Applications for 2024/25 NOW OPEN
The Denmark Arts Artist in Residence Program supports up to four visiting artists per year to undertake a residency at the Denmark Artshouse for up to approximately 6 weeks.
Denmark has a vibrant creative community and cultural identity, with a high number of established and aspiring musicians, makers, crafters, performance artists, visual artists, writers and artists working across multiple disciplines. Denmark also has a unique natural and cultural heritage with strong community interest in supporting and promoting environmental sustainability and conservation values.
The program aims to provide artists with an opportunity to immerse themselves in Denmark's community and natural environment and to undertake research and development for their own creative practice– and to support skill sharing, community and sector capacity building, encourage the creation of new networks, spark collaboration, and support the mutual exchange of ideas.
We'd like to thank everyone who applied for our 2023/24 program.
The available seasons for 24/25 are:
(3 Oct–28 Nov 2024).
(3 Apr–22 May 2025).
(7 Aug–25 Sep 2025)
We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the following artists at Denmark Arts in 23/24:
Elisa Markes-Young (Margaret River) - Elisa is a recipient of a Regional Arts Australia Fellowship in 2023 for a research project titled Tęsknota and the making of home, which sees Elisa collaborating with Denmark based artist, weaver and lacemaker Ruth Halbert. Elisa will host several open-studio sessions and present an artist talk.
Andy Quilty (Warnbro) - Andy is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice engages with the observation and documentation of egalitarian creative gestures in outer suburban and regional communities. He is a Lecturer in Fine Arts at the University of Western
Australia and works across the state facilitating creative development workshops in Aboriginal art centres, schools, non-profits, prisons, and community groups and will present several workshops as part of his residency.
John Eden (Kalamunda) - John's practice focuses on creating a sense of place through plein-air drawing and painting. His project titled See Monkey Do (From Sea to Summit) will see him engage with community through a number of participatory drawing and painting workshops combined with active outdoor pursuits such as climbing, trailrunning and mountain biking in the wilds of the Denmark environment.
Penny Bovell (Fremantle) - Penny spent a year living in the Denmark Shire in 2021 at which time she began a series of works based on the rock formations found along the coast. Penny will build on that work and continue to explore the geography and social history of the area and host open studio sessions and an artist talk.
Exact dates for residencies are still being confirmed.