Creative Residency Program
A creative residency at Dreamfarm is a chance to spend focused time in an inspiring natural setting in order to develop meaningful creative projects. Each participant rents a private studio, as both a residence and a creative workspace, for stays of two or four weeks.
Residencies at Dreamfarm are entirely self-directed, and self-catered, allowing the flexibility to work autonomously and follow your own creative process. A Dreamfarm residency is a rare opportunity to gather ideas, refine skills, research, experiment, grow and produce new work. At Dreamfarm, you can dream big, break free and let your imagination run wild.
Sep 27 - Oct 25 2021
Sep 26 - Oct 24 2022
See Tasmania’s many faces; warm sun, frost, rain and rushing local waterfalls. A wonderful time to search for inspiration, explore the land and encounter new emerging life.
Nov 22 - Dec 20 2021
Nov 21 - Dec 19 2022
Long, warm days invite you out into the forest and to cool off in the creek. A time to discuss new ideas, develop projects and explore the mountains, beaches and local villages.
Mar 1 - Mar 29 2021
Mar 7 - Apr 4 2022
A comforting time of year to share a bottle of wine, philosophise, reflect and daydream. Enjoy crisp evenings around a crackling warm fire circle under the stars.
May 3 - May 31 2021
May 2 - May 30 2022
Escape distraction and dive deep into your art. Peruse the eclectic library or settle in beside the roaring open fire to write, compose, experiment and complete unfinished projects.
The Grand Studio
Each studio at Dreamfarm has its own special character. All studios have good natural light and come comfortably furnished with working desks, double or single beds, bedding provided. Suitable for one or two people.
For an exceptional retreat experience, this expansive wood lined studio features large windows, a private balcony and panoramic views of the valley. Suitable for one to four people.
- Open Studio: a large, carpeted, open plan room which is ideal for dance or movement sessions, rehearsals and group activities. Activities can be scheduled in the Open Studio such as morning yoga, evening dance, meetings or performances.
Garage Workshop: well equipped covered space for artisan crafts and practical projects.
Kitchen: has a fridge, oven and stove top, and cooking equipment.
Library: the library houses an eclectic collection of interesting books. Topics include art technique, philosophy, mythology, cooking and environmental science, plus some classic fiction and a selection of games.
Lounge & Dining Room: a great place to gather for a meal or enjoy a cup of tea by the fire.
Bathrooms: there are several shared bathrooms within the retreat centre.
Hot Tub: Dreamfarm has a large, wood-fired cedar barrel hot tub which is lit on special occasions.
Outdoor Space: ample open space and natural areas can be used for creative projects.
The Dreamfarm property is naturalist friendly; clothing and swimwear are optional. Participants are advised that nudity may be present.
Participants pay studio rental fees during their residency at Dreamfarm.
Care for Ourselves. Care for Each Other.
Each person at Dreamfarm is responsible for our own personal safety and are accountable for our actions and behaviour. Our self awareness and compassionate nature is highly valued.
It is each person's responsibility leave Dreamfarm how we found it, for future visitors to enjoy. We are respectful of the natural environment and careful with the community resources. If we damage something, we pay for repair or replacement.
Information for Applicants