Meet our 2021 Artists in Residence

The Sydney Cello Quartet


About the Fine Music Artists in Residence Program

Fine Music has always encouraged local music and emerging musicians. This was formalised in 2014 with the offer of residency to the Omega Ensemble and Acacia Quartet. From 2016 Artist in Residence program was offered annually, giving recipients access to studios for recording, sound engineers, rehearsal facilities, promotional support, and more. Past recipients include the Streeton Trio, The Marais Project, Elysian Fields and The Michael Griffin Sextet and States of Chaos.


Valued at $10,000 this unique residency includes promotional support through our on-air and online marketing channels and the use of our Fine Music Founders’ Studio for rehearsals.

Who should apply?

The residency program is offered to one Sydney-based classical music ensemble and one Sydney-based jazz ensemble (with two or more members) that are not receiving regular government funding and are looking to build a greater professional profile and audience. 

Selection Criteria

Applications will be assessed using the criteria below:

  • Artistic goals 
  • Past performance details 
  • Details of any current government grants  
  • Recorded samples of performance 
  • Copies of reviews and/or letters of support