Brisbane City Council’s creative hubs

It seems only right that a city filled with creative people is filled with creative spaces, festivals and events! Luckily for us, Brisbane City Council is creating more to see and do by supporting our creative community!

The Sunnybank Performing Arts Centre, or SunPAC as it’s fondly known, is just as much a community space as it is an arts centre. The centre celebrates its local community through diverse and engaging events and experiences. Its events program is curated to suit any artistic taste from drama, dance, music, comedy, cabaret, as well as a young people’s program.

The Brisbane Powerhouse is another great Brisbane City Council hub for the community to engage with art and culture. As the name suggests, the building was a former 1920s power station, reborn as an arts centre.

Across the river in Seven Hills, it’s the old TAFE college that’s received a new lease on life, swapping educating for entertaining! Seven Hills Hub is available for hire for performers, artists and others in the community to put on their own events, so there’s always something new and exciting to see and do!

As well as performance venues, there are council spaces giving creatives the opportunity to foster their art forms.

Visible Ink is a free youth hub in Fortitude Valley that supports our city’s young people from 12 to 25 years of age. As well as being a meeting place to connect with like-minded people, there are a range of facilities available, free of charge! There’s everything from a 3D printer, dance studio, art space, rehearsal room, even a media studio with professional equipment and software!

Brisbane singer Mufaro is one of the many incredible artists who have made the most of Visible Ink’s facilities.

Last year, Mufaro and his band, The Barehouse, took part in QUBE Effect, an initiative designed to give young musicians exposure to the music industry.

“We were fortunate enough to be the People’s Choice, with that came a $2,000 grant and a performance slot at Jungle Life Festival,” explained Mufaro.

QUBE Effect performances form part of Brisbane’s Youth Week celebrations, which are on from 3rd to 14th of April. There will be live events, workshops activities and forums dotted around Brisbane, all in the name of celebrating our city’s youth! It’s just one of the thousands of events, festivals and markets Brisbane City Council helps deliver each year.

 Another creative you should meet is Skyler Castillo, an incredible artist making the most of Visible Ink’s facilities. Get to know her here or on Instagram @kitten_phlegm.