Woden Micro Residencies

Woden Micro Residencies 

Tuggeranong Arts Centre, as part of its Woden Arts Program and in conjunction with the Woden Community Council is offering Quick Response Micro Residences of up to $1,000.

The residencies are intended to support the creative endeavours of independent professional practising artists across all art forms, arts collectives or groups.

Designed to activate Lovett Tower (and the Woden Town Square) this is an opportunity for artists to think creatively, to showcase their artistic practice and to work with the Woden community.

A final public outcome is not required, but the space needs to be occupied and activated – by working in the space, using the internal room as a canvas, or creating something in the Woden Town Square. 

The successful artist will share the space in Lovett Tower with Woden Community Council.  It is also an opportunity to engage with the Woden community – applications that include this community engagement will be looked at favourably. Collaborations and multi-artform proposals are also encouraged. 

Residencies will take place for 2 weeks and artists will need to commit to spending at least 4 hours in the space per day for 5 days of the week. 


Applicants must:

  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN). 
  • Have current public liability insurance.
  • Be based in the Woden (Chifley, Curtin, Farrer, Garran, Hughes, Lyons, Mawson) or Weston Creek (Waramanga, Fisher, Weston, Rivett, Duffy, Holder, Chapman and Stirling) area  
  • Be an individual, an arts collective or group 
  • Use the funds for arts based or related activities and outcomes, if successful.


We are aiming to be as flexible as possible and will consider a wide range of requests but can include: 

  • Hosting workshops in Lovett Tower 
  • Working in Lovett Tower on your creative practice – whether that is writing, music, painting etc 
  • Creating an exhibition at Lovett Tower. 
  • Performing in the Woden Town Square 
  • Equipment or materials required to deliver the activity or development. 

This funding will not support: 

  • Competitions, Awards, Prizes, Judging 
  • Fundraising events. 
  • General operating expenses or ongoing costs of long-term continuous projects. 
  • Projects that have commenced or are completed. 
  • Activities which could be considered part of the curriculum for schools or tertiary institutions. 
  • Non-arts related activities. 


  • Program opens: 1 May, 2023
  • Applications close, 30 May 2023
  • Successful recipients will be notified by mid June 2023 

Successful applicants need to return signed funding agreements with an invoice to Tuggeranong Arts Centre for the amount granted. Projects can begin from end June 2023, following completion of agreement. The expenditure needs to be completed by 31 December 2023. You will need to complete a brief acquittal by 31 January 2024. 


You are welcome to make a time to discuss your proposal before submission.  Email Caroline Downer via info@tuggeranongarts.com to schedule a meeting. 


Click the link below to access the online form. The application will ask the following, so be sure to have it ready before you start.:  

  • Biography/organisation information that demonstrates that you are a professional practising artist or gives a brief history of your group or collective (100 words).
  • Impact Statement to show how this project will support your arts practice (100 words).
  • Activity Outline providing an overview of how you will use the grant (400 words).
  • Benefits of the project and how it will engage/benefit the Woden community (200 words).
  • Name and email of referee

Please email your application by 30 May 2023. Click here to access the application form.