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Expressions of Interest for Disability Advisory Council

Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Andrew Sikorski

Are you an art lover with a disability? Do you have a friend, family member or care for someone with a disability? Do you want to help make the arts in Canberra more inclusive and accessible to everyone? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, we invite you to apply to become a member of the Ainslie & Gorman Arts Centres’ (AGAC) Disability Advisory Council. In 2018, (AGAC) received a Disability Inclusion Grant from the Office of Disability ACT. This grant has enabled AGAC to initiate the Disability Inclusion Planning Project, the main aims of which are to create a more inclusive and accessible arts centre for all visitors and; increase disability awareness amongst AGAC staff and resident organisations. This council will initially meet 3 times between March and June 2019 at either Ainslie or Gorman Arts Centre. As a Disability Advisory Council member, you will be required to:

  • Attend meetings (approximately 1 every 4-6 weeks) as scheduled by the project coordinator,
  • Be willing to participate in the meeting discussions and put forward your insights and ideas,
  • Work alongside the Resident Disability Inclusion Committee (comprising of 6 key resident organisations based at AGAC) to offer feedback, insight, criticism, advice, perspectives and opinions to create a more inclusive and accessible arts centre

You don’t need to be an expert. What matters to us is your willingness to contribute to the ongoing discussion about access and inclusion in the arts. Each DAC member will receive a small stipend of $150 per meeting. Travel allowance to attend the meetings is also available if required. To express your interest in being a part of the Disability Advisory Council, please email by Friday 8th March at 5pm. Please include a 100-200 word document, video or audio message addressing why you want to be on the council and what problems you’d most like to see addressed regarding arts access for people with a disability in Canberra. You can also contact Adelaide Rief or Ruth O’Brien on (02) 6182 0000 for more information The above information can be downloaded as a Word document here: Disability Advisory Committee – Position Description. An audio recording of the above text can be listened to below.

Arts Administration Services

Critics Forum 2013. Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Art Atelier.

Critics Forum 2013. Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Art Atelier.

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres offer a range of professional services to artists and arts organisations, including auspicing for artists and community groups seeking administrative services to receive and manage grants. In our role as arts centre managers, we have developed the specialist administrative expertise to auspice grants professionally, reliably, and with an understanding of the unique needs of artists and creative communities. To find out more about our auspicing program, please contact us

Work Experience and Interns


Audiences enjoy an Exhibition in the Bogong Thatre, Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Art Atelier.

If you are thinking about a career in the arts, Ainslie and Gorman offer tertiary students the unique opportunity to work with experienced staff members at our multi-art form centres. We accept applications from students studying arts and cultural management, event management, technical production, and other related fields, to undertake a secondment or work experience placement with us. We also accept applications from secondary and college students studying technical production. Applications to undertake a work experience placement with Ainslie and Gorman are open year-round. Successful applicants will have a tailored placement according to the field and level of study. Placements are generally project or event-based and supervised by a key member of Ainslie and Gorman staff. We can also broker introductions to our member organisations, who also offer opportunities from time to time. Work experience at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre is an invaluable opportunity to learn from experienced arts centre staff about programming, producing, marketing, communications and operating in a multi-arts context. To apply, download the Work Experience Application Form.


An Ensemble from Canberra Youth Music performing in the Main Hall at Ainslie Arts Centre. Bloom 2012. Photo by Art Atelier.

An Ensemble from Canberra Youth Music performing in the Main Hall at Ainslie Arts Centre. Bloom 2012. Photo by Art Atelier.

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres’ Volunteer Program provides individuals with the opportunity to support us in the delivery of high quality arts programs at our multi-arts centres. We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals, who have a passion for the arts and are interested in gaining industry experience. We have plenty of volunteering opportunities in areas such as front of house, arts administration, artist liaison, food and beverage, and event coordination. You will meet new people, learn new skills, and be part of a team that supports some of Canberra’s finest artists, arts organisations and audiences. If you are interested in submitting an expression of interest, or if you would like further information, please contact