Jan 2019 – June 2020 Darebin Arts Speakeasy Presentations Jan 2019 – June 2020 Darebin Arts Speakeasy Presentations

Event Details



Darebin Art’s Speakeasy program partners with leading artists and companies to provide the highest quality experiences to audiences at the Northcote Town Hall and Darebin Arts Centre for adult and family audiences. As detailed in the Creative Darebin Arts Strategy 2014 – 2021– we program high quality work from artistic leaders and companies in the small to medium sector to be an integral part of the cultural ecology of Melbourne and Australia’s artistic landscape.

Applications are now open for the sixth year of this highly successful program. We aim to build upon our previous success in staging a huge variety of works to critical acclaim and large enthusiastic audiences. The program presents contemporary, critical work about our society and the world that we want to live in, providing engaging artistic experiences that question the mainstream and remove barriers.

Performance works for the two venue’s multiple spaces are being sought; including the Northcote Town Hall Main Hall, Studio 1 and Studio 2, as well as Darebin Arts Centre’s various spaces and other spaces around the Darebin art precincts.

Guided by Darebin’s arts strategy, Creative Darebin, we are looking to program work that can demonstrate an empathy with Darebin’s goals:

  1. Vibrant and Visionary – of a proven professional standard. Performance works that are at the leading edge of contemporary cultural trends and discussions. Artistic presentations that talk to current community concerns and celebrations
  2. Connected – particularly across communities and between generations
  3. Inclusive – particularly but not limited to these 3 primary priority groups of the 5 targeted areas of our community
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders community
    People with disability and their carers
    Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities


Click HERE to see the guidelines.

Key Dates

Applications Open: Thursday 17 May

Applications Close: Sunday 17 June at 11:59pm

Presentation Dates: Jan 2019 to June 2020, subject to venue availability.

Image: Merciless Gods, Darebin Arts Speakeasy 2017. Image by Sarah Walker