The 'New Agency Residency Program' supports an emerging First Nation artist in the development of a studio and exhibition based project, culminating in a public outcome with an exhibition at the New Agency project space in Kensington, Birrarung-ga Melbourne.   
Living onsite if required, the artist in residence will have exclusive use of the New Agency studio and project spaces, and will be supported in the development of their project by artist Steven Rhall in addition to support and mentorship by leading industry professionals and cultural partners.  
Timeline (TBC): 
1 November - NARP applications open
31 December - NARP applications close
31 January - NARP artist announced 
Artist in residence: 1 February to 12 March 
Exhibition outcome: 15 March to 4 April
Appraisal and evaluation: May, June 2020

Residency details (TBC)
Duration: 6 weeks.
Residency date: 1 February to 12 March 
Exhibition: 15 March to 4 April
Site details
Location: New Agency, Macaulay Rd, Kensington
Studio specifications: The gallery space is closed to the public during the residency for use as a studio (sized at 5.3 x 6.6 M) in addition to the rear space with sink, and roller door with access to alleyway 8.7 x 3 M.
Studio limitations: the studio is not suited to arts practice which requires the use of
open flames or generates loud noise however some of these activities can be supported with prior consultation. 

NARP is partially subject to funding but please register your interest by sending an email to

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