Darbyshire_body.jpgWhen you become an Artsource Patron, or donate as an individual, foundation or corporation, you are helping us to make a real and lasting difference for artists and the visual arts in Western Australia.

Not only do you help us to provide vital professional services and opportunities for artists, but also, you support us in promoting the excellence, diversity and outstanding value the visual arts bring to us all.

Although Artsource is proud to have our work part-funded and endorsed by State Government, via the Department for Culture and the Arts, this represents only a small proportion of our income.  We rely on our Patrons and donors to help us deliver so much more and we simply couldn’t do nearly as much without you.  Here are just a few things you help us to do.


Artists need space to develop ideas and create their work.  Artsource finds studios for artists and makes them available at affordable rents well below commercial rates and, where possible, for up to five years. More >


The Artsource residency program gives artists an invaluable opportunity to develop their practice outside their normal routines.  We host regional, national and international artists residencies at our studio apartment in Fremantle and we support Western Australian artists in residence in Sydney and internationally. More >

Regional + Indigenous

Artsource is committed to supporting artists across Western Australia.  We provide the gateway for regional and indigenous artists to access opportunities and resources to help them build successful careers.  More >

Information, Education + Advice

Artists need regular and timely market information and access to opportunities as they arise. In addition to weekly emails on career opportunities, Artsource also supports artists’ professional development through talks, workshops and events.

Work Opportunities

Artsource develops paid employment opportunities for artists. We do this by working with business, property developers, local government and others, both in Australia and internationally. More >


The visual arts in Western Australia should be both seen and heard.  Artsource is passionate about promoting the visual arts and speaking with a strong voice on behalf of artists and the arts. News + Print >

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Celebrating arts partnership in WA

Creative Partnerships Australia have produced this clip to celebrate the magic that happens when arts and cultural institutions partner with the private sector to create new work, engage with communities and contribute to a more vibrant, progressive and sustainable society.

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