You Are Here is a Canberra based, independent arts organisation dedicated to supporting artists in developing their practice and fostering critical community.
Deeply embedded within the community, You Are Here aims to nurture the development of Canberra artists. You Are Here is constantly becoming, never finished or polished, rather open and alive to the possibilities present in failure.
Our organisation is producer and artist-led. We believe in tangible support for artists, and inclusivity and accessibility for artists and audiences. We believe in opening out and challenging the definition of art, and blurring boundaries between art forms. We keep barriers to entry low with collaborative and engaging experiences for artists and audiences.
WE’RE MORE THAN A FESTIVAL, WE ARE:
The You Are Here Festival began as a three-year commission by Robyn Archer as part of the program of activity for the Centenary of Canberra. From 2011 to 2017, we presented an annual You Are Here Festival, an entirely free, curated showcase of independent and experimental arts in the Canberra CBD and surrounds.
In 2018, You Are Here producers took a year off running the festival to examine our place in the Canberra arts landscape. Reasoning that our true value lies in championing artist development, fostering critical community, and training creative arts producers in the unique You Are Here model, we created a program that radically shifted the focus of the organisation.
You Are Here’s first artist and producer development program, Cahoots, was run in 2019. Eight artists and one emerging producer completed the program. It proved to be hugely beneficial to all the participants in myriad ways, from creating a deep trust and critical community among the group, to a range of individual goals set by the artists. The festival also returned in 2019, featuring work by the Cahoots artists as well as a selection of curated work by local and interstate artists.
Our media team captured the festival in still and moving image from our first year, creating a compelling archive of Canberra’s creative aspirations and achievements. Take a look at our Flickr and Vimeo, and browse our archive of You Are Here programs below.
Managing Producer Ketura Budd
Creative Producers Nick Delatovic, Julia Boyd, Zora Pang
Marketing Coordinator Julia Boyd
President: Vanessa Wright
Vice President: Rochelle Whyte
Secretary: Morgan Little
Treasurer: Deb Cleland
Board Members: Joanne Lisinski, Lavanna Neal, Maarten Vlot, Jess Semler, Alice Fleming
You Are Here is supported by the ACT Government through artsACT.
Produced by Ketura Budd, Julia Boyd and Nick Delatovic
Produced by Nick Delatovic and Yolande Norris
Produced by Amelia Filmer-Sankey, Morgan Little, Rochelle Whyte
Produced by Adelaide Rief, Vanessa Wright, Morgan Little, Rochelle Whyte and Amelia Filmer-Sankey