You Are Here Canberra

You Are Here Canberra is a curated festival which showcases the best of Canberra’s diverse independent and experimental arts and culture for 10 days in March every year.

‘You Are Here is something I think a festival should be: a mess of ideas, flung about the city, in turn redefining the place it seeks to enhance and reflect. You Are Here is the best of Canberra. [The festival] throws ideas to the wall. It is not careful. It strides into the future unafraid.’

– Glen Martin ‘Uninhibited’ BMA Magazine

You Are Here was originally commissioned in 2011 by Robyn Archer (AO) to enliven the Canberra CBD in the lead up to the Centenary of Canberra, but has grown into a significant cultural event on the national scale, and a highlight of Canberra’s cultural calendar. After three successful years, You Are Here has become a fixture of the Canberra arts landscape and is quickly becoming established as one of the pre-eminent experimental and emerging arts festivals in the Australian arts calendar.

You Are Here Canberra is a nationally and internationally renowned collective of independent producers, presenting an annual program of new works by emerging and experimental ACT artists and creative communities in Canberra’s CBD, and providing opportunities to showcase their works including presentation of an annual festival. You Are Here seeks to support and sustain a vibrant experimental arts community in Canberra.

 

  • No Lights, No Lycra. You Are Here Festival 2014. Photo by Adam Thomas.
  • Opening Nights: Arrival/Departure. You Are Here Festival 2014. Photo by Adam Thomas.
  • 'Hexadecibel', You Are Here Festival 2014. Photo by Adam Thomas.
  • 'Lady Lols' at Smiths Alternative Bookshop. You Are Here Festival 2014. Photo by Adam Thomas.