Testing Grounds provides free space in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct for experimental art, creative development, performance, design, education, and public gathering.
We start from a place of “yes.”
We program to find value in artistic experience, as well as supporting artistic merit.
We value projects that bring a diversity of practice, cultures and people to the Arts Precinct.
We aim to build stronger relationships between practitioners, the places they work, and audiences. We aim to give people more civic agency to be creative. We aim to give space to experimentation; to support people pushing boundaries, taking calculated risks, and playing with ideas. And we aim to imagine new ways creative practice can exist in the city.