About BAC


Belconnen Arts Centre is a place to celebrate, undertake creative journeys, share stories and make memories.

Opening in September 2009, we are an essential and driven community arts organisation. We are independently run and governed by a voluntary Board of skilled community members. The core philosophy of Belconnen Arts Centre is to fuel a love of and engagement in the arts, and connect with the diverse residents of the Canberra region across a range of arts practice, including dance, music, visual arts, theatre and more.

The story of Belconnen Arts Centre stretches back more than 20 years, to when a visionary community sought and secured land for a cultural centre on the spectacular banks of Lake Ginninderra. For over ten years, we have offered a diverse and engaged program of exhibitions, events, classes and workshops, including our cherished IGNITE program.

In 2020, we doubled in size, with a new 400-seat black box Theatre, galleries, resident company offices and rehearsal room. These spaces are transforming Belconnen Arts Centre into a true multi-arts hub, with purpose-built spaces for development and performance of dance, theatre, circus and music. Belco Arts welcomes creatives and communities from across the full range of artistic practice to dream, design, develop and deliver. Every visit to Belco Arts is a new experience, with a vibrant and diverse program of performances, exhibitions, and special events. 

Our Purpose

To fuel a love of and engagement in the arts.

Our Vision

To be a leader and a powerhouse in all we do.

Our Key Objectives

  • To lead the ACT in Community Arts and Cultural Development.
  • To be an inclusive, progressive and vibrant arts centre.
  • To be the heart and soul of Belconnen.