GreenHouse: National Artist Residency 


The GreenHouse: National Artist Residency offers an immersive, creative development residency to bring artists from all over Australia to our region to create live performance.
This exposes our local audiences to the most current works from all over the country and reinforces Albury Wodonga as a flourishing creative environment. Creatives are hosted in a stunning five-bedroom, two-bathroom farmhouse and rehearsal studio located in the Wonga Wetlands, just out of Albury, where creative development can take place uninterrupted.
Beyond the formal GreenHouse program, artists can also apply to use the farmhouse and rehearsal space as an Unfunded Residency.
Launched in July 2021, nine Artists have completed a GreenHouse: National Artist Residency program. 


The GreenHouse is on Wiradjuri country, located 10 minutes’ drive from the centre of Albury. It is not serviced by public transport.

The GreenHouse program enables artists from across Australia to create and share in a dedicated home and rehearsal space. Projects which seek to maximise the opportunity for collaboration will be viewed favourably.
Please note the location is secluded. Outside the funded residency program, we welcome enquiries from solo artists for individual projects which can be considered for co-funded or unfunded residencies.

Rural Australia does not have the same internet options or speeds as capital cities.
The GreenHouse has satellite internet with some limitations on data and speeds during peak times. However, we do see the GreenHouse as an opportunity to put down the device and enjoy the surroundings, meals and conversations.

The successful applicants are required to deliver community engagement in some form, usually a workshop connected to their artistic practice. AlburyCity and Murray Arts share management for the booking of participants and locations for these workshops. The GreenHouse rehearsal space cannot be used as a public workshop space.

For projects that request local artists or community to participate as part of the residency design, please be aware that it is the responsibility of the visiting artists to research and connect to these groups prior to their arrival. We suggest your approach should be outlined in your application.

No pets are allowed at the GreenHouse as the surrounding land is a protected wetland. Registered companion or service animals are excepted.

GreenHouse: National Artist Residency is an immersive, residential creative development program for live performance-makers from across Australia with a view to:

Develop a New Work

Expand their own artistic process/practice through specific creative interrogations

Undertake radical experimentation in the development of new forms.
HotHouse Theatre holds space for creative risk takers to experiment, explore innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and strengthen the creative capacity of artists. In doing so, we provide the opportunity for our artists-in-residence to develop exceptional new Australian stories for the stage, and to make bold new contributions to their art form, inspired by our region and gifted to the nation.


Situated on Wiradjuri Country, HotHouse Theatre’s GreenHouse is a stunning five bedroom, two bathroom farmhouse and rehearsal studio, located ten minutes from the Wonga Wetlands.

Beautifully appointed in close proximity to the Wagirra Trail, the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk and the Murray River, The GreenHouse retreat provides a powerful place for reflection, immersion and creativity.

With the support of the NSW Government and Albury City, the farmhouse underwent significant renovation to improve accessibility. The former home of the Month in the Country program, this upgrade has birthed new spaces for collaboration and creativity, providing a sanctuary for relaxation, connection and inspiration.


Artists and creative teams live together onsite, and work through the day in the attached rehearsal space. Our large rehearsal space has a sprung floor and reverse-cycle air conditioning.

  • Each residency is for a period of up to two weeks
  • Fully-funded, co-funded and unfunded residencies are available.

Funded Residencies must be applied for and are selected on merit by a peer assessment panel.

Funded Residencies provide selected artists with accommodation at the farmhouse, use of the rehearsal studio and a cash stipend toward their residency, from HotHouse Theatre.

The stipend makes a contribution toward supporting your travel and/or living expenses, or can be used in any other appropriate way as determined by the applicants. Residents are responsible for all other costs associated with the residency (such as insurance, fuel, project costs, artist fees and any personal expenses).

  • Proposals between 5 – 8 nights will receive a stipend of $1200
  • Proposals between 9 – 13 nights will receive a stipend of $2000

In addition to the funded residencies, HotHouse Theatre may also offer a number of Co-funded

Co-funded Residencies provide selected artists with accommodation at the farmhouse and use of the rehearsal studio in-kind, for the purposes of developing their project.

Applications for Funded and Co-funded residencies are considered within the same assessment criteria.

Artists may apply for a Co-funded Residency within the same application as a Funded Residency, provided you and your team have the means to cover your own costs and travel to Albury independently.

Artists will be responsible to provide a $300 bond in advance of the residency, which is refundable upon completion, provided the conditions to release the bond have been met.

Outside the application rounds for the GreenHouse: National Artist Residency program, and subject to availability, artists and organisations may apply for the use of the residency and rehearsal studio as an Unfunded Residency.

Unfunded Residencies are accessible by artists and organisations for the purposes of:

  • Developing New Work
  • Interrogating Artistic Practice
  • Capacity Building and Professional Development initiatives
  • Organisational Planning and Sector Development Initiatives

To enquire about Unfunded Residency eligibility and costs, send your expression of interest to:
[email protected]


GreenHouse: National Artist Residency program is open to individuals and groups with an independent arts practice, proposing ideas primarily in the broad definition of theatre.

We welcome applications from Independent artists across all disciplines and forms.

We specifically encourage applications from:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Artists
Artists who identify as LGBTQIA+
Artists living with Disability

Funded residencies are required to design up to one x 90-minute community workshop or community engagement offering whilst in residence.

Please note: The property is approximately 6 km from the CBD, so it is essential that at least one member of the group is over 26 and has a driver’s licence. Access to our ground transport vehicle may be negotiated, pending availability.



Submissions are now being accepted for residency requests for the period from:  1 April to December 2024 

Submissions close: 9am, Monday 29 January 2024



Your application will be considered by the artistic personnel of HotHouse Theatre, and representatives from AlburyCity and Murray Arts.

  • In selecting funded residencies, consideration will be given to:
  • The artistic merit of the project.
  • The development history of the project, including other support pledged or received.
  • The calibre of the artists involved.
  • The benefit of the residency program to the advancement of your project.
  • The planning and use of time during the residency.
  • The type and quality of workshop/engagement an artist or group can provide to the community.
  • The inclusion of suitable support material defining the artists and project.


The receipt of your application will be acknowledged by email.

Applicants will be notified of assessment outcomes in the week of Monday 12 February 2024


Following the APPLICATION LINK, answer all questions outlining and describing the project and include:

  • Image (landscape). May be the lead artist or an indicative image reflecting the vision of the project.
  • Headshot of the lead artist/s.
  • Artist Bios for everyone involved in your project, one paragraph per person.
    (Successful applications will be required to provide emailed agreement of participation by all listed artists involved in the project)
  • Preferred dates for the residency. Please nominate two sets of dates in order of preference.


You can include up to five pages of script/project content in pdf form to accompany your submission.

You can supply a URL with up to 5 minutes (in total) of video/audio/visual material, using Youtube, Vimeo, Flikr, Soundcloud or any similar platform along with any passwords needed to access the material.

You can submit emails/letters confirming significant partnerships or financial contributions. (Please don’t submit general ‘support letters’)


Value is given to workshops that align to the theme of the residency; or are designed to work with or benefit the residency; or have a unique offering specific to the visiting artists practice. 

Workshops can be co-designed (including length) during dates negotiation with successful applicants. 

Outlying villages near our regional centre may be included as locations. 


Apply for the GreenHouse: National Artist Residency using the link below.

Applications Deadline: 9AM, MONDAY 29 JANUARY 2024 

Notification & date negotiation with successful applicants: from Monday 12 February 2024 

Questions email: [email protected] or speak to Tiffany on 02 6021 7433 

If you do not receive email acknowledgement within two working days, please contact us to ensure that your application has been received 



Enquiries: (02) 6021 7433, [email protected]




“The GreenHouse is a fantastic environment for creativity and collaboration. The house itself is comfortable and structured with communal spaces that bring people together and encourage collaboration. The openness and closeness to nature creates a calming and meditative escape from the stresses of daily life.”
Rhiannon Spooner
“The GreenHouse program is a wonderful conduit for creativity. The space and time it allowed us as artists to play and test ideas was incredibly valuable, and an enriching experience for not only our work, but also our development as artists.”
Sian Murphy

The GreenHouse National Artists Residency is a HotHouse Theatre and AlburyCity program in association with Murray Arts.