Ahead of the Game

AIDS Action Council is proud to support Ainslie and Gorman Art Centres in an exciting new artist in residency opportunity! Curious to find out more? Introducing…Ahead of the Game! 

What is ‘Ahead of the Game’?

Together with Tristan Meecham of All The Queens Men, a dynamic, inclusive Melbourne based arts company, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres (AGAC) are going to create a new queer sport.

Queer sport, you say? Tell me more!

In this context the word ‘queer’ to describe an expanded set of ideas, values and practices that have grown from the work and creativity of LGBTIQ+ people, particularly people of colour, throughout the 20th century. This word definitely has history. Together project partners will explore the many intersections between the identity and experiences of LGBTIQ+ peoples and the culture of sport in Australia.

Ahead of the Game is about an exploration and investigation of ideas using a creative and collaborative approach with diverse communities. We’re not sure where this will lead us, but we’re excited for the journey. There might be a grand final/e, or we might just play the game together! What is clear is that Ahead of the Game is poised to forge new fields into the future.


Who should apply?

LGBTIQ+ identifying artists and creatives who are:

  • based in the ACT
  • engaged with contemporary arts practice and ideas in any art form,
  • dedicated and reliable,
  • open-minded and willing to learn and be challenged,
  • willing to collaborate and are curious about collaborative work.

This project is inclusive and accessible: artists and creatives who identify as mixed ability, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or from a culturally diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please read the expression of interest form that outlines the project and how to apply  http://www.agac.com.au/2019/05/apply/

Applications open Tuesday 28 May and will close Sunday 7 July. Successful applicants will be notified Friday 19 July. The first residency period begins on Monday 19 August 2019. 

Please email your application by 11.55pm, Sunday 7 July using the subject line ‘Ahead of the Game’ to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Late applications unfortunately will not be considered.

There will be an informal information session held 5pm to 7pm, Tuesday 11 June at Gorman Main Hall at Gorman Arts Centre. Come along to the information session if you’re interested in this project and have questions or just want to hear more. Light refreshments will be provided

This project works in collaboration with project partners AIDS Action Council of the ACT and A Gender Agenda

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