Backbone is working with and for young artists.


Backbone's programming is as diverse as the community we serve.


Backbone 2018 Program

Video killed the radio star, and the internet brought it all back from the dead. Backbone’s 2018 program is an invitation to discuss, acknowledge and unpack the impact of the internet on our lives, our fractured identities in fragile times.


Regular Events

An eclectic collection of Backbone-hosted fundraisers, open-mic, and scratch nights.

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Workshops at Backbone

Backbone can support you in exploring your practice with a diverse range of workshops and professional development opportunities for artists under 30.

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Girls Rock! Brisbane

Ever wanted to learn an instrument, form a band and write a song? At Girls Rock! Brisbane (GR!BNE), you’ll do all that and more! GR!BNE empowers self-identified girl, trans and gender non-conforming youth aged 10-17 through a week-long mentorship program that encourages creativity, self-expression and teamwork through music.

The next Girls Rock! Camp will be held Monday 7 – Friday 11 January.  

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Join our Team! Backbone Festival 2018

Backbone Festival: How Soon Is Now will feature work from local and international artists on-site at Backbone from October 4th to October 27th, 2018. We're currently on the look-out for a Volunteer Co-ordinator. Is this you? Apply now!

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