Annandale Creative Arts Centre is an initiative of Newtown Mission. This heritage building is located in the vibrant hub of Annandale village life. ACAC provides space for professional artists to work and space for classes and workshops for the general public. The centre also hosts events and experiences for people to explore creativity. We have a particular interest in the role of the arts in engaging in conversation around significant issues facing our world.
Each week a collective of arts businesses offer classes in dance, theatre, aerial, contact improvisation, jewellery making, printmaking and more.
ACAC also hosts regular gatherings for people to journey together in their creativity. These are free and open for anyone to join at any time. They include:
The Meeting Place – last Sat/month, 4pm: a gathering for creatives to connect, pray, worship and hear artists’ stories
The Artists Way Groups – a course in recovering your creativity
Christ-Meditation – each Wed 8:30-9am a Christian meditation session
Throughout the year ACAC hosts events that showcase work created by independent artists of different disciplines. These include:
Creative Conversations events showing new work by visual and performing artists around such themes as asylum seekers and climate change. Artists are invited to apply and contribute work and are granted a space residency to create the work. Artists are joined by speakers who are experts in those fields.
Platform Shorts showcases a variety of independent choreographers from Sydney and further abroad.
Arts practitioners are invited to join our creative community and hire space for their creative practice. The Chapel, Dance Studio and Art Studio are available for hire as a one-off or on an ongoing basis. Artists may apply to become ACAC members and receive significant discounts on hire rates with participation in the life of our creative community. For all hire inquiries, you can fill out a form here.
For more information, you can email Helen Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call the Newtown Mission office on 9519 9000
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