ANAT Synapse Residency
When art collides with science and technology, magic happens. This cross-disciplinary, creative collision is at the heart of everything ANAT does, most notably in our flagship residency program, ANAT Synapse.
ANAT Synapse is a residency program that involves Australian research organisations hosting artists in residence to undertake a period of creative research and practice. The program brings artists and researchers together in partnerships that generate new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial beyond both fields.
Since its genesis in 2004, ANAT Synapse has enabled research collaborations between more than 100 artists and scientists. We have facilitated crossovers between numerous artistic and scientific disciplines over the years – between sound design and ecology, new media and data science, poetry and astrophysics, and many, many others. All genres of practice and fields of study are welcome.
We invite you to apply to become a part of this growing community of cross-disciplinary collaborators in 2024, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of ANAT Synapse.
ANAT welcomes submissions from Australian artists who work in any genre with conceptual aims that intersect and deeply engage with science and/or technology.
The program 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 or producing specific outcomes.
The successful artist will undertake the residency in 2024 across 16 weeks full time (or the part time equivalent).
To ensure suitability between the artist and host organisation, a joint application must be submitted, led by the artist. It is the responsibility of the artist to identify the nature of the proposed research collaboration and establish a dialogue with their intended host prior to application.
Eligibility, selection criteria and further important details can be found in the Application Guidelines HERE
Frequently Asked Questions
You can find answers to commonly asked questions HERE.
To apply, complete the online application form HERE
by 3pm ACDT, Thursday 16 November 2023.
A ONE-page budget template can be downloaded here.
Deadline for applications: 3pm (ACDT), Thu 16 November 2023
Notification of outcome: December 2023
Residency period: Between February and October 2024