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Our next call for applications will be in November for the ANAT Synapse Residency program. Please sign up here to our email digest to stay informed of this and other opportunities.


Joanne Cannon playing a ‘Serpentine-Bassoon’. Musician and sound artist Joanne Cannon worked alongside Dr David Sly at Swinburne University’s Clinical Technologies Laboratory in her 2018 ANAT Synapse residency.


The ANAT Synapse Residency program involves Australian science organisations hosting artists in residence, often leading to profound artistic and professional development for the participants, as well as building a sustainable support base for interdisciplinary creative collaboration in Australia.

The ANAT Synapse Residency program brings artists and scientists together in research partnerships that generate new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. A distinguishing feature of the residencies is their creative research focus, with applicants dissuaded from anticipating specific outcomes at the outset.



Residencies are open to Australian artists working in any discipline and/or medium, with the residencies to take place over 16 weeks full-time (or part-time equivalent) during 2020.

To ensure a good fit between the artist and host organisation, a joint application must be submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicants to establish contact and to identify the nature of the proposed research collaboration prior to application.

Residencies may also be approached as a platform for testing and informing a longer-term research project suitable for submission to the ARC Synapse Linkage program.


The CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for 2020 residencies will be announced in November 2019. Guidelines are coming soon.