Artist Opportunities

Creative Workshops

Our Creative Workshops are part of the hardcore hands-on support Fringe provides independent artists, helping them with the creative nuts and bolts to produce their work. Facilitated by leading practitioners, these workshops are designed to question and challenge contemporary art practice.

We are busy dreaming up our 2018 Workshop program but in the meantime, check out this pretty impressive opportunity below.

Rawcus Devise Workshop

Remember when Rawcus presented Fanaticus, a performance that combined art and street basketball at Fringe last year? This time, they are not playing basketball, they are presenting Devise  – an inclusive, participatory workshop offering an insight into the creative process and methodology Rawcus employs in its rehearsal room when creating new work with a diverse Ensemble.  The workshop will be a combination of discussion, performance tasks, devising exercises, reflection and exchange.

FOR: Artists with and without disability interested in the creation of contemporary performance.
ACCESS: Devise is an inclusive and accessible arts opportunity for artists, performers, and theatre makers with and without disability. This workshop will be Auslan interpreted.
DATE: Saturday 9 June
TIME: 10.00am – 2.00pm
VENUE: Northcote Town Hall, Studio
COST: Free, bookings essential

Devise is being presented by Rawcus as part of the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival Creative Workshop Series, with the support of the City of Darebin.

Adrienne Truscott: Downtown Performance Making Masterclass

Genre-straddling New York City based performance artist and maker Adrienne Truscott leads a performance making masterclass series with Melbourne Fringe looking at methods of translating your weirdest, random, autobiographical, unique and idiosyncratic impulses into performance. We’ll use performance art, popular culture, standup, drag and cabaret to craft the arc of a sophisticated and formally complex show. By identifying, amplifying, and re-configuring our ideas, we will aim to give ideas life in performance through unified combinations of visuals, text, movement, video and sound.

If you are a practising artist looking for a bit of professional development to hone those skills, don’t miss your chance to work with this ground-breaking performance artist.

DATE: Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 July
TIME: 12.00pm – 6.00pm
VENUE: Hamer Hall Stage Door Suite
COST: Free, bookings essential

Bookings for this workshop are currently at capacity.

If you are interested in being involved, please join the wait list and we will contact you if places become available.

Artists In Public Spaces Workshop

Neil Thomas and David Wells have made public performance art for over thirty years, both together and separately. They constantly explore and push the boundaries of what is possible. Sounds Fringe-y, right?

This workshop focused on building creative confidence, developing artistic identity and having fun. Yep, David and Neil like fun, just like Fringe. Participants will experience practical and collaborative exercises that experiment with visual, physical and aural material. This will be a “hands on” and fun way to approach artistic and performance outcomes in a supported environment.

In David and  Neil’s experience, the best and fastest way to develop public performance art is to do it… to this end, as part of the workshop the participants will devise short performance outcomes around Central Werribee.

DATE: Saturday 21 July
TIME: 10.00am – 4.00pm
VENUE: Wyndham Cultural Centre
COST: Free, bookings essential

Artists In Public Spaces is being presented by Neil Thomas and David Wells as part of the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival Creative Workshop Series, with the support of Wyndham City Council.