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Artist Programs

Eramboo offers 2 Artist In Residence Programs..a live-in Residency Program and a 6 month Non-residential Award Program…

Immersed in bush yet near the city.

Eramboo’s Artist in Residence programs provide artists with an inspirational bushland setting for developing a body of work for a site responsive project or to simply to grow creatively.  Artists can immerse themselves in a peaceful natural environment where they can truly focus on their work in the surrounding native landscape. 

The live-in Residency Program (Studio 5)

is ideal for regional, inter-state or international artists working in all media, writers, musicians, dance or performance artists. The Artist in Residence studio apartment provides simple and affordable accommodation (starting from $250 per week) for artists and artist couples looking to expand their practice and career through a residency.  If you are in a creative profession and looking to build your body of work or expand your creative expression Eramboo Artist Environment has a live-in residential studio space available for stays from one week to three months.

The simple but comfortable Live-in Residency is on the edge of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, close to Pittwater waterways, scenic Northern Beaches of Sydney and 50 minutes to the Sydney CBD. Eramboo is close to the Terrey Hills shopping village and cafés (1.9km). 
Access to a car is highly recommended, public transport is via Terrey Hills (1.9km away) ideal for city visits where parking is very difficult, 5 minute drive to Church Point, 15 minute drive to Northern Beaches coastline.

Eramboo Artist Environment provides 7 other non-residential studios and is a hub of creativity for artists offering events, master classes, exhibitions and artist talks to the community.

Depending on availability of gallery/teaching space we support resident artists to get involved with our community through an exhibition, performance, workshop or other special event during or at the end of the residency, and can offer representation on the Eramboo website and social media if deemed appropriate.

The Live-In studio apartment (Studio 5) offers

  • kitchenette – includes fridge, cooktop, microwave, kettle, sandwich maker
  • bathroom and shower close by
  • comfortable queen sofa bed/lounge
  • washing machine
  • deck
  • clothes cupboard
  • use of grounds for creative projects
  • on-site parking
  • bedding + linens, pillows, towels
  • teaching rooms for hire, to run workshops and classes
  • gallery space to hire for exhibitions and artist forums
  • wifi
  • 24/7 access

Rates are $250 per week for single artist, $300 per week for couples.  A refundable bond of $500 and a $100 non-refundable cleaning fee is also required.

Click here to view Eramboo’s OH & S policy.

Please note: Travel costs, such as air fares or car hire, food and other expenses such as art materials are funded by the resident.  If additional studio space is required it can be hired at a secondary cost ahead of time.

International artists are responsible for organising their own visas as required in their country of origin, and for making their own travel arrangements.

Apply for Live-In Residency

The 6 month Non-residential Award Program
(Studio 6)

Northern Beaches Council and Eramboo Artist Environment have partnered together to provide a six-month artist residency, in an inspirational bushland environment, for an artist to develop a new body of work or a site responsive creative project.

The Eramboo Artist in Residence program offers free non-residential studio space at Eramboo Artist Environment in Terrey Hills, adjacent to the Ku-ring-gai National Park, a $3000 allowance for materials and mentoring and support towards an exhibition or public outcome.

Eramboo’s unique location gives artists an opportunity to disconnect from fast-paced urban environments, experiment creatively and develop their professional practice in a collaborative studio environment.

Applications for 2024 Award Closed

The residency aims to

  •  Support the professional development of local artists/ creatives
  • Showcase, build partnerships and celebrate arts venues in the Northern Beaches
  • Connect our community with innovative and authentic cultural expression
  • Foster cross-cultural networks and partnerships
  • Support the development of new work
  • Provide mentorship/skill sharing opportunities for established artists to connect with the local creative community
  • Increase engagement with established artists to support the growth of the Northern Beaches creative sector
  • To activate and foster creative professional development at Eramboo Artist Environment
  • To foster a dialogue between art and environment, as well as culture and nature within the Northern Beaches community

Past Winners

2021  fibre artist, Catriona Pollard

2022 ceramic artist Julie Bartholomew

2023 sculptor and installation artist Bronte Cormican-Jones


Need more information?

We are always happy to help aspiring artists with their applications. For more information and guidance contact us.

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