With the season approaching for the Cairns ArtTech scene, T-house, is pleased to announce applications for 2016 residencies.

T-House is calling on creative adventurers from all over the world to develop a Maker Space in Tropical North Queensland.

The resident will be invited to help build Maker Spaces in one of three areas of focus: Food, Plant and Tech.

Your residency which includes (board and food) and is valued at $2500.

The T-House evolved from the Digger Street project in the tropical suburb North of Cairns. It started as a creative residential arts community for Cairns locals and travelers alike. Over nine years, the project has hosted numerous events on art, culture, and sustainability. About 5 years ago participants created "A Tropical Community Garden" based on the tenants of permaculture which shifted the project towards environmentally sustainable growing and preparing of food.

T-House project coordinator Anutha Human says, "We are looking forward to what the next year has to offer. Digger Street has had over 3000 participants since it began. 2016's new residency approach will help the project draw out it's three main thematics, Plant, Food and Tech."

About the Residencies

Residencies become available in early 2016. 

We will help residents develop the personal capacity and competency to manage and market a Maker Space including engaging other people in the topic and evolving the space to its next level.

The duration of a residency is 2 to 3 months.

The T-House will cover the living expenses i.e. board, food, internet, etc 

Key elements of the project are Community involvement, collaboration and environmental Sustainability/Regeneration and thereby providing services to our local community.

It is a rare opportunity to both experience tropical North Queensland and help evolve a unique Regional Arts Project.

This is what it will be like for you:

* wake up in the morning and take in the beautiful environment of the Tropical North Queensland where Waterfalls and the Ocean are only a 20 minutes away

* you get to enjoy the pleasant surrounding created by you with the other makers and participants

* understanding the importance to communicate with the other participants of the projects to benefit from the advantages of communal effort.

* spend time at The Lab learning the latest in Open Source Online Frameworks

* learning and utilising this knowledge to further promote your stream to the broader community


Links to the individual residencies are here

Food Maker

Plant Maker

Tech Maker

T-House is the arts/tech residency component of The Lab Cairns