Country Health SA 2019 Artists in Residence – applications open

Country Health SA and UniSA present two 2019 Artist-in-Residence opportunities at the located in the Glenside Health site

In association with the SALA Festival, Country Health SA and University of South Australia are inviting applications from South Australian visual artists or groups of artists to participate in an Artist in Residence program in 2019. The residencies will be based within the country mental health inpatient unit located in the Glenside Health site.

Successful applicants will deliver a body of work that is inspired by contact with mental health consumers, carers and staff for exhibition in the SALA festival.

Residencies will be three (3) months in duration.

A studio space at Glenside is provided for the duration of the residency. Country Health SA and UniSA will also provide a desk with access to administrative support, printing, photocopying etc.


Applications need to include the following:

– A current CV for each participant

– A selection of images of previous work with detailed information

– An outline of why you would like to be considered for the residency


The residencies will be coordinated by Country Health SA, who will facilitate all practical and organisational aspects of the residency. Country Health SA will require successful participants to complete all the necessary police screening and staff orientation procedures.

Artist Fee – selected individual artists or artist teams will be paid a total fee of $2,000 (ex GST), paid in two instalments. $1,000 will be paid upon signing the service agreement to assist artists with materials and expenses with the final payment of $1,000 being issued on completion of the project.

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Please submit applications by 5pm on Monday 25 February 2019 via email (preferably with a link to a Dropbox) to: [email protected]
or post to: David Moseley, Country Health SA Mental Health, Level 1, 22 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000.

The successful applicant(s) will be informed by Monday 4 March 2019.


Past recipients of the Country Health SA / SALA artist-in-residence programs


Image: work by Thomas Readett, 2018 Country Health SA Artist in Residence