NOW CLOSED FOR 2023 – Performing Lines TAS Tasmanian Artist Residency

Creativity has a new destination in 2023: Once the ‘Tarrahleah Artist Residency’, now experience Poatina Chalet with Performing Lines TAS for a transformative artist retreat.

Performing Lines TAS Artist Residency 2023 at Poatina Chalet

Established in 2012, the Artist Residency of Performing Lines TAS has become a beacon for approximately 20 artists each year. It provides a distinctive collaborative environment where artists can innovate and hone their craft. Drawing artists from all over Tasmania, from all walks-of-life and at any stage in their career, the residency serves as a vibrant melting pot of creativity. The experience is further enriched by a range of seasoned mentors from varied arts practices across Australia, offering their expertise to each artist’s project.

For a memorable ten years, Tarraleah Estate was the proud host of this residency. However, 2023 marks a special deviation as we travel to the picturesque Poatina Chalet from 6-8 October. This intensive three-day retreat provides artists a calm regional setting and a nurturing environment, continuing our decade-long legacy of supporting creativity, expanding artistic networks, and providing unparalleled resources for the performing arts community.

For more info about the residency, past participants and to apply visit the official Tasmanian Artist Residency page.

What Artists Can Expect

The Tarraleah Artist Residency is a 3-day, 2-night residency providing a supportive, creative environment to test ideas, consider new collaborations and explore cross art form possibilities.

A range of highly skilled mentors from different arts practices across Australia are provided to inform project development.

The Residency features:

  • Presentation sessions of participant projects ideas featuring group discussion
  • Professional mentorship in groups and one-on-one,
  • Optional morning warm ups
  • Informal networking and skills workshops.

Whilst the residency is heavily subsidised by Arts Tasmania and supported by Poatina Chalet, each accepted solo artist will need to make a $400 deposit. Post-residency, upon attending and completing a feedback survey, $310 of this deposit is returned. 

For information regarding joint applications of more than one artist, or if you would like to privately discuss financial hardship / financial support for the residency, please contact

Who Can Apply?

The Poatina Chalet Artist Residency is an opportunity for Tasmanian artists at all points in their career and from all aspects of the performing arts to come together and explore new performance project ideas. We welcome applications from;

  • People at the start of their artistic practice
  • Senior artists with significant experience
  • Mid-career artists
  • Returning participants exploring new ideas.
  • Writers, directors, makers, dancers, performers, sound designers, choreographers etc – any artist with a project idea they want to work on.
  • Collaborative teams working together on a single concept and should apply under the name of whomever is the lead artist on the project.

We celebrate diversity and welcome all artists to apply including those with diverse abilities, sexualities, genders, age, ethno-cultural and socioeconomic status.


Applications must close 11:59pm Thursday 31 August.

To apply visit the official Tasmanian Artist Residency page.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.