Parramatta Artists’ Studios

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Name of Residency: Artist in Residence

The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program of Parramatta Artists’ Studios (PAS) offers a residential apartment and studio space to artists from outside of Sydney, Australia.


The program supports artists from diverse practices and across career stages, and cultivates a supportive environment for artists to progress their careers by providing:

  • a subsidised studio space in the Parramatta CBD
  • a subsidised residential apartment
  • up to AUD $500.00 materials budget
  • professional development programs including curatorial visits
  • a community and network of artists and arts workers
  • opportunities to connect with artistic and local communities through public programs

Please visit our webpage for more information about our annual program of events and activities:

Residency Programme since: 2007
Description of Organisation:

The energetic home for creative production in the centre of Western Sydney, Parramatta Artists’ Studios (PAS) has supported hundreds of artists since opening in 2006. PAS provides a supportive studio environment for artists to develop their practices, whilst also connecting them with a community of peers and arts professionals.

In 2019, PAS expanded to open an additional studio facility in Rydalmere containing six warehouse-style studios. This new space focuses on engaging artists beyond an emerging career stage and re-engages with former PAS studio artists to contribute to career sustainability.

From our studios in Parramatta and Rydalmere, artists make, connect and find inspiration in this fast-growing location. Through PAS’ creative programs, our artists engage with Parramatta and the wider community, contributing significantly to its vibrant culture.

Organisation founded in: 2006
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of a Governmental Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): AUD $95.00 per week, AUD $24.00 for each additional person, up to 3 people in total
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Up to AUD $500.00 in material costs
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Kingsford Smith International Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Parramatta
    How to reach by plane: The main airport in Sydney is Kingsford Smith Airport for domestic and international flights.
    How to reach by train: Parramatta Train Station is within 10 minutes 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).
    How to reach 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.
    Street & Number: Level 1 & 2, 68 Macquarie Street
    Postal Code: 2150
    City: Parramatta
    Country long: Australia
    Level 1 & 2, 68 Macquarie Street
    Parramatta 2150 NSW AUS
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