Current Program

ANAT’s program is informed by comprehensive research into technologies and processes with the potential to inform and transform creative practice – and then providing opportunities for Australian artists to engage with these over a two-three year period.

Synapse res

2017 Synapse Residencies Now Open

ANAT is calling for applications from artists and scientists/researchers for the prestigious Synapse Residency program.  The program is a core element of the Synapse initiative, which, since 2004, has supported collaboration between artists and scientists.

The residencies are open to Australian artists working in any discipline and/or medium. Residencies shall take place over 16 weeks full-time (or part-time equivalent) during the 2017 calendar year.

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 collaboration prior to application.

The residencies have a creative research focus and it is not expected that they will result in the production of new work. The 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.

Guidelines, including an application cover sheet, can be downloaded here.


This is a highly competitive program; as such, it is recommended that you discuss your project proposal with us prior to application. To do so, or for more information about the residencies, please contact:

Vicki Sowry
ANAT Director
Tel +61 8 8231 9037
[email protected]

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