An iconic performing arts company that develops emerging artists and subverts the Australian canon, affirming the complex face of our nation.



  • To platform unheard voices, stories and the art of Melbourne’s outer northern communities.
  • To offer employment, training, social and creative engagement for young people in the outer north.
  • To create great collaborative intergenerational performing art.



Diversity: To instill a culture of respect for the enormous diversity of humanity - diversity of race, culture, class, religion, gender, sexuality, age and ability in all that we do.

Resistance and Protest: To take creative risks to tell stories and create art that challenges and interrogates the dominant narratives of our society.

Transformation: To use community arts cultural development practices and advocacy to achieve measurable change and impact in the lives of participants, artists, their families and communities.

Artistic Merit: To foster experimentation and high artistic standards and elicit maximum and joyful engagement from participants, artists, staff, board, partners and audiences.

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