Creative gastronomy residencies Bendigo

The Creative Gastronomy Residency Program offers time, space (only for some residencies), mentorship, financial support and professional development to five  creatives to undertake new work, research or collaborations to be developed over a one to three month residency. Artists living, working or studying in the Bendigo region of Gastronomy working across any disciplines. These include makers, visual artists, sound/lighting designers, writers, multiform artists, performers, musicians, designers, film makers, digital creators/storytellers and architects etc. The Creative Gastronomy Residency program includes an artist fee, mentorship, project documentation and access to project space.

For the 2022 Creative Gastronomy Residency program, the City has partnered with PepperGreen Farm, Bendigo TAFE, Bridgeward Grove, Silver Spoon Estate, Bendigo Agricultural Show Society. The aim is to support artists and creatives selected for the residencies to develop their practice, test new ideas, create new work, build networks and professional connections through the Creative Gastronomy Residency program. 

In 2019, Bendigo was designated the UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, the first in Australia, in recognition of our region’s diverse food culture and our community’s commitment to local, sustainable produce. Read more about the UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy designation on the Bendigo Gastronomy website.

View our Creative Conversations Event with past artist residency videos.

For more information on our July - October 2022 Residency Program and its selected creatives, please view our latest media release.


More information

For more information, please contact Creative Industries officer, Felicity Martin [email protected]

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