Fremantle Arts Centre

General information

Brief description of organisation

Fremantle Arts Centre is a multi-arts organisation uniquely situated in a magnificent neo-gothic building in the breezy, blue-skied, harbour town of Fremantle. It presents a diverse exhibition program and engages with current developments in contemporary art and culture, creating opportunities for both artists and audiences alike

Brief description of residency program

Fremantle Arts Centre hosts a residency program which provides opportunities for artists to work on short to mid-term projects, connect with the local, national and international art community and potentially feed into broader exhibition programs, events and learning opportunities. We endeavour to foster rich and diverse experiences for contributing artists.

There are eleven studios on the Fremantle Art Centre grounds varied in size and suitability for different artistic activities. There is one residential apartment in FremantleĀ“s historic West End.

Applications for residencies that require the use of the residential apartment will be accepted during the month of September 2017 for residencies taking place after September 2018. Residencies not requiring the use of the residential apartment will be accepted at any time.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
Type of organisation
  • Part of a Governmental Institution

Residency conditions

Number of artists resident at one time

between 11 and 16

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Ceramics Facilities
  • Woodworking Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
Number of studios

between 11 and 16

  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant

How to reach

By train

Take the train to Fremantle train station

By plane

Take the plane to Perth airport.

Nearest airport

Perth International

Contact information

Fremantle Arts Centre
PO Box 891
6959 Fremantle, Western Australia

Phone: 61 (+8) 9432 9555
Fax: 61 (+8) 9430 6613

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