Artist Opportunities

Fringe Rego FAQ Sessions

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

Dates and Times

Rego FAQ 1: Navigate
Wed 10 April 2019, 6.30 PM, Trades Hall (54 Victoria St, Carlton)

Are you eager to apply for our inclusive arts industry mentorship program Navigate but need a few pointers? Come down to our Navigate Info Session at Trades Hall on Wednesday 10 April and chat to the Fringe team. Everyone is encouraged to apply for Navigate – we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply, as well as people who identify as Deaf or with disability. We have some reserved places for these communities to ensure strong representation and diversity.

In Rego FAQ 1, you’ll find out:

  • How to apply for Navigate?
  • What exactly does the mentorship involve?
  • What do the intensive masterclass workshops cover?
  •  What does the industry networking ha to offer?
  •  How to register for the 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival

Rego FAQ 2: How to Take Part + Hub EOIs
Wed 17 Apr 2019, 6.30 PM – 8 PM, Trades Hall (54 Victoria St, Carlton)

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 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival, plus get the goss on our new Fringe Hub at Trades Hall.

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 3: Venue Speed Dating
Wed 1 May 2019, 6.30 PM – 8 PM, Trades Hall (54 Victoria St, Carlton)

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.

Please note this session is not Auslan interpreted unless requested.

Rego FAQ 4: How to Take Part + Access Planning
Wed 8 May 2019, Trades Hall (54 Victoria St, Carlton)

How to Take Part: 6.30PM – 7.15PM
Access Planning – 7.15PM – 8.00PM

In this double-barrelled FAQ session we’ll cover everything you need to know as a Fringe first-timer, and how you can make your event more accessible to audiences.

First up 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. Then, learn to expand the reach of your work and connect to audiences with disability in ways that are engaging and achievable. 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 4, you’ll learn to:

• Find resources that will help you make your work more accessible
• Consider how venues can help accommodate the accessibility needs of audience
• Speak about access in the arts and begin to incorporate accessibility into your day to day practice


RSVP to our sessions here!