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The Trajectory program is proudly supported by City of Newcastle.

Tantrum’s Trajectory Residency is an annual program providing space, mentoring and technical support to selected emerging artists or groups for the creative development of exciting new performance work.

Trajectory Residency is the perfect opportunity to test and refine ideas, seek feedback and engage in the rigorous process of developing a new work, all with the support of Newcastle’s leading professional youth arts organisation.


In 2019, Tantrum partnered with Newcastle Museum and Crack Festival to offer TWO residencies for emerging artists/groups. This exciting evolution of our residency program supported selected artists to develop new ideas and new performance through the provision of:

  • Rehearsal/workshop space (minimum 70 hours)
  • Mentoring by an established professional artist in a relevant field
  • The opportunity to present a development showing of the new work at Crack Festival (as part of This is Not Art) in Newcastle in October 2019
  • A living allowance of $500 to support the artist(s) during the development of their work
  • Access to office space, printing and Wi-Fi
  • Administrative and marketing support
  • Access to sound, lighting and AV equipment

Newcastle Museum

Through the support of City of Newcastle, Tantrum partnered with Newcastle Museum in 2019 to encourage emerging artists to take the plunge or continue to make their own original creative work in the Hunter. Resident artists proposed and developed projects in response to the Museum in some way, whether an item, story, exhibit, feature or space.

Crack Festival

Crack Festival is part of This is Not Art and happens each year in Newcastle over the October long weekend. In 2019, Crack teamed up with five arts companies across NSW who support the development of young artists and experimental work to present GENERATE. Supported by Create NSW, the GENERATE program provided mentorship, creative development and producing support to young and emerging artists creating exciting new work. Through our partnership with Crack Festival, the Trajectory Resident artists were a part of GENERATE in 2019.

2019 Trajectory Residency Artists

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Alexandra Rose

Alexandra Rose is an emerging artist from Newcastle with a passion for creating immersive and interactive experiences for audiences. Through her Trajectory Residency in 2019, Alex developed Precondition – an immersive work combining film, live performance and interactive games to explore what it’s like to live with an invisible disability.

Mentored by: Jodee Mundy (Melbourne)

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Georgia Gaffney

Georgia is an emerging artist based in Newcastle working in puppetry and installation with a strong focus on community engagement. Through her Trajectory Residency, Georgia developed Ibis – a playful, interactive, roving performance featuring a giant Ibis puppet that reflects on contemporary perceptions of Newcastle.

Mentored by: Erth Visual & Physical Inc. (Sydney) and Curious Legends (Newcastle)

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