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Melbourne Fringe at Abbotsford Convent 2020

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 of contemporary work that engages, surprises and delights audiences, encourages investigation and learning, and sparks important new conversations.

In addition to being the home of Fringe Furniture, in 2020 Abbotsford 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 the Convent’s heritage venues—our precinct is your oyster.

In a post-COVID world, 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 iso-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 Sunday 23 August 2020

If you have any questions, please email us

PS. We encourage you to check out Melbourne Fringe’s Money for Art program with information about microgrants and bursaries artists can apply for.