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The Arts

Parramatta Artists' Studios Open

Kalanjay Dhir in his Parramatta Artists' Studio, 2020. Photo Jacquie Manning.


2021-2022 Parramatta Artists' Studios Open

PAS Open is a series of short-term residency projects that take place both online and on-site across Western Sydney. Parramatta Artists’ Studios recently welcomed our new PAS Open digital residency artists - Amala Groom, Hossein, Maissa Alameddine, Feras Shaheen, Lu Forsberg and Celine Cheung. 


2022 Parramatta Artists' Studios Open On-Site Residency Have Now Closed

Our PAS Open On-Site Residencies includes four shorter-term on-site residencies held with partner organisations, Powerhouse Castle Hill, Wentworth Point Community Centre and Library, and the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University.  


    What is the PAS Open On-Site Residency?

    PAS Open on-site residencies support artists to:

    • Undertake self-directed research or create new work
    • Deliver a talk about their project or practice at the end of their residency period
    • Deliver a public program in collaboration with PAS or partner organisations (for an additional fee)

    PAS Open on-site artists will be supported by: 

    • Regular meetings with a mentor (the mentor can be nominated by the artist or paired by PAS)
    • Support from the PAS team 
    • A community of peers through PAS Open Together
    • Fully subsidised studio space at our partner organisation for four weeks
    • A residency fee of $4,000

    Each residency has a theme/topic that artists will be asked to respond to in their application.

    PAS Open Together Program

    Artists participating in PAS Open will meet monthly to either hear from PAS Open peers about their project, or engage in a professional development program. This alternating program will offer a relaxed and informal space for artists to make connections and build community. 


    Who is eligible for the PAS Open On-Site Residency?

    We encourage applications from:

    • First Nations artists
    • Artists from Parramatta, Western Sydney and Greater Sydney

    Applicants can be:

    • Artists from any discipline
    • Artists with a collaborative practice
    • Previous PAS artists 
    • Students

    All applicants must be 18-years and older.


    What are the program dates?

    Applications close: Wednesday 16 March 2022, midnight AEDT

    Applicants notified: early - mid April 2022

    Program commences: May 2022


    How do I apply?

    Applications are now closed. We will be announcing the artists in the coming weeks.


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