2022 Orange House by the Sea Residency

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Applications are now closed

Chamber Made is now calling for applications for our 2022 Orange House by the Sea Artist Residency program for mid-career* artists who are working at the intersections of performance, sound and music. The residency is open to artists who identify as cis or trans women, trans men, non-binary or gender-non-conforming.**

We welcome applications from artists of all backgrounds, and encourage First Nations artists, artists from diverse backgrounds and artists with disabilities to apply.

The residency originated at the beautiful home of the late artist Margaret Cameron, the Orange House by the Sea (also known as ‘Crickneck’). Continuing the tradition and the spirit of developing inventive, new work by the coast, the residency remains on the bay or coastline but may be in a different house due to the availability of the original Orange House.

This residency has been generously supported by the Playking Foundation and Chamber Made donors.

Applications close Monday 23 May 11.59pm AEST.

Please contact us at Chamber Made via info ( at ) chambermade.org if you have any access needs in terms of completing your application.


  • Three weeks accommodation
  • $3,000 artist fee (an additional contribution towards child care is available if required)
  • Access to an industry mentor
  • There is no public outcome associated with the residency
  • You will be required to submit a report of progress / findings to Chamber Made


The residency takes place between 14 November to 2 December 2022. Please note that the artist fee is a set amount.


The residency is open to mid-career* artists who identify as cis or trans women, trans men, non-binary or gender-non-conforming** and who are making, researching or developing work located at the intersection of performance, sound and music.

Applications are invited from individuals who will enter into an agreement with Chamber Made for the residency. Artists may take up the residency solo or with a small team of collaborators (up to three people in total and collaborators can be any gender as long as the lead artist(s) are women or gender-non-conforming). If you are working with collaborators it will be your responsibility to manage the division and allocation of the artist fee.

This opportunity is open to artists who are residents of Australia only. There is no additional travel stipend available so you will need to cover your own travel expenses to and from the residency.


  • Applications are to be submitted via this form by 11.59pm AEST Monday 23 May 2022
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 20 June 2022
  • Please email info ( at ) chambermade.org or phone (03) 9328 7636 with any questions
  • Applications will be assessed by a panel of three practitioners:
    1. Tamara Saulwick – Chamber Made Artistic Director
    2. Biddy Connor – Musician and composer (2021 Orange House resident)
    3. Sarah Kriegler – Theatre maker

Selection criteria

  • Demonstrated experience of over 10 years in a performing arts practice
  • Established engagement with cross-artform practice – particularly working across the areas of performance/theatre, sound art and art music.
  • Clear articulation of the focus of the residency period (whether project focused or otherwise)
  • Potential impact of the residency on the applicant’s artistic practice

Please note

*Mid-career is 10+ years practice in an artform

**This project is a ‘Special Measure’ under Section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 – meaning it can direct its focus towards a specific group.

Current staff and board members of Chamber Made are not eligible to apply.

Applicants are required to be Australian residents. There is no funding available to cover travel costs.