LAB-14 Residencies for 2017 now open!

LAB-14 is the first phase of the Carlton Connect Initiative, at the former Royal Women’s Hospital site. This space has been designed to foster collaborative research and to facilitate the sharing of this research with the broader community.

The main aim of LAB-14 is to address the challenge of supporting sustainability and resilience and to bring it into practical application. Scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, students and policymakers come together to share knowledge and foster exchange.

Creative Spaces has established a studio within the building to position artists within this science, innovation and research environment.


  • 60m2
  • concrete floor, large windows, sink
  • wireless internet connection
  • Artform: open to all artforms and practices that don’t require 3-phase power, extractor fans, open flames or generate loud noise


  • This residency has a focus on sustainability and social resilience.  Artists must address themes such as water, food, energy, climate change and adaptation, risk and resilience, or social equity
  • Interaction and collaboration with other Carlton Connect tenants during the residency is encouraged
  • Artists will have access to studio and building facilities
  • Artists are required to be in residence at the studio for a minimum of 3 days per week during normal business hours.
  • Public visibility into the space must be maintained
  • An artist talk and open studio are required outcomes of the residency
  • Public liability insurance is covered by the City of Melbourne


Important dates:

Applications open: Monday 2 May 2016

Applications close: 5pm Tuesday 14 June 2016

To apply for a 2017 residency at LAB-14 visit the City of Melbourne’s Arts Grants Page.

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