Artists in Residence

Driving Creek artist residences are filled for 2024. We are now accepting applications for 2025. Applications for each annual quarter close 6 months prior to the start of the quarter.

  • January - March, applications close at the end of June.
  • April - June, applications close at the end of September.
  • July – September, applications close at the end of December.
  • October – December, applications close at the end of March.

The panel will shortlist applications as they come in and makes their final selection for each period from shortlisted applicants after applications for that period have closed. The remaining shortlisted applicants will be added to stand-by list for their applied period and contacted in case of any residency cancellations.

You can indicate in your application if you would like to be on a stand-by list for specific months.

We are currently not accepting longer residencies than 4 weeks.

Barry Brickell always wanted to share his world with other creatives and to offer them a sanctuary; an opportunity to have the time and space to be free, a chance to get fully immersed in a project without the distractions of normal life.

Driving Creek continues Barry's legacy by offering artist residencies to any form of artist in this slightly magical setting, where you have time to grow your craft, work on an existing project, idea or concept, and experiment and refine your artistic expression. You have the unique opportunity for self-directed creative freedom within a supportive and collaborative environment, where connections within the artistic community can be cultivated while you work alongside one another.

Driving Creek does not offer any formal awards or qualifications, and there is no fee for the artist residency. Instead, we ask you to chip in here and there to keep the co-operative spirit of the pottery alive and continue growing in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.

Basic on-site accommodation and shared facilities are provided for you during your residency. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or would like more information.