Performance Space’s artistic program is curated by our program team, led by Artistic Director Jeff Khan. Each programmer has specialist artform knowledge and interests but works collaboratively to put the program together. Each work we present is usually led by one member of this team who works closely with the artist/s, as well as other Performance Space staff on production, marketing, audience development and public programs.
We’re interested in what it means to curate a program of work that spans artforms and pushes disciplinary boundaries. Performance Space develops different curatorial models that explore new ways to connect works with each other; and that connect this work with audiences in innovative new ways.
The program team consults widely with artists and peers in in the development of our program. We regularly attend work-in-progress showings, performances, exhibitions and events. We like to meet artists either in their studios or in our office to talk about their work.
We support artists’ practices from research and development, through creative development, to presentation and distribution/touring. We provide artists with residencies, laboratories and workshops to assist the creative development of their practice. We commission, produce, co-produce and present work.
We periodically announce an open call inviting proposals for specific programs or projects. Please sign up to our monthly artist e-bulletin (sidebar to your right) and follow us on Facebook and Twitter if you want to be kept up-to-date about our open calls, as well as other opportunities that may be of interest.
Demand to be included in our program is high and we are not able to work with all the artists we would like to. We do not encourage unsolicited proposals or applications for presentation. If you are interested in hiring the theatre, gallery, foyer or rehearsal spaces at Carriageworks please contact Carriageworks directly.