2021 Speakeasy Presentation Applications 2021 Speakeasy Presentation Applications

Applications are NOW OPEN!

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 Arts Centre 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 latest round 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 both Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre and Darebin Arts Centre are invited to apply. The two venue’s available spaces include: the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre Main Hall, Studio 1 and Studio 2, and Darebin Arts Centre.

Please note – All artists and companies are encouraged to apply, you do not have to be a Darebin resident. As Darebin is making a considerable investment in the works, each company will have to work closely with the arts programs team in the delivery of the shows and marketing campaigns. We are looking for a broad mix of artistic disciplines – circus, music, dance, theatre, live art, participatory, etc. We are also looking for work aimed at both adult and family audiences.

Please ensure you read the guidelines before applying, you can find them here.

We strongly encourage applicants to familiarise themselves with the Creative Darebin Arts Strategy.

Please find the technical specification here for Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre and Darebin Arts Centre.


Applications Open: Monday 13 May

Applications Close: Sunday 16 June at 11:55pm

Successful applicants will be informed in late June




Image of Let’s Take Over 2019, Drag of Narrm by Tré Turner. Image by Yunis Tmeizeh.


13 May - 16 June, 2019


Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre and Darebin Arts Centre

Darebin City Council
274 Gower St, Preston Victoria 3072

Phone: (03) 8470 8888
Fax: (03) 8470 8888