Encircled by natural wonder, Dreamfarm offers fertile conditions for learning, creating, personal development and collaboration.
Each creative residency participant rents a private studio, as both a residence and a creative workspace, for stays of two or four weeks. Residencies at Dreamfarm are entirely self-directed, and self-catered, allowing the flexibility to work autonomously and follow your own creative process.
We welcome practitioners from a variety of disciplines, including visual arts, music, writing, dance & movement, performing arts, photography, textile arts, woodworking, land art, design, research and philosophy. A creative residency at Dreamfarm is a chance to spend focused time in an inspiring natural setting in order to gather ideas, refine skills, research, experiment, grow and produce new work.
Number of Artists
Between 4 – 8.
Open Studio: a large, carpeted, open plan room which is ideal for dance or movement sessions, rehearsals and group activities. Activities can be scheduled in the Open Studio such as morning yoga, evening dance, meetings or performances.
Garage Workshop: well equipped covered space for artisan crafts and practical projects.
Library: the library houses an eclectic collection of interesting books. Topics include art technique, philosophy, mythology, cooking and environmental science, plus some classic fiction and a selection of games.
Hot Tub: Dreamfarm has a large, wood-fired cedar barrel hot tub which is lit on special occasions.
Dreamfarm is an intentionally low-tech creative environment, with no mobile phone reception and strictly limited internet access, which offers a great opportunity to unplug from the outside world and reconnect with your natural creative rhythms.
Part of our community practice is that everybody shares domestic responsibilities. We ask all participants to contribute to the upkeep of the shared facilities. If you have specialist skills (gardening, woodwork, etc), we can put them to good use.
Duration of residency
Two weeks or four weeks
Private studio accommodation.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Visual art, textile art, music, dance, movement, writing, performing art, theatre, photography, craft, land art, painting, design, research.
Studio / Workspace
Each studio at Dreamfarm comes comfortably furnished and equipped with working desks and double beds, bedding provided. Rooms can accommodate one person or a couple.
Fees and support
From $250 AUD per week.
Expectations towards the artist
While there is no expectation to do so, we are happy to advise on opportunities for exhibiting, performing, or running workshops on site or locally.
Please apply using our online application form