Cowwarr Art Space – CAN Inc.

Name of Residency: Cowwarr Art Space – CAN Inc. Residency Program

Cowwarr Art Space / CAN Inc. AiR program draws from a broad range of arts practices, related disciplines and nationalities.
Operating in a restored heritage Butter Factory C.1918 situated on the outskirts of Cowwarr, a small rural community in Victoria, Australia. It provides the perfect creative haven for artists wanting to get away from it all and make new work in a self-directed residency. To date the program has hosted a total of 132 Artists from over 20 different countries.

Residency Programme since: 1993
Description of Organisation:

Cowwarr Art Space and its partner the Cowwarr Arts Network (CAN) Inc. the not-for-profit community arts organisation have delivered a program of national and international residencies, exhibitons, performance and community engagment programs for nearly 30 years. The strength and diversity of the artists involved, the unconventional and innovative interactions and exchanges with audiences and our local own community makes this residnecy program unique.

Organisation founded in: 1993
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 4
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
  • Ceramics facilities
  • Small hand and power tools available
  • Library
  • Office
  • Welding tools
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): $250-$350/week
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Leave the studio clean and tidy
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Exhibition
    • Family Life
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Tullamarine Airport / Melbourne
    Nearest Train Station: Traralgon
    Street & Number: 2730 Traralgon/Maffra Rd
    Postal Code: 3857
    City: Cowwarr
    Country long: Australia
    2730 Traralgon/Maffra Rd
    Cowwarr 3857 VIC AUS
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