2 weeks to 1 month
Paid by host:

All shipboard fees are covered, however the artist will cover the costs of airfares to and from the point of embarkation/disembarkation.

Paid by artist:

Artist in residence fee: AUD$220

Application guidelines:

To be eligible to apply for a specific residency you must become a member of Theme (AUD$90 per year).

Follow the link to apply.


Artist in Residence Program is open to:

Photographers, filmmakers and visual artists

Artists over the age of 18

Artists of any nationality, who can read, write and speak English

Artists who have a current and valid passport

Artists who have paid the Theme Membership


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Theme Polar Arts Program

Theme Polar Arts Program


This global project offers shipboard residencies to visual artists, photographers and filmmakers. What was originally The Polar Arts Program has now become our Artist in Residence Program since we began expanding our destinations from the Polar regions to an increasing number of other locations around the globe, including Europe, Norway and South America.

Contact information

PO Box 223
thirroul NSW 2515

afrost [at] theme.com.au