MOP is an artist-run initiative (ARI) that annually programs up to 35 exhibitions at its Chippendale gallery premises. A volunteer committee curates MOPs programming based on an ever-growing pool of proposals and initiatives developed in-house. Since its inception in 2003, MOP’s key programming rationale has been to act as a career springboard for young and emerging artists. In recent years MOP has been addressing the changing and growing nature of ARIs by also supporting mid-career artists who resist or do not have the benefit of commercial representation. MOP also produces high quality exhibition catalogues and frequently undertakes strategic partnerships, particularly with other ARIs in Sydney, to emphasise this strong likeminded network, and the potential for collaboration and cross-pollination.