2022 ANAT Synapse Residencies


Deadline:16th February, 2022

ANAT is calling for applications from artists and scientists for our prestigious Synapse Residency program, which, since 2004, has enabled research collaborations between more than 100 artists and scientists.

ANAT Synapse brings artists and researchers together in partnerships that generate new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. A distinguishing feature of the residencies is their creative research focus, with applicants dissuaded from anticipating specific outcomes at the outset.

Residencies take place over 16 weeks full-time, the equivalent part-time, or, in discrete blocks over a longer duration during 2022. ANAT will pay participating artists a fee and contribute towards project material costs, accommodation expenses and return travel to the destination of the residency if required. The host organisation will provide in-kind access to staff, equipment, space and resources, and will assist with disseminating outcomes at the conclusion of the residency.

Who can apply?

Residencies are open to Australian artists (Australian citizens or permanent residents) working in any discipline and/or medium. To ensure a good fit between the artist and host organisation, a joint application must be submitted.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to establish contact and to identify the nature of the proposed research collaboration prior to application.

As an accessible and inclusive arts organisation, ANAT enables artistic perspectives that reflect contemporary Australia. We especially encourage First Nations people to apply.

Through our programs, we seek to reduce barriers by encouraging applications from culturally diverse backgrounds and those with a disability.

Key Dates:
Deadline for applications: 5pm (ACDT), Wednesday 16 February 2022 
Notification of outcome: March 2022
Residency period: Between April and December, 2022

The program is highly competitive and it is strongly recommended that you discuss your project proposal with us prior to application.

Download the guidelines here.

To apply, complete the online form Apply Now

The ANAT Synapse program is made possible through the generous support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

Image: 2021 ANAT Synapse resident Svenja J Kratz, Self-portrait #2: Site of Infection, 2019, Mixed media: Wax, cold porcelain, stainless steel, water containing DNA of the artist and electrical components. Installation view: Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart. Photograph Rémi Chauvin.

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