The Australia Council for the Arts has announced the 21 successful artists for the 2017-18 International Residencies program.
The residencies will provide the artists with the opportunity to develop their practice and build knowledge, networks and partnerships.
Australia Council for the Arts Chief Executive Tony Grybowski congratulated the successful artists and said the Council’s research revealed that artists who undertook residencies felt that it provided critical time and space to advance their professional practice and immerse themselves in a new arts context, community and market.
“An international residency enriches the work of the artist and contributes to Australia’s engagement with creative innovation and meaningful cultural exchange. This is a unique experience for artists to immerse themselves in their chosen art form within a global context, creating connections and partnerships that will support and influence their future work,” Mr Grybowski said.
The Australia Council has offered international residencies since 1979, forging relationships with some of the best international residency providers and delivering world-class opportunities for Australian artists across North America, Europe, and Asia.