts Gallery.

The first opportunity is offered to align with the Adelaide Fringe Festival, allowing the selected artist to be supported in developing a significant professional visual arts project and showcase it to a wide audience. The second studio residency artist will align with South Australian Living Arts (SALA) Festival. Both residencies will align with a supported mentorship with a leading South Australian creative practitioner or relevant industry professional, selected by the applicant and negotiated with Nexus Arts. Exhibition outcomes will be presented both in person and digitally.


Adelaide Fringe 2023 Studio Residency

  • Residency to begin from November 2022
  • Exhibition outcome to be presented as part of Adelaide Fringe 2022
  • Mentorship opportunity to run alongside residency period

SALA Festival 2023 Studio Residency

  • Residency to begin from May 2023
  • Exhibition outcome to be presented as part of the SALA Festival, August 2022
  • Mentorship opportunity to run alongside residency period

Artists are welcome to apply for both residency periods, or select their preferred option. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

 

Some upcoming deadlines:

Applications for these residencies will open in August 2022