We also host one-third of the ACT’s Key Arts Organisations, working in a wide range of art forms. Acknowledged leaders in their fields, these arts companies form the backbone of the local arts industry. They train new artists, produce innovative work, advocate on behalf of their respective art forms, and contribute to the local economy.

Whether you’re looking to buy art, enrol in a course, find a creative collaborator, commission a new work, access a specialised service, or discover a new emerging artist, you’ll find it all here.


Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres are currently calling for Expressions of interest for studios, shared office space and more.

Our centres exist to support Canberra’s diverse community of artists, arts organisations and audiences.

They are inspiring places where people come together to make, create, share, discuss and enjoy art. A studio at Gorman Arts Centre is a great opportunity to have access to studio space in the heart of Canberra, to be part a creative environment, collaborate with our diverse community of resident artists, and work alongside like minded creative people.

At Gorman Arts Centre we have a variety of spaces we can offer artists – studios, wet spaces, dark rooms, shared office space in the Creative Hub and other shared spaces, including a fully renovated black box theatre, The Ralph Indie.

At Ainslie Arts Centre, where we dedicate everything to music, we can offer music professionals – tuition pods, classroom space and shared office space in addition to high class performance spaces.


For more information, please visit the Calling all Creatives page on our website, or email enquiry@agac.com.au.

  • A selection of glass rods in Carole Griffith's Studio at Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Katherine Griffiths.
  • 'Blurred Lines' Independent Publishing Fair. You Are Here Festival, 2014. Photo by Adam Thomas.
  • The Avenue Violins. Bloom Festival 2012. Photo by Art Atelier.
  • 'Blurred Lines' Independent Publishing Fair. You Are Here Festival, 2014. Photo by Adam Thomas.
  • A music lesson at Ainslie Arts Centre. Bloom Festival 2012. Photo by Andrew Sikorski of Art Atelier.

Who's here

A genuine creative community

Talented, passionate and authentic, the creative artists at Ainslie & Gorman invite you to discover their work. Violin-makers and digital publishers, choreographers and goldsmiths, sound producers and writers, conductors, weavers and festival curators – the range and quality of artists and arts professionals working at our centres is impressive.