FAR Bundanon-Australia 2018

French Artist in Residence 2018

An opportunity for a French artist to undertake a six-week residency at Bundanon in the beautiful Shoalhaven area of Australia.

The French Artist in Residence - FAR Bundanon-Australia program was initiated in 2015 by the Embassy of France in Australia and Bundanon Trust. The aim is to build longer term relationships between Bundanon Trust and French cultural institutions as well as between Australian and French artists.

Bundanon was the home of Arthur Boyd, one of Australia's most significant 20th century artists. His work has shaped Australia's cultural identity and Australians' sense of landscape. Bundanon is his gift to the Australian people. His vision for Bundanon was that it be an inspirational haven for artists to pursue their practice.

Bundanon is 170 kilometres south of Sydney on the Australian south-east coast. Explore our website to find out more about us.

The French Artist in Residence - FAR Bundanon-Australia will take place from 9 November 2018 to 21 December 2018.

Applications are now open and will close at 11 pm on Monday 11 December 2017 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

Applicants will be notified of the results of their application by the end of January 2018.

The French Artist in Residence - FAR Bundanon-Australia is part of a wider program implemented by the Embassy of France in Australia called FAR - French Artists in Residence in Australia. This program aims to give French artists a range of opportunities in Australia. Applicants for the Bundanon residency may be offered other residencies in Australia as these other opportunities become available.


What is included

The French Artist in Residence - FAR Bundanon-Australia is made possible by the financial support of the Embassy of France and Bundanon Trust. It includes:

  • One international return airfare to Sydney (economy class - flight to be confirmed by the 30 June 2018 at the latest)
  • Accommodation for six weeks in our Freedman Apartment and Studio (this can include a spouse or a partner, but unfortunately we cannot accommodate children)
  • Stipend of $AUD 1000

Note that health and travel insurance is not included and you should organise this for the full duration of your stay.

Catering is also your responsibility.

You will need to apply for an Australian visa for your visit, and this cost is also not included. There is more information on the Australian Government's website.

Who can apply

The French Artist in Residence - FAR Bundanon-Australia program is open to individual arts professionals who are French citizens but not residents in Australia. We particularly encourage artists from New Caledonia and French Polynesia to apply.

The residency is for artists working in all disciplines: film-makers, visual artists, writers, performers, producers, directors, composers, new media artists and curators. It can be for research and development or for the creation of new work.

Fluency in English is essential.

How to apply

All applications should be made on our online form. You will find a link to the form at the foot of this page. Note that the online form cannot be saved, so we suggest you prepare your material offline first.

All information must be submitted in English.

The online form will ask for the following information:

  • any working requirements you have, such as use of a studio, a rehearsal space or a piano
  • any special access needs you have (e.g. wheelchair, vision impaired)
  • a short biography
  • a short project description, telling us what you intend to do during the residency, and why.

You will also be asked to submit examples of your work as support material. This can be writing, images, video, sound, or anything else that you consider best represents your practice.

Support material is submitted as either web links or as file uploads. Please note the following limits:

  • WRITING - we will only read 10 pages of written material, so please choose carefully. Maximum file size is 1 MB.
  • VIDEO - we will only watch three minutes of video, so it is in your interests to guide us to a video that has been edited to show your work to its best advantage. Video must be submitted via a link to a media platform.
  • AUDIO - we will only listen to three minutes of audio. Audio can be submitted either as a link to a media platform or as an uploaded file. In the latter case, each file must be in MP3 format and no more than 1 MB each.
  • IMAGES - we will only look at 10 images, each of which must be in JPEG format and no more than 1 MB each.

Linkages in Australia

The French Embassy and the Alliances fran├žaises will help to put the artist in contact with the local artistic community and will promote his or her work after the residence.

Selection process

All applications will be assessed against the following weighted criteria:

  • the artistic or professional skills of the people involved (60%)
  • the creative rationale for the proposed activity (40%)

Applications are assessed by a committee including representatives from Bundanon Trust, the Embassy of France and the Alliances fran├žaises in Australia.

Apply Now

For more information about what a residency at Bundanon is like, see our studios page.

For more information, contact us on +612 4422 2108 or at programs@bundanon.com.au

Go to our online application form