Sydney Observatory Residency Program

The Sydney Observatory Residency Program invites practitioners across scientific and creative disciplines to create new work or research inspired by Sydney Observatory’s history, collection and disciplines. The program builds upon the rich history of research on the site that has inspired generations of scholars, scientists, artists and audiences.

The program offers space in-kind at the Observatory alongside the opportunity for residents to collaborate with curators on projects that engage audiences with the Observatory collection with potential project outcomes across programs, research and exhibitions. The residency creates an exchange of ideas, knowledge and information between the residents, the Museum, our professional networks and audiences. Each 2022 resident will receive a $5,000 honorarium.

The Residency Program operates on a seasonal model, with residents undertaking 4–12 week placements and further extends the Powerhouse’s support of contemporary creative and scientific practice and research.

Expressions of interest are now open until 11 October 2021.

Further details at the Sydney Observatory website.

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