Skip to content

Rosamond McCulloch Studio Residency, Paris

Please be informed that there may be limited availability of residencies to be offered in 2021. The call for applications in 2020 will be delayed because of the current suspension of the Cité internationale des arts Studio’s operations in light of the COVID-19 complications.

Established in 1991, the Rosamond McCulloch Studio is a residential studio in the world-renowned Cité Internationale des Arts complex on the right bank of the river Seine and is just a short walk away from many of the major museums of Paris.

Each year the University of Tasmania offers several residencies at the Rosamond McCulloch Studio, which is situated in a beautiful eighteenth century town house close to the main Cité complex.

Applicants are invited to apply for one three-month residency, which will be supported by a $5000 stipend. There will be up to four other self-funded residencies offered for which applicants must provide their own support.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for further funding from outside sources for all of these residencies:

  • The Marie Edwards Travelling Scholarship, valued at $3000, which is administered by the University of Tasmania, is also available for application to support a 2020 residency.
  • Applicants for Arts Tasmania Arts Bridge grants need to be aware that the closing date for these is 1 July; a later round of Arts Bridge opens in September.

Information Session


Centre for the Arts, Hunter St, Hobart

Jonathan Holmes will be available to discuss any questions regarding your application at that time. A video link will also be available for those applicants who can access the admin offices at the School of Creative Arts and Media at Inveresk, Launceston.


Applicants must be University of Tasmania visual arts graduates, working in fine arts, design, arts writing or curatorial practice.

Preference is given to those who reside in Tasmania and who have not had a residency in the past 3 years.

Practice may be studio based, such as painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, drawing or video, or theoretical, which includes writing about visual art or curating exhibitions.


Apply Now online

  • Online applications will be invited for the 2021 residencies on TBA and will close at 5.00pm on TBA.
  • Late applications will not be considered by the selection committee.
  • Applicants will be advised by TBA.
  • Contact and enquiries to
  • Reference and Support Material Submission:
    In addition to the online application, the following will need to be submitted strictly by 5pm TBA:
    - Each of your referees are required to POST or EMAIL a confidential report directly.
    - If you have indicated on the application form that you have chosen to POST your support material (see form for options).

    Suan Lee
    Secretary, Rosamond McCulloch Studio Management Committee University of Tasmania
    School of Creative Arts and Media
    Private Bag 57
    HOBART TAS 7001

Assessment Criteria

Eligible applications will be assessed using the following criteria:

  1. the creative and innovative excellence of your project and its outcomes;
  2. the significance of Paris to your project;
  3. how well your support material relates to your proposal;
  1. the relevance of the project to your professional development;
  2. your project’s potential to invigorate Tasmanian arts locally, nationally or internationally;
  3. the level of support from your nominated referees.


  1. One applicant will be selected by the Committee to receive a $5,000 stipend to support their residency. All other residencies are offered on a Self-funded basis for a 2 to 6 month period.
  2. All associated costs must be covered by the applicants awarded self-funded residencies. Please be aware that these costs include the monthly management charge that the Cité and the University require (See the Cité Service Fees below).
  3. It is strongly recommended that you also apply for the Marie Edwards Travelling Scholarship, if eligible, which offers a stipend of $3,000, to help support your residency. Your project can be exactly the same as for the Rosamond McCulloch Studio Residency, but you will need to submit a separate application.
  4. Applicants for Arts Tasmania Arts Bridge grants need to be aware that the closing date for these is July; a later round of Arts Bridge opens in September.
  5. The Cité Service Fees are approximately 516€ per month per person, to be paid directly to the Cité management; plus a University of Tasmania administration fee of 20% of the Cité Service Fees per month payable to the University of Tasmania' School of Creative Arts and Media before departure.

Find out more about the studio and background

The Cité complex is situated on the right bank of the river Seine, a stone's throw from Notre Dame on the Ile de la Cité and within easy walking distance of all of the main Paris galleries, including the Louvre. It has approximately 300 studios, owned by universities and arts organisations around the world. The buildings also house common rooms and library, a large gallery, a concert hall, as well as printmaking and photographic facilities.

The Rosamond McCulloch Studio is in an eighteenth century townhouse, a block back from the main Cité complex. It is a small apartment with kitchen and bathroom facilities, a combined living room and work- space, and a bedroom on a mezzanine floor. Two sets of French windows overlook a charming garden.

Since the RM residency began, over 150 Tasmanian artists have been able to further their practice, many establishing significant international and national reputations as visual artists or establishing careers in visual arts management.

Ray Arnold Printmaker, Direct of LARQ, Queenstown, Tasmania
Pat Brassington Photographer and digital media artist
Jane Burton Photographer
Dr Julie Gough Installation artist of indigenous heritage
Michael Edwards Printmaker and drawer, Director of Contemporary Art Tasmania
Patrick Hall Furniture designer
Dr Alicia King Installation artist
Dr Fiona Lee Socially engaged art and academic
Stephen Lees Landscape painter
Anne MacDonald Photographer and academic
Donna Marcus Sculptor and mixed media artist
Dr Brigita Ozolins Installation artist and academic
Brian Parkes Curator, Jam Factory, Adelaide, Chief Executive
Heather B Swann Sculptor
Helen Wright Printmaker and drawer

The Residency program for the RM Studio is currently overseen by a Committee consisting of School of Creative Arts and Media academic staff and representatives of external organisations associated with the visual arts. The current Committee is:

  1. Emeritus Professor Jonathan Holmes (Committee Chair), School of Creative Arts and Media, Hunter Street
  2. Dr Troy Ruffels, School of Creative Arts and Media, Inveresk
  3. Mr Michael Edwards, Director of CAT (Contemporary Art Tasmania)
  4. Mr Chris Edwards, son of Marie Edwards (deceased), representing the Marie Edwards travelling scholarship.
  5. Ms Suan Lee, RM Committee Secretary.

The Committee meets several times a year to consider matters associated with the studio, and to assess annual applications for residencies.

The Cite Internationale des Arts manages the studio. Residents pay rental fees, and the School of Creative Arts and Media pays a monthly service charge.

The School of Creative Arts and Media requests a payment of 20% of the Cite’s rental charge as an administrative fee which provides a small income to cover miscellaneous expenses such as the purchase of new furniture or white goods.

The studio is occupied throughout the year and the Committee generally ensures that there are no vacancies. If there is an unexpected vacancy that cannot be filled by the Committee, it is managed by Cite Internationale des Arts.

In 2011 there was a major upgrade of the facilities in the studio with a $30,000 contribution from UTAS.