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11 Apr 2023

Australia–Thailand reciprocal visual arts residency 2023

The Australia Council is calling for applications from Australian and Thai visual artists to attend a 6-week residency exchange in 2023 between Melbourne (Australia) and Chiang Mai (Thailand). 

For the third year, an Australian visual artist will be awarded a grant for a supported residency at SAC Gallery in Chiang Mai, Thailand. A Thai visual artist will also be awarded a reciprocal grant for a supported residency at West Space in Melbourne, Australia.  

The residency host organisations will introduce the artist to the local sector and assist with research and network building with relevant communities. The artist will also have the option to share an artist talk or participate in a public programme at the end of the residency period. 

What is provided?

The Australia Council for the Arts will support one Australian artist and one Thai artist to undertake the residency. Successful applicants will receive a grant of 15,000 AUD (with 12,000 AUD to cover artist fees and 3,000 AUD as contribution toward travel costs and living expenses). 

Accommodation and studio access will be provided by host organisations. Host organisations will also provide curatorial care and support during the time of the residency.


This programme is designed for visual artists who work in an interdisciplinary and/or gallery context and who are:

  • early or mid-career artists in Australia or Thailand (applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of either country, and can be based in any city)
  • have a visual arts and/or interdisciplinary practice with an interest in material exploration
  • committed to a long-term engagement with Thailand, and vice versa.  

Application guidelines

Deadline: 11 April 2023