Artist Opportunities

Compass Navigate

Compass Navigate is an inclusive mentorship program for emerging producers and self-presenting artists looking to improve their business ‘know-how’, develop savvy networking skills or finesse their project planning.

Compass Navigate offers four mentorships to participants who are presenting work at the 2018 Festival, or who might want to do so in the future. You can read more about our 2018 Compass Navigate participants here.

“At every step of the way, Melbourne Fringe provided support and knowledge – the workshops in producing, financial skills, budgeting, project logistics and networking opportunities that meant there was always someone to ask advice form and check in with. The Fringe staff have been absolutely brilliant, professional and dedicated to diversity and accessibility.” Anna Seymour, Compass participant, 2016.

Imagine someone helping guide you through the maze of the art industry? Well that’s what Compass Navigate aims to do. Our selected artists will be paired with an industry mentor who will provide them with bespoke professional and creative development advice. Artists will also participate in three Intensive Masterclass Workshops where they will develop essential producing skills including networking, audience engagement, grant writing, project planning, arts administration and that all important business and very technical ‘business know-how’. Fringe will also provide artists with one-on-one support, helping the artists every step along the Great Road to the Festival.



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