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Apply for an International Residency

Apply for an International Residency

In 2024 PICA invites WA-based visual artists, curators and arts writers to apply for an international residency with the following exchange partners: 

  • Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan 
  • Rumata’ Artspace and Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia 
  • Khōj, New Delhi, India 
  • La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France 

Residencies vary between 4–8 weeks in duration and are focused around a particular area of practice, research or interest. 

Application Dates

Applications close on 23 October 2023 at 5pm, with successful applicants notified by mid-November. 

Eligibility

This opportunity is open to all Western Australia–based artists, curators and producers in the visual arts, aged 18+ years. Applicants identifying as First Nations will be prioritised for the BREEZE: Makassar Exchange Program.  

Support

Each residency includes a return airfare, accommodation, workspace and a daily stipend. PICA staff will provide support around travel, accommodation, visa applications, insurance and planning. 

Local hosts will provide residents with introductions to local artists, curators and communities; assist with the development of a schedule of activities; and provide an opportunity for the resident to present work or research to the public via an open studio event. 

Selection Criteria

Artistic merit 
Demonstrated quality of your existing work and public and peer response to your practice. 

Suitability 
The suitability of your practice and your proposal to the residency program, its location and conceptual focus.  

Impact on your career 
How the proposed residency will strengthen your practice and capacity as an arts professional, particularly in relation to international development and exchange. 

Get in Touch

For any questions or if you need to submit your application in a format different to the below form, email PICA’s Public Program & Studio Manager, Miranda Johnson at miranda.johnson@pica.org.au 

If you are unexpectedly unwell or experience some other kind of last-minute interruption that means you will not be able to meet this deadline and require a few additional days, please get in touch with us prior to the closing time to discuss.