The CASM Application Program includes an annual exhibition program and studio residency program in combination with singular cultural events and engagement opportunities.

It is guided by a commitment to cultural diversity and aims to support emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. Applications are invited from groups, pairs and solo artists. 

Current applications

Artists living in Mandurah and the wider Peel region are invited to be CASM Gift Shop Artists.  Applications to apply will open 10 January 2020. Before applying, please read the Terms and Conditions carefully.  Applications close 31 January.

New applicants will be required to submit a 50-100 word artist statement, depicting their artistic practice and/or profile, along with eight- ten images of their work to support the application.

Please contact the CASM Gallery Development Officer if you have any further questions relating to the Gift Shop.  (Wed - Fri, 9am - 4pm).

Phone: 9550 3989

Email: casm@mandurah.wa.gov.au

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Change the way we view our world!

This exhibition provides an opportunity for artists and community group-artist collaborations in the Peel region to be showcased at CASM in 2021.

The project will inspire new conceptually driven artworks that explore the role art plays in raising awareness of environmental issues. The curatorial concepts are broad allowing for personal interpretation and freedom of investigation. Artworks may be 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, digital, audio or installation, ephemeral or permanent. 

This project is supported by Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and the City of Mandurah.

The CASM studio residency program aims to support emerging contemporary artists to build a body of work in a comfortable and engaging environment. 

CASM has one x 15 square metre studio space near the beautiful Mandurah Estuary. The studio is within the main gallery where artists have full access to all facilities and has a balance of natural and fluorescent lighting with shelving provided. Artists are invited to apply for a three month residency in the studio, Jan-Mar, April-June, July-Sept or Oct-Dec. 

Youth Residency Program

CASM has one x 15 square metre studio space available for a three month period for the Youth residency.

The youth residency program is fully funded by the generous support of Headspace Mandurah and includes opportunities for exhibiting work and individual support with a creative mentor. 

Applications are currently closed for the residency program.

The gallery provides:

  • Good lighting with a combination of full studio-length windows and fluorescent lighting
  • Reverse cycled air-conditioning
  • Kitchen and toilet facilities
  • Studio access for artists from 6am till 10pm daily

Contact the Gallery Development Officer on 95503989 or email casm@mandurah.wa.gov.au for more information.

CASM encourages application of the following eligible candidates:

  • Graduate artists
  • Emerging artists (artists not yet endorsed by leading galleries)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists
  • Students enrolled in their final year of tertiary art

Please note: Successful applicants' residencies may start at different times of the year depending on the completion dates of the previous resident artist.

How long are the studio residencies?

The CASM Studio Residency Program offers three month artist studio residencies:  

  • January-March
  • April-June
  • July-Sept
  • October-December

Your responsibilities

If successful for the CASM Studio Program you will be required to:

  • Abide by the Studio Hire Agreement between yourself and CASM
  • Spend 20 hours per week actively pursuing your creative practice in the CASM studio
  • Pay your monthly invoices on time
  • Respect the CASM premise at all times
  • Provide current information and images for marketing purposes
  • Communicate regularly with CASM during your residency
  • Be available for one studio open day during your residency – usually during the annual Mandurah Stretch Arts Festival in May
  • Request any changes to your residency dates two weeks in advance in writing.

CASM responsibilities

If successful, during the studio program CASM will:

  • Abide by the Studio Hire Agreement between CASM and yourself
  • Complete all financial administration services on your behalf during your residency
  • Positively promote yourself and your residency
  • Communicate regularly with you during your residency
  • Inform you of any changes to the residency program two weeks in advance in writing.

In 2020 the CASM Christmas Carpark Market will feature as a main attraction of the boutique Mandurah Arts Festival. Market sites will be linked from CASM through to Manjar Square, over new market hours of 9am - 2pm.

Join in the CASM celebration of all things locally made at the Tiny Treasures Christmas artists' sale and carpark market.

Visitors will have the opportunity to browse the art stalls and check out the gallery while kicking back to mellow tunes provided by local acoustic performers. There are live demonstrations and children's Christmas activities, coffee and tasty local nibbles!

Artist applications now open

The Tiny Treasures Christmas Artists' Sale presents original, locally handcrafted gifts for the festive season. Tiny Treasures will feature more than 500 works of art, created by 40+ artists. All pieces featured in the gallery are available for immediate purchase, to place under the Christmas tree, post to loved ones, or keep for a personal treat. Prices range from $4 to $300, and include small-scale sculpture, collage and illustration works, paintings and prints, jewellery, ceramics and basketry.

Please read the artist terms and conditions before applying.

2020 applications are now closed

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