Music Residency Program

PLEASE NOTE: It is with great disappointment that due to a funding cut, our Residency Program will not be offered in 2016.


Thanks to Arts NSW, Brand X has partnered with BSIDESOUND to offer an 8-week residency program for emerging Singers, Songwriters and Producers. The program provides 5 individuals with their own studio space to work on an individual project along with the possibility of collaborating with other resident singers/writers/producers in an adjoining shared rehearsal space.

The program not only exists to offer free space, but provide opportunities for individual musicians to build networks and new collaborative relationships. The residencies are open to emerging artists encompassing a diverse range of musical practises and influences and could include (but not limited to) electronic, classical, vocal, experimental and traditional forms. We encourage individuals who desire to work in a collaborative environment and are seeking to develop their ideas across different platforms and genres to apply.

Successful artists will be allocated a secure and private studio workspace and access to a shared rehearsal space. Applicants will need to consider bringing in their own equipment and they are permitted to store their equipment in their studio for the term of the residency. Rehearsal space will be allocated through a roster system.


April 6 – 1 June (5 residencies available)

• Individuals 18 years of age and over
• A resident of New South Wales, living and working in Sydney
• Independent emerging artist

• Calibre of artist
• Clear articulation of your creative process, influences and vision
• Benefit of residency to the development of your work and practise
• Willingness to work in a shared residency environment

Applications should not exceed two A4 pages and must include the following:

WHICH: residency you are applying for
WHO: including full contact details along with a biography of the individual applying
WHAT: you aim to do during the residency
WHY: the residency program will benefit the development of your work or practise

Support material should only be supplied in the form of links to websites, reviews or video documentation of previous work and submitted within the two-page application limit.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE EMAILED TO: by 5pm, Friday 6th March 2015
(Identify which residency you are applying for in the email subject heading. Late or incomplete applications will not be eligible. Please do not send documents over 2MB)

On the residency program contact:
On the BSIDESOUND studio space:
On the 2014 Brand X resident artists: