Future Fund

for Living 



Living artists are at the core of Artspace’s existence. Artspace understands the contribution that artists make to a fully functioning civil society. Artists challenge, question and experiment. They unpick assumptions and stereotypes, and offer new, unpredictable and speculative visions of the world we live in. Through our multi-faceted approach to programming, Artspace fosters artists to develop new artworks, projects and dialogues. Artspace invests in artists beyond the confines of the exhibition cycle. Taking a long-term view, Artspace supports artists in developing sustainable careers. Since our inception, we have supported more than 5,000 artists and fostered a community of leading practitioners who continue to exhibit in national and international contexts.  


Artspace launched the Future Fund for Living Artists in 2015 as the cornerstone of its fundraising strategy for large-scale donations. This signalled a decisive shift from the previous user-pay system by connecting a new generation of benefactors with high-level artistic engagement through our studio program. The aim of this is to develop long-term partnerships to support our programming objectives. Through these strategic partnerships we can better support artists and engage audiences. 




2020 One Year Studio Artist

Marian Abboud

Marian Abboud is a multi-disciplinary Western Sydney based artist. She works across various technologies to create projected images that feed into performance, installation and site-specific works.

Seth Birchall

Seth Diego Birchall is a Sydney-based artist. Working primarily through painting, Birchall's practice explores the mediums history, its versatility and its narrative and romantic possibilities.

Rainbow Chan

Chun Yin Rainbow Chan is a producer, vocalist and interdisciplinary artist of Hong Kong-Chinese descent, living in Sydney.

Rochelle Haley

Rochelle Haley’s practice is engaged with painting, drawing and movement to explore relationships between bodies and physical environments. Working with dancers, her installation and performance works investigate space structured around the sensation of the moving body.

Fiona Lowry

Fiona Lowry is an Sydney-based painter. Inspired by specific sites and histories, Lowry's work is also deeply responsive to the human condition.

TV Moore

TV Moore works across a range of media, including video, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, animation and theatrical forms.

One Year Studio Artist Clare Milledge greet a visitor in the Artspace studios. Photo: Zan Wimberley

One Year Studio Artist Clare Milledge greet a visitor in the Artspace studios. Photo: Zan Wimberley