Open Navigation

You Are Here is an independent arts organisation supporting artists and creative communities in the ACT to create experimental art and experiences.

Every year we present the You Are Here Festival, a mostly free 5 day curated showcase of independent and experimental arts in the Canberra CBD and surrounds. Popping up in shopfronts, alleyways, cafes, streets, car parks, galleries, museums, cars, You Are Here is playful, irreverent and lo-fi.

We create immersive, interactive and engaging experiences for our audiences, exploding the myth that there’s nothing to do in Canberra. The festival features predominantly new works, created under the unique restraints of the festival and the city environment. You Are Here is constantly becoming, never finished or polished, open and alive to the possibilities present in failure.

Our artists are trained professionals and brilliant amateurs, passionate creative communities, first timers and seasoned festival fiends. They leap over artistic and disciplinary boundaries in the blink of an eye and, collaborate fearlessly with artists and communities. They do so with a twinkle in their eye and a skip in their step.

We support our artists with intensive production and curatorial assistance during our annual festival, facilitating collaborations and commissioning new works. We also provide year round support to pursue interstate and international opportunities. We are embedded in our local artistic community but always have an eye to the nearby, the national, the global.

Our media team has captured the festival in still and moving image from our very first year, creating a compelling archive of Canberra’s creative aspirations and achievements. Check it out on Flickr and Vimeo.

Need to get in touch?

Send us an email

Drop into the festival hub

46 Northbourne Ave, Canberra between 11am – 10pm from 5 – 9 April.

Call us

0426 067 550

Send us a letter

55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon ACT 2612

Want to keep up with the news?

We’ve got a newsletter! Sign up here.