Artist in residence
  • Last updated:
  • 05 May 2021

Creative Spaces Sunshine Coast takes around twelve residencies per year at four different spaces. These residencies are generally seasonal.

Residencies are open to any artist who is interested in developing their work.

As part of the Creative Spaces Artist in Residence program the expectation is that you will participate in our 'space travel' program. This program includes one-on-one and group sessions with highly respected local and national mentors and will provide you with the opportunity to connect with other artists and participate in mentoring and peer dialogue. 


One-month residencies

An amount of $2000 is available to support your residency as a contribution towards artist fees, materials and other expenses. Successful artists will be expected to work collaboratively with Creative Spaces to promote, document and potentially contribute to a public outcome such as workshop, exhibition, or artist talk.

The one (1) month residencies are located at:

  • The Lock Up, 4 First Avenue Maroochydore. The Lock Up is down the road from Cotton Tree beach. With a coffee shop on site, this unusual, light space is an unexpected studio. Lock yourself in a cell or take advantage of the larger, open plan room. You can create large scale works or spill outside into an undercover carport with steps, forming a small ampitheatre.
  • The Arts and Ecology Centre, 51 Palm Creek Rd, Tanawha. The Arts and Ecology Centre is a unique creative studio and workshop venue set in the beautiful Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden. This tranquil and contemporary venue offers a multipurpose room, a wet and a dry workshop surrounded by informal outdoor gardens.

One year residency

Expressions of interest are being sought for a year long residency at Sub Tropic Studio - the Loading Bay.

Sub Tropic Studio is situated at 23 Cooma Terrace Caloundra.  This space is part of the reimagined bus interchange.  It is large secure area with duel access doors.


If you would like to be considered for an Artist in Residence opportunity for the next 12 months - please submit your expression of interest now

We will be selecting from this pool of applicants for any residencies that may be negotiated throughout the next 12 months.

Applications close midnight 14 June 2021.

More information

If you would like more information, please email