IGNITE: Alternative Arts Academy is a series of programs that encourage participation for people with mixed abilities.

The Academy provides opportunities for all levels of experience, from entry level to those wishing to transcend into the mainstream arts sector. It’s a program for the hobbyist who likes to participate because it’s fun through to the arts professional practitioner.

We are in the process of planning the 2017 IGNITE program, please email Amie Illfield ignite@belconnenartscentre.com.au if you would like to be notified when enrolments are open. We expect this to be by early March, with our first program starting in the second week of March (For Room to Move see below).


IGNITE – Room To Move: Inclusive Dance Workshops > Starts Saturday 18 February,  2.30 – 4.30pm

Experience the freedom and joy of dance and improvisation in a welcoming and supportive environment. Fortnightly inclusive dance and movement classes with a focus on improvisational movement, led by a variety of skilled and experienced tutors. The sessions are open to people living with and without disability. These sessions aim to create a positive learning environment rich with the creative possibilities each valued participant brings with them. For all abilities and levels of experiences!

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Cost > Free

Location > Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT


IGNITE: Open Studio

IGNITE: Open Studio This program is specifically to enable and provide access to studio space for artists to continue working on their projects.  It is a program supports the independent practice of artists and does not have any facilitated studio support.

Limited sessions are available for bookings. Artists are required to make individual session bookings through the Front of House.  You will need to notify at the time of booking whether you require the workshop for yourself alone or are happy for others to join you at your allocated time.

Cost > Free

Contact > ignite@belconnenartscentre.com.au



This workshop is part of the Community Cultural Inclusion Program



This program is made with the support of the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund