Temperance hall resident artist program

Expressions Of Interest for temperance hall's Resident Artist program are now closed.


Choreographers and artists working in performance and interdisciplinary fields of practice may apply to become a Resident Artist at Temperance Hall in the first half of 2019.

The awarded artist will be one of two provided with a six-month placement at Temperance Hall (Artist 1: Jan - Jun, Artist 2: Jul - Dec). Our Resident Artists receive up to 100 hours of in-kind space, access to our onsite office, and staff mentoring across their allocated six-month period.

Resident Artists can utilise their time developing new or existing ideas, conducting workshops, showings or presentations. Your EOI may propose multiple ideas, with scope for creative development, workshops, showings, collaboration and presentation. Applicants may also wish to propose partnership ideas within their application. We welcome artists and groups at any stage of their career to apply.

In addition to space use, our 2019 Resident Artists will be encouraged to engage with the team at PABL on an ongoing basis and will be offered a space to work within the Temperance Hall offices. We also encourage our Resident Artists to join the company’s Artistic Subcommittee (a branch of the PABL Board).

Main image above: 2018 Resident Artist Rebecca Jensen. Photography by Arini Byng.
Smaller images: Temperance Hall's main hall and studio. Photography by Gregory Lorenzutti.

How to apply

We seek EOIs that demonstrate experimental approaches to dance and performance making. For more information please call the office on (03) 9645 9937.

EOIs for the first 2019 Resident Artist have now closed.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet with Artistic Director, Phillip Adams to further discuss their application before the final decision is made. Applicants will be notified by Christmas and the first 2019 Resident Artist will be announced in January.

Image above: 2017 Temperance Hall Award recipient Siobhan McKenna in development at the Hall. Photo supplied by Siobhan.