EOI applications for 2020/2021 are now closed

CultureLAB is dedicated towards independent artists and small-medium companies of all disciplines, with a focus on the potential of performance. Artists are supported with fees, space, equipment, expertise and community.

The most recent EOI was for creative developments taking place from July 2020 – June 2021. We were looking for projects at any stage of development. Arts House is composed of a variety of spaces, suitable for a range of purposes: research, rehearsal, technical experimentation and more. Applicants were encouraged to consider the full potential of working with Arts House’s producing and production resources. Our full-time production team are available to provide technical expertise and access to in-house technical equipment. CultureLAB artists receive an investment of $10,000, access consultation and in certain circumstances  contribution to interstate travel.

In addition, we were excited to announce a new partnership with Science Gallery Melbourne for an interdisciplinary research and creative development residency. This is an opportunity for artists to work across Arts House, and at ‘The Residency’ as part of the new Science Gallery Melbourne at The University of Melbourne. Over four weeks, selected artists will receive two weeks at Arts House, and two weeks in a space certified for biological experimentation (PC1Lab), and meeting with leading academics and scientists of the University of Melbourne.

Our EOI form asked applicants to outline an idea, and how they thought it might progress towards presentation. If you are not already aware of Arts House’s program, or need a refresher, look at our past work here. There are also some FAQs here. The deadline has now passed. 

CultureLAB is supported by Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne.

What were the dates for CultureLAB?
OPEN: Monday 15 July 2019
CLOSE: Thursday 29 August 2019, midnight

Have more questions? Give us a call on 03 9322 3720 or send us an email.

Frequently asked questions:
CultureLAB 2020-2021 Callout and FAQs.

CultureLAB artists 2019–20
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.

  • 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 the artists and projects we have worked with across CultureLAB and other programs from 2017/2018 here, 2018/2019 here and 2019/2020 here.