ANAT is calling for applications from artists and scientists for the 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 beyond both fields. A distinguishing feature of the residencies is their creative research focus, with applicants supported in collaborative experimentation. Residencies take place over 16 weeks full-time, the equivalent part-time, or, in discrete blocks over a longer duration during 2023. 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 expertise, space, equipment 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 artist 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.