Become a Resident Company

Is your arts company looking for a new home?

Belco Arts is seeking expressions of interest for its Resident Company Offices for 12 months, with the potential for extension. Belconnen Arts Centre is now complete, with stunning galleries and magnificent black box theatre, rehearsal and dance studios, workshops and event spaces, overlooking Lake Ginninderra in the heart of Belconnen. 

We are seeking expressions of interest from arts companies and collectives to use these spaces to create work, develop arts practice, promote and grow their company, and activate Belco Arts. 

The spaces are available from August 2022-July 2023, with the potential for renewal by approval of Belco Arts and artsACT. 

Please submit a two-page expression of interest addressing the below selection criteria by midnight on Sunday 17 July 2022. For further information and to submit your EOI, please email moni@belcoarts.com.au

Selection criteria

1. Creation of work 
How will your presence at Belco Arts lead to the creation of new work, and sharing this work with audiences? 

2. Arts practice development 
How will artists supported through your presence at Belco Arts develop their arts practice? 

3. Benefit to company 
How will the company leverage its presence at Belco Arts to promote and grow the company, improve visibility, foster collaborations, and drive organisational sustainability? 

4. Activation of Belco Arts 
How will the office be used, and what opportunities could arise for activation of Belco Arts facility or added value to Belco Arts programs? Please note that this does not necessarily imply availability of program space for company activities, with these additional spaces subject to approval and booking processes. 

5. Financial offer 
Belco Arts recognises that companies and collectives will have different capacity for rental payments. We invite interested companies and collectives to indicate a financial offer for 12 months rent, which will be considered alongside other selection criteria. Indicative commercial rents are shown as a guide only. 

The available Belco Arts offices

One of the available offices.

Office 1 & 2 – 18m² 
Carpeted office spaces suitable for teams of 2-3, with independent after-hours external access via our West Courtyard courtyard, with one car park space included.  
Indicative commercial rent: $8,000 – $10,000 p.a. 

Office 4 – 38m² 
A large, carpeted space suitable for teams of 4-6, adjacent to the new Rehearsal Room, and with street frontage opening to the Belco Arts carpark on Emu Bank. This space offers potential for small group rehearsals, meetings, and larger collaborations. Two car park spaces included. 
Indicative commercial rent: $15,000 – $20,000 p.a. 

Heating, cooling, lighting and power are included in all offices, and a range of workstations, seating and cupboards are also included. 

If you have any questions or require further information please contact Monika McInerney, Artistic Director & Co-CEO on (02) 6173 3304 or moni@belcoarts.com.au.