The Tactile Arts Artist in Residence (AIR) program is the longest running Artist In Residence Program in the Northern Territory. It supports artists and artisans to develop their practice by providing a dedicated studio, use of our gallery to mount an exhibition plus a financial contribution towards exhibition costs.

Throughout the residency there will also be opportunities for delivering workshops based on current practice. The studio space is made available for a period of three to six months and is open to the public. The residency will culminate in an exhibition of works created during the AIR period. The AIR Program has supported artists working in ceramics, contemporary glass, painting, textiles and fibre. All artists are willing to demonstrate their craft and welcome visitors to their studio and workshop space.

Applications for studio residencies open in August of the preceding year and close on 30 September. Applicants will receive notification in November. Residencies are available for 3 or 6 months.

Please note that no residential accommodation is provided with this residency.

Please submit your proposal via the form below:


Clockwise from top left: Sandra Lancaster 2012, Jocelyn Tribe 2016, Amina McConvell 2105 and Claire Freer 2016.


Header image credit: Amelia Luscombe and Jocelyn Tribe.

Tactile Arts Gallery and Studios

19 Conacher St, Fannie Bay NT

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Office hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm