Fremantle Arts Centre and Art Ichol (India) are pleased to announce a new partnership that will see Western Australian and Indian artists engage in an Artist in Residence Exchange Program. FAC will select one WA artist to travel to the rural city of Maihar in Madhya Pradesh, India to live and work at Art Ichol during September 2017.

Art Ichol is a multi-faceted arts organisation that hosts national and international artists in a diverse artist in residence program. Consisting of three estates, The Art Ichol Skill Centre, The Maihar Heritage Home and Amaria ~ The Writer’s Retreat, Art Ichol offers a unique living and working experience. Art Ichol’s facilities include studio spaces, living quarters, an art gallery, bronze casting foundry, open-air sculpture park, stone and wood carving workshop, ceramic and pottery centre, painter’s studio, clay modelling room, graphic studio and an art café.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Art Ichol, an organisation that’s known for its’ innovative residency program and strong creative culture. The Artist in Residence Exchange Program offers artists an opportunity to develop their practice, explore a part of Indian culture and use studios and facilities that they might not have access to otherwise,” said FAC Director Jim Cathcart.

Applications for the 2017 Fremantle Arts Centre & Art Ichol Artist in Residence Exchange Program are now open and FAC invites WA artists to apply.

The successful applicant will receive a return airfare between Perth and India (including airport transfers from the Indian airport), independent living quarters, three meals a day, laundry and WiFi facilities, an independent workspace (including a quantified supply of working materials) and access to Art Ichol’s shared workshops and studios.

Only artists whose primary place of residence and work is located within WA are eligible to apply. Applications close COB Friday 24 February 2017.

For more information about Art Ichol Maihar visit

For further details about the 2017 Fremantle Arts Centre & Art Ichol AIR Exchange Program or to apply, contact FAC AIR Coordinator Bevan Honey at [email protected].

Applications must be made to Fremantle Arts Centre.

For media enquiries contact Communications Assistant Sam Leung at [email protected] or 08 9432 9565.