Maria-Hildrick_1.jpgWhy become a member?

Established in 1986, Artsource is one of the longest running art membership organisations in the state, and a mature and important asset to the cultural infrastructure in Western Australia.

Our accumulated resources - including networks partners and supporters, a wealth of collective knowledge, and the experience of our leadership and members - positions us uniquely to lead in supporting the visual arts sector, to survive, and to thrive into the future.

Our membership services provide visual artists with opportunities and practical support to help ensure a career in the visual arts is both rewarding and provides a sustainable income.

If you are actively involved in the visual arts as an artist, craft practitioner, student, arts officer, curator, or you are simply interested in WA’s thriving visual arts sector, Artsource has something for you.


  • Connects you to visual arts opportunities and networks;
  • Advises on artists’ issues and funding;
  • Presents professional development opportunities;
  • Connects artists with clients;
  • Manages more than forty private studio spaces across Perth;
  • Is an advocate for WA artists in local, national and international forums; and 
  • Keeps you up-to-date with relevant industry information.

We offer three membership categories:

  • ACCESS: This entry-level membership provides essential services, including: 
  • Discounts to Artsource events and exhibitions;
  • Industry discounts at Bunnings, Oxlades, Jacksons, and many others;
  • Weekly artLines newsletter, with residencies, grants, and arts news;
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting; and
  • Elegibility to rent one of our dozens of artist studios.
  • PLUS: Receive all the benefits of ACCESS and PLUS membership, plus:
  • Weekly artLeads newsletter, with paid employment opportunities for artists; and
  • Personalised profile on the Artist Gallery page.
  • MAX: Recieve all the benefits of ACCESS and PLUS membership, plus:
  • Our comprehensive insurance package, including public liability, product liability, professional indemnity, and other coverage.

(Note that annual membership fees are tax deductible for practising professionals.)

Other ways to get involved:

  • ARTSOURCE ASSOCIATES: Suitable for individuals and organisations with a professional interest in the visual arts.  For example, architects, developers, curators, interior designers, consultants, galleries, arts organisations, local governments and schools.
  • ARTSOURCE PATRONS: Support our work with regular annual or monthly, donations (tax deductible). It's a great way for people with an enthusiasm for the arts to support us, get involved, and keep up-to-date with the visual arts.

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