Space to Create is an intensive music residential program for First Nations musicians and music industry related workers. The delivery of the program will be flexible to adapt to each of the participants’ requirements. The aim of the program is to create a dedicated space so each of the participants can take the time to sustain and grow creative ideas, and to provide professional development opportunities for the future.


Space to Create will provide:

  • space and time to develop the participant’s music practice and creative ideas
  • accommodation, living expenses and travel
  • a fee for the residency period
  • technical support from ANU and Yil Lull staff
  • masterclasses and creative labs
  • one-on-one mentoring
  • First Nations community and cultural engagement.

To apply, you will need to provide details of your project and what you would like to achieve through the Space to Create program.

Projects can include development of:

  • album concepts
  • multi-disciplinary and cross sector projects
  • film soundtrack and commercial jingles
  • music for theatre productions
  • concepts for a suite of songs
  • innovative music industry business planning
  • cross-genre projects
  • artist management/marketing/promotion
  • record labels
  • publishing labels
  • touring and festival circuits.

The program will be delivered in partnership with the School of Music at the Australian National University (ANU) and the Yil Lull Studio.


Applications close April 12 2022 at 3pm. Successful applicants will be notified in early June for a residency between 15-21 August 2022.


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