Our tenant community A-Z
Agency is a not for profit collective who partners with artists, organisations and Indigenous communities around Australia to co-produce a diverse portfolio of one-off and ongoing programs, exhibitions, and events. We work using a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach that centres Indigenous perspectives.
Agency's projects encourage cultural maintenance, foster entrepreneurship and capacity building, and open doors for greater opportunities within both the urban and remote Indigenous cultural sectors.
APHIDS is a 25-year-old artist-led experimental art organisation based in Melbourne, Australia. Collaborative and future-focused, APHIDS is led by Co-Directors Eugenia Lim, Lara Thoms and Mish Grigor. The work of APHIDS is feminist, intersectional, angry and funny; bringing artists into meaningful exchange with audiences through performance, critical dialogue and unpredictable encounters in the public realm. Our projects promote open, accessible yet complex and rigorous encounters between artists and the public.
Auspicious Arts Projects
Auspicious Arts Projects Inc. is a not for profit organisation that provides artists with a secure and accessible management framework to assist them with creative developments and producing new work. Working with Auspicious means that artists have all the benefits and financial protection of working with a larger organisation, whilst remaining independent and in creative control. With an open door policy and over 25 years of industry experience, they have worked with projects across the complete independent arts spectrum.
Bad Apples Music
Founded in 2015, Adam Briggs’ record label is proudly Aboriginal-owned,
existing to nurture, develop and provide structure and opportunity for emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
The Barpirdhila Foundation is a newly established Aboriginal-led charity which aims to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence in the creative industries. It provides platforms that nurture, develop and support Aboriginal excellence within the creative industries through regional youth camps, performance opportunities, artist development programs and music industry/business workshops.
Baracco + Wright
Baracco+Wright Architects are a small experimental architectural practice established in 2004. They make buildings, theatre sets, gardens, books, curate and design exhibitions, and teach. Baracco + Wright do this to explore architecture and also advocate a role for architecture. Their work sits between academia, practice and multiple creative fields such as art and landscape.
Baracco + Wright are interested in exploring the whole built and natural environment and our role in it. They are actively engaged in the architectural and art community supporting and participating in lectures, exhibitions and installations. Being small, collaboration is a large part of how they work. On any given day, their space may gather together an ecologist, artist, fashion designer or anthropologist. Together with these people they research, write, and create around architectural possibilities.
A collective of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses in the
fashion, jewellery and textiles industries, including Ngali, Bananalands, Haus of
Dizzy and Gammin Threads. Blak Voltron provides a physical space for First
Peoples’ creative businesses to explore collaborative product development, share resources and equipment, and to design and deliver community education and training. Blak Voltron also seeks to create opportunities for other small Aboriginal-run businesses and artists.
Bus Projects is an artist-run organisation dedicated to supporting the practices of Australian artists. In addition to its core gallery-based program of exhibitions, events and residencies, Bus Projects collaborates with a range of artists and organisations to produce projects off-site and within the public realm.
Centre for Projection Art
The Centre for Projection Art develops the medium and practice of
projection art, providing support and mentoring for artists, along with
consultancy services. The Centre is behind the Gertrude Street Projection
Festival—Australia’s longest running festival of its type, with a reputation for discovering new artists and places, exploring ideas and bringing people together by night to experience playful, thoughtful and inspiring
new media work.
Code Like a Girl
Code Like a Girl is an education startup with a social mission to close the gender gap in technology through result-driven education pathways for women and girls.
Collingwood Neighbourhood House x Play On
The Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH) is a community organisation based on the Collingwood public housing estate. CNH delivers a range of programs and regularly teams up with local artists from the estate to produce arts and community projects like hip-hop nights, mural painting, theatre, video and dance projects. Play On is a performing arts company that presents classical, contemporary and electronic music. Its primary performance space is the Collingwood Underground Car Park on the Collingwood estate.
Composite: Moving Image Agency & Media Bank
Composite: Moving Image Agency & Media Bank is an Artist-Run agency dedicated to supporting artists’ moving image practices in Australia through exhibition, research, education and distribution. Composite works in concert with other organisations, initiatives and festivals to champion artists moving image practice to a wide audience.
Creatives of Colour
Creatives of Colour is a shared space and online platform by creative people of colour, for creative people of colour.
Experimenta Media Art
Experimenta is Australia’s leading organisation dedicated to commissioning,
exhibiting and touring contemporary art driven by technology. Since 1986
Experimenta has forged a reputation for fostering creativity that extends
the aesthetic, conceptual and experiential potential of new art forms.
Experimenta showcases dynamic and surprising contemporary artworks at
the nexus of art with digital media, design, science and technology.
Good Sport Magazine
A magazine out of left-field. The vision to connect and inspire has long been at the heart of the magazine. Good Sport was created to re-think what a sports magazine could be with an uncompromising pursuit of quality, integrity, and originality. The interests and influences that inspire our magazine sit under a large, inclusive, cross-generational umbrella. Our ideas come as much from the adoration of printed matter and design as they do from the possibilities we see in the world through our commitment to the power of sport, living actively and engaged lifestyles.
For the past 20 years, Liquid Architecture has been Australia's leading organisation for artists working with sound and listening. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.
Our program stages encounters and creates spaces for sonic experience, and critical reflection on sonority and systems of sonic affect. To do this, we host experiences at the intersection of contemporary art and experimental music, supporting artists to produce performances and concerts, exhibitions, talks, reading groups, workshops and recordings in art spaces, music venues and other sites.
Liquid Architecture is curatorially driven and our methodology embraces research, collaborations and imaginations. We want to echo beyond local conversations, problems, debates and questions, to reverberate across media and disciplines, and so to sound out new discourses about the audible world, and beyond.
Music Victoria is an independent, not-for-profit organisation and the state peak body for contemporary music. Music Victoria provides advocacy on behalf of the music sector, actively supports the development of the Victorian music community, and celebrates and promotes Victorian music.
The Push is a youth music organisation. At the forefront of emerging trends and innovations, The Push delivers a range of programs and events that are relevant and responsive for future music industry leaders and audiences.
Established in 2018, Reverb Prints is a contemporary gallery and print publisher with a musical bent.
Reverb Prints presents curated collections of visual artwork inspired by music. The works on display and for sale include limited-edition gig posters, photography and art prints.
The Social Studio
The Social Studio creates education and employment pathways for refugee and new migrant communities.
Part educator, part retailer, part production house and all about people, our not-for-profit social enterprise uses fashion and creativity as a cultural connector to create work and learning opportunities for Melbourne’s refugee and new migrant communities.
West Space was founded by artists in 1993. Almost three decades on, we operate as a contemporary art gallery, a commissioning organisation, and as a space for critical reflection and curatorial vision. Through on-site exhibitions and off-site programs, we build local and global communities around contemporary art.
Founded in 2009, Uro Publications is a vendor and publisher of architecture
and design books, focusing on Australian titles. In a world awash in ephemeral
media, Uro believes the unique rigours of book publishing remains a critical
means of refining, testing, expressing and disseminating ideas.
Studio artists including
APHIDS, Eva Abbinga, Larissa Linnell, Andy Butler, Leila Gerges, Bianca Chang, Nadia Hernandez, Jacqueline Felstead, Fu-On Chung, Madelaine Lesjak-Atton, Daniella Ruffino, Louise Marson, Polly Stanton, Byron Dean, Susan Reddrop,
PSP is a creative office with a healthy handle on full-flavour art direction, creative content and event design. We create content for institutions or brands, saddling up resourcefully and communicating potently. Each project for us is about starting anew. Mustering varied co-conspirators for each project, allowing us to edge into new fields, materials and subcultures.
Long Prawn is a platform for spaghetti gazing, events, food research and publishing. The focus here is to create content and small events which push back against a homogenised discourse on food. It favours the long view of food which avoids trends and hierarchies. A cross-cultural boil which hopes to preserve older knowledge about food and bring it to the surface again.
Yarra’s Room to Create Studios at Collingwood Yards
The Room to Create (RTC) Studios at Collingwood Yards is a Yarra City Council initiative in partnership with the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, which provides subsidised studio spaces for artists in the community.
The RTC program was set up by Yarra City Council as a direct response to the constant challenge of securing affordable spaces to work and live for creative people, typical of gentrifying cities across the world.
The RTC Studios at Collingwood Yards is one way the program is working to support artists and creative organisations across our community. The six inaugural RTC artists are Scotty So, Hayley Van Ree, Josephine Mead, Ayman Kaake, Michelle Mantsio and Guy Grabowsky.