Got a curly problem that needs a creative solution? Call 1300 FRINGE (that's 1300 374 643).
This live art project connects you in seconds to a dedicated hotline of artists who are ready to offer their answer to whatever problem you throw at them. Socks need mending? Want to overthrow the patriarchy? Thinking about calling your ex, or just not sure when to plant your tomatoes? Trust the wisdom of an artist – there’s no problem big or small they can’t (attempt to) solve.
Open from 12pm-8pm every day of the Festival, you can expect the unexpected when you punch in those 10 digits (that's 1300FRINGE). You'll be connected with Melbourne’s leading creative ideas bank – comedians, musicians, experimental art makers, cabaret artistes... They’re empathetic, dynamic, quick off the mark and brilliant out-of-the-box thinkers – and they'll give you a solution you haven't thought of. So if you’ve got 99 problems, Fringe can help with at least 18 of those.
(Bring your problems, questions, curiosities or concerns – but please note this is a telephone art project and not a mental health support service. For crisis counselling, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14).
Please note the artist on Monday 23 November is Mademoiselle Coco, who will only be solving problems in Auslan via video call. The regular hotline number will not be available for this day only.
For instructions on how to participate via video call in Auslan please click here.
Warning: Contains mild coarse language, high level of audience participation