Funding boosts Outer Space

Outer Space is delighted to announce it will increase opportunities for emerging Queensland artists thanks to a funding boost of $400,000 to be delivered over a four year period as part of the Queensland Government’s Organisations Fund 2022-2025, delivered through Arts Queensland

The multi-year investment will allow the not-for-profit contemporary arts organisation to expand its contribution to Queensland’s cultural economy, and continue its work alongside fellow creative organisations in the state, to create bold and engaging experiences for audiences.

Outer Space plays a vital role in Queensland’s arts ecology by collaborating with emerging artists and arts workers to deliver a vibrant and diverse exhibition program as well as providing  artist studio space, professional development opportunities and advocating for a robust arts sector. As an emerging leader in Queensland’s cultural landscape, Outer Space is committed to developing and strengthening Queensland’s creative industries, by connecting with more artists, new audiences and collaborating with peer organisations.

As the Queensland Government delivers its Creative Together ten-year roadmap – Outer Space is uniquely placed to contribute to the state’s growing arts landscape through actions which include the following:

  • Program exhibitions across the Judith Wright Arts Centre (JWAC) Gallery, Outer Space’s Window Gallery, JWAC facade and offsite locations;
  • Collaborations with regional art galleries and organisations across Queensland;
  • Public programs that support meaningful engagement with a range of audiences, including students, emerging artists and arts workers, industry and academia;
  • Online exhibitions, social media presentations and a retail platform for artists to sell work;
  • Professional development workshops that extend the practical and technical skill set of Queensland’s emerging arts workers.
  • Studio spaces for artists to develop their practice, experiment and test new ideas and activate Queensland’s under-utilised commercial and public spaces.

In response to the announcement, Outer Space Chair, Peta Bryant, said, “We are thrilled to have been successful in securing organisational funding for the first time. Outer Space is committed to supporting the creative practice and professional development of emerging artists and arts workers. This funding both acknowledges and allows us to build on the work of Outer Space’s co-founders Caity Reynolds and Llewellyn Millhouse and inaugural Director Courtney Coombs. We thank and applaud the Queensland Government for their interest and investment in the growth and sustainability of the local visual arts sector. ”

For further information on Outer Space and upcoming exhibitions, events and public programs please visit

Outer Space is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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