Applications now OPEN for the September 2020 – February 2021 Creative Program

What is the Creative Program?

The Creative Program is 107 Redfern Street’s twice-yearly program of performance, visual arts, workshops, live music, and other events. Applications open every six months, and applicants are invited to choose dates six months to a year in advance. The Creative Program is the only way to apply for exhibition dates at 107 Redfern Street.

Applications open 24th February till 20th March for dates from September 2020 – February 2021.

Why should I apply for the Creative Program?

Separate to our regular venue hire process, the Creative Program allows you to lock in dates several months in advance for projects that require a little more planning.

In addition, applicants to the Creative Program are automatically considered for up to 50% venue hire subsidy. 107 Projects is able to allocate a fixed amount of venue hire subsidy every year to support community-focused, creative, and original projects. The best way to access this subsidy is via the Creative Program.

Who can apply?

Applications are open to individuals, groups, not for profit organisations, corporations, sole traders… Everyone! We accept applications for projects across all creative disciplines, including theatre, music, visual art, performance, comedy, dance, podcasting, digital design, and more. We also encourage applications from community and other groups for regular meetings or social gatherings.

A wall of colourful art in the Redfern Street gallery

Do I have to be an artist?


How is the subsidy allocated?

Venue hire subsidy is allocated on a sliding scale to projects that fit one or more of our three criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Uniqueness
  • Engagement with or relevance to the local Redfern community

The maximum subsidy value is 50% of the standard hire rate.

Applications are assessed by a panel of management staff and board members, and subsidy is allocated in accordance with how well your application addresses the above criteria.

What are we looking for?

107 exists for the advancement of culture, it says so on our charity profile! We’re looking for creative projects that share this vision as well as our ethos of social inclusion, accessibility, constructive criticism, D.I.Y., and positivity.

Presentation of new works, works in development, interdisciplinary practices, and community engagement tickle our fancy. Re-stagings of the popular classics, cover bands, or Van Gogh reproductions not so much…

107 is an accessible and inclusive space and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds at all stages of their creative practice or career.

What makes a successful application?

We want to see that you’ve thought out your proposal and have a strong sense of why it’s right for 107 (and why we’re right for you).

Be sure to include practical information like how your works will be displayed, how many attendees you expect, and how you will market your event.

If your idea is still in development, give us a detailed overview of the project so far and where you’d like it to end up (even if that changes).

What dates are available?

The next round of applications is for program dates between September 2020 – February 2021.

If you are applying to hold an exhibition or performance season, spaces are generally limited to a maximum duration of two weeks. Projects of longer duration will be considered in some circumstances.

During your application process, you will be asked to provide an ideal date range for your event or exhibition to occur. If successful, we will do our best to allocate dates according to your preferences, but this may not always be possible due to existing bookings or concurrent applications. In this case, we will be in touch to organise a date that works for you.

My event/program isn’t open to the public. Can I still apply?

Yes! We are open to projects of all kinds, including residencies, work-in-progress showings, regular rehearsal dates, and more.

What if I want to apply for dates before September 2020?

Head over to our regular Space Hire page to fill in an application and we’ll be in touch shortly to get the ball rolling! Please note that there are currently very limited exhibition places open before September 2020.

I’m having trouble with the application process. Is there another way to apply?

107 Projects is committed to providing an inclusive space, because creativity is for everyone. If you would prefer to fill out an application over the phone or in person, you can call us on 02 9167 6999 or attend the information night to be announced.

Things to know

  • See our venue handbook for information on capacity, loading/unloading, liquor licenses and more.
  • View available tech in our tech list.
  • View indicative hire rates here, but keep in mind they are subject to change depending on your booking.

Information Night

The information night is a great way to view the different event spaces at 107 Redfern Street, meet the team, and ask any questions you might have about the application process.

The information night will be announced closer to the call out dates. Sign up to the news to stay informed.

Applications OPEN.

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We’ve prepared a number of FAQ lists for different types of events at 107 Redfern Street.