Arts House Programs

Arts House takes a holistic approach to supporting the various stages in the life cycle of artistic creation: from great ideas to incubation and development, and from premiere seasons to presentation of works as part of internationally significant events such as Dance Massive and the Festival of Live Art.

Artist Opportunities

Makeshift Makeshift is professional development by artists, for artists. It switches between intensive workshops and gatherings each month. Read More

CultureLAB Through CultureLAB, Arts House invests in the research and creative development of projects along with support for individual artists.
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Time_Place_Space is not like other residencies: it is an intensely rewarding outdoor experience in which artists are collectively responsible for camping, travelling, teaching, learning, researching and connecting. Read more

Image: Uncanny, Valley Girl by Angela Goh Image by Bryony Jackson

Festivals & Projects

Arts House is committed to supporting new artistic initiatives and festivals and is a founding member of the internationally significant festivals Dance Massive and the Festival of Live Art.

Dance Massive
Festival of Live Art (FOLA)
Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

With a focus on work that expands and challenges current arts practice, Arts House produces an ever-expanding range of arts experiences. Through these ongoing projects, Arts House continues to initiate and nurture works and conversations with artists, partners, audiences and the community.


Image: Split by Lucy Guerin Inc, Dance Massive 2017 Image by Gregory Lorenzutti

Introduce Yourself

Arts House is a curated centre for contemporary performance and interactive artforms. Are you an artist interested in Arts House but don’t know where to start, or who to talk to? We’ve set up this form to help you introduce yourself, your ideas and your work. The Arts House creative team meets four times a year to look at these introductions and if there’s a connection to future Arts House programmes a member of the team will get in touch. If you already know someone at Arts House, you won’t need to introduce yourself! Please feel free to email them directly with your ideas. If you have an idea or work in development and are ready to apply for support, you may want to read the information about applying for CultureLAB. Header Image: Pile of Bones by Stephanie Lake Company Image by Bryony Jackson