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Dancer’s Masterclass

Dancer’s Masterclass

20 October 2017 | Chunky Move

Johanna Chemnitz and Dolores Hulan from 7 Pleasures will present a masterclass for professional dancers.

The masterclass will begin with bodywork that leads towards working and experimenting with some of the material of Mette Ingvartsen’s piece 7 Pleasures, which Dolores and Johanna took part in the creation of, and are performing in during Melbourne Festival. There will be time to practice notions such as ‘viscosity’, ‘shaking’ and possibly some voice work—followed by a discussion.

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Gippsland Art Makers Forum

Gippsland Art Makers Forum

12 October 2017 | Gippsland Art Gallery

Join the Gippsland Art Gallery in partnership with Craft Victoria for a series of short talks and a panel discussion from three experienced makers who have combined their creative practices with small businesses.

These artists will talk about the motivations behind their creativity and how they run their businesses.

With a focus on professional development, this program is also a social networking opportunity to learn and share with other artists and craftspeople.

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Rockin’ the Laneways

Rockin’ the Laneways

Applications close 3 October 2017

Rockin’ the Laneways is an initiative of the Music Works package, designed to transform Victoria’s contemporary music sector and boost opportunity and employment. These grants will support projects that highlight Victoria’s celebrated popular music history, attract cultural tourism and encourage fans to discover more about Victoria’s rich music history.

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Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize

Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize

Applications close 17 November 2017

Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career.

The winning story will receive a $4000 first prize and be published in Overland’s first print issue for 2018. Two runners-up will each receive $500 and be published at Overland online to coincide with the release of the print magazine.

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Australian Tapestry Workshop AIR

Australian Tapestry Workshop AIR

Applications close 17 November 2017

Now in its 7th year as a key program in the ATW calendar, the Artist in Residence program invites artists to immerse themselves in the unique studio environment of the ATW.

  • Artists can attend for minimum of 2 to a maximum of 8 weeks, full or part-time, from January – December 2018.
  • Artists working in any medium – not just the visual arts or textile based practice – and at any stage of their career can undertake a residency at the Australian Tapestry Workshop.
  • Artists will be given a working space at the ATW, reasonable use of ATW yarn & equipment and will be paid to deliver a public talk at the ATW.
  • Artists will have a chance to exhibit at ATW the following year as part of the annual AIR exhibition.
  • Interstate and international artists are welcome to apply, however ATW cannot offer accommodation or financial support for successful applicants.
  • The number of artists selected is usually 8 – 10, depending on the quality of applications.

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Showcase Victoria Applications Open Soon

Showcase Victoria Applications Open Soon

Applications open 1 November 2017

Showcase Victoria is the performing arts marketplace – an annual event which provides a unique platform for producers, artists and theatre makers to promote their work to a wide range of programmers from Victoria and beyond and ultimately to facilitate touring.

They encourage applications from all genres of the performing arts (including contemporary music) and are interested in productions looking to tour to both metro and regional venues, large and small including performing arts centres, festivals and community halls, in 2019 and beyond.

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Being an Artist Workshop

Being an Artist Workshop

7 October 2017 | Bundoora Homestead

Join leading artists Carly Fischer, Darren Sylvester, Hayley Millar-Baker and Ronnie van Hout for an investigation of the opportunities and pitfalls experienced by artists. Moderated by Curator Claire Watson, topics include keeping motivated, making ends meet, and working in isolation versus a community studio environment.

Questions include: Is nepotism inescapable within the context of the Melbourne art scene? What are the ethics of working within institutions and how can you negotiate this terrain without compromising your artistic integrity? What should you do if your copyright is contravened or exploited?

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Technical Director

Technical Director

Applications close 4 October 2017

The key function of the Technical Director is to deliver all elements required to successfully mount the technical aspects of the Festival presented by the organisation.

This is broadly divided into four areas:

  • With producers – researching, identifying and securing temporary venues for the Festival,
  • Building of Festival Managed Venues (FMVs),
  • Delivery of Festival produced shows, and
  • Managing operations within FMVs over the Festival Period (the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival), including Chief Warden responsibilities.

Outside of the Festival Period, the Technical Director is responsible for technical aspects of programs and tours.

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Venue & Events Services Officer

Venue & Events Services Officer

Applications close 2 October 2017

Darebin Arts Centre are seeking a motivated, dynamic arts administrator with experience in venue and/or event management to join the Creative Culture and Events team.

The Venue and Events Services Officer supports successful operations and stakeholder engagement at the Darebin Arts Centre, coordinating business and administration processes, alongside ensuring exceptional client and visitor experience.

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Playlab Playwriting Intensive

Playlab Playwriting Intensive

7 & 8 October 2017 | Playlab

You want to write a play, but where do you start? Character? Setting? Structure? This weekend intensive will help you generate ideas, and develop characters and plots, as well as providing technical advice and skills for developing your own play.

Playlab’s Playwright-in-Residence, Kathryn Marquet will guide participants through workshops designed to put ideas, concepts, and starting points under the microscope, throw them against the wall, discuss, deconstruct, reinvent, and ultimately prepare them to become plays.

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