Artist Opportunities


Navigate Expressions of Interest are now closed.

Life as an independent artist can be super challenging.
At some point, you’ve probably asked yourself the following questions…

I have to be creative while simultaneously producing my event. What?!??

How do I sell my show without selling my soul?

And, I thought Budget was a car rental company?

Don’t worry – that’s where Navigate comes in.

Navigate is our inclusive mentorship program for artists who feel ready for someone to help show them the way forward.

If you are looking to further your artistic practice, your producing skills or anything else you can imagine, Navigate can help provide you with professional guidance.

We’re offering 14 mentorships to participants who are presenting work at this year’s Festival and matching the right mentors with the right mentees. For example, we wouldn’t pair a veteran sword-swallower with a budding slam poet, or would we…

Selected Navigate participants will also get:

  • Access to masterclasses to develop essential producing skills
  • One-on-one production support from Fringe staff
  • Registration assistance and fees covered, and guidance with presenting your event at the 2019 Festival

All for free.

Navigate is open to everyone (like Fringe). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people who identify as Deaf or with disability will be strongly regarded. We have some reserved places for these communities to ensure strong representation and diversity.

To find out more about the program and what is involved, download the Navigate EOI Info Sheet.

OR download the Plain Text Version.

Melbourne Fringe Festival is 12-29 September, 2019.

Any questions? 

We are happy to discuss your application before you submit it. Please feel free to contact:

Patrick HayesAssociate Producer – Artist Development 
(03) 9660 9600 |

Carly Findlay, Access & Inclusion Coordinator
(03) 9660 9600 |

You can also contact us through the National Relay Serviceand provide the Melbourne Fringe phone number 03 9660 9600.  For more information please visit

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