Global City 2-for-1 Campaign

Global City Residencies

Artsource Global City Residency
Sydney, Australia

In partnership with Artspace Visual Arts Centre, this three-month residency is offered to a Western Australian artist each year and provides a cosy studio apartment in the vibrant heart of Sydney.

Applications are open now.


Perdita Phillips is our Global City Sydney Residency recipient for 2017. She works across a range of media on issues surrounding the environment and non-human worlds. Perdita will investigate stygofauna through a series of mixed media/collage drawings and sound installations during the twelve-week residency at Artspace in October and November 2017.

Artspace Sydney at a Glance

  • Residency includes: Use of a live-in studio apartment at Artspace, Woolloomooloo
  • Duration of Residency: 3 months
  • Funding provided: $8,000 artist fee + travel. Accommodation paid by Artsource directly to Artspace.
  • Residency Dates: October to December annually
  • Applications now closed

Eligibility + Requirements

  • Applicants must be Australian citizens or have Australian permanent resident status.
  • Applicants must be Western Australian residents and have resided in Western Australia for at least 24 consecutive months prior to the application.
  • Applicants must be professional practising visual artists and recognised as such by their peers.
  • Students are ineligible to apply.
  • Next round of applications due September 2017.
  • The recipient of this residency will be a representative of the State of Western Australia.

 If you have any queries about your eligibility, please contact the Studios and Residencies Manager on

Find out more

To check application requirements, ask questions and get a form, please contact our Studios and Residencies Manager, Loretta Martella (Tuesdays to Thursdays):

Global City 2-for-1 Appeal: Singapore

With your help, we can send more professional artists on residency to develop their practice, advance their careers and build important international networks. Joining our Global City 2-for-1 Appeal will see your donation doubled by Creative Partnerships Australia. We are aiming to raise $15,000 to put towards not just one, but two artist residencies to the bustling metropolis of Singapore.

Second only to studios as the most valuable support we offer to professional artists, we are excited to be adding Singapore to our Global City Residencies portfolio.

Why Singapore? Singapore is a major visual arts hub for the region with existing connections for Australian artists, gallerists and curators. There is a thriving arts community, with a number of residency opportunities for research, art production and critical discourse.

Artsource is developing additional Global City Residencies to create new opportunities for members and foster the visual arts in our state. Our goal is to develop and offer a range of quality residencies, of varying lengths, open to artists at different stages in their careers. Fundraising has begun and ideas for potential destinations and support are welcome. Please contact our Studios and Residencies Manager, Loretta Martella:


Clare Peake discovered how much her practice is influenced by her studio environment once her material investigations picked up momentum and her initial works morphed into a blanket made up of test pieces and parts of other works. Her twelve-week artist residency in Sydney has been documented on Instagram - @clareapeake.

About her time at Artspace, Clare says, "The residency was a stimulating and challenging experience, full of the type of crazy reflection that comes along with taking a step out of your everyday life. I will be processing this experience for a long time for sure, but one of most rewarding aspects to come out of the three months spent at Artspace was the feeling of confidence and clarity gained in regard to my practice. I am returning home with even more determination and energy to bring to my work."

Clare Peake, Artspace Residency Day 6 #studiotime, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.Clare Peake, Artspace Residency Day 16 #speakwell, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.Clare Peake, Artspace Residency Day 72 #securityblanket, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist
IMAGES left to right:
Clare Peake, Artspace Residency Day 6 #studiotime, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.
Clare Peake, Artspace Residency Day 16 #speakwell, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.
Clare Peake, Artspace Residency Day 72 #securityblanket, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist

Supported By

Department of Culture and the Arts and Artspace, Sydney

Department of Culture and the Arts | Lotterywest   Artspace

Previous Artspace Residency recipients




Michael Wise


Peter Matulich


Gina Moore


Cy O'Neil


Matthew Hunt


Paul O'Connor


Phil Gamblen


Jeremy Kirwan-Ward


Juliet Lea


Mike Singe


Michele Theunissen


Minaxi May


Brendan van Hek


Bennett Miller


Gian Manik


Mark Parfitt


Elise Harmsen + Jurgen Kerkovius


Thea Constantino


Sione Johnston


Tane Andrews


Teelah George


Clare Peake


Perdita Phillips