Melbourne Fringe 2021 EOI

We’re inviting Expressions of Interest for Melbourne Fringe 2021 projects across all artforms.

Just four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and spread over 16 acres, Abbotsford Convent is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct. We work collaboratively with artists and arts organisations across all art forms to present a year-round program contemporary work that engages, surprises and delights audiences, encourages investigation and learning, and sparks important new conversations.

In 2021, the Convent is inviting Expressions of Interest for Melbourne Fringe projects across all art forms. In particular we‘re looking for creative projects that respond to the ‘new normal’ of our physically distanced world—rethinking the artist-audience relationship in imaginative and innovative ways. From one-on-one gigs, to outdoor galleries, to physically distanced performances in one of heritage venues—our precinct is your oyster. Any outdoor projects must consider how to adapt to the weather.

The Convent’s unique performance spaces—which include numerous outdoor areas and venues of various scales—present an exciting opportunity for artists to explore and reimagine how works and performances can be staged, and how audiences can safely watch, participate and engage with work. So if you’ve been dreaming up an idea, we want to hear from you!

To apply

Before applying, please download and read the info pack.

Then, submit your application here by Friday 11 June 2021.

If you have any questions, please email us or call 03 9416 3600