Reciprocal Residencies

Since 2010 Asialink has partnered host organisations around Australia with hosts in Singapore, Korea and Taiwan.  

Residents applying to the host organisations below should be aware that they will be awarded a $9,000 Asialink grant towards their airfare, daily living expenses and materials. Up to $3,000 in-kind support will be offered by the Asian host organisation in the form of accommodation, hosting, studio space and exhibition/project costs.

These residencies are direct exchanges and applicants must be from the Australian state/territory specified in the information below.

Please note that artists from Asia cannot directly apply for this program to Asialink. Artists from Singapore, Korea and Taiwan are proposed to Asialink by our international host partners on an annual basis.

Applicants can only select one of these hosts to apply to:



Singapore - Melbourne Reciprocal Residency

First introduced in 2014, our exciting reciprocal partnership between The Art Incubator, Singapore and the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), facilitated by Asialink, will continue in 2015. A Singaporean and Melbourne artists will trade places for three months resulting in public outcomes such as an Open Studio, artist talk or exhibition. Where possible the exchange will occur at different times in the year to enable the Australian and and Singaporean arts professionals to meet each other in-country and introduce one another to networks, settings and opportunities.

 Applicants for this exchange must be from Victoria

The Art Incubator - Singapore

The Art Incubator
The Art Incubator was founded in 2008 and facilitates the research, creation and presentation of new work through residencies and exhibitions. It is a community-based organisation that emphasises interaction with other artists, curators and writers. We organise and host residencies in Singapore and also partner with overseas arts organisations on various residency models.
Art Form/s Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Writing, Arts Management
Collaborative accepted? No
Preferred host dates N/A
Potential opportunities Talks and Workshops, participation in annual exhibition, and introduction to fellow practitioners and curators.
Location and transport 5 minute walk to the city, supermarket/shops nearby. Bus stop and train station nearby. The Art Incubator can provide transportation to/from airport.
Facilities Private Studio/work space (not suitable for large-scale works), Internet, communication facilities. The Art Incubator can assist with curatorial and exhibition support.
Accommodation provided? On site accommodation with shared bathroom, shared kitchen, shared living/working space.
Fees As this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, studio and support. Asialink will award the resident $9,000 for three months.
Partners/ families permitted? No
Website http://www.theartincubator.org
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Victorian College of the Arts - Melbourne

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The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) School of Art has a rich history that draws on its origins as the National Gallery School, which was founded in 1867. In 1992, it merged with the Prahran Faculty of Art (Victoria College), which also dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. Building on this background of excellence it is now staffed by some of Australia’s most progressive art educators and highly respected artists. This forward-looking learning environment for the visual arts prepares artists for a lifelong fulfilment in their chosen field and its list of alumni attest to this. The School of Art’s studio and workshop facilities are designed to support exploration of both traditional and new media. Its custom-designed studio complex is in close proximity to the CBD and sits alongside Victoria’s most important art venues including the National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.
Art Form/s Visual Arts
Collaborative accepted? No
Preferred host dates Semester 2 (between mid-July to mid-October)
Potential opportunities Participation in forums and public lectures; exhibition opportunity
Location and transport City centre; shops nearby; train and tram within minutes walk
Facilities Internet, private studio, gallery
Accommodation provided? Yes, Faculty accommodation provided on site if available. Otherwise alternative accommodation will be sourced externally
Fees As this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, studio and support.
Partners/ families permitted? Yes, subject to availability of a suitable space. Residents must notify VCA well in advance. Funding and support for families is not provided
Website www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/art
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Korea - NSW Reciprocal Residency

2015 will mark Asialink’s fifth year of facilitating a reciprocal residency between Goyang Art Studio, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea and Artspace, Sydney. In 2014, Asialink introduced a regional collaborative element to this exchange in partnership with Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives (BigCi), located in the Blue Mountains and bordering on Wollemi National Park, NSW.

A two and a half month exchange between a Korean and NSW artist will occur simultaneously. In the final two weeks of the three month residency, both artists will come together at BigCi to share their residency experiences. They can collaborate on projects if desired, but this is not a forced expectation.

 Applicants for this exchange must be from NSW

Goyang Art Studio, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

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Goyang Art Studio, an affiliate of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea is a cultural centre designed to build relationships between overseas and local visual artists. Resident artists can participate in various programs of Goyang Art Studio including seminars, exhibitions, open studios and education outreach programs, as well as regular excursions to important cultural sites with other residents. There are 21 studios on site at Goyang for both local Korean and International artists. 
Art Form/s Visual Art
Collaborative accepted? No
Preferred host dates 16 June - 25 August (cannot be negotiated due to studio availability)
Potential opportunities Participation in group exhibitions, cultural excursions, and visiting programs
Location and transport 40 minutes drive from the city; shops within 10 minutes walking distance. Buses nearby.
Facilities Internet, private studio/study room, exhibition space, shared kitchen, large workshop for wood and metal work
Accommodation provided? Yes on site; includes separate living/working area; shared kitchen and bathroom
Fees As this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, studio and support. Asialink will award the resident $9,000 for three months.
Partners/ families permitted? No
Website www.mmca.go.kr/eng
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Artspace Visual Arts Centre - Sydney

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As an international residency-based contemporary art centre, Artspace fosters dialogue between local artists, writers and curators and their national and international counterparts. Artspace aims to connect with artists, audiences and ideas in an expanding range of sites regionally and globally. Artspace is a key hub for the contemporary art community in Sydney and across New South Wales. They operate four residential and six non-residential studios on-site in the Gunnery Building, Woolloomooloo, allowing artists space and time to develop new ideas and work.
Art Form/s Visual Art
Collaborative accepted? No
Preferred host dates 16 June - 25 August (cannot be negotiated due to studio availability)
Potential opportunities Open Studio; artist talk
Location and transport 1 km from Sydney CBD; right on the Woolloomooloo wharf and close to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Convenience store next door and larger shops 5 minutes walk. Train, bus and ferry nearby.
Facilities Internet, Private studio/study room
Accommodation provided? Yes on site; Includes separate living/working area; private kitchen and bathroom
Fees As this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, studio and support.
Partners/ families permitted? No
Website www.artspace.org.au
Artspace

Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives (BigCi) - NSW

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Based in the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains, BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit micro artist residency. Run by an artist and an environmentalist and bordering Wollemi National Park, BigCi offers artists guided encounters with Aboriginal rock art and explorations of Australian flora and fauna.
Art Form/s Visual Arts
Collaborative accepted? Yes (Korean and Australian exchange artists)
Preferred host dates 25 August - 8 September (cannot be negotiated due to studio availability)
Potential opportunities Master classes, workshops, concerts, exhibitions, lectures, introduction to local industry contacts and networks
Location and transport 1.5 hours drive to the city, 20 minute drive to supermarket/shops. Residents can be met by host at train station but a hire car is strongly recommended.
Facilities Internet, private studio/study rooms, 8 acres of natural bush for land art or ephemeral art
Accommodation provided? On site accommodation with shared bathroom, shared kitchen. Private or shared studios available.
Fees As this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, studio and support.
Partners/ families permitted? No
Website www.bigci.org

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Taipei - Fremantle Reciprocal Residency

2015 will mark Asialink’s fifth year of facilitating a reciprocal residency between Dept. of AIR, Taipei Culture Foundation, and an Australian host organisation, the Fremantle Arts Centre. The exchange will occur at different times in the year, to enable the Australian and Taiwanese artist to meet each other in-country and introduce one another to networks, settings and opportunities.

 Applicants for this exchange must be from Western Australia

Dept. of AIR, Taipei Culture Foundation - Taipei

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Dept. of AIR, Taipei Culture Foundation plays an important role in the dialogue, networking and presentation of artwork from Taiwan to the international art world. It comprises two sites; Taipei Artist Village (TAV) and Treasure Hill Artist Village (THAV). Located in the centre of Taipei, TAV has 13 residential apartments and studios for international artists and a mission to promote contemporary and avant-garde practices across a range of art forms. THAV is a historic architectural community. The unique location of Treasure Hill, with its narrow alleys and stairways traversing the hillside, gives THAV a European rural village feel. Applicants can apply for either TAV or THAV, and should specify this on their application form. The artist will participate in the organisation’s Open Studio Program.
Art Form/s Writing, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
Collaborative accepted? Yes
Preferred host dates The successful Australian arts resident can choose from three different seasons in 2014; April-June, July-September, October-December.
Potential opportunities Artist reception, Open Studio, education workshop, different kinds of major Festivals and group or solo exhibition
Location and transport City centre; shops located 0.5 km; metro system and buses nearby
Facilities Internet, private studio/study room, translation/language service, gallery/theatre
Accommodation provided?

Yes on site; Includes private bathroom and kitchen, separate living/working area

Taipei Artist Village:

www.artistvillage.org/?page_id=559&lang=en 

Treasure Hill Artist Village:

www.artistvillage.org/?page_id=569&lang=en 

Fees As this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, studio and support. Asialink will award the resident $9,000 for three months. Laundry, internet, landline telephone and appliances in the studio are offered without charge
Partners/ families permitted? Yes. Please note partners and children will be charged NT 600 per night at the Taipei Artist Village, and NT 1,000 per week at the Treasure Hill Artist Village
Website www.artistvillage.org
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Fremantle Arts Centre - Western Australia

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Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) is an internationally recognised multi-arts organisation, dedicated to supporting and presenting projects in all forms of artistic practice. FAC’s artist in residence program provides opportunities to individuals and groups, enabling artists to engage in research and development, and supporting local and visiting artists to execute ideas and projects while bringing their work into public dialogue. The artist will participate in a public outcome at FAC such as a workshop, talk or Open Studio.
Art Form/s Writing, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Arts Management
Collaborative accepted? Yes
Preferred host dates 17 February - 17 May 2014
Potential opportunities Open studio, artist talk, exhibitions and events, performance lectures
Location and transport Fremantle city centre; both the arts centre and accommodation have a café on site; other shops nearby. Train to Perth and local buses nearby. Bicycle can be borrowed from FAC
Facilities Internet, private studio/study room, gallery/theatre
Accommodation provided? Yes – the Moores residential apartment is a three-level heritage sandstone dwelling located in Fremantle’s historic west end. This is about a 15 minute walk to FAC. Includes private bathroom, private kitchen, separate living/working area in gallery/café setting
Fees As this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, studio and support.
Partners/ families permitted? Yes. Please note small children will need to be supervised at all times.
Website www.fac.org.au
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