Studio Residency Program

The Clocktower Centre Studio Residency program aims to support and foster creative work, develop arts practice or advance professional development and to facilitate access for our community to a wide range of art and cultural services within our local community.

Expressions of interest are currently closed. 

Local artists, performers and community arts organisations are invited to apply for the City of Moonee Valley’s exciting new creative development and residency program at the Clocktower Centre.

Successful recipients will receive in-kind venue hire in the Clocktower Centre Studio for a period of 14 days along with marketing and events services, if required, to an agreed amount and staff support and advice from the performing arts team.

Clocktower Centre Studio

Centrally located in Moonee Ponds, the Clocktower Centre is a dedicated performing arts venue. Managed by Moonee Valley City Council and supported by a professional team, the Clocktower Centre regularly hosts an active program of theatrical and musical performances.

The Studio is a large space with black Masonite floor, floor to ceiling mirrors and space for seating.

View the Floor Plan here.

Images of the space can be found on the left.

Who can apply

The Clocktower Studio Residency is open to local artists, performers or community arts organisations that wish to develop a creative work.

Residencies will not be awarded to commercial entities or immediate family (siblings or children) of Moonee Valley City Council employees and Councillors are ineligible to apply.

Applicants are encouraged to include at least one community outcome that can be offered to community members at no cost. For example a performance, open rehearsal, reading, exhibition or workshop within their application.

There are no restrictions when it comes to the medium or genre of the creative work, however activities that deliver greater community engagement will be viewed favourably. Expressions of interest will be assessed on the following criteria:

  1. The artistic merit of the project (40% weighting)
  2. The community benefit and outcome of the project (40% weighting)
  3. The viability of the artistic vision (10% weighting)
  4. The level of local community involvement (10% weighting)

How to apply

An Expression of Interest (EOI) can be completed through online application.  

We will endeavor to inform all applicants of the outcome of their application by Friday, 20 March 2020. If required, an interview may be part of the assessment before residency offers are made.

Terms and conditions

  • Public liability insurance (PLI) is compulsory. Applicants with existing PLI must be covered to the value of no less than $20 million, at all times while conducting the activities under the residency agreement. Council can arrange for community groups without existing PLI to be covered. These applicants shall bear the first $250.00 of each and every claim or series of claims arising out of any one occurrence.
  • Recipients of the residency will be required to sign an agreement with the Clocktower Centre before beginning their residency. A signed copy of the residency agreement must be returned no later than Friday, 20 March 2020.
  • The community engagement component of the project must be delivered at no cost to the community.
  • Any and all materials required for the creative work are the sole responsibility of the resident.
  • The work/s and any images and text provided by the Artist, do not include any defamatory or obscene material and that the work is their original work and does not infringe the copyright and confidentiality of any third party.
  • Residents are responsible for obtaining permission for the use of any copyrighted works during their residency and are liable for any associated costs.
  • Commercial entities or immediate family (siblings or children) of Moonee Valley City Council employees and Councillors are ineligible to apply.

More information

For further information or to discuss in more detail, contact the Clocktower Centre on (03) 9243 8819 or email