South of the City (SOC) is a social enterprise focused on activating creative spaces on the southside with music, art and film.
We are run by a network of young people – musicians, artists, filmmakers and dancers – who are invested in supporting, promoting and putting on arts events closer to home.
Melbourne’s network of established venues is currently focused in and above the city. We’re working to extend that network southwards by finding the culturally significant events, venues and people that exist in the south, and show them to the world.
Since August 2017, SOC has been putting on gigs, exhibitions and film screenings in local venues on the southside.
Our first festival, SOUTH SPACE 18, featured more than 15 unique arts events over a week in February 2018 and secured media coverage from Beat Magazine, SBS and Trouble Juice.
We want good things to happen in the south, and we want people to know when they do.