‘Hyperspace’, James Batchelor (2019). Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse.
Coming out of the COVID lockdowns in Melbourne, Dancehouse prioritised access to safe studio space for artists.
The Your House program was a ballot for free studio space with artists indicating their preference for days and times.
Dancehouse staff drew names out of a hat until all space was allocated or all entries offered a session.
In total, the program has facilitated 199 sessions for 172 artists equivalent to 926 hours of free and COVIDSafe studio time.
All artists who entered the ballot were provided with at least one session of free studio access. From 26 Noember 2020–28 February 2021, each artist could have up to 5 others in the studio for their session.