Open call residencies

InPlace operates an annual international call for proposals. We invite artists, researchers and organisations, with an ambitious project requiring sustained development time, to apply for a Garambi Baan/Laughing Waters residency. The residency duration can be anything up to 60 days. InPlace is open to split residencies if they are of benefit to the applicant, as well as fostering a philosophy of return and commitment to this place.


Commissioning Stream

InPlace operates an annual commissioning stream where we work with artists, researchers and various groups to develop and produce major projects. We offer support in securing funding, brokering partnerships, creatively producing projects, and facilitating consultations, all coupled with live-in residencies.


Industry Partners

Through our partnerships InPlace targets specific groups and disciplines for residencies. These opportunities change annually and will be delivered with different partners each year, drawn from our suite of existing partners. Please check back in or sign up for news and opportunities.


Quick response

We aim to keep the program flexible and responsive to the needs of the sector. InPlace will offer quick response residencies through an open call nationally, for projects requiring short to medium length residencies with little notice.


Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung

InPlace formed a partnership with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung in 2018 for dual use of the new residency centre. This partnership seeks to foreground Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung cultural values and ongoing connection to Country at Garambi Baan. A priority access stream exists to afford the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation and Wurundjeri community access to the centre in a flexible and responsive way.

Guests and speakers on site at the Garambi Baan/Laughing Waters Residency Centre. Left to right: Nillumbik Councillor Natalie Duffy; Senior Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin AO; Chair Yarra Riverkeeper Association and InPlace Advisory Group member, Warwick Leeson OAM; Nillumbik Reconciliation Group president Jan Aitken; Rhoda Roberts AO; Henrietta Marrie AM; Bukal Bukal writer/producer Julie Nihill; InPlace supporter and Bukal Bukal producer, Susie Montague; and InPlace Director/CEO Eugene Howard. Photo: Meredith O’Shea (The Age)

Audience members during Bukal Bukal: A Conversation on Country. Photo: Meredith O’Shea (The Age)

Expressions of Interest

We welcome you to apply to spend time in this important place. Applications will open in late 2022.


Application documents

Expression of interest for commissioning stream

Get in Touch

We are open to proposals outside of our program streams and invite you to get in touch directly if you have a project you wish to develop in partnership with the Garambi Baan/Laughing Waters Residency Centre and InPlace.


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