Parramatta Artists Studios

General information

Brief description of organisation

Parramatta Artists Studios is at the fore of contemporary artistic production. Located in the centre of Parramatta’s CBD, in the heart of Western Sydney, the Studios offer affordable non-residential/residential studio and exhibition space to emerging and established contemporary artists.

Organisation founded in

2006

Brief description of residency program

Parramatta Artists Studios contains 14 non-residential studios and 1 residential studio and focuses on contemporary artistic practice including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, film and digital media.

Residencies are open to artists from across Australia and the world. Stays of between 2 weeks and 3 months are permitted. Residencies are for artists to research and/or make new work. With resident artists contributing to the PAS artistic program through talks, workshops and other activities.

The residential apartment is separate to the studio complex building, with only a 10 minute walk in-between. The apartment has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, so more than one artist can stay at a time. Companions are permitted (additional fees may be charged).

Parramatta Artists Studios contributes to the broader community through an annual program of events, workshops and arts activities. Activities revolve around the making, learning and sharing of contemporary arts in all its forms.

Residency program since

2007

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
Type of organisation
  • Part of a Governmental Institution

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time

1

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Grants available

There are no applicable grants from Parramatta Artists Studios. Despite this, the accommodation rental and studio fees are substantially subsidised, ensuring affordability and accessibility.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food

Accommodation rental fees are substantially subsidised

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Urban

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
Number of studios

between 11 and 16

Type and size of studios

Private Studio

Accomodation
  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

Parramatta Train Station is within 10 minute´s walk from the studio complex and residential apartment buildings. Parramatta is located on the Western Line. It is approximately a 25 minute journey from Central Station (main Sydney CBD station).

By plane

The main airport in Sydney is Kingsford Smith Airport for domestic and international flights.

By car

Parramatta Artists Studios is easily accessible by the main Sydney arterial roads - Parramatta Road and Victoria Road. Parramatta is located 25km west of the Sydney CBD.

Nearest airport

Kingsford Smith International Airport

Contact information

Parramatta Artists Studios
Level 1 & 2, 68 Macquarie Street
2145 Parramatta
Australia

studios@parracity.nsw.gov.au
www.parramattastudios.com

Phone: +61-2-9687 6090

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