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. 2017 residents are, at La Cite International des Arts in Paris: Tania Alexander (MFA 2016, Painting), Robin Hearfield (MFA 2016, Drawing), Pollyxenia Joannou (Sessional Lecturer, Drawing and Public Programs) and Danielle Tooley (MFA 2016, Painting); and at the British School in Rome: Gary Deirmenjian (MFA 2006, Sculpture and Sculpture Lecturer).


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.

There are four three-month residencies available in 2018. Congratulations to:

Gemma Avery (MFA Printmaking 2016)

Dr Andrew Donaldson (Painting Lecturer)

Holly Macdonald (BFA Ceramics 2014)

Joe Wilson (MFA Painting 2016)

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 2018, from 3 April - 28 June.

Congratulations to the 2018 Recipient: Murat Urlali (MFA Painting 2017)

NAS Aboriginal Art Centre Internship Program 2017

Applications are now closed. Applications for 2018 will open in September 2017.

2017 interns are Sarah Eddowes, who will be working with Ikuntji Artists near Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory, and Anerleigh Simms, who will be working with Tapatjatjaka Arts located at Titjikala, Northern Territory.

The National Art School is in its seventh 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.