Current Artistic Opportunities


Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) and the Australia Council for the Arts recognize the tumultuous year for the arts in 2020 and how independent artists have been affected in a multitude of ways, including opportunities to gather and connect in a global context.

In 2021, PICA will host the first of a three-year artist exchange and professional development program with Australian and South and Southeast Asian artists. In 2021, this will include three artist labs led by Australian artists Joel Bray and Eugenia Lim, and will focus on interdisciplinary and intercultural practice through discussion, practice sharing and workshops. The labs will be an experiment in finding innovative ways of fostering togetherness and embodied practice, even when we must remain physically separated.

The Interdisciplinary Lab is an extension of PICA’s professional development programs led by practicing artists with access to alternative methodologies and ways of thinking and making. Under PICA’s remit to support interdisciplinary practice, this program will foster learning, skills development and collaboration with a focus on exchange between artists living and working across the Australian and South/Southeast Asian regions.

A participation fee of $1500 AUD will be provided to each artist for a week’s worth of commitment spread across the year.

2021 marks the first of a three-year engagement with the potential in later years to gather in person in Perth, when travel is again possible. Further outcomes will be dependent on the 2021 lab.

For more information visit the Australia Council for the Arts webpage here.
Expressions of Interest are due Friday 15 January 2021, 11.59 pm AEDT (NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT time).

Direct enquiries to: Nithya Nagarajan, International Market Adviser, South and Southeast Asia, Australia Council for the Arts at or
(02) 9215 9324.



If you would like to notify PICA of a project outside of advertised requests for programming, please complete the following form. This is a rolling expression of interest that can be submitted any time.

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Image: pvi collective, tiny revolutions, 2019. Photo by David Cox Media.