In Residence at UKARIA

Through a partnership between the Australia Council and UKARIA, Expressions of Interest were invited for two residencies at UKARIA in 2018.

The successful applicants will be in residence at UKARIA for a maximum of 10 days for the purpose of developing new creative projects that are led by musicians and composers.


UKARIA enriches people’s lives through culture and aspires to play a role in shaping Australia’s national identity. UKARIA aims to become known as a place where new work is born and where artistic collaborations result in new ideas, new experiences and unexpected outcomes.

By investing in Australia’s living culture, UKARIA seeks to contribute to the global community.

UKARIA residencies

Through its residency program, UKARIA provides opportunities for high calibre artists to think, develop, collaborate and create.

Expressions of Interest are sought via the Australia Council from musicians and composers seeking to develop new creative projects.

Priority will be given to the:

- Creation of new work

- Transformation of existing work

- Collaboration with other artists including cross art form and genre

Projects which are focused on preparing for performances and/or making recordings of existing works will be given a low priority.

For examples of previous residencies, see

Key Dates

Closing date: Fri 20 April 2018

Notification date: Fri 1 June 2018

What is offered

Each residency includes:

- Exclusive use of the UKARIA Cultural Centre - including a Bösendorfer grand piano - in Mt Barker South Australia

- Up to $5,000 for travel

- Up to $5,000 for fees and per diems

- Accommodation at UKARIA’s Twin Peaks residence for up to ten people for a maximum of ten nights. This includes linen, cleaning and breakfast provisions


Two residencies will be offered in 2018. Please note these residency periods are fixed.

- 17 – 27 September 2018

- 29 October – 9 November 2018

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