variable (from 1 week to 6 months and beyond)
Paid by artist 

 There are no scholarships or support funds attached to this program.

  • Weekly accommodation: from $200/week (single and couples)
  • Less than a week: $100/night including breakfast (minimum charge single and couples)
Application guidelines 



  • Tell us why you want to undertake a residency and what you hope to accomplish
  • Tell us a bit about yourself and your artwork (send images jpg or web links)
  • Please indicate which studio you prefer (allocation depends on availability)
  • Provide us with your preferred dates (allocation depends on availability)
  • Complete contact information, including address, email and phone numbers



Cowwarr Art Space

Cowwarr Art Space

Residency Program


The Artist-in-Residence program has been an integral part of the life at the Cowwarr Art Space since 1993. The program attracts the broadest conceivable range of arts practices, related disciplines and nationalities. The country location lends itself to a calm reflective experience which gives rise to opportunities for artistic development.

Accommodation Information 

Accommodation is available for artists for either long term or short term residencies, depending on availability. The options are four work/live studio apartments; the Garden Studio, Balcony Studio, Butter Room and the Janina Suite. The studio flats are self contained and fully furnished with cooking facilities, bedding and towels.  Free WI-FI and TV's available in all studios. Laundry and some bathroom facilities are shared. All visiting artists need to provide food, transport and art materials for themselves and are expected to leave the studios clean and tidy.

Studio Information 

The large two story Federation Arts & Craft Pise constructed Butter Factory built in 1918 is listed with the National Trust and Heritage Victoria. It accommodates an exhibition space, a residence and three residential studios for visiting artists. The studios are open plan, fully furnished with well equipped kitchens dining/lounge areas and either queen or double bedrooms (with bed linen provided). Wireless Broadband Access thought the building.


Cowwarr is a small village on the Traralgon - Maffra Road on the rich river flats of the Thomson River that flows from the Gippsland High Country to join the Gippsland river systems of the Macalister and the Latrobe that ultimately form part of the Gippsland Lakes. There are plenty of opportunities for bike riding and walking as we are next to the rail trail and a short stroll from the Rainbow Creek. It is a great staging place for exploring the rest of Gippsland.

Public transport train travel between Melbourne and Traralgon every hour most days.  (Limited bus connections to Cowwarr use Traralgon as the destination for more travel options)  We can meet train connections in the Art Space van when prearranged.  Shopping/provisioning trips can also be arranged.

2730 Traralgon/Maffra Rd.
Cowwarr, VIC. 3857
+61 3 5148 9321

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