General Community Facilities

About Us

Co-operative organisation consisting of public gallery and studio campuses for use by local professional artists.

Fees: Charges rent for studios and gallery hire

Australian National Capital Artists Inc. (ANCA) provides affordable and professional studio and exhibition space to artists. ANCA is an artist-run initiative supporting over 40 artists working in 35 purpose-built non-residential studios.

The studios range in size from 32 to 100 square metres with the option of shared or single occupancy. ANCA is a non-profit organisation financed primarily through income from studio rents which ensures the security of the tenancy and the autonomy of the organisation.

ANCA is run by the tenants through a well-structured board, a range of specialised subcommittees and a paid administration.

In addition to the studios ANCA also has a gallery, with an exhibition program supporting emerging and established artists in a range of media. ANCA Gallery has operated since 1992 with the support of Australian National Capital Artists Inc. and the ACT Government.

The ANCA Gallery has a quality and varied exhibition program that supports critical approached to contemporary arts practice.

ANCA Gallery aims to:

  • Present a balanced program based on quality, variety and professionalism
  • Connect with local, regional and national communities
  • Support and promote visual arts and cultural development in Canberra

Quick Facts About The Region

ANCA Dickson Studios is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and Dickson, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Fenner.