Melbourne Fringe at the Bluestone Church Arts Space

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Do you need a venue for your Fringe show? Maribyrnong Arts and Culture is offering free venue hire of the Bluestone Church Arts Space to independently produced shows by artists from the West for Melbourne Fringe Festival.

If you are producing your own show and need a space to put your work on, the Bluestone Church Arts Space could be just the ticket. Selected artists are responsible for producing and marketing their own shows, including Fringe registrations, box office and technical operations – and will receive free venue hire and marketing support through Council’s channels while retaining all box office takings.

What Council will provide

Council provides the following to selected artists:

  • In-kind (free) use of the Bluestone Church Arts Space for 1-6 performance days with a maximum of 2 performances per day.
  • A dedicated Venue Manager, who will be a point of contact for selected artists and run the bar. Please note the Venue Manager is not contracted to provide tech and Front of House support, but this can be arranged for an additional fee.
  • Marketing support through Council's channels, including:
    • Art Bytes eNews (~800 subscribers)
    • Instagram (~1,500 followers)
    • Facebook (~2,500 followers)
    • Council's Arts and Culture website
    • Inclusion in Midsumma Westside promotions
  • Artists keep 100% of box office income, less any fees Melbourne Fringe Festival may charge (full details available on the website)
  • Basic lighting and sound setup, portable theatre drape system and HD web camera which may be shared by all the artists/shows throughout the season (see technical details below for additional information).