Arts House is a space where we aspire for art to flourish under best conditions; where artists and curators are supported with fees, space, expertise and community. We are in a moment of transformation, and so this is a particularly exciting, and important moment for your work and your ideas to shape our future. As the new Artistic Director of this much cherished place I would love to hear about all and anything that you’re working on. You could start by thinking about North Melbourne Town Hall. But also: think about the whole city. Think about the grandest, weirdest, riskiest, most impossible thing.

Our EOI form is pretty simple. It is mostly about articulating an idea, and how you think it might unfold. It’s a good idea to look at the website and see what are doing now, and have done in the past. The deadline is midnight, Thursday 6th September. Get on it!

2019–20: CultureLAB Expressions of Interest. 

Applications have now closed for 2019-20 CultureLAB Expressions of Interest. 

Arts House invites CultureLAB expressions of interest for the financial year 2019–20. From the expressions of interest received, and based on excellent fit and affinity with Arts House programming and thematics, we will invite selected artists to meet with us to further discuss their projects or ideas. Our priority focus is on independent, new and emerging artists.

There is 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, or through our Artist-in-Residence program or Listening Room Residency.

The expressions of interest are open between 6 August and 6 September 2018.

Frequently asked questions.

Alternatively, you can give us a call on 03 9322 3720 or send us an email.

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; and Ian Sinclair

Artists-in-Residence 2018
Kamarra Bell-Wykes; Marco Cher-Gibard; Samira Farah; and Areej Nur

Listening Room Residencies 2018
Ellen van Neerven; Chamber Made, with Tamara Saulwick; and Alisdair Macindoe

Seed Funding
Ngioka Bunda-Heath; Natasha Jynel; Aseel Tayah; and Jennifer Tran