Melbourne Fringe at Abbotsford Convent
The Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) proudly presents contemporary arts and cultural work across all art forms. We work collaboratively with artists and in partnership with other arts and cultural organisations to share our unique, multi-arts precinct with diverse audiences. Our audiences love our non-traditional spaces and engaging with work that explores new ways to think about creativity, culture and the world.
From 12 – 29 September 2019, hundreds of artists will take over Melbourne’s streets, venues, clubs – and even its lounge rooms – for Melbourne Fringe. The Abbotsford Convent Foundation is proud to be a long-standing partner of this big, bold (and gloriously messy) celebration of independent art. We support Fringe’s mission for cultural democracy by hosting works across all art forms in our non-traditional spaces. For nearly a decade, the Convent has been a perfectly unconventional stage for Melbourne Fringe’s annual experimental design showcase, Fringe Furniture.
Melbourne Fringe 2019 – Bring Your Work to the Convent!
Whether you’re making your Fringe debut, or you’re a seasoned professional, the Convent has an abundance of indoor and outdoor spaces ready for creative interventions and public activations.
The Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) supports and presents diverse contemporary arts practice. We are passionate about presenting work that creates new conversations and ways to engage with our precinct. We invite expressions of interest for projects that will surprise, delight and intrigue our audiences.
Whether you’re ready to go and just need some space, or you have great partnership opportunities which you’d like to discuss, just shout out!
And if you need any more incentive for holding your Fringe project at the Convent, we have a small but passionate team who can help with marketing and basic logistics. We love to see Australia’s largest multi-arts community precinct brought to life in new and unexpected ways.
To submit your EOI, please see our EOI form.
Expressions of Interest close on 10 May 2019.
Abbotsford Convent – Home of Fringe Furniture
Join us at the Convent for open-access design showcase, Fringe Furniture, an annual celebration of market-ready and experimental design. This notoriously playful exhibition provides a platform for artists to "think outside the box, re-design the box, turn the box into a hat-stand and then set the hat-stand on fire." Fringe Furniture challenges design newbies and stalwarts alike to push the envelope of convention. Registrations for Fringe Furniture 33 will open in June 2019.
Abbotsford Convent Expressions of Interest close – 10 May 2019
Melbourne Fringe Festival Artist Registrations – 31 May 2019
Fringe Furniture Registrations – June 2019
Melbourne Fringe Program Launched – early August 2019
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019 – 12 – 29 September 2019