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APHIDS is a 27-year-old artist-led experimental art not-for-profit organization based in Melbourne, Australia. Collaborative and future-focused, APHIDS is led by Co-Directors Lara Thoms and Mish Grigor alongside Executive Producer Anna Nalpantidis. The work of APHIDS is feminist, intersectional, angry and funny; bringing artists into meaningful exchange with audiences through performance, critical dialogue and unpredictable encounters in the public realm. APHIDS is unique because of our artist-led collaborative approach, the spectacular artistic breadth of the works we create, the social engagement that is central to our projects, the support systems we create for emerging interdisciplinary artists and our work with communities from inside and outside the arts. Past APHIDS works have been presented in major venues in every state and territory in Australia, and in more unexpected places: in rice fields and samurai hotels in Japan, churches in Finland, industrial zones in Bulgaria, and beamed into outer space. Our collaborators have included funeral directors, scientists, regional societies, motorcycle and senior citizens’ clubs. Our projects promote open, accessible yet complex and rigorous encounters between artists and the public. APHIDS is an Incorporated Association, registered in Victoria. The organization receives its funding from a combination of government grants, philanthropic grants, individual donations and earned income. Further information on the organization, its Board and staff can be found on our website ( APHIDS works on the lands of the Kulin Nations and acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Woi-Wurrung and Boon Wurrung peoples on whose lands we live, learn and work.