Minderoo Foundation’s Arts & Culture team is excited to offer a unique arts residency in Margaret River for mid-career artists residing in Western Australia tackling a collaborative project. 


For one month, a group of up to four mid-career artists will have the opportunity to stay at The Residence adjacent to Cape Lodge to pursue their collective vision. 

Mid-career artists from all disciplines are encouraged to submit an Expression Of Interest by the 24th of March, 2023, after which selected collaborative projects will be invited to provide more detail to our judging panel. 

The one-month residency is available between the 28th of August and 25th of September 2023. 

EOIs are due by 5pm AWST on Friday the 24th of March 2023


Successful applicants will receive generous support from Minderoo, including accommodation, a generous individual artist payment, pro-rata documentation payment* and a family support payment where needed. 

Arts & Culture will ensure participating artists each have an agreement in place outlining tenancy, insurances and other responsibilities and obligations prior to the start of the residency. Contracts will be in place by the end of June and payment will be made in July/August.  

The Collaboration will provide electronic copy to Minderoo for mutual promotional use.  


  • A collaborative project that supports the artistic workforce in Western Australia. 
  • Seeking projects in any art form with bold scale, depth or pace that will advance or strengthen an artist’s practice and career sustainability.  
  • Projects that deliver impact and social change. 


  • Up to four participating artists (max).  
  • One of the artists must be the nominated lead for the project. 
  • At least two of the artists involved must identify as mid-career.  
  • All artists will sign an agreement in order to participate in the residency. 
  • We may seek video interview/s with all members of the Collaboration to clarify their role in the project.  

Artist Budget 

  • Artist Fee = $2,000 each artist (Collaboration includes max four artists). 
  • Each artist will receive a per diem for the duration of the residency. 
  • Pro rata documentation payment (documentation fee is split equally amongst members of the Collaboration with a maximum total payment of $2,000). 
  • A family support payment of up to a maximum of $2,500 is also available for primary carers (conditions apply). 

In-Kind support and contingency considerations (based on project requirements)   

  • Accommodation for one month (28 days)  
  • Marketing and promotional support  
  • Car hire – people mover x 1  
  • Reasonable regional travel costs within WA (should the Collaboration include artists outside Perth)  
  • Freight of artistic materials (dependent on project)  
  • Consumable art supplies (max $2,000 for project)   

Limitations – ambulant access  

While The Residence at Cape Lodge in Margaret River offers good egress on the lower floor, in the surrounds there are some restrictions, as much of the area is landscaped terrain. 

Agreement will include (without limitation) terms and conditions in respect of:  

  • Payments  
  • Constraints 
  • Inclusions  
  • Insurance – Artsource MAX or similar insurances  
  • Insurance – Car Hire (Current WA driver’s license required)  
  • Confirmed numbers of occupants residing in residence 
  • Proposal outcomes and workspace requirements 
  • Budget details