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
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:
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:
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
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: