The Development Residency Program

The DEV(elopment) RES(idency) program is an initiative from Lebowskis, designed and presented in the spirit of fostering creative growth in new and established ensembles and individual artists. Now in its sixth series, this residency is available to two applicants and comprises three performances over a six-month season. The intent of the program is to allow ensembles to develop a creative concept and showcase its growth with a performance every two months. Successful applicants also have the option of recording the final performance for a fee of $50.

The recipients of DEV RES VI are Lauren Irwin-Ray and Mel O'Neill with 'Sirens', and Mick Meagher. These projects were selected by a panel comprised of previous residency recipients Emily Bennett and Shaun Rammers, and Lebowskis director Joel Trigg.

The performances for DEV RES VI will take place 5-7pm, at the Moreland City Band Hall (AKA "Cross Street"), on the following dates:

1. August 26th
2. October 28th
3. December 16th


DEV RES VII will take place between February and June 2019, with applications opening January. If you are available for all three performance dates and have a concept you wish to develop and present in a relaxed, welcoming listening space, we encourage you to apply!

The success of applications will be based on the following criteria:

- The strength of the concept.
- The concept's scope for creative development.
- Clarity of vision for the use of the three performance dates.

Applications can be submitted through our application form ( or through our Facebook page in a private message. Include band name, personnel and instrumentation, and concept (max 500 words).

If you have submitted an application to a previous DEV RES series and would like it to be reconsidered, feel free to resend it. There is no limit on the number of times an ensemble or individual artist can apply for this residency.