In 2009, NTHCCC developed the Arts Happening Series to bring awareness to, and activate, the vacant Engine 212 building and to connect artists to the community. To date the work of 60+ artists have been presented in a variety of disciplines ranging from film to performance work, such as music and dance, as well as visual art and installation. Artists are selected through a curatorial panel of local artists, curators and administrators. The development of our artistic vision has been guided by on-going community engagement and from experienced art advisers in the field.