Arts House is new art, new people and new ideas. We develop and present contemporary art in all its guises, with an explicit interest in interdisciplinary work, audience relations and art that explores society’s most urgent questions.
Applications have now closed for 2019-20 CultureLAB. Applications for 2020-21 will open on Monday 15 July and close Thursday 29 August 2019.
Arts House is a space where we aspire for art to flourish under the best conditions; where artists and curators are supported with fees, space, expertise and community.
Successful CultureLAB artists receive an investment of up to $10,000 for research and creative development of projects led by independent artists and created on site at Arts House. CultureLAB is supported by Creative Victoria.
Individual artist support is offered through the CultureLAB expression of interest process or by invitation, and may consist of smaller financial offers to seed new ideas, through our Artist-in-Residence program or Listening Room Residency.
Our 2019-20 artists are:
* Emily Parsons-Lord – Development: we drive so fast it feels like falling (working title)
* Mike Bianco – Free+Eco Oyster Bar
* Roberta Rich and Sista Zai Zanda – Afro-podes: Reimagining African Archives
* Michele Lee – How do I let you die?
* Rawcus and Jackson Castiglione – Life Cycle
* Keg de Souza – (untitled)
* Amala Groom, Ian Sinclair and Dale Collier – Lost without You
* Talya Rubin and Too Close to the Sun – At the End of the Land
* Emma Hall – Hurricane
Read more about each of the projects here
Arts House invited CultureLAB expressions of interest for the financial year 2019–20 from 6 August until 6 September 2018. From the expressions of interest received, and based on excellent fit and affinity with Arts House programming and thematics, we invited selected artists to meet with us to further discuss their projects or ideas. Our priority focus was on independent, new and emerging artists.
2019-20 frequently asked questions
CultureLAB artists 2018–19
Nana Biluš Abaffy; Zoey Dawson and Romanie Harper; Arlene de Souza aka TextaQueen; Keith Deverell; Alex Kelly; Shian Law; Lilian Steiner; Bagryana Popov, Majid Shokor; Lara Week; Sarah Aiken; Luke George; Thomas E. S. Kelly; Ian Sinclair
Kamarra Bell-Wykes; Marco Cher-Gibard; Samira Farah; Areej Nur
Listening Room Residencies 2018
Ellen van Neerven; Chamber Made, with Tamara Saulwick; Alisdair Macindoe
Ngioka Bunda-Heath; Natasha Jynel; Aseel Tayah; Jennifer Tran