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Covid19: Here are some links to information that may help you during this time

Funding for Creatives

Check out these QLD Govt. grants to drive new creative work, employ artists and arts workers and and support the industry through the activation of local venues and creative spaces, and unique outdoor experiences.  Let us know if we can help with your application!

$22.5 million Arts and Culture Recovery Package


Coping with stress related to covid-19


Access to FREE phone data:

Mobile phone and data providers will be providing free data to their users until the end of April. We encourage you to check with your phone provider if they will be doing that. Some of those companies are: Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. Check link below to find out more:


Red Cross Night Café

  1. Night Café Online Facebook page – this is the face of Night Café and a place where we can share what we are all about and our amazing community connection to support young people on their journeys.


  1. Night Café Online Facebook private group is intended to be much like the physical Night Café space. This group aims to provide a safe space for young people to have effective pathways to gain knowledge and skills, access resources and services, and improve social connection and participation. Here is the link for the group:


Brisbane Youth Service (BYS)

Brisbane Youth Service (BYS) supports young people and young families aged 12-25yrs.

The service operates Mon – Fri 9-5 pm. If you need help call BYS on 3620 2400.


Emergency Relief

If you find yourself needing emergency relief (food or other essential items), the following links/places con provide support to you or provide you information about where to go:


What to do at home during social distancing?

There’s lots of groups and activities that can be done through social media platforms. Some of those are:

  • Hold competitions with your friends (cooking, mind games such trivia, dancing, drawing, etc.)
  • Watch movies/shows together
  • Start a book club
  • Take an online class together (yoga, meditation, art)
  • Try making these recipes that are healthy, cheap and easy to make

Chickpea Curry Fridge-dive pasta Fried rice Tuna patties

Social distancing may feel really daunting, and you may not be sure about how else to connect with your friends, but giving a try at some of the options above will be a very good opportunity to remain in contact with others while keeping safe and healthy!


Check out these free online workshops from Generation You to help develop your career


Try this Hip Hop Dance Class with Mariah

Brisbane’s Creative Hubs

You can find out more about creative spaces across Brisbane from this neat little video from The Great Day Out which includes a tour through our space!

Announcing our new Developing Artist in Residence!

Each year Visible Ink offer opportunities for young and emerging artists to have space, resources and mentoring to develop their practice. The Developing Artist in Residence (DAIR) works closely with VI staff to curate exhibitions, facilitate workshops for other young people and produce their own works, showcasing them at various venues across Brisbane.

With that in mind, we’d love to introduce you to Skyler Castillo: artist, dabbler, and Visible Ink’s DAIR for 2018. Check out her interview on our Profiles page.

Visible Ink takeover The POD

Visible Ink is once again taking over The POD on Brunswick Street Mall this April. As a part of Brisbane Youth Week we’ll be hosting some of the city’s finest emerging talent. Come along and check it out Thursday 12 and Friday 13 April.

Live from Outer Space – Some Jerks and more…

Live From Outer Space are returning with another installment of their ALL AGES music program, featuring a stellar lineup of local talent! Featuring Some Jerks, The Stress of Leisure and Elder.

Outer Space, 1/170 Montague Road, West End
Saturday 31 March, doors open 7:30pm
Entry $10 // All ages // Drug & alcohol free // More details FB

Live from Outer Space – Bad Bangers EP Launch

Join tropical weirdo punk duo Bad Bangers as they launch their new EP “Hooray For Everything” at West End’s newest art gallery and creative hub, Outer Space. Featuring Bad Bangers, Cannon and Hexmere.

Outer Space, 1/170 Montague Road, West End
Friday 30th March, doors open 7pm
Entry $10 // All ages // Drug & alcohol free //

Put Us First Fest

Start Queensland Women’s Week off with a bang at Put Us First Fest, an all ages day of workshops for women and non-binary folks who want to pursue music, whether it’s their hobby, passion project or career. PUF Fest will be a hands-on learning experience in a non-judgmental environment led by Brisbane’s best in their fields, including:

– Live audio production with Anna Whitaker (audio engineer for QPAC, The Triffid, Bleach Festival and Woodford Folk Festival)

– Learn to DJ with Dameeela (4ZZZ DJ, WAVEY, Listen Out Festival, Laneway Festival and a regular feature on Brisbane’s club circuit)

– Marketing 101 with Sarah Chipman (Title Track), Ash Kissane (Mucho-Bravado, Control Zine) and Elizabeth Ansley (Mellum)

– Song-writing workshops for guitar, electronic production and hip hop

– Zine-making with Rebecca Cheers (Woolf Pack)

Saturday 3 March – $20 entry – Outer Space, 170 Montague Road, West End. This is an all-ages event.

And the fun doesn’t stop there, the celebration will keep going into the night with the Put Us First Fest after party: featuring Rebel Yell, G Elenil and May Lyn!


Presented by 4ZZZ and QMusic, as a Queensland Women’s Week initiative and supported by Visible Ink.

Applications for The QUBE Effect close this Friday 16 February

The QUBE Effect is a music program that provides live performance and promotional and development opportunities for emerging and professional Brisbane musicians. Twenty-four musical groups, including soloists, duos and bands, will be shortlisted by an industry panel and provided the opportunity to nurture their talent as musicians over a six-month program. The program includes video clip filming, industry networking, live performances, management workshops, prizes and more. The QUBE Effect live performances on 7 and 14 April are presented as part of Brisbane Youth Week 2018.

To apply head to The QUBE Effect page and add your details today!


This program is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council and Visible Ink’s Enterprise program.

KISVIS – December Edition

KISVIS will be hosting their young and creatives night again this December. Check out their Facebook page and come along on the 22nd for a chill night of artistic hangouts.