Ainslie and Gorman offer rich opportunities to create, present and enjoy art, to network and collaborate, to teach and learn, and to foster critical discussion and the meeting of creative minds.

We believe that art thrives in a dynamic social environment.  To flourish, artists need more than just facilities or funding: they need stimulus, example and informed criticism from their peers, mentors, rivals and audiences. Communities, in turn, must be involved in a genuine conversation about how and why art is made, and interact directly with the people who make it.
Our aim is to cultivate inspiring places for these creative encounters to happen.

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres are managed by an independent not-for-profit organisation, Gorman House Arts Centre Incorporated, under head licence from the ACT Government.
Want to host your event or corporate function with us? Fill out the form below! 

We ask you to fill in this form to ensure that we can provide you with an accurate quote and a suitable venue for your event.

Once we have this information, and you accept the quote as provided, we will provide you with a venue hire agreement. Your booking will be confirmed upon receipt of a signed and returned venue hire agreement along with a copy of your Public Liability Insurance.

Please be aware that we can not assess your enquiry without the following:
  • a clear and succinct description of the event you wish to host in our venues;
  • an acknowledgement that you will require public liability insurance for your event;
  • and, the understanding that your booking is not confirmed until your contract is returned and signed, and we will not provide you with keys to the premise without payment.
Ends on December 31, 2017

Flash Residencies offer flexible grants of space for ACT artists working on bold new music and performance projects that are currently not supported by a grant or other funding. An opportunity to work on new projects, test out ideas and develop creative practice. A range of dates and spaces available at both Gorman Arts Centre and Ainslie Arts Centre including black box theatres, classrooms and sound insulated rehearsal pods.

Please read the information on our website before applying. You are encouraged to contact our Creative Producers to discuss your application prior to submission. 

Ends on December 31, 2017
How to apply:

  • There is no formal application deadline. Instead, we encourage you to contact our Creative Producer, Adelaide Rief (adelaide@agac.com.au) to make an appointment to discuss your ideas no matter what stage of development they’re at.
  • If you already have a fully formed concept to propose, we invite you to submit an expression of interest online via this form.


How to apply:

Applications are accepted year-round and will be assessed within a fortnight of application.

Applications should be submitted via the following form.

For enquiries or assistance with your application, please email enquiry@agac.com.au

01           Application and assessment process

Applications will be assessed by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres.

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres reserves the right at its absolute discretion to determine eligibility to apply for, or suitability for, the use of co-working space, and may request further written evidence, examples of work and/or an interview or interviews (with the applicant and/or referees) to satisfy itself that an applicant is eligible to apply for, or suitable to be granted, a sub-licence.

In its allocation of space, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres will also seek to create vibrancy and visibility, as well as to engender a sense of creative community spirit and connection within our arts centres but also with Canberra as a city, and the broader region.

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres will endeavour to select applicants who are (or who are considered likely to be):

•              committed to excellence in their practice;
•              developing and innovating in their practice;
•              building, sustaining and/or engaging with creative networks;
•              receiving peer recognition;
•              working in ways that are suited to the available space, and to our objectives;
•              contributing to the vibrancy of Gorman Arts Centre;
•              supporting the financial sustainability of Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres; and
•              making active and frequent use of their space. 
Ends on December 31, 2017
How to apply: Applications should be submitted via the following form.

Enquiries or assistance: Please email enquiry@agac.com.au

01           Application and assessment process

Applications will be assessed by the Director and Board of Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres.

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres reserves the right at its absolute discretion to determine eligibility to apply for, or suitability for, the grant of a sub-licence, and may request further written evidence, examples of work and/or an interview or interviews (with the applicant and/or referees) to satisfy itself that an applicant is eligible to apply for, or suitable to be granted, a sub-licence.

In its allocation of space, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres will also seek to create vibrancy and visibility, as well as to engender a sense of creative community spirit and connection within our arts centres but also with Canberra as a city, and the broader region.

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres will endeavour to select applicants who are (or who are considered likely to be):

•              committed to excellence in their practice;
•              developing and innovating in their practice;
•              building, sustaining and/or engaging with creative networks;
•              receiving peer recognition;
•              working in ways that are suited to the available space, and to our objectives;
•              contributing to the vibrancy of Gorman Arts Centre;
•              supporting the financial sustainability of Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres; and
•              making active and frequent use of their space.