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Offering Assistance to the Obsessed

In 1992, John Paxinos was having a conversation with Arts Victoria about a recently funded project of theirs having run off the rails. The budget was in chaos and there was a messy WorkCover claim to deal with.

In response to this need for support within the independent arts sector, Auspicious Arts Projects Inc. was established as a not for profit organisation that would provide artists with a secure and accessible management framework to assist them with creative developments and producing new work.

22 years later, Auspicious has grown to provide financial and administrative management for individual artists, projects, festivals, small companies, community groups and city councils, helping to manage between $5 and $6 million on behalf of Australian artists each year.

Our aim at Auspicious is to provide you with all the security and advantages of working with a larger organisation, whilst you remain independent and in control of your work.

We provide assistance with the day-to-day management and administration of the project, including looking after budgets, artist agreements, payments, invoicing, payroll, superannuation, worker’s insurance and claims and GST/tax compliance.

We auspice both government grants and non-funded projects and artistic income and we can guide you to the most likely sources of funding and support for your project.

With over 20 years of industry experience, we’ve worked with projects across the complete independent arts spectrum. We understand that projects evolve and budgets can change - at Auspicious we are expert problem solvers and can offer advice and support at any stage of your project.

 

 

 

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Walk the Plank, Bambuco, 2002. Photo: Anne Worthington 

      Staff

 

John Paxinos

Director
john@auspicious.com.au  | 0419 327 915

 

Selene Bateman

Client Manager
selene@auspicious.com.au  | 03 9696 8341

 

Shadi Habash

Accountant
shadi@auspicious.com.au  | 03 9690 6131

 

 

 

Deirdre O'Brien

Client Manager
deirdre@auspicious.com.au  | 03 9690 6131

 

Megan Williams

Client Manager
megan@auspicious.com.au  | 03 9696 8341

 

Pippa O'Brien

Assistant Client Manager | Marketing Coordinator
pippa@auspicious.com.au  | 03 9690 6131

      Who We Work With:

Theatre
  • 100% Melbourne
  • 5 Angry Men
  • Adena Jacobs
  • Alex Desebrock
  • Alice Garner
  • Alicia Talbot
  • Amelia Ducker
  • Amy Gale
  • Amy Gibson
  • Amy Spiers & Catherine Ryan
  • Angus Cerini
  • Angus Grant
  • Anna Cordingley
  • Anna Loewendahl
  • Anni Davey
  • Anthea Davis
  • Appetite
  • Arapiles Community Theatre
  • Arts House
  • Asha Bee Abraham
  • Ashley Dyer
  • Asialink Indonesia
  • Asking For Trouble
  • Azaria Universe
  • Bard Productions
  • Bec Reid
  • Bek Berger
  • Ben Pfeiffer
  • Bethany Simons
  • Bindi Green
  • Black Apple Theatre
  • Brian Lipson
  • Briony Kidd
  • Brown Council
  • Bruce Mowson
  • Canada White
  • Carly Heard
  • Carly Shaw
  • Cathy Horsley
  • Chi Vu
  • Clare Watson
  • Curtis Moyes
  • Damian Callinan
  • Dan Goronszy
  • Dan Mitchell
  • Danny Gibbins
  • David Finnigan
  • David Goldthorpe
  • David Paterson
  • David Wells
  • Dean And Leon Bryant
  • Derek Ives Candy Butchers
  • Dig Collective
  • Doorstep Arts
  • Edwin Atrill
  • Elissa Goodrich
  • Emily Goddard
  • Emily Sweeny
  • Emma Beech
  • Emma Hawkins
  • Evelyn Krape
  • Finucane And Smith
  • Francis Loriente
  • Geoff Dunstan
  • Going Nowhere / Erin Milne
  • Hallie Shellam
  • Hamish Fletcher
  • Hellen Sky
  • Holding Zone
  • Ingrid Weisfelt
  • Ira Seidenstein
  • Iresha Herath
  • James Brennan
  • James Pratt
  • Jane Woolard
  • Janet Watson Kruse
  • Janice Florence
  • Jason Maling
  • Jeff Achtem
  • Jenny Hector 
  • Jenny Kemp
  • Jessica Bellamy
  • Jillian Pearce
  • Jodie Harris
  • Julia Madotti
  • Kate Hood
  • Kate Neal
  • Katrina Cornwell
  • Kit Lazaroo
  • Lara Tumak
  • Laura Milke
  • Lisa Maza
  • Liz Dunn
  • Majesties Theatre Ballarat
  • Margaret Cameron
  • Mari Lourey
  • Matt Scholten
  • Maude Davey
  • Maureen Hartley
  • Melbourne Workers Theatre
  • Merfyn Owen
  • Nana Bilus Abaffy
  • Nancy Sposato
  • Nicci Wilks
  • Nicola Gunn
  • Not Yet Its Difficult
  • One Step At A Time Like This
  • Orkestra Del Sol
  • Paco Erhard
  • Patricia Cornelius
  • Petra Kalive
  • Porcelain Punch
  • Rachel Leary
  • Rajendra Moodley
  • Rebecca Morton
  • Red Cabbage
  • Renae Shadler
  • Rhian Hinkley & Chris Brown
  • Richard Pettifer
  • Rosemary Johns
  • Roz Hammond
  • Russell Fletcher
  • Samara Hersch
  • Sandra Long
  • Sarah Houbolt
  • Sarah Rodigari
  • Sarah Ward
  • Sausage Dog Production
  • Savage Amusement
  • Sisters Grimm
  • Smith And Hobba
  • Sonya Suares
  • Stephen Nicolazzo
  • Steven Helper
  • Stuck Pigs Squealing
  • Susie Dee
  • Suzie Hardgrave
  • Tamara Saulwick
  • The Rabble
  • The Shift Theatre
  • Todd Macdonald
  • Trent Mccarthy
  • Triage Live Art Collective
  • Tristan Meecham
  • Wattle We Do Next
  • Wolf Heidecker
  • Yglam
  • Yumi Umiumare
  • Zoe Scoglio

Community Arts
  • Absolutely Awestistic Arts
  • Alsop And Themann
  • Amy Saunders
  • Aniva
  • Artesanas De Maribyrnong
  • City Of Melb Arts Participation
  • City Of Port Phillip
  • Danielle Payne
  • Darebin
  • Healesville Indigenous Csa
  • Helen Sartinas
  • Holly Block
  • Jodee Mundy
  • Jodi Newcombe
  • John Lane
  • Katherine Dine
  • La Trobe University
  • Lana Schwarz
  • Laverton Arts & Culture
  • Laverton Community Choir
  • Libby Harward
  • Mariaa Randall
  • Mayssam Latif
  • Natimuk
  • Open Fair Events
  • Pacific Womens Weaving Circle
  • Pip Carroll
  • Royal Children'S Hospital
  • Saverio Minutolo
  • Shiree Pilkinton
  • Snake Valley Festival
  • Surrey Hills Progress Associate
  • The Avoca Project
  • Tiffany Ball
  • Tiffany Bishop
  • Tipping Point Australia
  • Wild@Heart - Phil Heuzenroeder

Dance
  • Aaron Choulai
  • Adam Wheeler
  • Alice Dixon
  • Amelia Mcqueen
  • Atlanta Eke
  • Cat Pwiti
  • Ella Lehaf
  • Frankie Snowdon
  • Gerard Veltre
  • Jacob Boehme
  • Jo Lloyd
  • Joseph Simons
  • Lia Pa'Apa'A
  • Luke George
  • Lyndel Quick
  • Mahony Kiely
  • Natalie Cursio
  • Prue Lang
  • Rebecca Jensen & Sarah Aiken
  • Rosalind Crisp
  • Sandra Parker
  • Sandra Tobias
  • Shelley Lasica
  • Shian Law
  • Simone Litchfield
  • Tim Darbyshire
  • Tony Yap
  • We Don'T Dance For No Reason
  • Yellow Wheel

Festivals
  • Barangaroo Delivery Authority
  • Contemporary Pacific Arts Fest
  • Critical Animals
  • Eliza Sarlos
  • Meg Hale
  • Ross Ganf

Circus
  • Aaron Walker
  • Dan Rabin
  • David Garner
  • Free Coulston
  • Gravity Dolls
  • Jens Altheimer
  • Jess Love
  • Kate Barnard
  • Malia Walsh
  • Melissa Reeves
  • One Trick Pony
  • Pants Down Circus
  • Performing Older Women'S Circus
  • Rocky Stone
  • Sara Hardy
  • Sara Pheasant
  • Silvertree And Gellman
  • Sosina Wogayehu
  • Zoe Robbins

Writers
  • Dhugal Bissett
  • Fiona Clarke
  • Maria Katsonis
  • Robert Skinner

Public Art

 

 

 

Visual Arts
  • Adam Gardnir
  • Amanda Fairbanks
  • Amanda Gibson Wages
  • Ammon Beyerle
  • Andrew Follows
  • Anna Topalidou
  • Annasophia Larsen
  • Annie Edney
  • Baby Guerrilla
  • Brett Ashby
  • Chitra Mangma
  • Chris Parkinson
  • Con Emmanuelle
  • Daniel Farrell
  • Dear Patti Smith
  • Des Cullen
  • Georgia Macguire
  • Hannah Presley
  • Jeminah Reidy
  • Jeph Neale
  • Kahne Rajaratnam
  • Kat Pengelly
  • Katie Eagles
  • Kerry Herrmann
  • Lauren Simmonds
  • Lee Lai
  • Lisa Stewart
  • Matt Sincock
  • Michael Meneghetti
  • Michelle Boyde
  • Michelle Mcfarlane
  • Miza Moreau
  • Niki Lakerink
  • Pippa O'Brien
  • Rachael Hallinan
  • Riley Payne
  • Sapna Chandu
  • Sarah Howell
  • Scale Free Network
  • Shaun Patten
  • Steaphan Paton
  • Stefanie Robinson
  • Stuart Beekmeyer
  • Tracy Sarroff

Music
  • Aaron Choulai
  • Andree Greenwell
  • Andrew Garton
  • Anna Jacobs
  • Artistic Merit
  • Ayleen Ohanlan
  • Bart Willoughby
  • Black Arm Band
  • Candy Bowers
  • Danielle Asciak
  • David Young
  • Duncan Foster
  • Emily Williams
  • Gasdflys
  • Genevieve Lacey
  • Georgia Spain
  • Grace Vanilau
  • Guss Mcmillan
  • Heide Everett
  • Hugo Chiarella
  • Jayden Kenny
  • Jen Hawley
  • Kate Hunter
  • Kelly Ryall
  • Kim Baston
  • Ladies Love Hip Hop
  • Laura Cooney
  • Martin Elepans
  • Melb Mass Gospel Choir
  • Mikelangelo And The Black Sea Gentlemen
  • Omar Pervais
  • Paul Kooperman
  • Paul Young
  • Paula Curotte
  • Pip Branson
  • Russel Baird
  • Santha Press
  • Scott Barker
  • Tania Bosak
  • Tawanda Gadzikwa
  • Zoe Barry
  • Zulya Kamalova

Performance Art
  • Bambuco
  • Chantal Wynter
  • Dario Va Circa
  • Ivan Thorley
  • John Gillies
  • Julie Vulcan
  • Kerensa Diball
  • Leisa Shelton
  • Melinda Hetzel
  • Mick Douglas
  • Robert Reid
  • Serial Space
  • Tara Prowse

Producers
  • Alison Halit
  • Anneke McCulloch
  • Bo Svoronos
  • Darcy Gladwin
  • Frank Bruzzese
  • Gerald Mair
  • Greg Pritchard
  • Joseph Sherman
  • Karen Martin
  • Kate Ben Tovim
  • Kate Mcdonald
  • Kath Papas
  • Lucy Hayes
  • Nerida Weller
  • Produce This
  • Rosie Koop
  • Sarah Collins
  • Seesault
  • Sue Mccauley

Screen
  • Alex White
  • Allan Crabbe
  • Anna Bourozikas
  • Anthony Lucas
  • Brian Cohen
  • Cazerine Barry
  • Christine Davey
  • Diorella Mirasol
  • Elliot Summers
  • Francesca Fogarty
  • Hermoine Merry
  • Jay Adshead
  • John Harvey
  • Mazz Swierczak
  • Perri Cummings
  • Sioban Tuke
  • Tamasin Simpkin

Puppetry
  • Dave Jones
  • Jessica Wilson
  • Peter Wilson
  • Philip Millar
  • Sarah Kriegler
  • Theresa O'Connor

Craft

 

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Gotharama, Finucane and Smith, 2013. Photo: Jodie Hutchinson 

 

 

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