The Tanks Arts Centre is an iconic and innovative, multi-use, contemporary arts facility creatively housed in three converted World War II naval oil storage tanks, and set amidst a lush rainforest backdrop.
Tanks Arts Centre residency program is currently being redeveloped to incorporate visual arts, music, writing, performance, multimedia and community cultural development for short and long term projects that have a connection to, or presentation outcome at Tanks.
Artists and arts workers taking up residencies at the Tanks will find a variety of interesting spaces to work amongst the original oil-stained poles and vast Tanks 3 and 4, in our secluded and airy studio hut and within the grounds of the Botanic Gardens.
We encourage creative ideas from local, national and international artists and local community groups who wish to work with artists. Living accommodation and studio space is available as part of the residency program.
The Residency Program is ongoing: there are no application deadlines.
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For more information please contact the Tanks Curator: email@example.com or 07 40326622
The Cairns Botanic Gardens precinct takes in Flecker Gardens, Centenary Lakes and Tanks Arts Centre and is known for its unique blend of tropical gardens, iconic architecture, historical value and contemporary arts program.
The residence is situated on the periphery of the Gardens precinct, and adjacent to Saltwater Creek. The five bedroom 1970’s Queenslander home, sits amongst towering mango trees, with a large balcony overlooking the extensive tropic garden.
The house is offered as short to medium term accommodation (3 weeks – 3 months) for the accommodation needs of artists and performers engaged in our program of events. It will also be available for worker exchanges and internships; artists or arts/cultural workers visiting the region for research or work hosted by other arts and cultural organisations. This includes: horticulturists, scientists, musicians, writers, curators, filmmakers, actors, designers and dancers.
The objective of the residence is to offer a socially and creatively conducive environment in which artists and scientists can live and work; to attract professional and student artists and scientists from around the world to experience the region and exchange ideas.
Cross-disciplinary interaction and collaboration is highly encouraged. Applicants may share the accommodation with other resident artists and/or scientists, though this is not enforceable.
For more information please contact the Tanks Curator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 4032 6622