These Are The Projects We Do Together

Community Arts & Cultural Development

Testing Grounds Creative Program 2019

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Testing Grounds is a free outdoor space for creative practices encompassing art, performance and design. Programmed through an open application process that supports interdisciplinary practice, experimentation and courage, we are a place where people at all levels can test, develop and share their work.

As well as a year long calendar of free arts entertainment and community events (averaging over 130 a year), we also provide open space in the Arts Precinct for you to walk your dog, eat a picnic lunch, have a meeting, drink a coffee or sit around an open fire.

We receive operational funding from the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Your donation supports:

• 9 free studios for artists to work on major projects that will further their careers

• Free outdoor exhibitions, talks, festivals and community events for you to enjoy

• Education programs that advocate for a creative vision of Australia

• A welcoming and commercial-free space for you to enjoy

Join our community and help to keep us free.

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.

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Noggins and studs

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Residency Projects

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Jenny Zhe Chang

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Natasha Phillips

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Kate Church (RMIT)

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Breathe Architecture

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Adam Ridgeway

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Free Theatre

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Anthony Fryatt

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Ex Ponto Productions

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Little Projector Company

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Artist

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Molly Braddon

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Lynda Roberts

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Matthew Jones

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Michael Trudgeon

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Mark Pritchard

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Eugenia Lim

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Plan International Australia

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Barde Gregory

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These are The Projects we do together

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