Paid by host:
  • A one-week-long residency at PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, Erskineville
  • An artist fee of $1,000 (total) per residency.
  • Curatorial support and feedback from Performance Space and PACT staff.
  • Up to 2-days of technical support.
  • Mentorship sessions with an experienced queer creative practitioner.
  • A facilitated showing and feedback session (Friday afternoons).
Paid by artist:

Board, food, transport expenses.

Application guidelines:

Performance Space periodically announces a call seeking expressions of interest for its residencies. There is always a very high demand for the residencies and they are unable to support all proposals.

If you have questions or would like to discuss your proposal please call 02 8571 9114 or email [email protected] with ‘CUMMINS BEQUEST’ in the subject line.

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Performance Space

Performance Space


This residency seeks to establish new models for the development of queer performance; to draw it out of the club scene and into a more discursive context, and build the profile of this dynamic and important performance culture in Sydney and beyond. Performance Space has a long history of supporting queer practice, and we’re committed to building a community of performers and fostering an intergenerational approach to queer work. This year we’re also pleased to announce a new partnership with PACT Centre for Emerging Artists as our host venue.


1st Residency, Mentor – Zvonimir Dobrović: 2 to 6 March, 2015

2nd Residency, Mentor – Chris Ryan: 16 to 20 March, 2015

3rd Residency, Mentor – Victoria Hunt: 23 to 27 March, 2015


Many artists use the residency as an opportunity to ‘show’ research outcomes.  This can be to audience-test complex platforms and technological interfaces for public interaction or receive critical feedback from peers, external curators and producers on works in development.  Many works developed through the residency program go on to be presented in the seasons.

Technical Information

Provided: rehearsal space and limited in-house resources in terms of personnel and technical equipment.

Contact information

245 Wilson Street
Eveleigh, NSW 2015

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