people+artist+place produce creative projects that inspire, engage and connect communities.
connect diverse audiences with ideas that reflect, celebrate and critique contemporary society;
focus on the local, exploring issues and ideas in unique and relevant ways;
support artists to work with and for local communities on compelling and empowering temporary works.
We create with people in mind, working together in the hope that these projects assist communities to navigate the challenging and complex issues of our time.
We wish to honour the Traditional Owners of the central Brisbane area, the Jagara nation, south of the Brisbane River and the Turrbal nation, north of the Brisbane River, and recognise them as custodians of this land. We pay our respects to their elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within the community.
Anastasia Booth and Naomi Blacklock, Star-Crossed Rivers, 2018, collaborative performance, South Bank, Brisbane. Produced by people+artist+place, Star-Crossed Rivers was a performance and the outcome of a one-day collaborative intensive with year 10 students from Brisbane State High School. This project was presented as a part of Co-MMotion: Brisbane City Council's Temporary Art Program 2018. Image credit: Dave Kan.
Art-making, curating, producing, collaborating, publishing, we value it all as part of responsive and engaged arts practice.
Marisa is an inter-disciplinary artist, critical writer, and student of embodied performance strategies. Experienced in event production, Marisa has worked as Modifyre's Arts coordinator; a participatory community arts festival in regional Queensland, and is chair of their organisation, BURN Arts inc. With her research centred on contemporary environmental relations in an urban context, in 2016 Marisa presented research for Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium (Newcastle), and LEVEL ari (QUT Creative Industries Precinct). In 2017 she had solo exhibitions at Moana Project Space, (Perth) and Kings Artist-Run, (Melbourne) and has recently shown solo at Cool Change Contemporary (Perth)
Jenna is an arts writer and producer. With a background in fine art, design, and education, Jenna has worked with arts and design organisations such as, The Queensland Museum, Urban Art Projects (NYC), and Creativemove. Passionate about shaping Australia’s arts ecology, Jenna’s education and professional experience to date has revolved around the fine art sector, specifically the areas of cultural policy, public art, and community engagement. Jenna is commencing her first year as Co-Director of Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium, Newcastle.
Jan 2019-Nov 2019 Brisbane City Council's 2019 Temporary Art Program
It's our absolute pleasure to announce that we'll be delivering BCC's Temporary Art Program 2019 in collaboration with Metro Arts!
Metro Arts has a history of producing exceptional micro-arts festivals in a variety of outdoor spaces under Jo Thomas' curatorship such as Deathfest 2.0 (2018), Yum Chat & Yum Lab (2017), Deathfest (2016), Unbuttoned (2016), and The View From Here (2017). We've been busy collaborating with the team at Metro for the past couple of months, and can't wait to invite you to activation 1 very soon!
Until then, thanks for all the support and enthusiasm. We can't wait to see you all soon!
We function on a project-specific basis, and therefore don't often do public call-outs. Please send us a message in the contact form below if you identify as any of the following! Fully-fledged pitches/proposals are not necessary, as each project is different and funded/produced on a case-by-case basis- at its most basic, we simply wish to know what the community wants!
I am an artist wanting to discuss a project idea, organise a studio visit, be kept in mind for a future p+a+p project, or looking to expand my current skill-set into socially-engaged practice
I am a writer/journalist interested in attending, interviewing or reviewing an artist or artwork that you are producing
I am a producer looking to pitch/collaborate/gain experience on a socially engaged project
I am an organisation looking for advice/to partner on a socially-engaged project
I am a volunteer willing to be contacted if you need assistance at p+a+p events
I am a school looking for artists to engage my students
Our stance on volunteer labour in the arts:
What are our thoughts on unpaid internships?
We don’t think they’re a great idea because, let’s be honest, we’ve all got bills to pay! Sometimes though, especially in the arts, free labour is what gets really great ideas off the ground. It’s a shame, but lucky for us, there are initiatives like NAVA's Fair Pay for Artists campaign advocating on our behalf for this to change.
We definitely support this change, and in time you’ll see our actions speak louder than our words. But for now, we just wanted you to know, that wherever possible, we’re paying everyone who’s helping us establish people+artist+place. And, in those dire moments when we really need an extra pair of hands and a few extra thinking caps but we don’t have the money to pay them (a common issue for arts organisations) we will endeavor to work out an arrangement these life-savers love and get value out of.