Keep in touch with all the latest news and discover the wealth of talented artists, staff and participants at both Centres.

Toolkit Chats

Published: Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Join one of A+G’s Programs Team: Rochelle Whyte, Adelaide Rief or Sia Ahmad for a FREE one-on-one session to chat about your creative practice. In these sessions you can ask questions and get access to tailored advice and recommendations. We can advise on grant applications, residencies, marketing your practice, business development, budgets, suggest networks and […]

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LiveArt Lab: A Creative Development Program

Published: Sunday, 1 March 2020

Welcome to LiveArt Lab 2020! We are happy to announce our three lab project residents, Zev Aviv, Hanna Cormick and sibling duo Mils DC and Sophia Dacy-Cole! These artists will be working with professional  mentors to guide and facilitate the development of their  Live Art projects. Welcome to our artists, we can’t wait to kick-start our […]

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Artist Toolkit: Grant Application Workshop

Published: Friday, 31 January 2020

Grants! Grants! Grants! Are you applying for an artsACT grant? Is it making your head spin? Do you just need someone to bounce ideas off? Come along to an informal grant writing support session specifically designed to help artists preparing applications for artsACT’s Arts Activities Grants in the upcoming round closing soon. In the session […]

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Kids x Art Residency

Published: Friday, 24 January 2020

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres is excited to call for applications for our inaugural Kids x Art Residency that will take place across 10 months in 2020. This paid residency offers an ACT-based or connected artist the opportunity to develop or extend their practice in working with children and their families. We want to change […]

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Artists Toolkit Program

Published: Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Artists Toolkit supports ACT based artists to develop and maintain sustainable, fulfilling careers in the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Running from January – 30 October 2020 the Artists Toolkit program offers: open public workshops on topics like: setting goals, grants and opportunities, marketing, community engagement and environmental sustainability small group workshops for […]

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Live Art Lab: A Creative Development Program


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’: defined as when an artist chooses to make work directly in front of the audience in space and time. Running from March – November […]

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Hired Mother | Interviews in a Phone Booth

Published: Monday, 11 November 2019

Playwright Cathy Petőcz will be taking residence in Gorman Arts Centre’s glass-paned phone booth for two weeks to engage in a visible writing practice. She will be working on her play Hired Mother—a surreal, near-future drama about mother-daughter relationships—and turning the writing process inside-out to be viewed by visitors, voyeurs, and passers-by alike. Cathy will […]

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Emma McManus

Published: Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Emma McManus is a theatre-maker, musician and director.

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Cathy Petocz


Cathy Petőcz is a Canberra-based theatre practitioner – a playwright, director, and producer.

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Tristan Meecham

Published: Monday, 2 September 2019

Tristan Meecham is an artist who facilitates creative frameworks that enable social transformation; connecting community, audience and artists together in events that transcend the everyday. He is the Director of All The Queens Men. All The Queens Men create spectacular theatrical and participatory arts experiences. Established with Bec Reid, All The Queens Men champion social equality, celebrating […]

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