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.

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres is excited to call for applications for our new Kids x Art Residency Program in 2020. The residency offers an ACT based (or connected) artist the opportunity to develop or extend their practice in create compelling and enriching contemporary arts engagement opportunities for children and their families.

Please ensure you have read the program guidelines carefully including the eligibility criteria and selection criteria. Applications open on Monday 20 January and close on Monday 24 February at 5pm.

If you have questions about this program or require assistance to complete this form please contact Adelaide. You can email her adelaide@agac.com.au or call her on 6182 0000 - six one eight two zero zero zero zero.

Live Art Lab -the Creative Development Residency Program at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres (A + G) - supports ACT based or connected artists in the development of original works that can be described as ‘live art’.

From March to November in 2020, A + G will be offering up to 3 individual artists or groups a creative development opportunity with in-kind space, professional mentorship, and artist fees. Because projects or artists may be at different stages of development, A+G propose to work with the selected artists/ projects in a tailored and flexible way, dependent on the needs of the project and artists involved. Selected mentors for each project are ideally chosen from outside of the ACT, as we believe in the benefit of extending professional connections outside your local network and locating your work in the national dialogue to grow your contemporary artistic practice.

  

Eligibility criteria

  • you must be an ACT based or connected artist
  • you must hold current public liability insurance (PLI). It is easy to arrange, so if you would like to know more about this please don’t hesitate to ask. If you don’t have PLI yet, you will not be disadvantaged in application but note you will have to arrange insurance if you are successful.

Selection Criteria

  1. Concept is original, innovative, and ambitious 
  2. Individual or group applying displays a high level of artistic skill and/or evidence of an ongoing commitment to the development of their practice
  3. Concept demonstrates a well-considered and achievable use of space and time
  4. Project contributes to the diversity and quality of live art practice in the ACT
  5. Project budget is realistic and matched to achievable outcomes of the proposal.
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. 
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. 
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. 

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres are proud of the creative people and activities that inhabit our Centres and make them two of the most vibrant and thriving arts hubs in the ACT region. We can promote our programs and events which take place at our Centres via our website, newsletters and online platforms.

To enable us to assist you in promoting your event, and get ticket sales up and running, please supply the information requested below and return this form to us as soon as is convenient.

Please note: Text may be edited to fit within the specific parameters of certain promotional platforms or our style guidelines. Public events at A+G are programmed and promoted in line with our artistic objectives and existing marketing activities. Promotional support is provided at our sole discretion. 

We look forward to hosting your event.

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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.
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