Bluestone Church Arts Space Residency Program 2023

Bluestone Church Art Space is an arts and performance venue located at 8A Hyde Street Footscray. It is a very versatile performance space for emerging, mid-career and professional artists.

The Bluestone Church Arts Space offers two types of artist residency programs in 2023: Creative Development Program; and seasonal program supported.

These programs aim to support artists at different stages of their project’s lifecycle, whether it’s a developing concept, an emerging draft, or a repeat production ready for its first season.

The program is open to multi-disciplinary performers, dancers, musicians and artists who live or work in West Melbourne. Candidates who do not live or work in West Melbourne, but who can demonstrate a deep connection to the town of Maribyrnong, are also eligible to apply.

Support ranges from $1,000 (for creative development) to $5,000 (for the supported season) with other benefits offered including in-kind venue rentals, technical assistance, marketing support and, in the case of the supported season, a generous box office split.

Learn more about Bluestone Church Art Space Residency Program – Maribyrnong Arts and Culture Council

Ryan H. Bowman