• Ignite Studios - Artist-in-Residence Studio and Bedsit

  •  Ignite Studios - Artist-in-Residence Studio - studio workspace

  • Ignite Studios - Artist-in-Residence Studio - residential accommodation space


The Ignite Studios AiR program provides a single artist time and space to expand on their artistic practice, researching and experimenting with ideas for new work or new ways of working. Residencies can be between 2 – 12 weeks depending on the needs and practice of the resident and the particular nature of their proposed residency. The Ignite Studios AiR program is open to Australian and International arts professionals from a diverse spectrum of creative disciplines, both emerging and established, celebrating the importance of contemporary art voices with people and place. Creative disciplines could include, but are not limited to artists, designers, writers, performers, producers, directors, composers, curators and educators.

There is no stipend or living allowance attached to these residencies. Facilities available for use include a working studio and small bedsit residential space if required. Successful artists will be charged a subsidised studio and accomodation rental fee of $180 per week (including GST). Successful applicants will be responsible for all costs associated with the residency including travel costs, insurance, materials, and equipment and will be required to pay a refundable bond of $250 prior to occupancy to cover any costs associated with damage or extraordinary cleaning. 

Upon completion of the residency artists will be asked to provide images of their work, and a written testimonial about their experience for use by NRCG and Ballina Shire Council. 

Applications for the Open AiR program are accepted all year round.


Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Artistic standing of applicant and artistic merit of the proposal
  • Benefit of the residency to the applicant's professional development or the successful realisation of the proposed project

The panel will also consider:

  • Suitability of the artform to the studio/facility
  • Balance of emerging and established practitioners
  • Availability of dates and length of residency required
  • Artform and cultural diversity


Download an application form from the link here: AiR Application form

Completed applications and support material should be submitted by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Attn: Creative Programs Producer)

Or by post to:

Ignite AiR Program
Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG)
PO Box 450 Ballina NSW 2478

If you would like more information, or to discuss your application with our team, contact the Gallery on 02 6681 0530, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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