For ten years, through its bespoke residency programme, the Sidney Nolan Trust has given high calibre and emerging artists, composers and musicians the opportunity to develop their work and to engage with the work of Sidney Nolan and of other artists.

Our Residency Ethos

The Sidney Nolan Trust believes in the value of the artistic innovation and experimentation that is nurtured through our programme and the resulting dynamic cross fertilisation of ideas, new work and fresh approaches. It generates a cascade of excellence, providing opportunities for participation and engagement for the diverse audiences who come to the Trust. We know from experience how great an influence it can be for the artists and how great an impact we can have on the experience, understanding, knowledge and thinking of our audiences.

Whilst the Trust does not have fixed expectations for work that arises from the residencies, we encourage artists to explore ways in they can engage with the public to share their ideas and their work in progress as a positive way of developing the relationship between them and their audience.

Our residencies create opportunities for regional and rural audiences, emerging artists, students and young people (especially from neighbouring urban wards with high indices of social deprivation) to engage with artists and their work.

Becoming A resident Artist

If you would like to be considered as a future artist in residence at the Sidney Nolan Trust, please contact

It builds relationships with an array of new artists, partners and visitors to solidly establish the Sidney Nolan Trust as a much needed resource and a beacon for artist development and exchange.