January-June 2013. Welcome to Belconnen Arts Centre

Belconnen Arts Centre

About Us

Belconnen Arts Centre

Opening Hours:

Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Belconnen Arts Centre is closed for Easter and will reopen on
Tuesday 22 April. We wish you a safe and happy holiday.

About us

Belconnen Arts Centre opened in 2009 with the objective of being the centre of arts and cultural activity in Belconnen. BAC is a small team of staff supported by a number of volunteers who together present a broad program of events to engage the community, in Belconnen and beyond! The Centre hosts a program of outstanding events including exhibitions, creative workshops, dance, concert, markets and festivals.

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The exhibition program attracts visual artists both locally and nationally who present work of all mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, poetry and multimedia. BAC also runs a very successful Artist in Residence program, applications are always welcome.

The creative workshops are run for both adults and children and are often presented by artists who have work included in the exhibition program. Art classes for kids of all ages encourage children to experiment and get creative, while having lots of fun! BAC also presents a number of music workshops run for little ones.

The Centre is home to a Dance Studio where classes of all genres are taught, including Bollywood, Hilal, Flamenco, Sumba, Hip Hop and Dancehall! There are a variety of classes for children, adults and seniors. The concert program has featured Jazz, World, Chamber, Rock, Local, Blues and everything in between. Concerts are performed in the spacious foyer area, overlooking sparkling Lake Ginninderra.

Belconnen Arts Centre supports local artists and craft makers with a number of markets, including the Mid Winter Celebration Market and the Christmas Twilight Market. Annual events at BAC include Wind Air Water on World Environment Day, Melbourne Cup at BAC and
Australia Day. Throughout 2014 Belconnen Arts Centre will celebrate the Centenary of Canberra on a number of kite making and flying events, including Kite Flying on Canberra Day at
Lake Burley Griffin.

Belconnen Arts Centre was the winner of an ACT Chief Minister's Inclusion Award in 2010 and 2012 and strives to offer an environment that is accessible and engaging to all. The Centre is home to four ACT Community Cultural Inclusion Officers - the CCIOs work together with the community to present events that welcome and include every person in Canberra.

Belconnen Arts Centre continues to be the home of fun, creativity and expression in the Belconnen region. We look forward to welcoming you to BAC in 2014!

Our Purpose

  • To fuel a love of and engagement with the arts

Our Vision

  • To be the centre of arts and cultural activity in the Belconnen Region

Key Goals & Strategies

  1. To create a space which welcomes and inspires engagement with diverse art-forms
  2. Support artists and the development of the arts in the Belconnen district and wider region
  3. Develop strong and viable partnerships with like minded organisations
  4. Manage a sustainable arts organisation and facility with distinction
  5. Be valued and recognised as a centre of excellence in arts activity throughout Belconnen and the region

Download the Belconnen Arts Centre 2012-13 Annual Report

Adults' Classes

Take a look at our new program of dance, visual arts, and music classes and try something new!

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There's a great range of upcoming events in Belconnen Arts Centre's 2014 special events program!

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How to get to Belconnen Arts Centre:

    118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT [Google Maps]
    Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Except for regular classes and special events
  • BUS:
    ACTION [Timetable Information] - 300 series buses to Belconnen, get off at Belconnen Community Bus Station and walk down to the Centre, or Route 45 directly to the Centre.
  • CAR:
    Enter eastern end Emu Bank from either Aikman Drive or Eastern Valley Way, from the western end off Joynton Smith Drive or directly opposite the end of Benjamin Way
    See Maps. Parking is available on Emu Bank, Westfield Belconnen and behind Nature Conservation House, or at the Centre (2 hours only)