Artist in residence
  • Last updated:
  • 20 Aug 2021

Creative Spaces Sunshine Coast takes around twelve residencies per year at a minimum of 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

To support your residency a contribution towards artist fees, materials and other expenses may be applicable. 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.
  • Caloundra Lighthouse Canberra Terrace Caloundra The 1968 Signal Station, Light and Radar Installation is a reinforced concrete structure with 47 stairs to the signal station level.  From the lighthouse there are spectacular views.  You can see the ships rounding the marker and entering Moreton Bay, with the sand cliffs of Moreton Island behind.  Look the other way and the Glass House Mountains are laid out before you.  This small and inviting space offers a tranquil opportunity for writers or low impact artists to create.
  • 2nd Space Nambour 131 Currie Street Nambour.  2nd space is a beautiful spacious performance/dance studio in the heart of Nambour. 

One year residency

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.


We run 2 expressions of interest per year. The expression of interest process is currently closed.  An expression of interest will be open at the end of the year.

More information

If you would like more information, please email