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

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 19 September 

Program Guidelines: CLICK HERE


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. 

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.


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

Selected residents 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 for residency will open in mid 2022.

Refer to guidelines for available dates.



"I was lucky enough to develop my play Breakwater with local young theatre makers... That’s what I love about this program, is that HotHouse and Murray Arts were able to connect me with local young artists”.
Writer, Melbourne
Lisette Drew

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