Rent-free for Artists 2015
Rent-free for Artists 2014


Proposals to exhibit at West Space across 2017 are now closed.

For the first time in West Space’s history, we are very pleased to announce that we will be paying artist fees to all exhibiting artists in our program from 2017.

West Space encourages a diversity of work that contributes to broad contemporary art concerns: aesthetic, social, political and material. We aim to respond in a timely and inclusive way to current tendencies in international contemporary art, but we also take responsibility in leading discussion on issues that relate to our local context. We work with contemporary artists at early and pivotal points in their career, and actively seek out experimentation, risk and innovation as an objective of the artistic program.

Selected artists and curators work closely with West Space staff to develop their exhibition project, receiving critical feedback as well as practical support. We welcome proposals by emerging and established practitioners and applications for solo, collaborative or group exhibitions. Proposals can be submitted for West Space’s Front Space, Gallery 1, Gallery 2 and Back Space. Artists exhibiting in Gallery 1 and 2 will receive $900, and artists exhibiting in the Front Space and Back Space will receive $500. Our artist fee structure has been determined by the size of our gallery spaces.

Applications close Friday 19th August, midnight AEST. Please note: West Space now has 1 open call programming round per year.

We strongly recommend prospective applicants read through the following sections on our website: How to Apply; Our gallery spaces; Tips & feedback.

Please note that West Space does not exhibit work by current undergraduate students. We will accept proposals from undergraduate students for exhibitions that will commence after their studies are complete.