You Are Here is Canberra’s only dedicated artist development organisation. Our core values are experimentation and lowering barriers to entry for artists and audiences. We exist so that Canberra artists have the resources and environment to develop, test and be ambitious with their practice.

Putting accessibility and inclusion at the heart of everything we do, 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 their work and practice, 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 will run from April to November. Applications are open now! Check out our Opportunities page for more details.

The You Are Here 2020 Cahoots program is supported by the ACT Government through artsACT.

You Are Here Festival

You Are Here Festival returns in 2020! Our festival will run over three weekends in September, and will give you the chance to go deeper, immerse yourself in new and wonderful experiences and nurture our special community. You Are Here Festival is a chance for us to showcase the work being created in the Cahoots program, as well as a curated selection of some of the best experimental art from right here in Canberra and across the country.

Watch this space throughout the year for opportunities to participate as an artist or to check out our festival program.

Festival archive