About Us

Belco Arts  A Leading Arts Centre in the ACT

Belco Arts is an inclusive and welcoming destination. We take pride in purposefully devising our artistic program to provide opportunities to reflect our community’s rich diversity back to itself in celebration.

With exquisite galleries, black box theatre, rehearsal space and workshops, we support artists across the breadth of the arts to be courageous in their ambitions, and challenge them to elevate their practice to the next level.

We have commissioned new First Nations theatre work and exhibitions, worked in partnership with the LGBTIQ+ community to present exhibitions and drag pageants, and delivered over a decade of arts programs and opportunities specifically devised with and for disabled artists to grow their practice.

Belco Arts is a place to conceive ideas, undertake creative journeys, share stories, experiment, be bold and make memories. We achieve outstanding outcomes through our dynamic expert staff team with reliable governance by a board of highly skilled professionals in business, HR, the arts, academia, and law. We are a Deductible Gift Recipient, and our operations are secured through multi-year Arts Centre Investment funding from the ACT Government.

We look forward to welcoming you to Belco Arts!

Image: Lisa Maza and Kylah Day in Ngadjung, by Dylan Van Den Berg, 2022. Photo by Andrew Sikorski

Carbon Neutral  Joining a Community of Changemakers

Belco Arts are proud to be the first arts organisation in the ACT to have achieved ‘Carbon Neutral’ certification from Climate Active – Australia’s collective initiative for climate action. Certification as a Carbon Neutral organisation is part of our commitment to environmentally and socially responsible arts practice.

Climate Action is a unique government-backed program that enables businesses, government and the community to reduce carbon emissions. It is driven by members and activated by consumer, empowering the community to support organisations taking positive action on climate change.

Photo: Stephanie Horne for Ben Calvert Photography

2023 Annual Report

2023 was a testament to the creativity and spirit that define Belco Arts. With a new five-year funding arrangement in place, we sought to reach out and strengthen our connections and collaborations with partners across the ACT arts sector.