Community Creator - Artist in Residence Program

The program is designed to assist artists, businesses and community organisations to recover from COVID-19 restrictions through the creation of a matched artistic residency program. This partnership provides a short-term employment opportunity for artists and creative solution for businesses and community organisations.

Five local artists will be matched with five local businesses or community organisations to co-design and deliver a creative response to an existing challenge faced by each organisation through an artistic project or set of activities in early 2021.

Program objectives

  • To create an opportunity for artists to collaborate with others in areas outside their usual arts practice
  • To provide artists with the time and space to develop work and creatively explore new ideas
  • To support local businesses facing challenges due to COVID-19
  • To strengthen the capacity of local artists and businesses to develop and deliver quality projects for the wider community
  • To support local artists and businesses in navigating new models of partnership and engagement
  • To creatively address a need in the community
  • To build connection and engagement through community led arts and cultural activities
  • To support and encourage more people to engage with arts and culture in Merri-bek

General enquiries can be sent to:


Applications are now closed.