The programming methodology is designed to support a wide range of creative projects, including exhibitions, architecture and design projects, performances, interdisciplinary projects, residencies, 1:1 testing of public art, education and discursive projects and events and festivals. Projects can be proposed for any of the spaces or areas of the site – the White Box, Black Box, Clear Box, Open Box and throughout the grounds and under the Superstructure.
For 2018 Testing Grounds is seeking EOI’s for creative projects that benefit from sharing the site with other creative projects.
As a provocation, we offer a manifesto to guide the program methodology…
Starting from a place of “yes” we accept as many projects as we can. We program to find value in creative experience, as well as supporting artistic merit and creative excellence.
How does it all come together?
Once you have submitted an EOI we will get back to you, generally within 2-4 weeks. If we want to proceed with your project we will invite you down to the site (assuming you live in Melbourne) for a chat with the intention of finding not just the best dates and space for you, but also the best experience for you by considering your project creatively in relation to the other projects on site. If we feel your projects needs more development we will invite you for a chat to share our thoughts.
We are open to suggestion, but generally, we offer spaces for up to three weeks for the presentation of completed work and residencies. Outside of this, projects could last one minute or one year.
What we look to create is a non-linear creative program that is designed to create an opportunity for projects to overlap and intersect, rather than simply exist side by side.
As an example, in March 2017, the following projects overlapped and shared the site, audiences, knowledge and experience.