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Kingston Arts Precinct: Art, Culture and Creative Plan

Completed: 2022
Client: artsact

Cultural Capital was engaged by artsACT to author an Arts, Culture and Creative Plan for the redevelopment of Kingston Arts Precinct in Canberra, ACT.

artsACT envisions that “the future arts precinct in Kingston will become the definitive destination for Canberra’s visual arts and culture. It will bring together a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art space, six visual arts organisations (Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra Glassworks, Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre, M16 Artspace, Megalo Print Studio and PhotoAccess) as well as resident artists, and a dynamic program of creative activity.”

Cultural Capital underwent a rigorous stakeholder engagement process with Canberra’s local community to understand the needs of local artists, creatives, residents, and arts organisations who will inhabit the future arts precinct. 

We developed the Kingston Arts Precinct: Arts, Culture and Creative Plan to address the needs of the community. The Plan set out a curatorial framework for the commissioning of public art, creative programs, and events at the future precinct, as well as a manifesto of principals, goals and values to underpin the future precinct. This framework prioritises the needs of local and emerging Canberran artists and Ngunnawal stories of place. 

The Plan aims to provide a roadmap for the arts precinct that centres Canberra as a leading Australian city in art and culture.

Read the Kingston Arts Precinct: Arts, Culture and Creative Plan here.