Applications for 2023 residencies have closed.
The dyanmila* Studio Space is a joint initiative of Utp and Outloud, offering residency opportunities to artists and creatives who reside in or have connections to the Canterbury-Bankstown LGA or greater Western Sydney area. With an offer of two months access to a rent-free space, the dyanmila Studio is ideal for someone (or a duo or small collective) that wants to develop a new project or body of work and would like a dedicated space in a supportive environment with feedback from leaders in the industry.
*A Darug word meaning play
We're looking for creative practitioners with a desk-based practice in any discipline, including visual artists, sound designers, writers, editors, film makers, community producers, directors, etc.
Artists with diverse and intersectional lived experiences are encouraged to apply.
The dyanmila Studio Space residency offers:
Outloud is an intersectional, CALD-focused social impact arts organisation that creates genuine, meaningful, inspiring opportunities for young people in Western Sydney.
Their award-winning projects address nationally relevant issues that are affecting young people in Western Sydney. They use community-embedded contemporary arts to drive positive change for young people with best practice, evidence-based programs that are fun and inspiring. They specialise in early-intervention harm-reduction that celebrates strengths and amplifies socially-marginalised young people’s thoughts and ideas. They put a spotlight on global issues that are affecting our local young people and amplify their thoughts and ideas. They elevate skills and confidence and aim to build self-efficacy and social cohesion.
Utp is a unique commissioning and producing organisation. We make long-term investments in collaborations with artists and/or communities from outside the dominant culture to give form to extraordinary ideas. We never do this alone, working with an exceptional set of partners to co-produce a year-round program of performance, dance, visual art, learning and community-led projects. We are committed to offering access-for-all to brilliant ideas, unusual experiences and critical thinking.
Residency Length – 2 months
Studio Hours – 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday (although different work arrangements might be possible)
Fees – free
Location – Bankstown Arts Centre
Applications for 2023 residencies have closed. Subscribe to our artist newsletter here, for updates on future opportunities.
The program is made possible through the generous support of Create NSW