Applications open 
21 June 2023

Applications close
31 July 2023, 11.59pm (AEST)

Successful Applicants Notified
Early September 2023

Application Guidelines

Application Form

Watch the information session on 5 July, 2pm (AEST).

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 About our studios

Studio residencies are a central tenet of Artspace’s program, guided by our belief in the importance of artists and artistic practice. We offer ten rent-free studios annually, supporting and facilitating the professional development of artists at all stages of their careers, from emerging to established.


The One Year Studio Program supports contemporary art practice through open, rigorous engagement and artistic exchange and dialogue. The Program provides artists with the space to work freely, test new ideas ­and engage with each other and with our national and international peer networks and audiences. In addition to the provision of much-needed space for experimentation and the development of new work, the Program also offers ongoing advocacy and curatorial dialogue; critical support that has both direct and durational impact on the longevity and vitality of artists’ careers.


Unlike any other organisation in Australia, Artspace has offered one-year studio residencies entirely rent free since 2015. Increasing from 7 to 10 studios with our 2023 redevelopment, the program will support 350 artists over the next 35 years, providing the space for artists to research and produce new works without constraint in an open and critically engaged environment.


Each year, the One Year Studio Program offers 10 selected artists:

  • The opportunity to take part in our program for a concentrated, 12-month period to support creative development 
  • A rent-free studio in the heart of Sydney, with proximity to peer organisations including the Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art, Firstdraft, National Art School and UNSW Art & Design
  • Flexible working space with 24/7 access 
  • Universal access across the entire building
  • Communal spaces to connect with peers, colleagues and Artspace staff
  • Individual studio visits from Artspace staff throughout the duration of the program
  • Curatorial advocacy, including introductions to local and international curators through Artspace’s peer network
  • Opportunities to participate in Artspace’s expanded artistic program, including Open Studios, public programs, and learning and outreach initiatives with education and community partners
  • ‘Stop-work lunches’ hosted by Artspace, which bring together all the studio artists with the Artspace team and visiting national and international peers 

Selection process

Our studio residents are selected via an Open Call for applications each year, which are assessed by Artspace staff and Board Members, including Board artist representatives.

Unsolicited applications outside of the Open Call period will not be considered.
Successful applicants will need to be based in Sydney for the duration of their residency.​ 


Dunn & Hillam Architecture + Urban Design, render of Artist Studio in The Gunnery building, 2023

Dunn & Hillam Architecture + Urban Design, render of Artist Studio in The Gunnery building, 2023

2020 One Year Studio Artists

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Artspace One Year Studio Archive

16 Feb - 01 Jun 2021

Marian Abboud

16 Feb - 01 Jun 2021

Seth Birchall

16 Feb - 01 Jun 2021

Rainbow Chan

16 Feb - 01 Jun 2021

Rochelle Haley

16 Feb - 01 Jun 2021

Fiona Lowry

16 Feb - 01 Jun 2021

TV Moore