Whether you're a local artist or just want to throw yourself headfirst into this year's Festival, there are many ways to get involved. 

Artist Talks

Hear more from the artists and creatives behind the work you see.

Directors Lab: Melbourne

Inspire. Challenge. Connect. Nurture. Like its New York counterpart, Directors Lab: Melbourne enables professional directors to take part in an intensive creative laboratory. Participating directors will share their skills, methodologies and learnings within a community of peers through masterclasses, workshops and explorations

Masterclasses for Artists

In collaboration with a variety of arts organisations we will facilitate masterclasses and workshops led by some of the acclaimed, international artists appearing in the Festival.

Industry Membership

Our Industry Membership enables the arts industry to engage with the Festival with the opportunity to see shows at a discounted rate, attend forums, workshops and interact with Festival staff and visiting artists.

Igniting Imagination

This project with Multicultural Arts Victoria builds dynamic new bonds with our culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and brings exceptional artistic talent from Australia’s emerging, Indigenous and refugee communities to the stage.

PHOTO | 2016 Melbourne Festival, Sarah Walker