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Artist In Residence Programs

Image credit: Francois Peron National Park. Photography by CJ Maddock.


Applications now closed
Successful applicants
notified by May 31

Kristen Brownfield
Project Officer
08 9271 3902

We are excited to offer three unique Artist in Residence opportunities across the Mid West, Gascoyne and Great Southern regions in 2024.

With the support of the WA State Government’s Regional Exhibition Touring Boost, ART ON THE MOVE offers residency opportunities for artists interested in working with local communities and collections.

This year, three Western Australian artist will be provided the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a significant research project while living and working in Kinjarling/Albany, Gathaagudu/Shark Bay or Carnamah.

Application outcomes will be announced on or prior to May 31, 2024.

Click the images below to access the details of each residency:



How do I apply?

Applications can be submitted online at the following pages:

Please contact Kristen Brownfield at project@artonthemove.art or 08 9271 3902 if you require the application form in another format.

What support is offered throughout the application process?

Support from ART ON THE MOVE is available to artists throughout every stage of the application process. We encourage all applicants to contact us with any questions, or to request any support.

Please email project@artonthemove.art or call 08 9271 3902 during business hours. We are always happy to help.

How many residencies are being offered?

There are three residency placements being offered in 2024.

Artists may apply as individuals or collectives. In the case of collectives, the residency fee will be divided between members.

What are some examples of past projects?

You can read about the 2023 Activating Collections recipients Gok-Lim Finch, Erin Coates, Perdita Phillips and Brett Leigh Dicks and their projects here:

In the below video, 2021 Activating Collections Artist in Residence Nathan Beard talks about his experience at the Museum of the Goldfields:

To learn more, we will also be offering an information session on Thursday April 11, 5.30pm – 6.30pm with host organisations and artists, who will discuss their projects in more detail. This is a great opportunity to hear directly from those who have participated in the program, and ask any relevant questions. Registrations essential – click here to register

Can I apply for more than one of the residencies?

Yes, you may submit an application to each residency location. However, if successful, you will only be selected for one program.

Please keep in mind that each residency is in response to the local stories and community. If you are considering multiple applications, please contact us to discuss your proposed project/s and suitability to each location.

This project has been made possible through the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost managed by the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, supported by Royalties for Regions and delivered by ART ON THE MOVE and the Art Gallery of Western Australia.