Making affordable space for Sydney Artists since 2005

Skill Up

Brand X offers a program of peer-to-peer workshops and sessions for artists to build the practical skills required to work as a freelance multidisciplinary professional. Sessions are presented online, or in-person at our Darlinghurst venue by practicing artists or creatives. ARTIST PASS holders receive significant discounts.

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Book Space

We offer professional rehearsal space facilities in Darlinghurst and St Leonards for theatre, dance, music, and film practitioners at affordable rates when using your Artist Pass.

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Buy Art

The ProtoSHOP is a treasure chest of limited edition curiosities made by local artists and an opportunity to purchase a truly unique, one-of-a-kind artwork or gift for someone special.

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Get Tickets

Come and be the first audience to witness new performance work fresh out of the rehearsal room and by doing so, support Independent Artists to propel their work on to stages across Sydney.

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104,892

artists with space

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Current Programs

  • Performing arts residency

    The Flying Nun program at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre in Darlinghurst showcases outcomes from our performing arts residencies featuring local fringe performance that otherwise wouldn’t see the light of day. Applications for the 2021 program open 18 January. Residencies include stipend, development and marketing support. Read more

  • Creative Retail Residencies

    Brand X invite Visual Artists and Designers to apply for seed-funding to assist in the manufacturing of bespoke, fine-grain products and artworks made by local artists. Work will be sold through our on-line gift shop to generate income for the makers. The program aims to invest in new ideas and build new audiences for participating artists. Read more

  • Short Term Empty Property

    The City of Sydney and Brand X match properties available on a temporary basis with short term creative projects including creative working studios, exhibition space, creative retail and temporary office space for project work. Read more

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Watch Performance On-Demand

  • GHOST SALON (on-demand)

    Recording of live performance on 7/11/20 at The Flying Nun, Darlinghurst

    In the shallowest hour of the night a faint outline appears. They outnumber us. They watch us fret and obsess. But tonight, they strike up the band. Ghost Salon is a lush evening of hilarious and haunting cabaret. A luminous view into those who’ve been left in the dark. Part seance, part confessional, part spectral hooley. All welcome, dead or alive.

    Tickets available for on-demand: $10 Read more

  • THE LIFE CYCLE OF BLANCO (on-demand)

    Video of live performance recorded 20/11/20 at The Flying Nun, Darlinghurst

    A solo work incorporating call-and-response games with a riotous monologue about the culminating impact of casual racism. Blanco – a struggling Asian actor – reviews the short ‘life cycle’ of his career with documentarian flair, unpacking the emotional labour and exhaustion of being a POC artist in Australia.

    Tickets available for on-demand: $10 Read more

  • LAYER (on-demand)

    Video of live performance recorded 14/11/20 at The Flying Nun, Darlinghurst

    A real-time collaboration with the Netherlands, Layer tells the story of three women, each alone and isolated with multiple cultural identities. They encounter multiple layers of themselves in real, virtual, fragmented and augmented realities. Layer explores notions of self-identity within our socially distanced COVID selves.

    Tickets available for on-demand: $10 Read more