Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat – Artist Residency Program is a program of short-term, intensive, ongoing (rolling) residential opportunities for Artists, Makers and Creative Thinkers of any and all disciplines, created to provide the time and space required to encourage, inspire, nurture and celebrate the creative process. The residence is a century-old 3-bedroom limestone homestead, with extensive surrounding gardens and grounds, and a detached 10m x 5m converted shed for studio space. It is located in the small agricultural town of Warooka on Southern Yorke Peninsula in South Australia.
The Artist Residency Program is open to artists across any and all disciplines – including, but not limited to: all visual and fine arts, music and composition, theatre and performing arts, dance, mixed media, writing, and filmmaking and/or screenwriting, as well as arts scholars, researchers, scientists, activists, educators and all creative thinkers – to commence, develop, continue or conclude a project, idea or concept. Time spent during the Residency is artist-led, with priority given to those applicants who express interest in working with and/or contributing to the local community through short-term projects and/or innovative ideas, or are willing to publicly share elements of their creative process during their stay and engage with the community.
Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat is much more than its beautifully restored, century-old stone homestead, located in the small agricultural town of Warooka on Southern Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. This majestic dwelling is ingrained with a prominent and inspiring history that continuously underpins the opportunity for guests to uniquely and creatively ‘experience the past, explore the present and discover a future&rsquo.
With a vision to to establish Ballara as a &lsquohub&rsquo to encourage, inspire, nurture and celebrate creative expression, community involvement and initiatives, and cultural collaboration, Ballara currently features customised, art-focussed retreat experiences, one-day art workshops, children&rsquos art classes during the school holidays, and an ambitious Artist Residency program in development.
- Hotel or Guest house
- Months: 1
- Performing Arts
- Dance/Theatre/Performance Space