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. Now entering its sixth series, this residency is available to two applicants and comprises three performances over a six-month period. The intent of the program is to allow ensembles to develop a creative concept and showcase its growth with a performance every two months, with the option to have the final performance recorded live for a fee of $50.

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 (option to do a live recording on this date for a fee of $50)

If you are available for all three 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 will close at 5pm on Monday, July 30th, and successful applicants will be notified on Friday, August 3rd.

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.)

Previous recipients of this residency have been ...

DEV RES I : Adam Halliwell with The First Baboon Civilisation Orchestra // Reuben Lewis with I Hold The Lion's Paw
DEV RES II : Emily Bennett with Great Rack & An Empty Club Reverb // Shaun Rammers & Ronny Ferella with Fabric

DEV RES III : Joshua Kelly with March To Izbica // Holly Moore & Jarrod Chase with Scandinavia's Greatest Hits
DEV RES IV : Bianca Gannon & Elliot Hughes // Justin Ashworth with Little Songs of the Mutilated

DEV RES V: Atienne Bakker with Music is Sport // Timothy Franklin with Dissolutions