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Tow performers dressing like pink pumpkins starring at each other, while their foreheads are touching each other's
  • 28.11.17

Take Over! EOIs are now open

Arts Centre Melbourne is committed to providing pathways and opportunities for Australia’s leading independent artists – artists who create work at the forefront of contemporary practice and play a vital role within the overall arts ecology.

Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. By embracing diversity and a spirit of independence, Fringe creates a unique space for artistic self-expression linked to the life of our great city. Adventure is at the heart of the Melbourne Fringe experience, and discovery comes by challenging assumptions, exploring new ideas and pushing participants beyond their expectations.

Take Over! is a unique partnership between Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe that will enable an independent artist/company/collective to develop a creative idea throughout 2018 ready for presentation in the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

The artists selected will have access to $30,000 of seed funding to develop their work in residency at Arts Centre Melbourne. They will receive $30,000, rehearsal space, as well as a tailored program of support and mentorship in producing, marketing and fundraising.

New in 2018: Arts Centre Melbourne will support the company to identify a mentoring artist of national or international significance and broker this relationship for the company. ACM will allocate up to $5000 towards costs enabling the company to work with this mentoring artist.

The resulting work will run in the Fairfax Studio for one week of Melbourne Fringe Festival, 26 – 30 September to be paid for by Arts Centre Melbourne.

This project has been generously supported by Monica Lim and Konfir Kabo and Lorraine and John Bates.

Applications close on 15 January 2018

For more information and to find out how to apply, please click here.




Image credit: Discordia, Melbourne Fringe 2017, Photo by Mark Gambino

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