Midsumma at the Bluestone Church Arts Space

midsumma festival 2022

Applications for Midsumma Westside 2022 at the Bluestone Church Arts Space are now closed. Subscribe to our Art Bytes newsletter for future updates on the program.

Are you a Queer artist based in or connected to Melbourne’s West? Be part of the state's premier LGBTQIA+ cultural festival!

As part of Midsumma Westside, we support local LGBTIQA+ artists to perform in the Bluestone Church Arts Space in Footscray. Selected artists receive free venue hire and marketing support through Council’s channels, plus keeping box office and all other takings.

The Opportunity

Council is offering the following to selected artists:

  • In-kind (free) use of the Bluestone Church Arts Space
  • Payment of Festival registration fee 
  • Marketing support through Council 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 Midsumma Festival may charge (full details available on their website under ‘Ticketing: Prices and Fees’)
  • Artists have the exclusive right to run a bar during the season of performances, and to keep any profits
  • Portable theatre drape system and PA system, which may be shared by all the artists/shows throughout the Midsumma season (additional equipment will be at the artist/show’s cost)
  • Assistance with live-streaming performances due to reduced in-person capacity at the venue.