The Firstdraft Studio Program offers artists a responsive space in which to undertake independent creative inquiry.
Having evolved from a program that fed into the Firstdraft’s core exhibition program, the Firstdraft studios currently support both artists from our exhibition program and artists undertaking projects with no fixed public outcome. Encouraging a range of creative practices, the studio program provides an open space for artists, writers, curators and performers and lays the foundations for a responsive and vital relationship between artists and Firstdraft programs and networks.
Firstdraft have one long-term studio for residencies of up to 6 months; and one short-term responsive studio space available to exhibiting artists, writers-in-residence, and for public use during bi-monthly reading room events.
Centrally located, the studios are a 10 minute walk to Kings Cross train station; a 5 minute walk to Art Gallery of New South Wales; a 10 minute walk to Artspace and a 15 minute bike ride to Redfern. Within a 100 metre radius to Firstdraft there is Flour & Stone Bakery, Toby’s Estate, the East Sydney Hotel, and the Cook and Phillip Park Leisure Facilities.