Become a Homestay Family

NAISDA Dance College is currently appealing to Central Coast families to participate in our 2019 NAISDA Homestay Program.

Based in Kariong on the Central Coast, NAISDA is Australia’s leading Indigenous performing arts college, which is renowned for cultivating the next generation of Australia’s best performing artists.

Each year, talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (known as Developing Artists) travel from regional cities and remote communities around Australia to study full-time at NAISDA and launch their career in the performing arts. For many of the younger Developing Artists, this means leaving their family and friends with little to no support.

Open your home to a NAISDA Developing Artist

We are currently seeking host families to accommodate a number of our younger Developing Artists during their study at NAISDA, commencing late January 2019.

Our comprehensive accreditation process ensures a positive experience for families and students alike. Selected families will be provided with support payments as well as continued assistance from NAISDA staff.

By opening your home to one of our younger Developing Artists, you will be providing them with the additional support and structure they need when training at an elite institute like NAISDA, which will be instrumental to their success at the College.

You can express your interest in hosting a Developing Artist by contacting NAISDA directly on (02) 4340 3100 or by emailing