Powerhouse-galang is an Indigenous-led think tank, collective and sovereign space. It was initially devised by Brook Andrew and led by its members to empower individual practices but also to be a space to support and share culture and creative practice and to challenge and embed our own Indigenous giira (future/futurism) into museums and their collections.

Artistic Associates

A new program for Artistic Associates who will collaborate with our curatorial, collections, digitisation, exhibitions, and public programs teams to develop and deliver a program of work that contributes to the Powerhouse renewal and the future of contemporary museum practice.

Creative Industries Residency Program

The Powerhouse Creative Industries Residency Program offers residents subsidised workspace at Powerhouse Ultimo and the opportunity to collaborate with the Powerhouse team, engage with the collection and collaborate with fellow residents during their residency.

Castle Hill Residency Program

The Creative Residency Programs at Powerhouse Castle Hill offer residents fully subsidised studio space to undertake self-directed research and create new work. Artists will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the Powerhouse team and engage with the Powerhouse collection.

Sydney Observatory Residency Program

The Sydney Observatory Residency Program invites practitioners across scientific and creative disciplines to create new work or research inspired by Sydney Observatory’s history, collection and disciplines. The program builds upon the rich history of research on the site that has inspired generations of scholars, scientists, artists and audiences.


Connecting artists with industry experts and mentors to create pathways in the music industry, the Generation’s fellowship offers three NSW early career solo artists or groups a chance to carry out professional development. A partnership between Create NSW, the Powerhouse Museum and Australian music management and touring company, Astral People.

Visiting Research Fellows

Research Fellowships enable access to Powerhouse resources to support research projects. The Powerhouse is committed to advancing knowledge through research focussing on curiosity, creativity, collaboration and sustainability. Our evolving collection and program are key to the ways in which we inspire scholarly inquiry so we can share new knowledge with the public. View Fellowship Projects.