The international Artist in Residence program—iAIR—began as a structured formal program in the School of Art in 2001.
The program was formed to contribute to the School’s international focus, to develop links with innovative cultural networks, and to enhance our contribution to the production of contemporary art discourse. iAIR is global in attitude, action and presence—connecting people through art and generating opportunities for creative experimentation, cross-cultural dialogue and international mobility.
Melbourne campus residencies
Overseas and Australian artists, curators, writers and academics are regularly invited to undertake research in the RMIT School of Art. School studios and research staff host these individuals with the assistance of iAIR, involving them in the School community, supporting their projects, and helping facilitate their stay in Melbourne. In most instances the iAIR program is not available for unsolicited or independent proposals; residents are primarily selected in conjunction with partner organsations and to participate in School research projects.
Partnerships come in many shapes and sizes: direct donations to the program; in-kind support to a particular cross-cultural initiative; exhibition venue support; as well as the development of reciprocal residency exchanges and international projects.
If you are interested in partnering with or sponsoring iAIR please contact the Program Coordinator.
In the past, residencies have been assisted through relationships with a number of partners and sponsors including:
- AIR Krems [AUT]
- The Gushul Studios of the University of Lethbridge [CAN]
- East China Normal University [CHI]
- Tokyo Wondersite [JPN]
- Central Sky Lounge Apartment Hotels
- The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
- Kunsthalle Factory [AUT]
- The Monash Gallery of Art
- Heide Museum of Modern Art
- The Goethe Institut
- The Embassy of France
- The Alliance Française
- The Embassy of Finland
- The Government of Canada
- The South Project
- The Liquid Architecture Festival
- The City of Melbourne
- Gertrude Contemporary
- The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
International Artist in Residence Program
RMIT School of Art