dyanmila Studio

January 2023 —
December 2024
Utp x Outloud
dyanmila Studio

The first round of applications for 2024 residencies is CLOSED.


Apply here.

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 3-week 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 Dharug word meaning play.

Program Details

Residency Length – 3 weeks

Studio Hours – 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday

Fees – free

Location – Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown

More information

The dyanmila Studio Space residency offers: 

  • 3-weeks of rent free space at Bankstown Arts Centre in a room furnished with a desk and chair with lots of a natural light
  • Weekly 1 hour one-on-one mentorship with either Outloud or Utp staff 
  • There will be an opportunity to share your work with internal staff
  • Wi-fi 
  • Access to printer/photocopier 
  • Amenities
  • Access to space from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Saturday (The Arts Centre is closed on Mondays, but Outloud and Utp staff will be in)

About Outloud

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. 

About Utp

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.

Expression of Interest

Applications for 2024 residencies is OPEN. Apply here.

Partners and Supporters

The program is made possible through the generous support of Create NSW, through multi-year funding.