For Artists

Artist Development

What do we love? Artists. When do we love them? All year round.

Our Artist Development programs are dedicated to supporting emerging artists, increasing diversity in our Festival and venue programming and helping build sustainable careers. Cold hard cash, commissions, workshops, arts industry mentorships… anything to help take one thing off our artists’ always full, always spinning plate.

This is the place to find the deets on all our latest artist opportunities. You can also sign up to our eNews and our FringeMakers Facebook page, (exclusively for past, present and future Melbourne Fringe artists) to be the first to know about any new opportunities.

Melbourne Civic Comission

A new annual commission of $100K, offered to a Victorian artist or collective to create a major public artwork for the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Common Rooms Event EOIs

Fringe Common Rooms is our year-round home for independent artists, for workers and for people who like to party.

Money for Art

Our Money for Art program provides commissioning opportunities, cold hard cash and help with rego fees to ease the financial pressure and keep artists’ pockets full.

Deadly Fringe

Centering First Nations voices and perspectives, offering financial backing to artists, as well as access to First Nations Yarning Circles, mentorships and discount tickets for mob.

Tour Ready Program

Fringe doesn’t end when the Festival finishes. Tour Ready works with artists to get their show on the road – literally. Our Tour Ready Program brings Fringe to the World.

The Resource Hub

This one-stop-shop contains handy resources from marketing tips to budgeting templates, plus news, videos, opportunities and updates, all filed and finessed in a way that is easy to search.

Artist Salon Sessions and Panels

Sessions for up-skilling emerging artists across disciplines and career trajectories, exploring a range of skills such as accessibility, producing and marketing.