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Apply for an artist studio


Goolugatup Heathcote’s artist studios provide a unique opportunity to be part of a vibrant and close-knit creative community of over 40 tenants. Just 15 minutes’ drive from Perth CBD, it is fast becoming an innovative sanctuary for arts practitioners seeking a peaceful, yet vibrant working environment.


Our studios range in size from 7m2 to 30m2. All of our studios provide WiFi and power, use of shared kitchenette, and secure access. Some studios also have river views, aircon, and jarrah boards. All our tenants have access to a free bookable workshop space for running classes or events. They can also make two free bookings per year in our venues for hire, and reduced-rate bookings subsequently.


Current vacancies

Gyinning Ellen Brook Building


  • Studio 2

    • $229.33 per month.

    • 15.2m2

    • Studio overlooking the river with high ceilings, private doors onto veranda, aircon, jarrah boards, and good floorspace.

  • Studio 4

    • $155.50 per month.

    • 8.45m2

    • Studio with high ceilings, aircon, jarrah boards.

  • Studio 6

    • $446.23 per month.

    • 30m2

    • Large studio workshop, to suit collective or artist-run org. High ceilings, aircon, lino, private door, sink.


Mandoon Helena Building


  • Studio 5

    • $145.18 per month.

    • 9.6m2

    • Good-sized studio with hard-wearing vinyl flooring and large windows onto balcony giving great natural light.

How to Apply


Studio applications are by online form. Applicants provide an artist CV, images of past work, and answer a few short questions. If there are more eligible applicants than there are available studios, the process becomes competitive and is decided by a panel based on selection criteria.


We strongly recommend making a time with the staff to view the spaces before submitting an application. To arrange a viewing, contact us on 9364 5666 or heathcote@melville.wa.gov.au

Applications close _______.


  • Must be professional practising artists. Visual artists are prioritised.

  • Must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, living in WA at the time of applying.

  • Residents of the City of Melville are encouraged to apply.

  • Previous recipients of a Heathcote studio space will not take priority in the application process.


Selection Criteria

  • Artistic merit and quality.

  • Professional practice, demonstrated in recognised exhibitions, commissions, or awards.

  • Formal arts training at tertiary level (minimum 3 years) or equivalent sector experience​.