The Police Point Artist in Residence program is now open for applications!

Emerging and established artists, writers, musicians and creatives are encouraged to apply for a 2018-19 residency at the historic Gatekeeper’s Cottage in Portsea VIC.

Both supported and fee paying residencies are available, ranging from a minimum of two weeks to a maximum of six weeks.

The AiR is in the historic Gatekeeper’s Cottage (c.1888) at Police Point Shire Park, Portsea. The cottage was initially built for the quarantine boatmen.

The Gatekeepers Cottage is a two-bedroom residence with reading room, studio, kitchen and dining room, bathroom, vegetable boxes and back verandah with spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay.

Artists can be inspired by this nationally significant cultural heritage site located in the traditional lands of the Burin’yong-bulluk, one of at least six clans of the Bunurong who were part of the Kulin Nation of Central Victoria.

The Police Point AiR program is coordinated by the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Arts & Culture team who work closely with key stakeholders and the community.

Applications close 31 January 2018


Image: Siobhan Kelly, 2017 Artist in Residence.