Space to Create
A residency program for creatives to practice, develop and share their skills.
Randwick City Council is committed to supporting the growth and diversity of arts and cultural activities in ways that benefit the community, business, and visitors to the area.
Space to Create is a residency program located on the third floor of the Lionel Bowen Library. It is a 6-12 month trial to provide affordable spaces for local writers and creatives working across different art forms (e.g. digital art, fashion, calligraphy, collage, crafts, drawing, décollage, graphic art, installation art, jewellery, mixed media, painting, mosaics, textile art, film, video, video games etc.).
After an EOI process in 2022, 8 residents were selected to occupy suites in the space for up to a year. As part of their residency they will give a talk, hold a workshop or exhibition for the community on what they have worked on during the year. This aligns with the library’s place as a vibrant social and cultural hub in the community, offering numerous talks, programs and creative activities to the thousands of people who visit the library each week.
A report will go to Council in the second half of 2023 to recommend whether to continue operating Space to Create on a permanent basis. If Space to Create continues, there will be a new EOI in October 2023 for the January 2024 intake.
For residency hire rates for Space to Create suites, view our fees & charges.