Metro Arts exists to ensure new art is created today, tomorrow and beyond. We champion all contemporary art forms (visual and performance) and the creation of thought provoking and exhilarating art.
For over 40 years we have been the incubator and launchpad for some of Australia’s finest new artists. We support artists every step of the way – from the early development of ideas through to presenting and touring work. We program diverse works across visual and performing arts – including music, cabaret, comedy, dance, theatre and more…
Ever forwarding Australia’s vibrant arts industry, Metro Arts provides much needed space (physically and figuratively) for Australian artists to grow, create, develop, experience and carve out a sustainable and viable arts practice.
BUILDING A LEGACY FOR AUSTRALIAN CULTURE AND STORYTELLING
We know that when artists are properly supported, they have the resources to create powerful work that expands and shifts hearts and minds. Investing in artists enables them to create, perform and present works that forge a new way forward.
Metro Arts believes in the capacity of arts and culture to connect and strengthen communities, to stimulate creative thinking and conversation. We advocate for the social and health benefits of the arts and its intrinsic value to our society. We acknowledge and honour the story-telling and art-making at the heart of First Nations’ cultures, and the enrichment it gives to the lives of all Australians.
ART IS WHERE WE LIVE
Every day within our galleries, theatre, workshops and studio spaces, there are artists taking risks, experimenting, developing and creating.
Today our head office is in West End, Brisbane, equipped with state-of-the-art galleries, artist studios and theatre facilities – all located down the old Peters Ice-cream Factory Lane, within the thriving West Village precinct.
Our sister-workshop facility at Norman Park provides vital space for visual artists to create, build and experiment.
CELEBRATING ALL VOICES AND STORIES
At Metro Arts, you’ll always be surprised, bewildered, entertained and amazed. The stories you see here – you won’t see anywhere else.