Creative Spaces in collaboration with Sunshine Coast Council is excited to launch The Crows Nest Artist in Residence. Perched atop the Maroochy Sailing Club, the Crows Nest is a small space with views out across Maroochy River towards Mt Coolum. Situated on beautiful Chambers Island, accessed via a footbridge, this new creative studio could be yours, free for up to three months.

The space would suit writers, digital and fine artists and creatives with a lighter footprint. It can accommodate one person looking for inspiration and solitude or a collective of two looking to collaborate in paradise.

To apply, email creativespaces@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au with the following:

  •  A brief description of your practice
  •  Links to examples of your work

And answer:

  • Where do you currently practice?
  • What is your connection to the Sunshine Coast?
  • Why would you like access to The Crows Nest and what ideas would you like to explore here?
  • How long (up to three months) would you intend to base yourself here?
  • Do you have preferred timing?

EOI open year-round. Successful applicants will be notified.

A steering committee will convene quarterly to select residents.

In exchange for this space, you may be asked to contribute to a public outcome such as workshops, open studio, exhibition or interview.

Find more info HERE.