Bogong Centre for Sound Culture

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Name of Residency: B–CSC Supported Residency

The B–CSC Residency program provides artists opportunities to creatively engage with Australia’s Alpine National Park a region renowned for its remoteness, ecology and intemperate climate. This wilderness area is also the site of complex industrial and commercial enterprises including alpine resorts and hydroelectric power schemes. The B–CSC Residency provides time and space for artists to consider and develop their practice by responding to this unique environment and its attendant complexities.

The B–CSC Residency accepts applications from innovative artists working in:

Sound Art
Music composition
Moving Image
Creative Writing
Media Art
Land Art
Environment Art

B–CSC Workspace

The B–CSC has a small office with desk and printer for artist use.

Additionally artists are able to work in the large multi function area comprising:

Video Projector
BluRay DVD player
CD/DVD Player
Video deck
Digidesign 003 Audio Interface
6 Dynaudio BM12A Speakers
Mackie 1402 stereo analogue mixer


The B–CSC Residency is located in Bogong Village. The village is situated in the foothills of Victoria’s Alpine National Park, between Mt Beauty and Falls Creek. It takes approximately 4.5 hours to get there by car from Melbourne.


The B–CSC Residency runs 35 weeks a year from the first Monday in October through to the last Sunday in May. Residencies range in duration from two to four weeks. They commence on a Monday and conclude on a Sunday.

Accommodation is provided at no cost to the artist. However, artists must cover their living expenses and transport costs. Please note there is no public transport between Mt Beauty and Bogong Village. If artists wish to explore beyond Bogong Village they must have a car.

The B–CSC accepts applications throughout the year.

The application and guidelines are located at

Image credits
B–CSC building: Philip Samartzis
Fog Bogong Village: Madelynne Cornish
Untitled: Shannon Collis
Miyamoto: Kristen Sharp

Residency Programme since: 2011
Description of Organisation:

The Bogong Centre for Sound Culture [B–CSC] is a remote-regional cultural initiative situated in the foothills of Victoria’s Alpine National Park. Established by Philip Samartzis and Madelynne Cornish the Centre supports projects focusing on the processes and impacts of sustainable energy production; effects of climate change in wilderness areas; ethnographic studies of remote communities; the chronicling of vanishing industrial procedures; and systems of representation used to render natural and built environments.

Organisation founded in: 2010
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Film-making
  • Curatorial
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Library
  • Office
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Digital application
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Selection process: N/A
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Tullamarine International Airport & Albury Regional Airport
    How to reach by train: Train/bus from Melbourne Southern Cross Station to Mount Beauty Contact V/Lines on 1800-800-007. B–CSC will provide connecting transport from Mt Beauty to Bogong Village if require.
    How to reach by car: From Melbourne to Bogong Village takes approximately 4.5hrs.Please refer to Google Maps for directions.
    Street & Number: PO Box 456
    Postal Code: 3699
    City: Mount Beauty
    Country long: Australia
    PO Box 456
    Mount Beauty 3699 AUS
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