Residencies and Internships

NAS International Residencies

International studio residencies provide a unique opportunity to develop your practice and studies in one of the great European centres of artistic excellence. 2018 residents are, at La Cité International des Arts in Paris: Gemma Avery (MFA Printmaking 2016), Dr Andrew Donaldson (Painting Lecturer), Holly Macdonald (BFA Ceramics 2014) and Joe Wilson (MFA Painting 2016); and at the British School at Rome: Murat Urlali (MFA Painting 2017).

Applications for 2019 international residencies are open now and will close at 5pm, Monday 6 August.

Please contact Academic Administrator Zoe Wilesmith with any queries: Zoe.Wilesmith@nas.edu.au 

The La Cité Internationale des Arts Paris Residency

The Onslow Storrier National Art School Paris Studio is located at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and has been made possible through the generosity of Annette Onslow and Tim Storrier. The studio is located on the Right Bank in Rue de L’Hôtel de Ville in the 4th arrondissement overlooking the river Seine, near many commercial and public galleries and only a short walk to Notre Dame Cathedral. There are 270 studios that house artists, musicians and writers from around the world.

Eligibility requirements:
• Recent National Art School BFA, BFA Hons, GDFA or MFA graduates (having graduated in the previous 5 years);
• Final year BFA or MFA students with a demonstrated history of high academic achievement;
• Current National Art School teaching/academic staff (including sessional). Please note that in the event that a successful applicant is a permanent staff member, appropriate leave arrangements will need to be considered. Permanent staff members can only be considered for the residency period October – January.

Application and Information forms are available here:

The La Cité Internationale des Arts Paris Residency Information Pack

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 6 August.

The British School at Rome Residency

The British School at Rome is a centre of interdisciplinary research excellence in the Mediterranean supporting the full range of arts, humanities and social sciences. This residency has been made possible through the generosity of our donors, particularly Jennifer Dowling. The British School at Rome is just north of Rome’s historic centre in the Valle Giulia which separates the Parioli district from the Borghese Gardens. There is one three-month residency available in 2019, from 1 April - 26 June.

Eligibility requirements:
• Final year MFA students with a demonstrated history of high academic achievement
• Recent National Art School MFA graduates (having graduated in the previous 5 years)
• Academic staff of the National Art School (including sessional staff)

Application and Information forms are available here:

The British School at Rome Residency Residency Information Pack

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 6 August.

NAS Aboriginal Art Centre Internship Program 2018

Applications for 2019 will open in October 2018.

The National Art School is in its eighth year of this internship program is made possible through the generous support of Sharon Toffler and Mark Tedeschi QC.

These internships provide graduating students with an opportunity to acquire practical arts management experience and training in an active Aboriginal community art centre environment.

Working closely with the Art Centre Manager, interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with artists and day-to-day arts centre operations. Interns will also have some opportunity to pursue their own artwork. Recipients will be provided with transport to and from the art centre, accommodation and stipend for the ten-week period of the internship.

Congratulations to Jordan Taylor and Samara Hyde-Page who will be taking up internship opportunities in 2018. 

Application and Information forms are available here:

Aboriginal Art Centre Information Pack