Darebin Arts Speakeasy
Over the past decade, Darebin Arts Speakeasy has supported over 1,500 artists to create over 150 original works presented to over 75,000 patrons, receiving 40 creative industry awards and a further 116 nominations. Darebin Arts has backed many of the ground-breaking artists and companies that make Melbourne's art sector so iconic: RAWCUS, Ilbijerri Theatre Company, The Hayloft Project, Little Ones Theatre, Stephanie Lake Company, Elbow Room, MKA, Double Water Sign, and lead artists like Joel Bray, Michele Lee, Emilie Collyer, Anna Seymour, Stella Young and Sammy J.
With an independent panel of local artists leading the curation of each season, Darebin Arts Speakeasy offers audiences a dynamic and diverse mix of shows from Melbourne's best performing artists. To realise each production, artists receive an impressive package including cash investment, marketing, publicity and technical support, and space to rehearse and present their work in either the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre or the Darebin Arts Centre.