The backspace arts venue, presents a public program of exhibitions which showcase contemporary art, craft design and celebrate the arts in our region.
Backspace is owned and operated by the City of Ballarat Arts and Cultural Development team. All applications for inclusion in the backspace arts venue program are evaluated by a selection committee. Based on the written application and support material the committee will take into account the quality of artwork, application/proposal and the degree to which the proposal meets the aims and guidelines of the backspace arts venue as outlined below.
Backspace arts venue provides artists and curators the opportunity to exhibit or perform in a professionally supported and well-promoted program. The venue aims to actively engage the arts sector, interest groups and general public through the provision of excellent, innovative and socially relevant programs which not only profile local artists, but also showcase high quality contemporary art.
Preference will be given to applicants living or working in the City of Ballarat and the wider Grampians/Central Highlands Region. Applications from artists outside this area are welcome but are recommended to demonstrate a connection or benefit to the City of Ballarat or region.