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Brisbane artists are invited to apply to be an artist in residence at a CBD property as part of the BAD 2023 program.

The residency will respond to the 2023 theme for BAD–Culture, Community, Clay–highlighting one or more of the thematic highlights. It’s recommended artists applying for the Residency review the BAD 2023 program overview document here.

There are three types of residencies available:

1. Artist in Residence: artist setting up a pop-up studio to activate part of the property for the duration of the residency.

2. Art installation: Participatory art installation to activate the site. Artists will develop a concept and invite audiences to co-create or contribute to an installation. Artists will be available for an in-conversation during BAD.

3. Digital artwork: A digital artist presenting their work using properties projectors/digital screens. Option for an artist in-conversation about their work on site.

Artist are also able to select OTHER as part of the application and put forward an artist facilitated workshop/s with tenants/visitors.  

BAD 2023 runs between 8–28 May 2023. The residency duration will be confirmed in consultation with the property, however will likely be between one to three weeks during the festival dates.

Applications close COB Friday 14 October 2022 at 5pm.


Is there a fee associated with the residency?

Artists participating in the residency will be paid a fee based upon their level of delivery and participation. A fee will be confirmed with successful applicants. The fee will include their artist fee for the duration of the residency, any materials needed to support the residency, and any fees associated with the delivery. The location and amenities will be at the properties cost.

What locations are available for the residencies?

An EOI is currently open for both artist and property. Locations will not be offered until after the application period.

What is the audience for the residency outcome?

The residencies will be delivered in various properties across the CBD, which could include office buildings, retail outlets or empty shop spaces. The key audience for the residency will be those working, shopping and visiting Brisbane City. As part of the BAD 2023 program, we will deliver guided walking trails throughout the CBD, therefore encouraging greater visitation to these sites.

Who should apply for the Artist in Residency?

Any artist living within the Brisbane region who has an artistic practice that responds to the theme of BAD 2023–Culture, Community, Clay. BAD celebrates the art and design sector within Greater Brisbane, therefore it is recommended artists living and working within the Greater Brisbane region apply.

Can I include a workshop or activation as part of my residency?

Audience participation and participatory art is a growing outcome across many public art activations and would be welcomed as part of your application.

How many Artist in Residence opportunities are available?

The number of residencies is dependent on how many properties sign up for the opportunity. The aim is to include as many properties across the CBD as possible.

Has the Artist in Residency program been delivered as part of BAD before?

This program is a new initiative aligned to BAD thanks to the support of Property Council of Australia (Queensland).


If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact