At PICA we recognise that we are situated within the unceded lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We pay our respects and offer our gratitude to Elders past and present, and to those emerging leaders in the community. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the importance of their care and continued connection to culture, community and Country.

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News - 19th of July 2016



Each year PICA aims to present a series of contemporary arts projects that create career-defining moments for artists, life changing experiences for audiences of all ages and critical turning points in the advancement of art forms. In doing so, PICA focuses its resources on projects that make the most difference and will make a significant impact for artists and audiences.

For its 2017 program PICA is calling for proposals from artists for its remodelled performance program, a new program during Fringe World Festival and studio residency program. PICA is also opening up visual art profile submissions.

PICA is looking to work with artists who are:

  • committed to contemporary arts practices that push the boundaries of their genre
  • conceptually, formally or technologically rigourous
  • connect with audiences in new and ambitious ways
  • contribute to current cultural or artform development

PICA’s program seeks to support artists strategically through various stages of their career, from emerging to mid-career and established, and has a focus on connecting with a spectrum of local, national and international practices. PICA aims to be inclusive of different artistic ideas, forms and contexts and a diversity of artists and audiences.


Artistic proposals are due midnight WST, Monday 8 August, 2016.
PICA will notify applicants on the status of their proposal by Wednesday 24 August, 2016.

Image: Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster, 2016. Photo: Alex Davies.