Hills Hub arts and performance space

  • The Hills Hub arts and performance space is a multi-functional room for supporting local artists and creative initiatives in the Hills. It is available for hire. 
  • COVID-19 is bringing ongoing challenges to the arts sector. As such, Council is proud to launch the Hills Hub Arts Activation Program.
  • The program gives local artists (aged 18 years and over) the chance to apply for free-of-charge access to creative space in the hub in 2021. You can apply to exhibit work and/or take part in a short-term residency. Conditions apply.
  • You can express interest in holding an exhibition or taking up a short-term residency at the Hills Hub using the online form on this page.
  • Artists network meetings will also be held at the Hills Hub in 2021.
  • Located on Level 1 of the Hills Hub, the space features about 24 square metres of hanging space.
  • The Hills Hub also has 3 digital display screens (2 x downstairs, 1 x upstairs) for still and moving images.
  • Gatherings for local artists will be hosted at the Hills Hub in 2021 throughout the year.
  • This will give artists the opportunity to:
    • tour the Hills Hub
    • connect with other emerging and professional artists
    • learn more about the Hills Hub Arts Activation Program and how to express interest in the program. 

Dates

  • First Networking Night: Friday 19 March, 7pm
  • Second Networking Night: Friday 9 July, 6pm 
  • Third Networking Night: TBA

For more information or to receive Hills Hub Artists Network updates

Email hills.hub@cardinia.vic.gov.au and include your name, contact phone number and email address.

Exhibition opportunities and short-term residencies are now on offer through the Hills Hub Arts Activation Program.

Exhibitions

  • There are no exhibition times available for 2021, but creatives are encouraged to express interest for 2022.
  • Exhibition space will be offered to the artist free of charge in exchange for them delivering 2 community workshops.

Short-term residencies

Short-term residencies will be available to local creatives, such as musicians, visual artists, performance/dance artists for:

  • rehearsals
  • recording sessions
  • studio work, for example, to work on a piece/body of work
  • to collaborate with other artists on a piece/body of work.

The residency gives an artist or small group of artists access to the arts and performance space for an agreed period of time.

You can express interest in holding an exhibition or taking up a short-term residency at the Hills Hub using the online form below.

Before you make your submission

Apply online

Expression of interest (EOI) online form

A paper form is available on request.

Next steps

  • Expressions of interest will be assessed within 10 business days of being received.
  • If you’re accepted as a program participant, a tentative hold will be put on the space.

The Hills Hub Placemaker will then contact you by email, inviting you to submit an application form along with these documents:

  • Photo ID (for example, drivers licence or passport)  
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency 
  • Completed COVID Safe Plan 

Your placement will be confirmed in writing when:

  • all required documentation is received
  • any bond/fees and charges are paid. (You will be invoiced for any charges, for example, equipment hire. Payment options will be included on the invoice).

When your booking is confirmed: Contact the Hills Hub Placemaker to arrange access to the facility and information on security procedures you need to follow.   

Getting your bond back

We will inspect the facility after your exhibition or residency.

If you have paid a bond, this will be refunded in accordance with the terms and conditions in the information booklet

Contact the Hills Hub Placemaker
Ph: 1300 787 624
Email: mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

 

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