City of Kingston is seeking expressions of interest from craft and design-focused creative practices in Melbourne’s South for a unique Artist-in-Residency (AIR) program running from December 2023-June 2024. Based in the heart of Parkdale, this program includes a $4,000 Kingston Business grant, Craft Victoria membership and mentorship package as well as a fully funded Kingston Arts space in the G3 gallery at the front of Shirley Burke Theatre.


The Kingston Arts Residency Program will suit a small group of craft, design and small artwork artists who would like to share an accessible multi-purpose exhibition, studio and retail space. To apply Submit an Expression of Interest through Smarty Grants process inviting submissions from interested groups.

Expressions of Interest close: 9am 23 Nov 2023.


A selection committee consisting of Craft Victoria, City of Kingston Arts and Kingston Business employees will assess the applications based on:

  • The suitability of the proposal for the space
  • The need for the artist and benefit for the community
  • Strength of the application.

For more information and enquiries relating to the EOI applications, please contact Kingston Arts: / (03) 9556 4440.

Image Credit: Rebecca Marshall, The Poetry of Things, 2021, installation view, G3 Artspace. Image Courtesy Kingston Arts, photography by Matt Harvey.