Artistic Program

One Year Studio Program

Artist Studio, Artspace, The Gunnery, Sydney, 2023. Courtesy Artspace and DunHillam. Photo: Katherine Lu

One Year Studio Program

Each year, we offer ten rent-free studios which support and facilitate the professional development of artists at all stages of their careers, from emerging to established.

The One Year Studio Program provides artists with the space to work freely, test new ideas, engage with each other and connect with our national and international peer networks and audiences. As well as providing much-needed space for experimentation and the development of new work, the Program offers critical support through advocacy and curatorial dialogue that directly impact artists’ careers.

Artspace has offered one-year studio residencies entirely rent free since 2015. The 2023 redevelopment has enabled us to increase our studios from 7 to 10. This means the program will support 350 artists over the next 35 years.

Each year, 10 selected artists are given the opportunity to take part in our program for a concentrated 12-month period to support their creative development.


Each artist receives:

  • A flexible rent-free light-filled studio space of approximately 45sqm with a kitchenette and working desk

  • 24/7 studio access

  • Opportunities to participate in Artspace’s Open Studios, public programs, and outreach initiatives

  • Individual studio visits from Artspace staff for professional development throughout the year

  • Curatorial advocacy, including introductions to local and international curators through Artspace’s peer network

  • A location in the heart of Sydney, close to peer organisations including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Firstdraft, National Art School and UNSW Art & Design

  • Universal access throughout the building, including communal spaces for connecting with peers and colleagues

  • Invitations to ‘Stop-work lunches’ hosted by Artspace, with other studio artists, the Artspace team and visiting national and international peersOur 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.


International and interstate artists are encouraged to apply but must be willing to relocate to Sydney for the duration of the residency, at their own expense, in order to fully participate in the program.

The Open Call will be announced by the end of August each year. Unsolicited applications outside of the Open Call period will not be considered.

For further information please contact: studios@artspace.org.au

Current

studio artist

Brian Fuata

6 Nov 2023 – 7 Feb 2025

studio artist

David M Thomas

6 Nov 2023 – 7 Feb 2025

studio artist

Gemma Smith

6 Nov 2023 – 7 Feb 2025

studio artist

Jack Ball

6 Nov 2023 – 7 Feb 2025

studio artist

Jazz Money

6 Nov 2023 – 7 Feb 2025

studio artist

Julia Gutman

6 Nov 2023 – 7 Feb 2025

studio artist

Latai Taumoepeau

6 Nov 2023 – 7 Feb 2025

studio artist

Leyla Stevens

6 Nov 2023 – 7 Feb 2025

studio artist

Thea Anamara Perkins

6 Nov 2023 – 7 Feb 2025

Past

studio artist

Fiona Lowry

16 Feb – 1 Jun 2021

studio artist

Marian Abboud

16 Feb – 1 Jun 2021

studio artist

Rainbow Chan

16 Feb – 1 Jun 2021

studio artist

Rochelle Haley

16 Feb – 1 Jun 2021

studio artist

Seth Birchall

16 Feb – 1 Jun 2021

studio artist

TV Moore

16 Feb – 1 Jun 2021

artist

Chris Dolman

20 Feb – 16 Feb 2020

studio artist

Abdullah M.I. Syed

20 Feb 2019 – 16 Feb 2020

studio artist

Club Ate

20 Feb 2019 – 16 Feb 2020

studio artist

Jelena Telecki

20 Feb 2019 – 16 Feb 2020

studio artist

Lauren Brincat

20 Feb 2019 – 16 Feb 2020

studio artist

Marian Tubbs

20 Feb 2019 – 16 Feb 2020

studio artist

Salote Tawale

20 Feb 2019 – 16 Feb 2020

studio artist

Cybele Cox

20 Feb 2018 – 20 Feb 2019

studio artist

David Griggs

20 Feb 2018 – 20 Feb 2019

studio artist

Elizabeth Pulie

20 Feb 2018 – 20 Feb 2019

studio artist

Eugene Choi

20 Feb 2018 – 20 Feb 2019

studio artist

Heath Franco

20 Feb 2018 – 20 Feb 2019

studio artist

Matthew Griffin

20 Feb 2018 – 20 Feb 2019

studio artist

Snack Syndicate

20 Feb 2018 – 20 Feb 2019

studio artist

Agatha Gothe-Snape

1 Feb 2017 – 1 Feb 2018

studio artist

Bianca Hester

1 Feb 2017 – 1 Feb 2018

studio artist

Justene Williams

1 Feb 2017 – 1 Feb 2018

studio artist

Karen Black

1 Feb 2017 – 1 Feb 2018

studio artist

Keg de Souza

1 Feb 2017 – 1 Feb 2018

studio artist

Mason Kimber

1 Feb 2017 – 1 Feb 2018

studio artist

Tom Polo

1 Feb 2017 – 1 Feb 2018

studio artist

BC Institute

1 Feb 2016 – 1 Feb 2017

studio artist

Benjamin Forster

1 Feb 2016 – 1 Feb 2017

artist

Hossein Ghaemi

1 Feb 2016 – 1 Feb 2017

artist

Khaled Sabsabi

1 Feb 2016 – 1 Feb 2017

studio artist

Koji Ryui

1 Feb 2016 – 1 Feb 2017

studio artist

Nell

1 Feb 2016 – 1 Feb 2017

studio artist

Raquel Ormella

1 Feb 2016 – 1 Feb 2017

studio artist

Clare Milledge

1 Jan 2015 – 2 Feb 2016

studio artist

Hany Armanious

1 Jan 2015 – 2 Feb 2016

studio artist

Kelly Doley

1 Jan 2015 – 2 Feb 2016

studio artist

Khadim Ali

1 Jan 2015 – 1 Feb 2016

studio artist

Mikala Dwyer

1 Jan 2015 – 2 Feb 2016

studio artist

Nick Dorey

1 Jan 2015 – 2 Feb 2016

studio artist

Tim Silver

1 Jan 2015 – 2 Feb 2016