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, Arts Capital Limited, under head licence from the ACT Government.

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.

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 are pleased to share our centres with interstate and international artists through our Visiting Arts Program. 

Artists, arts workers, creative and cultural practitioners staying at A+G’s Loft accommodation are acknowledged and promoted through our Visiting Artists Program via our website, newsletters, online platforms and print materials. 

We look forward to welcoming you into Ainslie and Gorman’s creative network and promoting you and your work as part of your stay with us.

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres