You Are Here is a Canberra based arts organisation dedicated to supporting artists and producers to develop their practice and fostering critically engaged creative communities. Our core values are centred around experimentation and lowering barriers to entry for artists and audiences.

We exist to provide Canberra artists with the resources and environment to develop, investigate, and be ambitious with their practice. We are focused on art that cares for the artists who make it and the audience who experiences it.


Cahoots is You Are Here’s practice development program for Canberra artists and arts producers. Participants spend eight months meeting for critical discussions, sharing work and process, collaboration, creative producing exercises and activities designed to form a community that can effectively critique and support each other’s art, while simultaneously working towards their own individual practice development goals.  

There is no requirement to create work with a public outcome in Cahoots, but artists are offered the option of presenting work in the You Are Here Festival if that suits their needs. 

In 2020, Cahoots is running from April to November. For more info, check out the Cahoots page, and take a look through our gallery of 2020 Cahoots Artists. Cahoots is supported by the ACT Government through artsACT. 

You Are Here Festival / Cahoots Labs

You Are Here Festival is going to look a little different in 2020. This year, we offer audiences the opportunity to engage with work being developed in the Cahoots program interactively, as it is being made. Cahoots artists will be testing and trialling new ambitious ideas in our freshly minted Cahoots Labs, asking audiences to step into their process, and experimenting with ways to incorporate your feedback into their work. 

We will also feature a selection of work from previous Cahoots artists and their collaborators, giving You Are Here and our audience the chance to continue a relationship with these incredible artists over multiple years and multiple iterations of their work. 

Cahoots Labs will run over each of the last three weekends in September in 2020. We encourage you to immerse yourself in new artwork, let us know what you think and feel, and nurture our creative community. 

You Are Here Festival / Cahoots Labs is supported by the ACT Government through the City Renewal Authority, the Sidney Myer Fund, and the Nelson Meers Foundation. 

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