As vibrant hubs for the arts in Canberra, Ainslie+Gorman stand as beacons for artists and the broader community, fostering an environment where creativity thrives. We’re more than just a gallery or a theatre; we’re two dynamically shared arts centres that offer family-friendly and accessible opportunities for artists to network, create and showcase their work in the heart of the capital and the broader Ngunnawal region.

Our programs span artist residencies, shared studio spaces and exhibitions, designed to foster innovation and growth in the arts. With car parking facilities and a commitment to accessibility, we ensure a welcoming space for all to explore and engage with Canberra’s rich arts scene.

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Franki Sparke in her studio

Artist Residencies

We offer studio spaces for local and visiting artists to pursue their creative work as residents. From music to dance, painting to writing, the diversity of our artist residencies reflect the vibrancy of the Canberra arts scene.

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Artist Support

To improve the diversity and strength of our arts ecosystem, we design programs that strategically target gaps in our community. This section showcases current and past artist support programs.

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Work With Us

We are a diverse and inclusive crew with multidisciplinary expertise and local—global knowledge.

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Creative Partnerships

Ainslie+Gorman collaborates with a diverse range of arts organisations and creatives to develop artistic practice, engage in robust conversations, explore radical ideas and bring festivals and events to a variety of audiences.

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Artists Toolkit

The 2020 Artists Toolkit program empowered ACT-based artists by providing workshops, shared studio spaces and one-on-one chats regarding Canberra’s vibrant scene. Our diverse offerings included grant writing, marketing and community engagement, with a focus on inclusivity for LGBTIQ+, disabled, young and culturally diverse artists.

On this page are the resources from the 2020 program. If you are interested in Canberra’s art network, experimenting in shared spaces and showcasing your work in our artist-friendly galleries, you might find some, if not all of them, useful.

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