Paid by artist:

For the ongoing funding of laboratory activities, SymbioticA charges a $200 per week fixed fee.
In addition, expensive laboratory consumables must be budgeted for. Projects that do not involve a laboratory component will be charged a reduced fixed fee depending on the demands on resources associated with the project.

SymbioticA cannot subsidise your project in any financial capacity. They request that you ensure you have adequate funds to cover your project and your own living expenses during the residency.

Application guidelines:

Read more about the program here.

Applications are selected based on:

  • quality of concept
  • quality of past work
  • innovative nature of the project
  • SymbioticAs ability to contribute to the project.

Specialists and SymbioticA residents are called on should their expertise be required in the assessment process.

SymbioticA accepts applications all year round

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SymbioticA is a laboratory that facilitates artistic research residencies enabling artists and researchers to engage in wet biology practices within a biological science department.

Our physical location within the School of Anatomy and Human Biology exposes artists and researchers to the culture and practice of science providing a hothouse for developing new skills and knowledge for its residents. Residents practise lab work and are given training in scientific and technical knowledge related to the area of research the resident wishes to pursue.

As a part of The University of Western Australia, they also offer residents a wealth of resource equipment, knowledge and expertise. Residents have worked in collaboration with academics and technicians in the biological and social sciences, arts and humanities, engineering and agriculture departments.


The residency takes place at the University of Western Australia, 10 minutes from downtown Perth. The physical location takes place within the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology.

Contact information

35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, Perth
Stirling Highway
Nedlands WA 6009

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