Midsumma at the Bluestone Church Arts Space

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Midsumma Festival Program at the Bluestone Church Arts Space

Each year, Maribyrnong City Council receives Expressions of Interest from artists to present their works in Bluestone Church Arts Space during Midsumma Festival. In 2023, artists will receive in-kind access to the venue, technician, front of house and marketing support through Council’s channels. To further support our Maribyrnong LGBTQIA+ community in 2023, we now offer a $1,000 stipend towards production costs, plus all box office takings.

The Opportunity

Council is offering the following to selected artists:

  • A stipend of $1,000 to assist LGBTQIA+ artists in covering production or artistic costs for their performance.
  • In-kind (free) use of the Bluestone Church Arts Space for up to 6 performance days with a maximum of 2 performances per day.
  • Basic lighting and sound setup, portable theatre drape system and HD web camera for livestreaming which may be shared by all the artists/shows throughout the Midsumma Festival season.
  • A dedicated technician to assist in providing sound and lighting during the performance.  Please note: bump-in and out is the responsibility of the selected artist along with hiring any additional tech requirements outside of the venue’s provision, and providing your own stage manager.
  • Front of house staff for your performance season. Artists will be required to provide at least one volunteer from their team to assist with front-of-house, especially for busy performances.
  • Marketing support through Council channels.
  • Artists keep 100% of box office income, less any fees Midsumma Festival may charge.

Midsumma Festival Program Outline

For detailed guidelines for this program, please read the Midsumma Festival 2023 Program Outline(PDF, 1MB). EOIs closed on Monday 15 August 2022. 

More Information

For more information please contact Council's Arts Engagement Officer by emailing arts@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au or phone 9688 0200.