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AIR - artist in residence

AIR is an artist in residence program developed by arts@work in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts.

Key dates for AIR 2014

Applications open:    1 July 2013
Applications close:    16 August 2013
Notification:             November 2013


It is strongly suggested that applicants contact the arts@work/Arts Tasmania Professional Development Officer prior to submitting an AIR application. Telephone 03 6237 6323 or email

2014 AIR toolkit and application form - Word doc 1.4 MB

2014 AIR toolkit and application form - PDF 842 KB

About this program 

In May 2008, the Australian Government announced that $5.2 million over four years would be made available for artists to work in partnership with teachers in bringing the benefits of creative practice to Australian students in schools and universities.

The AIR program objectives are to provide pathways for artists to connect their practice to young people and for artists to inspire, re-connect or introduce teachers to new ideas and approaches. It offers students, staff and the school community, exposure to professional artists and their work and the chance to learn specialised skills through both watching and working with the artists.

Successful artists undertake a program of professional development that supports their residency, including a schools induction, supervision and support from appointed school staff, access to other artists working in similar settings and an artistic mentorship to support their development in tandem with their residency program.

See AIR frequently asked questions for more information.

Past residencies