ACT artists-in-residence policy

Artists Arts funding Arts Cultural policy Australian Capital Territory
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This policy aims to help Australian Capital Territory to achieve the goal to be regarded nationally and internationally as home to a comprehensive program of highly regarded artist residencies.


  • Diversity: art form, practice, experience, and age
  • Engagement; of visiting artists with host arts organisations, the ACT’s environment and people, and Canberra’s public places
  • Exchange: across art forms, between visiting and local artists, visiting artists and the local community, and host arts organisations, cultural institutions and interstate/international arts organisations


  • Raise the profile of the ACT, making it a sought-after destination for artists

  • Provide increased opportunities for artistic engagement across the Canberra community

  • Provide learning, professional development and networking opportunities that will inspire local artists

  • Create and cultivate relationships with international, national and local arts and cultural organisations

Related Information

2015 ACT Arts Policy

Social inclusion in the arts 2017 plan

Arts facilities strategy

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