Please note, applications for CultureLAB are currently closed. 

A partnership between Arts House and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), this opportunity will supports artist(s) working in digital mediums and/or with emerging technologies to research, develop and create new work.

We have an expansive approach to the term ‘digital’, including but not limited to moving image, creative technology, gaming, virtual reality, data mapping, sound, post-internet practices and a constellation of other methods. We are open to artists who may not have a digital practice but want to use digital tooling as an expanded way of experimenting with or translating ideas.

This opportunity reflects our investment in future digital practices. ACCA is developing a new Digital Wing and Arts House are co-producers of BLEED (Biennial Live Event in the Everyday Digital) with a range of interstate and international partners.

Arts House and ACCA will work in collaboration to provide support to the successful candidate.

Arts House will provide:

  • Up to $20,000 fee contribution
  • Between two and five weeks dedicated studio time
  • Technical equipment and production support
  • Creative producing support where appropriate
  • Collective workshopping and gathering moments hosted by artistic peers and cultural leaders
  • Follow-up artist care session post-development with a QTPOC counsellor

ACCA will provide:

  • A program of professional development through curatorial mentorship and project guidance
  • Network building through ACCA’s curatorial and artistic communities
  • An opportunity to share practice through an artist talk or public program
  • Engagement opportunities through ACCA’s new Digital Wing
  • Touchpoints with a digital strategist/designer/producer on logistical and technical development of the work

Key Dates

  • EOI’s opened: Thursday 15 September 2022, 9am AEST 
  • EOI’s closed: Thursday 20 October 2022, 5pm AEST 
  • Notification of selected artists: Wednesday 7 December 2022

Information sessions and EOI support:

Arts House and Arts Access Victoria hosted a number of general application support and information sessions.

Learn more here

Arts Access Victoria also offers EOI support to d/Deaf and Disabled artists.
Please contact: info@artsaccess.com.au or phone 03 9699 8299 (voice only)

How to apply

Please note, applications are currently closed. Those who contacted us ahead of the closing date to request an extension may still submit up to the agreed date. 

Please note that a proposed budget must have been included to assess project viability. Download the budget template in Excel.

About ACCA

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) plays an inspirational and critical role investing in our artistic and wider communities, leading the cultural conversation and setting the agenda for contemporary art. Our mission is to Do Art Differently – to challenge, connect and resonate – so that ACCA becomes the go-to place to engage with contemporary art now: a platform for artists, and a centre for the exchange of ideas, to reflect and inspire positive change in people and communities.

With a long-standing tradition of adventurous, provocative and ambitious programming, ACCA has an outstanding track record propelling artists’ careers, and a significant legacy of major commissions which continue to circulate and influence the understanding, appreciation and recent history of contemporary art.

ACCA acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as sovereign custodians of the land on which we work and welcome visitors, who have cared for Country and culture over millennia, and continue to do so. We extend our respect to ancestors and Elders past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations people.

Got a question?

Read more about the CultureLAB: Creative Development Opportunity and Residency here.

If you have read our documents and attended the Information Session, but still have questions, please contact: 

Olivia Anderson
Arts House Program Manager
0447 570 178 (text only)
(03) 9322 3720

Elyse Goldfinch
ACCA Curator, Public Programs and Publications 
(03) 9697 9999

National Relay Service (NRS)
TTY users: phone 13 36 77 – then ask for – 03 9322 3720
Speak and Listen users: phone 1300 555 727 – then ask for – 03 9322 3720
Internet relay users: connect to the NRS (internet-relay.nrscall.gov.au) – then type in – 03 9322 3720


Image Credit: Sean Peoples, OFFWORLD 2020. Presented as part of ACCA Open, a series of contemporary art projects commissioned by ACCA for the digital realm.
Image Description: A digital collage of a yellow and orange flower with the earth in the centre of the flower. The background is a desert with landscape with dry shrub and trees in the background. There are grey clouds in the sky.

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