We picked up some gorgeous postcards last night at the Spiegeltent, advertising Regents Court – ‘a unique hotel of studio apartments’ in Potts Point. I went to check out their website and came across this fascinating tidbit of information:
The Regents Court residency commenced in October 2005 and is our way of helping to create a space to make projects happen.
We offer a ground floor studio apartment for artists and writers who wish to find a sanctuary in Sydney to work on a specific project. In exchange for 3 – 5 weeks accommodation, we ask the residents to help maintain our rooftop garden and be available to welcome late arriving guests and answer the night phone occasionally. This initiative is unfunded and doesn’t necessarily suit everyone. So if you are handy with a watering can, have a great project you wish to dedicate some time to, please email to Mel Flanagan the details of the work, excellent references, any support material, and preferred dates. Green thumbs are not essential.
How cool is that?! I mean, obviously there’s no guarantee you’d get the residency but there should be more places doing supportive and creative things like this.