HYPERLOCAL is a collaborative program between an artist or collective and four presenting partners across Melbourne – Abbotsford Convent (Abbotsford), Dancehouse (Carlton North), Darebin Arts (Northcote) and The Substation (Newport) – coordinated and produced by Performing Lines.
The inaugural program of Hyperlocal was launched late 2021 for completion across 2021-2023. We invited artists to respond to the opportunity to work “hyperlocally” with us through an open EOI process. This response could be a work which is new, re-imagined, physical, and/or virtual, developed in some spaces and presented in others – and everything beyond or in between. The project is a rare opportunity for experimentation and play, with a chance to engage with up to four unique audiences, communities and spaces.
As part of the opportunity, the successful artist was given time, space and resources towards the creation of a new performance work. This program explores new ways for artists and presenters to work collaboratively to generate experiences for our communities hyperlocally. It’s a new way of working and ongoing experiment into how how artists and presenters might work together to shape the future of the sector.