English, French, Spanish
2 weeks to 3 months
Paid by host 

Self-funded applicants may apply for a Dreamfarm Scholarship which covers 50% of studio fees.

Paid by artist 

Between $400 - $620 AUD per week depending on the chosen space. This price includes all meals.

Application guidelines 

Online application.

31/07/2017 31/08/2017


Residencies are starting 2 moths after the deadline

Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Village

Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Village

Dreamfarm Creative Residency Program


Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Village is a rural arts, education and environment centre located in the beautiful Huon Valley, Tasmania. They are passionate about uniting creative practice
and environmental stewardship to create a living model of visionary lifestyle possibilities. From the 24 acre property, which features permaculture gardens, a pristine river and native forest, they host retreats, workshops and events which showcase exceptional artistic and sustainable practices.

A self-directed program, a Dreamfarm Creative Residency is a time for research, experimentation, development, growth and the production of new work. The residency program is open to emerging and established practitioners, both Australian and international, working with any creative medium or project. This program is also suitable for collaborative group residencies. Dreamfarm will provide accommodation, work space, an inspiring environment and full catering. While all projects will be considered, preference is given to work which unites environmental and artistic pursuits or which drives positive social change.

Facilities & Resources:

  • Accommodation & studio space.
  • Three communal meals daily.
  • Use of shared spaces including library, lounge, workshop space and patio.
  • Use of all creative materials and equipment we have available, including the piano.
  • Acres of permaculture gardens, native bushland and river frontage to explore, outdoor creative projects welcome.
  • Beautiful valley views and proximity to wilderness nature trails.
  • Opportunity to host performances or exhibitions on site.
  • Option to participate in other activities happening on site, such as yoga and dance classes.

The participants are welcome to organise a performance or exhibition on site if it suits their creative project.

Accommodation Information 

This first floor self-contained unit would suit a couple, group or collaborative project, or those wanting more privacy. The lodge has 2 bedrooms, an open lounge area with kitchenette, wood heater, private bathroom and a balcony from which to soak up the views. The kitchen is fully equipped, making it a great option for those who require self-catering.

Studio Information 

Grandview Studio - this expansive wooden studio has the most wonderful views of the valley. The room has extensive living and working space, panorama windows and a long balcony. This space is ideal for visual and performing artists, musicians, bands or those wishing to make use of their own large, private, indoor space. Dimensions: 8.5m x 5m. Accommodates 1 - 4 people.  

The Woodbox retreat - encircled by beautiful Tasmanian Oak, this upstairs room is spacious and cozy, perfect for conjuring up new ideas. Gallery lighting and a roof skylight provide a great setting to write, draw, design, and work late into the night. Dimensions: 6m x 4m. Accommodates 1 person.
The Artist’s Rest - for those whose projects suit a small space or who wish to work in the communal areas or outdoors, they sugest the Artist’s Rest. This comfortable bedroom fills up with morning sunlight. Dimensions: 3.5m x 4m. Accommodates 1 - 2 people.

Technical Information 

Residents are welcome to make use of the communal and outdoor spaces which include the library, lounge, and an upright piano. They are also welcome to participate in activities that they host on site such as yoga classes, cooking or farm working bees.


The property is situated in an area renown for its fresh produce, local artisans and World Heritage wilderness. Dreamfarm sits at the edge of the wild, but is just a short drive from Huonville town. Day trips will uncover stunning mountain and coastal landscape, charming towns, boutique gourmet producers, local artists, an array of community markets and plenty of outdoor adventures.

Huon Valley
Judbury TAS 7109

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