You Are Here is an independent arts organisation supporting artists and creative communities in the ACT to create experimental art and experiences.
Every year we present the You Are Here Festival, an entirely free 5-day curated showcase of independent and experimental arts in the Canberra CBD. Popping up in shopfronts, alleyways, cafes, streets, car parks, galleries, museums, cars. You Are Here is playful, irreverent and lo-fi. The dates of the 2016 festival are 13-17 April.
We create immersive, interactive and engaging experiences for our audiences, exploding the myth that there’s nothing to do in Canberra. The festival features predominantly new works, created under the unique restraints of the festival and the city environment. You Are Here is constantly becoming, never finished or polished, open and alive to the possibilities present in failure.
Our artists are trained professionals and brilliant amateurs, passionate creative communities, first timers and seasoned festival fiends. They leap over artistic and disciplinary boundaries in the blink of an eye and, collaborate fearlessly with artists and communities. They do so with a twinkle in their eye and a skip in their step.
We support our artists with intensive production and curatorial assistance during our annual festival, facilitating collaborations and commissioning new works. We also provide year round support to pursue interstate and international opportunities. We are embedded in our local artistic community but always have an eye to the nearby, the national, the global.
You Are Here is funded by the ACT Government with additional funding from Canberra CBD Ltd and the Keir Foundation. We use that funding to pay our staff to produce the festival and the artists who perform in it. We want to be able to continue to pay our artists and present a high quality festival of experimental art every year for you, for free. But we need your support to do that.
Help us keep You Are Here free and accessible by making a donation to our fundraising campaign.