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The Hopetoun Artist Residency Experience (HARE) project aims to deliver a diverse range of arts projects and installations utilising the Power House and employing artists across varying mediums.

Residencies delivered as part of the ongoing HARE project will bring positive impacts to Hopetoun and the surrounding region by:

  • Attracting art-loving visitors to Hopetoun via exhibitions, installations or by contributing more attractions to the town

  • Providing education outcomes to locals

  • Promoting the town and adding to the artistic fabric of Hopetoun

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Some of the Benefits for the Artist:

The Power House has a committed and enthusiastic programming committee made up of volunteers with a variety of different skills and experiences. In addition to booking and planning the programming of the studio, the programming committee oversee The HARE project including sourcing funding to deliver the artist residencies.

Reduced cost

Dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers overseeing the project

Quality accommodation adjoining a large studio suitable for multiple artistic mediums

A welcoming and friendly town

What we are looking for

A number of priorities have been identified by the programming committee for the next round of residencies. While not delivering on these areas would not exclude any artist, priority may be given to residencies delivering local outcomes in one or more of the following areas:

Rejuvenation of the Power House courtyard via landscaping or art installation

Indigenous culture, heritage and history

Artworks that compliment the silo art trail

Video artists or light shows utilising local silos and ‘the old water tower’

Interactive art installations


If you would like to be part of a future residency and have an idea you’d like to bring to Hopetoun (whether they deliver on the above priorities or not), press the button below and fill in the form and we will get in touch with you. Completing an Expression of Interest not only puts you into consideration for future residencies, but also assists us in the planning and funding of residencies.

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