For information on presenting artistic work at Belconnen Arts Centre, please visit our Venues page.
Belconnen Arts Centre is developing its seasonal Artists in Residence program and is offering assistance to local artists, writers, performers, new media collaborators and other creative professionals looking to use studio, performance and exhibition space for development and presentation of new work. As part of this program, the Centre can offer significant discounts on the hire of space, mentoring and professional development, plus support through profiling and marketing.
The aim of the Artist in Residence program is to encourage practising individual artists, writers and performers or small groups to develop a work or series of works within the Arts Centre’s available studios and workshops and to then have the opportunity to present or exhibit that work. During the residence period, artists may also invite the public to engage with them and/or offer workshops and demonstrations.
Available spaces include Creative Studio 1, suited to writing, multimedia and some performance development work; the Dance Studio during school holidays; and the Creative Workshops, suitable for creation of larger work and or group work.
Venue specifications, costings and terms and conditions for each of the available spaces are available here.
Belconnen Arts Centre will provide all approved Artists in Residence professional presentation advice and some support, promotional support, access to reduced rates for use of available equipment, additional services on a cost recovery basis and the opportunity to merchandise sales where appropriate.
If you are interested in applying for an Artist in Residence at Belconnen Arts Centre, please complete the Venue Hiring Enquiry Form here and send it along with a detailed proposal and CV to email@example.com, plus anything else relevant to give us a better idea of what you want to do.
We are happy to accept applications from artists in residence at any time of the year, to discuss your idea with the programming team, please feel free to contact the centre on (02) 6173 3300.
We look forward to receiving your submission.
From 6–23 February 2013 artists in residence, The Threads Collective, will be revisiting their successful piece of theatre Destination Home. They will be exploring further its intimate relationship with audiences through open session workshops culminating in two final readings involving the wider community.
Destination Home is a piece of theatre developed over 18 months and performed at The Street Theatre in its Made in Canberra season in 2011 to packed audiences. It was verbatim theatre which told of the lives of these four migrants, two of whom were refugees and two migrants with Australian partners. Many in the audiences were also migrants and at the end of each performance during the season many stayed after to talk with the actors and tell some of their own stories.
The group has always felt there is more to be made of this work, that there is a further audience for it as well as it offering a stimulus for other migrant’s stories to emerge. The Street Theatre gave the group the chance to create a performance in a highly theatrical setting but they wish to explore further the potential of the piece in a more intimate relationship with the audience.
The Threads Collective will involve the wider community in this project to ensure the ongoing relevance of this play about migration issues and to continue the creative process using community cultural development principles. They will be reworking a sustainable play that strongly promotes the richness of life experiences and creativity of people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Photograph: Provided courtesy The Threads Collective
This Easter the Griffyn Ensemble will be cooking up a musical feast, with the Swedish quartet guest artists The Peärls Before Swïne Experience!
During their special Artists In Residency at the Belconnen Arts Centre from March 28 to April 5, Griffyn and the Pearls will be creating new musical delicacies in the Creative Studio at BAC, as they workshop ideas, compose and concoct aural treats especially for you. There will be opportunities to view the creative process - stay tuned for times when the 'Creative Kitchen'
will be open!
Whilst the culmination of this creative proccess will be the Water concert on April 5 at Belconnen Arts Centre, there are many other performances to whet your appetite, as part of the Water into Swine Festival. With 5 concerts in 10 days, the Artists will be hard at work creating new sounds inspired by both the Easter period and the Voyage from the Arctic to Australia. New music from Scandinavia, Canberra, and New Zealand will be mixed with waves of Ravel and The Beach Boys in a blend that breaks down barriers of genre, spans musical boundaries and crosses geographical borders.
Photograph: Provided courtesy Griffyn Ensemble
This page last modified: Friday 8 March 2013