Visual Arts Music Literature
From 2 weeks to 3 months
Paid by host 

PAS provides subsidised rent. They also provide access to basic equipment and resources, as well as spending time to establish your networks.

Paid by artist 

Resident artists cover their travel & travel-related costs, subsidised accommodation costs, materials and living costs.

Application guidelines 

Applications are open to:

  • Artists from all disciplines, including but not limited to, painting, digital media, photography, filmmaking, performance, sculpture and writing.
  • Artists from Regional New South Wales, Australia and across the world are welcome to apply.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or above.

Visit their website for application guidelines and to access the online application form.




Parramatta Artists Studios

Parramatta Artists Studios

Artist-in-Residence Program


Parramatta Artists Studios (PAS) is the energetic home for creative production in the centre of Western Sydney. Established in 2006, they have served over 100 artists by:

  • providing professional workspaces
  • enabling creative projects
  • networking artists with arts influencers, local communities and peers
  • building a hub for artistic practice and ideas

They are dedicated to delivering a valuable and productive studio and residency program networking artists in the City of Parramatta. PAS artists make, connect and find inspiration in Parramatta, contributing significantly to its vibrant and quickly growing cultural sector.

Residencies of between 2 weeks and 3-months are open to artists from regional NSW, interstate or internationally. Located near Parramatta’s bustling dining precinct and a 10-minute walk from the studio complex, their self-contained apartment includes two bedrooms as well as all the creature comforts to ensure your stay is comfortable. A subsidised monthly rental fee is payable.

Residencies are available from 1 February 2016 to 31 January 2017.


Artists become an integral part of the growing Parramatta Artists Studios network. During their stay, the artists will also contribute to the PAS community/network by delivering artists talks, studio tours, workshops and/or a project relating to your practice.

Accommodation Information 
  • One residential apartment is available for international, interstate and regional artists throughout the year.
  • The residential apartment is available for periods up to 3 months.
  • Residential apartment fee is AUD $86.10 per week.
  • There is no studio at the apartment. If a studio is also required, an additional weekly fee of AUD $26.90 is payable as per non-residential studio fees.
  • Please note, fees are subject to change.
  • The apartment is separate to the PAS building and is located within a 10 minute walk from PAS. It is located within the Parramatta CBD.
  • Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, lounge/dining, internal laundry
  • Wifi, kitchen utensils, bedroom and bathroom linen all provided.
  • One car spot is located on-site.
  • The apartment is accessible by lift and stairs
  • Please note, details of available apartment are subject to change.
Studio Information 

There are fourteen studios in the studio complex. The resident artists utilise a studio that is approx 25sqm. It has wifi, tables and chairs.

Technical Information 

A range of equipment and resources are available for use by the artists including screens, projectors, DSLR camera, easels and Internet connection. Access to local facilities, including rehearsal studios, video production equipment, a ceramic studio and a darkroom can be arranged on a case-by-case basis for an additional fee.


Located in Parramatta, the Parramatta Artists Studios are at the centre of a quickly growing urban city. Known as the heart of Western Sydney, Parramatta is a diverse playground for dining, entertainment and culture; from the picturesque parks, river foreshore and heritage sites to award-winning dining, a passionate sports culture and cultural street festivals; PAS artists experience the vibrant culture of an urban city on the move. PAS has a strong network of peer cultural organisations in Parramatta – Riverside Theatres, Parramatta Heritage and Information Centre, Pop Up Parramatta, Information and Cultural Exchange, FORM Dance Projects, Parramatta Art Society and ParraClay – as well as across Western Sydney, with key arts centres in Blacktown, Campbelltown, Bankstown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Casula, Penrith and Auburn. Parramatta celebrates and platforms its cultural diversity through hosting major celebrations such as Parramasala, Burramatta Day, Parramatta Lanes, Loy Krathong and Australia Day.

68 Macquarie Street
Parramatta NSW 2150

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