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Adhocracy 2018


national artist hothouse – supporting the development of new art and performance



Adhocracy is Vitalstatistix’s national hothouse, supporting the creative development of new experimental and multidisciplinary arts projects. Artists from around Australia join us to create and converse in Port Adelaide, South Australia, over the first weekend of Spring.

This year our program of new works-in-development spans theatre, dance, opera, socially engaged research practices, multimedia and technological investigations, and participatory art. There are nine projects and around forty artists featured in Adhocracy this year, selected through national and state-wide callouts and our annual residency initiative (which this year offered in partnership with Critical Path).

Artists work in an open studio environment throughout our beautiful, heritage-listed home, Waterside, and at Hart’s Mill Flour Shed, a stone’s throw away. They are all in the early stages of the process of making; they are experimenting with ideas and art forms, as well as how audiences experience their works. You can engage with the artists and their creative process through our public program of artist talks, workshops and work-in-progress showings offered across three afternoons and evenings.

Adhocracy is a festival of ideas meets intense art camp meets magic house party. Get amongst some of Australia’s most exciting established and emerging makers of Australian contemporary culture, art, performance and commentary.

Adhocracy Program

Adhocracy Schedule


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