Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

  • Founded: 1983
  • Artistic Director and CEO: Max Delaney
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Established in 1983 and now housed in one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings in the Melbourne Arts Precinct, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) plays an inspirational and critical role investing in our artistic and wider communities, leading the cultural conversation and setting the agenda for contemporary art. ACCA’s mission is to Do Art Differently – to challenge, connect and resonate – so that ACCA becomes the go-to place to engage with contemporary art now: a platform for artists, and a centre for the exchange of ideas, to reflect and inspire positive change in people and communities.

ACCA presents four major exhibitions per year as well as offsite, digital and special projects, strategic partnerships and collaborations. ACCA’s Artistic Program is accompanied by a range of curatorial, education and public programs including talks, lectures, symposia, performances, screenings, music and events. With a long-standing tradition of adventurous, provocative and ambitious programming, and an outstanding track record propelling artists’ careers, ACCA has a significant legacy of major commissions which continue to circulate and influence the understanding, appreciation and recent history of contemporary art.