Artist Opportunities

Fringe Rego FAQs

Our free Rego FAQ series are jam packed with tips and tricks that will help you register your event at the Festival and find a venue for your show (and who doesn’t love a freebie?).

These step-by-step sessions are presented by the Fringe team and industry professionals. So, if you have any questions, bring them to a Rego FAQ and talk to the team in person (trust me, we are all adorable and lovely).

All Rego FAQs are FREE, Auslan interpreted, and held in accessible venues. 

Sharney Nougher at Grrrl Power, Melbourne Fringe 2017, Photo by Theresa Harrison

Dates and Time

Rego FAQ 1: Compass Navigate
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 6.30 PM, The Channel, Arts Centre

Are you eager to apply for Compass Navigate but need a few pointers? Come down to our Compass Navigate Info Session at The Channel (Arts Centre Melbourne) on Monday 26 February. Chat to the Fringe team about Compass Navigate, our inclusive arts industry mentorship program for participants with and without disability.

In Rego FAQ 1, you’ll find out:

  • How to apply for Compass Navigate?
  • What exactly does the mentorship involve?
  • What do the intensive masterclass workshops cover?
  •  What does the industry networking ha to offer?
  •  How to register for the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival

Rego FAQ 2: Deadly Fringe
Tue 27 Feb 2018, 6.30 PM, ILBIJERRI Theatre, Meat Market

Are you an emerging First Nations artist or producer who is about to pitch your deadly idea to be part of the program? Do you want to find out more about the Deadly Fringe before hitting that APPLY button? Come down our Deadly Fringe Info session and bombard us and our mates over at ILBIJERRI with all of your burning questions.

In Rego FAQ 2, you’ll find out:

  • What is Deadly Fringe? Why should I apply?
  •  I am an artist and a producer, which one should I apply for?
  •  What support does Deadly Fringe participants receive?
  •  What’s involved? How much time will I need to commit?

Rego FAQ: Mandarin Session
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 1.30 PM, Guild Theatre, University of Melbourne

三月27日,星期二,下午1.30,Guild Theatre, University of Melbourne

你聽過墨爾本藝穗節嗎?也許你不只聽過,甚至想把你的奇葩點子帶到藝穗節大放異彩。那麼你一定要親臨本場中文FAQ,來聽聽如何將你的創意從無到有,註冊為藝穗節的一個節目、一段表演、一場展覽,發揮到淋漓盡致。我們會談到各種可以在藝穗節呈現你創意的方式,聊聊藝穗節在你註冊後會提供給你的協助以及資源。如果這些都還不夠吸引你的話,來見見藝穗節可愛的團隊吧!和他們面對面聊聊你舉世無雙的方案。也許聊過之後,你會發現那些你原以為會限制你大顯身手的難處,完全不算什麼。說不定你還會發現要在墨爾本藝穗節註冊一個節目其實閉著眼睛都能完成 !(話說回來,若你真能做到的話,我們倒也滿想見識這種才華的。)

Rego FAQ 3: How to Take Part
Mon 9 Apr 2018, 6.30 PM, The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne

Are you a Fringe first-timer with a ripper idea? Perhaps you have participated in Fringe before but still find registering an event a little tricky. Come down to this FAQ and find out how to take part in the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival. We’ll talk through the different ways you can present work at the Festival, the support we offer along the way, and all the artist opportunities available for you as an artist in the Festival. If that wasn’t enough, you can come down and meet our super friendly Fringe team and have a chat about your brilliant Fringe idea. Everything you once thought complicated will become a breeze. You may even be able to register your event with your eyes closed. (In fact, if you can do that, please register that talent as a Fringe show, we’d love to see it.)

Rego FAQ 4: Venue Speed Dating
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 6.30 PM, The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne

Picking the right venue for your Fringe show is like finding that ‘right’ someone (or the ‘right’ something!). It has to have the right personality, it has to be the perfect size (we mean venue capacity here people) and it has to be conveniently located. Wouldn’t your artistic life be so much easier if Tinder was there to match you with a venue? Ha! Well, Fringe has just the FAQ for you.

This venue speed dating session is Tinder for your Fringe event and will help you find the right location. There is no need to SWIPE or update your profile, you just turn up and CHAT.

Rego FAQ 5: Access Planning
Mon 7 May 2018, 6.30 PM, The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne 

‘No amount of smiling at a flight of stairs has ever made it turn into a ramp.’ – Stella Young

Expand the reach of your work and connect to audiences with disability in ways that are engaging and achievable. Presented in partnership with Arts Access Victoria, this Fringe Info Session will provide a vital insight for artists and producers into the accessibility of their work and highlight the barriers that people who experience disability encounter when engaging with art.

In Rego FAQ 5, you’ll learn to:

  • Find resources that will help you make your work more accessible
  • Consider how venues can help accommodate the accessibility needs of audience
  • Speak about access in the arts and begin to incorporate accessibility into your day to day practice
All sessions are free, just click here to RSVP.