Artist Opportunities

Spare Rooms

Applications for the first round of Spare Rooms are now closed. The second round will open in February 2021.

Got a new performance project in need of some space for development? We’re opening up our doors for Spare Rooms! A program of Melbourne Fringe, Spare Rooms offers 2-3 weeks of free space to artists and companies at our venue, Fringe Common Rooms.

Artists will receive access to the Annexe at Trades Hall between 10am – 4pm Monday to Thursday, as well as use of the PA system. Selected projects will be offered up to three consecutive weeks of development and would work in one intensive over the season.

The Annexe is an intimate saloon-style space that holds up to 70 people and is ideal for workshops and rehearsals. The room is carpeted (not suitable for dance and ensemble work of scale) so please keep this in mind when applying!

Please note: The Annexe space will only be available subject to current COVID-19 government restrictions. We will be in contact with successful applicants to arrange residencies when the venue re-opens.

There will be two rounds of applications:

  • The first round of EOIs will open on 1 June and close on 29 June 2020 for developments in July –December 2020
  • The second round of EOIs will open in early February 2021 for developments in March – June 2021

Come and develop your work at the home of the independent arts!