West Australian artists are invited to apply for a residency commencing October 1 running through to December 15. 

Fremantle Art Centre’s annual exchange program is back, this time in collaboration with Irish Museum of Modern Art!

This exciting program will give one Western Australian artist the opportunity to live and work at the picturesque Irish Museum of Modern Art for a 2-to-3-month residency in late 2024.

The successful applicant will be granted return airfare between Perth and Dublin, independent living quarters, a studio with shared workshop facilities, and a $7,500 stipend to support studio costs and living expenses.

The recipient will enjoy the opportunity to engage with IMMA’s programming departments and in direct art making research.

IMMA is Ireland’s National Cultural Institution for Modern and Contemporary Art. Their diverse and ambitious programme comprises exhibitions, commissions and projects by leading Irish and international artists. For more information please visit Residency Programme – IMMA

Only artists whose primary place of residence and work is located within Western Australia are eligible.

PLEASE NOTE: Artist travels to IMMA: October 1. Artist concludes IMMA: December 15.

Applications NOW OPEN

Applications close: June 23

Artists informed: July  10

Applications for the FAC and IMMA exchange will only be accepted through our online form. Should you wish to discuss the residency with our staff please email [email protected]



Our Studio Program offers artists from all disciplines the opportunity to explore and develop works and ideas. In this artist-led program, artists and their practice are matched to one of our beautiful studios and join a welcoming, innovative and diverse artistic community.

  • 9 studios – varying in size and suitability (depending on proposed activities).
  • Accessible 7 days a week, 9am–5pm.
  • No rental costs associated with the FAC Studio Program.
  • Artists are responsible for all costs related to studio activities.
  • Studios granted in 1, 3, or 6 month terms.
  • Located on the ground floor, upper levels (accessible by stairs only), and outdoors on FAC grounds.

Applications are currently closed.


Our Residency Program offers artists from international, national, regional and remote areas an apartment in Fremantle in addition to a studio at Fremantle Arts Centre.

Fremantle Arts Centre is the custodian of a beautiful residential apartment located at the Moores Building.

  • Fully contained, light-filled apartment with balcony.
  • Granted in durations of up to one month.
  • Situated within the historic West End of Fremantle.
  • Connected to the Moores Building – a FAC-run contemporary art studio and exhibition space located less than 2 kilometre’s from FAC.
  • No rental costs associated with the FAC Residency Program
  • Artists are responsible for all costs related to travel, living expenses and studio production.
  • Artists may receive resource support for public programming or other events related to their residency in negotiation with FAC.

We welcome proposals from individual artists, groups and organisations across all art forms for placement within the Fremantle Arts Centre Studio and Residency program. We strongly encourage artists of First Nations, CALD, LGBTQIA+ and disability communities with practices across disciplines to contact us.

Applications are currently closed.