Lake House Artist Residency

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The Lake House Artist Residency program is an initiative of Lake Macquarie City Council. It offers artists, curators and creatives the space and time to create and develop new work. 

The first of its kind in Lake Macquarie, and only the second in the Hunter region, the Lake House aims to provide an environment for national and international creatives to develop their practice and contribute to Lake Macquarie’s creative ecology. It is expected that artists in residence will participate in local arts and cultural events in Lake Macquarie City during their stay.

The Lake House is a fully furnished residence accommodating up to six, with three bedrooms and a small studio space. It is located in beautiful Speers Point, a leafy suburb nestled beside the largest coastal saltwater lake in the southern hemisphere. 

All residencies will be open to individual creatives as well as groups or collectives, depending on availability.  

From mid 2022, we are offering three Council-funded residencies of seven days duration at the Lake House. 

Self-funded residencies are available at other times throughout the year. Council encourages artists to apply for sector bursaries to fund their stay at the Lake House.  

For both types of residency, expressions of Interest (EOIs) are to be submitted online.

The online process will be open soon and EOIs will then be accepted all year-round.

For more information contact

Lake House Artist Residency Prospectus(PDF, 1MB)