4th January – 20th January


As an Artist-Run Initiative (ARI), Cool Change creates a platform for emerging and experimental art to make thoughtful conversation and enquiry. We seek to support, cultivate and facilitate with community activity to advance the regard of and engagement in living arts practice. Our multi-gallery venue hosts a monthly program of exhibitions supported by regular performances, screenings, residencies, workshops and events within the historic Bon Marche Arcade building in Perth’s CBD.

With the announcement of our fifth callout, we seek to nurture artists, build solidarity, and develop a stronger network that sustains our communities long-term. We invite expressions of interest from artists, curators, producers and collectives across art forms to facilitate exhibitions, residencies and film screenings between April and July 2021. In particular, we enthusiastically welcome proposals from First Nations practitioners and practitioners of colour; and those working regionally, interstate or internationally.

We invite First Nations voices to the forefront of our program, to set the conversation and the intentions of this space. Simultaneously, we understand that putting in an EOI can be a daunting process for many people, please reach out to us to chat with any of our staff if you have any questions or require any assistance.

We recognise the responsibilities we have as an arts organisation to elevate the voices of our communities with authenticity, and as such strive to have an active role in restructuring how an art space functions. With support from the Australia Council for the Arts, we are directing our recent project funding towards reducing the financial pressures that self-funded creative outcomes pose to independent artists. Specifically, we are removing the exhibition and residency hire fees for Cool Change’s current artistic program. This has been central to our vision as an organisation to broaden the accessibility of our platform. If you experience barriers to meeting the requirements of our proposal or program structure, please contact us to discuss this further.

EXHIBITION, SCREENING AND RESIDENCY EOIS must be received via Google Form before midnight Wednesday 20 January, 2021.
See our website to download the info pack and apply.
For more information, see the Facebook event or contact .

Cool Change Contemporary acknowledges that the lands we operate on are the traditional lands of the Whadjuk Noongar Bibbulmun people, custodians of Noongar Bibbulmun Boodjar. We stand as allies in the national debate regarding Indigenous Sovereignty. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

Image: Sam Huxtable, ‘BECOMING — THEM’ (installation view), 2020. Image courtesy of Mayma Awaida.