In 2021-2022, Test Pattern worked with the ACT Government, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra Glassworks, Craft ACT, M16 Art Space, Megalo Print Studio, and Photo Access, to facilitate and write the ten-year Founding Strategy for Kingston Arts Precinct.

The strategy centres First Nations self-determination, embeds industry best practice and fair pay, and takes a facilitative approach to artistic leadership, including an annual ARI-in-residence, nurturing talent and sharing resources, plus Canberra-wide capacity-building initiatives for a thriving independent contemporary arts sector. 

The Kingston Arts Precinct Founding Strategy is central to the ACT Government’s visionary approach to arts and cultural policy, underpinned by the ambition of Minister for the Arts Tara Cheyne for Canberra to be recognised as Australia’s arts capital.

Test Pattern looks well beyond the physical boundaries of a site to develop creative places that embrace and develop complex ecologies. It’s an essentially facilitative approach, designed to generate more than we could all imagine possible.

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