In residence


Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art's In residence program is a Department of Education program, supported by the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA).

In residence provides Year 10 Queensland visual art students with the opportunity to strengthen their understanding of the academic, experimental, collaborative, and reflective nature of contemporary visual art and gain an appreciation for the breadth of opportunities in the creative industries.

In residence 2020 is unable to proceed as planned at QAGOMA in Brisbane due to Covid-19. However, it will be held in a virtual capacity with a mix of at school and at home participation, with students engaging with QAGOMA, artists and tertiary partners in virtual workshop sessions.

In residence 2020 will be delivered in a virtual capacity at the following times:

  • preliminary sessions on 4 and 18 November (2pm–3pm, participation from school)
  • a three day program on 1–3 December (9am–3pm each day, participation from home)
  • a test login with the program manager prior to the commencement of the program (15 minutes).

In residence 2020 is open to all current Year 10 Queensland state and non-state school students who are or will be enrolled to study Senior Visual Art in 2021. Nominations close Friday 4 September 2020. Review the In residence submission guidelines below for further information about the program and how to nominate.

Check out what previous In residence students have got up to by watching the 2019 and 2018 highlights videos.

How to nominate for In residence

Submission portal

Nominations may only be submitted by teachers—students are not eligible to nominate themselves. Teachers must upload their student's response and relevant consent forms to the nomination website by 5pm Friday 4 September 2020.

Submission guidelines

Schools must download and read the 2020 In residence submission guidelines before entering the program. The guidelines contains information on all elements of the program and what is expected of schools, students and parents/carers.

Student response to featured artwork

To nominate, Year 10 students are required to develop a response to the featured artwork (section 3.5 of the In residence submission guidelines).

The student's response must be authentic and communicate their response, interpretation or connection to the artwork through the following formats:

  • a written work in a genre of your choice—maximum 200 words
  • a visual response (drawing, painting, photograph, collage, etc.)—maximum 1 x A4 page in JPEG or PDF, 3MB.

Project consent form

Students nominating in the awards program are required to complete the following consent forms.

Schools will be required to upload completed forms via the submission portal.

Please note, the QAGOMA consent is optional, but it will be required to be completed if the student wishes for their work created during the In residence program to be published on the QAGOMA website at the conclusion of the program.

Last updated 03 August 2020