APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 RESIDENCY NOW OPEN.
The Australian Contemporary Puppetry Residency was established by Terrapin in 2017 to support the development of new contemporary puppetry projects in Australia. This annual residency is open to Australian individual artists and independent organisations and ensembles working in theatre, dance, live art or contemporary performance. As its central aim is art-form development, proposed projects can be for any audience, in any context. No specific presentation or production outcome is expected from the residency. Terrapin has a broad definition of puppetry and welcomes applicants to define the work’s relationship to puppetry as they wish.
The residency is open to all independent, professional Australian artists, companies and ensembles who are developing a project that relates to puppetry. Companies in receipt of annual or multi-year government funding are ineligible.
Terrapin will provide artists with accommodation, studio space and access to Terrapin’s technical resources for a two week period, with an extra extension week a possibility subject to agreement. We also fund artist fees up to a sum of $3,500 for individuals and $6,000 for ensembles of two or more artists. In addition we will reimburse up to $800 (individuals) or up to $1,600 (ensembles) for travel expenses. The use of a theatre space is also negotiable.
Applications for the 2019 Residency are now open, closing 19 December. To apply, complete our form.