Bundanon Residency


Applications for 2025 and 2026 will be open in 2024.
The residencies for Bundanon will be awarded biennially, with set dates for each of the following two annual placements.The Rome and Bundanon residencies will be advertised in alternate years, and we will also be offering Development grants annually. An unsuccessful application for a residency will automatically qualify for an assessment for a Development Grant. There will be no need to apply separately for this. In 2023, we are advertising the Rome residency. We will advertise for Bundanon in 2024 for residencies in 2025 and 2026.

  • 5–18 June 2023: Rosy Lloyd
  • 3–16 June 2024: Amy Dynan

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Accommodation is provided and we will provide a $2000 stipend to help with the other costs involved.


The Freedman Apartment has one bedroom with a queen-size bed, and a bathroom. The kitchen is shared with one other apartment. Adjoining is a 34m2 studio with a sitting room, with a work-table, chairs, easel and sink.


Any Australian resident is eligible to apply. Preference is given to emerging and mid-career artists, to help develop their careers.

The William Fletcher Foundation is committed to supporting talented artists who are sincerely devoted to maintaining and developing the skills of drawing and painting. This does not rule out innovative approaches or variable media, but it does exclude technological alternatives such as CGI that dispense with traditional material such as chalk, ink, graphite, silverpoint, pastel, watercolour, gouache or oil paint.

Applicants must be able to be self-sufficient in being able to reach Bundanon, as well as self-cater.


Bundanon is within easy reach for visitors from the nearest cities: 2½ hours by road from Sydney and Canberra, 20 minutes from Nowra on the Shoalhaven River, and one hour from the Southern Highlands and Wollongong. The final 3 km of road from Nowra winds its way through bushland, descending to the Shoalhaven River basin.

How to apply

Download and complete the form below, and send it, with the relevant attachments, to info@williamfletcherfoundation.org.au.

Attachment 1: A personal CV that includes:

  • details of studies or training, either formal or informal
  • qualifications (year obtained)
  • grants received
  • any exhibitions, stating year and venue
  • commissions or publications

Attachment 2: A statement of AT LEAST 100 words outlining why such a residency would assist you in the development of your career or art practice.

Attachment 3 (optional): Any relevant personal references.

Other attachments: No more than 6 works, each labelled with title, dimensions, and media. No image to be more than 1 megabyte.

Application fee

$20, paid by direct deposit to:
William Fletcher Foundation
BSB: 182 512
Account No.: 960826816
Please note the reference for the payment.