Who We Are:
Beaker Street is a not-for-profit cultural organisation in lutruwita/Tasmania, with a core goal of making science accessible to all, and exploring the intersection of science and art. As well as our annual flagship Beaker Street Festival, we host engaging and interactive events, workshops, talks, discussions, and installations — facilitating collaborations and connections among scientists, artists, and the public. Our programming seeks to bring in diverse adult audiences, inviting those who don’t typically engage with the sciences — and those who do — to come together for shared cultural experiences, meaningful discussions, and opportunities to discover and create.
What We Value:
We value community, collaboration, creativity, and curiosity.
As members of Tasmania’s community, we aim to celebrate and protect the fragile beauty of this place and its natural assets. We are committed to supporting Tasmanian creatives — scientists, artists, makers, and producers — and contributing to shaping a vibrant and sustainable future for all who live and visit here. We aim to showcase the depth of knowledge and scientific, creative, and artistic contributions of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.
We value working collaboratively with other organisations and events, sharing resources and expertise, promoting efficiency and boosting each other along the way. We also see huge potential in facilitating collaborations among scientists and artists who, as creators and experimenters, often have more in common than they might think.
We support creativity in our organisation and in our programming. We value experimentation and innovation over perfection. We celebrate idiosyncrasy and encourage those we work with to take creative risks.
We aim to promote curiosity, both as a way of bringing people together, as well as inviting them into scientific discovery — particularly those who may have had limited opportunity to do so previously. Through enabling meaningful interactions between scientists, artists, and the public, we hope to encourage people to experiment, ask questions, discover new ideas, and challenge their assumptions.