Tributary Projects acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we are situated, in which we live and work. We wish to pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.
Tributary Projects is a a flexible and grass-roots oriented artist run initiative based in Fyshwick, Canberra consisting of an exhibition and performance space and a small group of studios and workshops.
We aim to support diverse artists and performers at all stages of their careers, fostering experimentation and risk taking in order to expand and develop individual practices and to contribute to the development of our local and national arts conversation.
We have been operating since February of 2017 and are proud of the work we have done supporting local arts practitioners as well as bringing stimulating and critically engaged shows from the wider Australian context to a new audience.
Tributary Projects maintains various ongoing projects under the umbrella of our organisation aside from our exhibition program. Heavy Water is a small scale publishing operation focusing on contemporary literature. Spirit Theatre showcases music and sound work from fringe electronic producers.
Exhibitions program officer, communications
Studio manager, treasurer
Exhibitions program officer
Exhibitions program officer
Connor Drum and Ruby Rossiter
Grace Blake, Oscar Capezio, Lucy Chetcuti, Connor Drum, Kirsten Farrell, Patrick Larmour, Anja Loughhead, Joanna Pope.
Former Staff and Board Members
Julia Thwaites, Exhibition writing program curator
SAFER SPACES POLICY
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Ngunnawal, Ngambri, and Ngunawal peoples and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.
We acknowledge that members of our community are different, and have different needs. We value the strengths in those differences.
We acknowledge that members of our community may have trauma, and that we do not need to know what the trauma is in order to support and be compassionate towards such members.
We acknowledge that everyone experiences space differently, and that we can strive to create safer spaces in which members feel comfortable to communicate when they feel discriminated against or unsafe in the Tributary gallery, studios, and/or online spaces.
This policy is intended to make Tributary Projects Spaces supportive, non-threatening and inclusive. A space should be inclusive of every individual where possible, however if you are making the space unsafe, you are making it less inclusive for others.
If you are found to be in breach of this policy and asked to leave the space, please do so immediately. In some cases you may be given a warning. It is expected that you take responsibility for your behaviour and respect the needs and wishes of those affected by it.
▪ Always respect others’ physical and emotional boundaries.
▪ Do not use verbal or physical violence or threats, intimidation or provocation.
▪ Respect people’s opinions, beliefs, different states of being, and differing points of view.
▪ Always get explicit verbal CONSENT before touching or crossing someone’s personal boundaries.
▪ Do not engage in any behaviour or language that may perpetuate discrimination or harassment, for example being racist, transphobic, homophobic, queerphobic, ageist, sexist, ableist, classist, sizeist, biphobic, whorephobic, polyphobic, femmephobic, transmisogynistic or any bigoted behaviour.
▪ Take responsibility for your own actions. Be conscious that your actions have effects on others.
▪ If someone is made to feel unsafe by your actions, take personal responsibility for this, regardless of whether the harm was intended. Most situations can be amended with understanding, courtesy and respect for the other person, or otherwise by intervention by the Tributary Projects Board of Directors.
▪ Prioritise your safety and remove yourself from unsafe situations. Seek help from the Tributary Projects Board of Directors and support services.