Opensource Starlink Tracker. Courtesy 2022 ANAT Synapse resident Anna Madeleine Raupach.

Calling for Applications :: 2023 ANAT Synapse Residency

ANAT is calling for applications from artists and scientists for the prestigious Synapse Residency program, which, since 2004, has enabled research collaborations between more than 100 artists and scientists.

ANAT Synapse brings artists and researchers together in partnerships that generate new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial beyond both fields. A distinguishing feature of the residencies is their creative research focus, with applicants supported in collaborative experimentation rather than anticipating specific outcomes.

Residencies take place over 16 weeks full-time, the equivalent part-time, or, in discrete blocks over a longer duration during 2023. ANAT will pay participating artists a fee and contribute towards project material costs, accommodation expenses and return travel to the destination of the residency if required. The host organisation will provide in-kind access to staff expertise, space, equipment and resources, and will assist with disseminating outcomes at the conclusion of the residency.

Who can apply?

Residencies are open to Australian artists (Australian citizens or permanent residents) working in any discipline and/or medium. To ensure a good fit between the artist and host organisation, a joint application must be submitted.  It is the responsibility of the artist to establish contact and to identify the nature of the proposed research collaboration prior to application.

As an accessible and inclusive arts organisation, ANAT enables artistic perspectives that reflect contemporary Australia. We especially encourage First Nations people to apply.

For further details and eligibility requirements, READ the Program Guidelines here

Key Dates:
Deadline for applications: 3pm (ACDT), Thursday 16 February 2023
Notification of outcome: March 2023
Residency period: Between April and December 2023

It is  strongly recommended that you discuss your project proposal with us prior to application.
Melissa DeLaney, ANAT CEO: (08) 8231 9037; [email protected]

To apply, complete the


3pm ACDT, Thursday 16 February 2023.  

ANAT will be closed for the holiday period from 22 December, 2022 to 10 January, 2023.

Past ANAT Synapse Residencies 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | OLDER

ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, the South Australian Government through Arts SA and through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of Federal and State Governments.