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ArTour Tour Producer

ArTour Tour Producer

Applications close 30 June 2017 

The Tour Producer will ensure delivery of tours in Queensland and nationally. Working with a range of artists and venues, the Tour Producer will help ensure that arTour provides quality touring services that provide value-for-money, creative problem solving, efficient processes and systems, and a focus on building good relationships between presenters and producers.

The Tour Producer will help build the capacity of artists to develop and deliver tours. The role requires great event management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate and share information. Skills and experience in producing is essential.

For more info go here

MTC Next Stage Writers Program

MTC Next Stage Writers Program

Applications close 10 July 2017 

In 2017, MTC is offering three positions as NEXT STAGE Writers-in-Residence. The initial offering is for a 12 month position with the Company, with the expectation that residents may be invited to progress to a second year, and in one case a third year.

The residencies have been established to invest in the development of playwrights to build craft that can lead to a sustained career. Theatre is a collaborative artform and MTC believes the collaboration ideally begins at the very start with a close and on-going relationship between writer, production company and audience.

For more info go here

Craft Cubed: Craft & Design as a Career

Craft Cubed: Craft & Design as a Career

12 & 13 August 2017 

It’s back! And bigger than ever! Returning to this year’s Craft Cubed festival, Craft presents their Craft and Design as a Career symposium! Featuring an incredible line-up of guest speakers including The Good Copy’s Penny Modra and Radical Craftivist Rayna Fahey from Radical Cross Stitch, this year’s #CDC  invites you to share in the stories of leading artists and designers as they relate their successes and missteps, advice and unique perspectives on contemporary craft and design practice in Australia and beyond.

For more info go here

Fringe FAQ Sessions

Fringe FAQ Sessions

June – August 2017 

At Fringe, they provide hard-core hands-on support to artists at every step along the road to the festival, including their free Fringe FAQs which are packed with tips and tricks to help you produce your work. These step-by-step info sessions are hosted by the Melbourne Fringe team sharing the stage with industry experts and guest artists.

These are not just for Fringe artists – they are open to anyone who wants to learn more about putting on an event. All sessions are held in an accessible venue and are Auslan interpreted, they’ll contain heaps of information for anyone wanting to learn more about producing.

For more info go here

Housemate Residency

Housemate Residency

Applications close 3 July 2017

Housemate is Dancehouse’s artist-in-residence commissioning program. It supports rigorous discourse, research and wide-ranging experimentation in all movement-based forms so as to nurture new choreographic expression for new forms and contexts.

The Housemate residency includes:

  •  Up to 300 hours of fully subsidised studio space for experimentation and rehearsal (from April onwards)
  • A commissioning fee covering artists’ fees
  • A season fee
  • Production budget and technical support
  • Work-in-progress showings, feedback sessions and outside eye/dramaturge input
  • A 5-night performance season fully produced and presented by Dancehouse
  • Constant mentoring and support from Dancehouse team, resources and networks

Image: Sarah Aiken, 2015 Housemate, Gregory Lorenzutti

For more info go here

Regional Centre for Culture – Local Grants

Regional Centre for Culture – Local Grants

Applications close 31 August 2017

The Regional Centre for Culture 2018 Local Grants program is a one-off grant round to fund local creative projects which will take place in the designated Regional Centre for Culture area in 2018.  It provides a unique opportunity for Creative Victoria to support local practitioners, groups and organisations to extend their practice, profile their work and meet their creative aspirations.

Applicants to the Regional Centre for Culture 2018 Local Grants program must be based in the designated Regional Centre for Culture 2018 area:

  • City of Greater Bendigo
  • Mount Alexander Shire
  • Central Goldfields Shire
  • Hepburn Shire

Funding is available from $1,500 to $30,000.

For more info go here

City of Sydney Cultural & Creative Grants

City of Sydney Cultural & Creative Grants

Applications close 24 July 2017

The cultural and creative grants and sponsorship program supports projects and initiatives that provide opportunities for creative participation, enhance creativity in the public domain and strengthen the sustainability and capacity of the City’s cultural and creative industries.

  • Funding is available in amounts over $5,000 and up to $50,000.
  • Annual project funding or multi-year project (funding up to 3 years).
  • Grantees may be required to provide sponsorship benefits back to the City of Sydney community in return for funding. These benefits will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and can be up to the value of their funding provided.

For more info go here

Transoceanic Visual Exchange (TVE) Call Out

Transoceanic Visual Exchange (TVE) Call Out

Applications close 30 June 2017

Fresh Milk and Footscray Community Arts Centre are pleased to welcome submissions of recent film and video works by contemporary artists for the second edition of Transoceanic Visual Exchange (TVE) – a series of programs taking place this year between Barbados and Australia. Submitted video works can include screenings, installations, new media and expanded cinema, must have been completed in the last five years and created by artists practising in the Caribbean, Pacific Islands and their diasporas.

For more info go here

Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Applications close 13 July 2017

Darebin Art’s Speakeasy program partners with leading artists and companies to provide the highest quality performing arts experiences to audiences at the Northcote Town Hall. Applications are now open for the fifth year of this highly successful program.

Darebin aim to build upon their previous success in staging a huge variety of works to critical acclaim and large enthusiastic audiences. The program presents contemporary, critical work about our society and the world that we want to live in, providing engaging artistic experiences that question the mainstream and remove barriers.

Performance works for the Northcote Town Hall’s two studio spaces and the Main Hall are being sought.

Image: DOUBLE BLIND – Stephanie Lake Company. Photo by Pippa Samaya

For more info go here

Senior Technician, Broadcast & Multimedia

Senior Technician, Broadcast & Multimedia

Applications close 23 June 2017

• Join Arts Centre Melbourne’s talented Broadcast & Multimedia team in Australia’s largest performing arts centre
• Various casual roles within the camera, sound, and broadcast departments
• Rare opportunity to join the department and be part of creating the vision for Arts Centre Melbourne

The Broadcast & Multimedia team is a fairly new department of Arts Centre Melbourne and have hit the ground running with servicing some of the most world renowned companies such as The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia, Melbourne Theatre Company & The Melbourne Festival as well all hiring clients of Arts Centre Melbourne and the Arts Precinct around Melbourne. They also create content for the internal Marketing team and all other internal departments.

For more info go here