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Apply for a residency at PICA 

Apply for a residency at PICA 

2024 PICA Studio and Creative Development Callout 

Quick Response Residencies

PICA’s Quick Response studio residencies are for artists needing space to test an idea or develop a project over a short time frame of 1–4 weeks.  

Quick Response studio residencies are currently available in July and December 2024.
The next call for studio residencies will take place later in 2024 for the first half of 2025. 

We encourage residency proposals from artists of all disciplines that: 

  • push the boundaries of artforms through an engagement with contemporary practice 
  • are rigorous and ambitious in concept, form and approach 
  • contribute to current cultural and critical discourse and explore questions of our time 
  • seek to open a dialogue with audiences in new and innovative ways 
  • demonstrate a committed studio practice and is suitable to PICA’s studio spaces 

Click the button below to apply for a short-term residency at PICA

About the Studios

The spaces available for this callout include Studio 2 and Studio 4, which are: 

  • Between 38-48 square metres 
  • Large windows with natural light (can be covered if required) 
  • Rendered and painted brick walls, 4.2m high 
  • Polished jarrah wood floors 
  • Overhead LED lights 

Application Dates

Applications close at 5pm on 31 May 2024, with successful applicants notified by early June. 


This opportunity is open to artists of all disciplines based in WA over the age of 18.

Selection Criteria

The applications will be assessed by a selection panel, including PICA’s Producer, Curator and Public Program & Studio Manager. Applications are assessed on the below criteria: 

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

The suitability of your practice and your proposal to PICA’s studio spaces. 

Impact on your career 
How the proposed residency will strengthen your practice and capacity as an arts professional. 

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 

Image: Chris Williams, All Yours for a Time, creative development, 2023, photo: Tristan McKenzie