Artist-in-Residency Program guidelines 2015

The Australia-Thailand Institute (ATI) artist-in-residency program supports artists with innovative arts programs that create enduring ties between people and organisations in Thailand and Australia. The artist-in-residency aims to also promote excellence in the arts, in this round with a special focus on design, film, digital media and visual arts.

Who can apply?

The ATI’s artist-in-residency program is open to both Thai artists from Thailand to undertake a project in Australia and Australian artists living in Australia for a project in Thailand. Applicants must be over the age of 18, with a proven art practice of at least three years. The residency can include professional development via workshops, forums, collaborations, and/or the development, completion and presentation of a new body of work.

Funding available

AUD $10,000 is available in 2015. It is anticipated this will fund one full-time artist-in-residency for a period of 4-12 weeks.

ATI funding may be used to cover the following costs:


  • Return economy airfare between Thailand and Australia (includes any necessary domestic flights to make international connections)
  • Departure taxes
  • Transfers
  • Passport fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas


  • Vaccinations
  • Pre-departure check-ups


  • Rent
  • Hotel rates
  • Guest house
  • Hostel

Living expenses

  • Meals
  • Groceries
  • Laundry
  • Utilities

In-country transport

  • Taxis
  • Trains
  • Subway
  • Bus
  • Domestic flights
  • Car/motorbike/scooter hire


  • Internet
  • Phone


  • Stationery
  • Books
  • Postage
  • Photocopying
  • Batteries


  • Residency fees
  • Museum/theatre/film/concert fees
  • Conference fees
  • Studio hire
  • Singing/dancing/drama/art/language lessons


  • Freight costs


  • Costumes
  • Canvasses
  • Art supplies
  • Film
  • Music

Please note that funding is to cover the expenses of the artist-in-residence only. Any accompanying partners/families are not covered by this funding.

Artists-in-residency obligations

Artists must complete the residency in accordance with their application.

Artists-in-residency will be expected to grant the ATI full and unreserved permission to use photographs/recordings/images/excerpts from their residency in ATI publications and on the ATI website and Facebook page.

All publicity and marketing related to the residency must acknowledge ATI support and include the ATI logo. The residency must always be referred to as the “ATI artist-in-residency program”.

Artists must provide a comprehensive report to the ATI following the conclusion of their residency. This must be submitted no more than 90 days after the end of the residency.

How do I apply?

To apply applicants must submit an online grant submission to the ATI. Submissions for this round will be invited from 21 April-18 May 2015.

Applicants must first liaise with host organisations to establish a suitable schedule. Applications must include a letter of support from the host organisation as well as two professional referee letters.

Whilst the ATI artist-in-residency program welcomes applications from Australian and Thai artists from all backgrounds and art disciplines, the ATI reserves the right to give favourable consideration to applicants that meet ATI priority areas. Any priority areas identified by the Board will be advertised clearly and prominently on the ATI website and online application form. Priority areas may include particular art disciplines, artists from particular cultural backgrounds, or artists from particular regions.

Applicants should explain how their proposed project aligns with the ATI artist-in-residency program goals and objectives.


  1. To support innovative arts programs of excellence
  2. To strengthen people-to-people linkages through cultural exchanges and creative collaboration.
  3. To promote Australia in Thailand, and Thailand in Australia, through arts and culture.
  4. To reinforce Australia’s standing as a stable, sophisticated, multicultural and creative nation with a rich and diverse culture.
  5. Promote Thailand as a sophisticated, innovative and creative nation with deep cultural roots.

Assessment Process and Timeframe

A selection panel consisting of a combination of ATI Board members and experts in relevant artistic fields will assess applications against the following selection criteria:

Criteria Maximum score Weighting Total
Meets priority area (only when applicable) 5 10% or 0% 4
Strengthens people-to-people linkages that will provide long term benefits to artist’s career 5 20% 8
Promotes Australia in Thailand, or Thailand in Australia 5 20% 8
Project a delivers a high quality and innovative arts and cultural residency programs 5 20% 8
Project timeframes are achievable (lesser weighting when priority area criteria is in effect) 5 15% or 10% 6 or 4
Budget items listed are necessary and realistically costed (lesser weighting when priority area criteria is in effect) 5 15% or 10% 6 or 4
Referee 1 opinion on applicant’s ability to manage project 5 5% 2
Referee 2 opinion on applicant’s ability to manage project 5 5% 2
40 100% 40

Applications are due by 18 May 2015.

Applicants will be informed, via email, of the outcome no later than 30 May 2015.

Successful applicants should commence project planning stage one of their arts residency before 30 June 2015.

Last Updated: 14 August 2013