Fringe Festival 2018 - EOI

Expressions of Interest now open for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018

We are calling for visual or performing artists who are interested in activating community spaces.

Cross Keys Pavilion and Strathmore Pop-up Park - $7,500 artist fee and marketing support

The activation should create an opportunity for community participation and engagement in an exciting and non-traditional way that these community spaces would otherwise be specifically used for.

The successful artist or group will receive a $7,500 artist fee and marketing support.

For more information or to discuss in more details please call 9243 8888 or email arts@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Incinerator Gallery

The Incinerator Gallery is looking for artists or curators to activate Boadle Hall Community Gallery with small theatrical productions, music performances, art exhibitions or participatory workshops that are engaging, original and appealing to wide audiences. The space will be offered at no charge.

For more information or to discuss in more details please call the Incinerator Gallery on 8325 1871 or email incinerator@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Applications close 5pm, Friday 18 May and can be made via the webforms below. Applicants will be notified by Wednesday, 23 May.

Strathmore Neighbourhood Expression of Interest – Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018

Applications have now closed.

Moonee Valley City Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from visual or performing artists to create opportunities for community engagement and participation and to activate community spaces around the Strathmore neighbourhood and Incinerator Gallery in the city of Moonee Valley as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018.

The specific focus of this activation will centre around the area containing Cross Keys Pavilion (scheduled for completion July 2018) and the Strathmore Pop-up Park.

We will endeavour to inform all applicants by Wednesday, 23 May 2018.

Please read the terms and conditions before applying.

Background

Moonee Valley City Council is moving towards a 20 minute neighbourhood model whereby the community has access to the key services they need within a 20 minute walk. As part of this model, we are endeavouring to create vibrant neighbourhoods across the municipality that are activated, engaging and accessible.

Council has many facilities across the municipality that have traditionally been for single purpose use and is seeking to open the doors of sports pavilions and halls to accommodate a variety of activities and to encourage broad community engagement with these facilities.

Scope and Brief

Moonee Valley City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest that outline an arts activity to take place in and around Cross Keys Pavilion and Strathmore Pop-up Park. The activity will provide an opportunity for community participation and engagement and will activate in exciting and non-traditional ways these community spaces, which have traditionally been for single, specific use only. 

The project should seek to encourage community ownership and interest in these spaces. By inspiring and empowering the community the project will seek to highlight different ways community members can use and interact with both their neighbourhood and the spaces available to them.

The Sites

Cross Keys Pavilion and Reserve

Cross Keys Reserve is located within the suburb of Essendon and is bounded by Woodland Street, Bridge Street, Cameron Road, a Council-owned laneway and the Moonee Ponds Creek. Strathmore train station is an easy five minute walk.Cross Keys Reserve has a rich history, including pre-European occupancy of the Wurundjeri People.

The new pavilion is the first of its kind for MVCC being a modular construction which will be built offsite and assembled on the reserve. The two-storey facility is fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and has change rooms, social areas and a commercial kitchen. With an east-facing glass façade and balcony on the second storey the new pavilion offers wonderful views of the sporting field and Moonee Ponds Creek.

The large social space of approximately 170m2 (17m x 10m) will cater for community and sporting club use, and will be available for hire. View the site details (pdf, 224 KB).

Considerations for use as a performance space:

  • Ceiling height is 2.8 m (There are no facilities to hang or rig from the ceiling.)
  • Space is flexible but would allow for a standard end-on performance area of approximately 5m x 10m with a seating capacity of approximately 80

Strathmore Pop-up Park

The Strathmore Pop-up Park was created as part of The Neighbourhood Project, a community led place-making initiative. A group of young residents saw the potential for a small pocket o underutilised land near Strathmore Station to become a park for local community.

The ‘Let’s Make a Park’ community group – in partnership with Moonee Valley City Council and CoDesign Studio – designed and built timber furniture, garden beds, a small stage platform, and a mural on site. View the pop-up park details (pdf, 567KB).

The group’s aims are to improve the Strathmore neighbourhood by reclaiming underutilised green spaces, increasing pedestrian safety and priority over traffic, and providing young people with places to belong. The group continues to make improvements to the site and encourages all locals to use the space.

Availability and Access

Access and availability to the Cross Keys Pavilion can be negotiated with Council. Independent access can be provided, but some flexibility with other groups who use the space may be required.

The Strathmore Pop-up Park is public space and carries no availability restrictions.

Terms and Conditions

  • The successful applicant must have Public Liability Insurance to the value of no less than $10 million.
  • The successful applicant and all other associated project leads must hold, or be willing to obtain, a current Working with Children’s Check. The successful applicant is responsible for all cost involved surrounding WWC Checks. 
  • The activity must be delivered at no cost to the community.
  • Any and all materials required for the activity are the sole responsibility of the successful applicant, and
  • The artist fee being offered is for the delivery of the entire activity and must be inclusive of all materials costs required to successfully deliver the activity.
  • There will be no venue hire cost for use of Cross Keys Reserve Pavilion or Strathmore Pop-up Park.
  • All required staff are to be provided by the successful applicant.
  • Moonee Valley City Council will provide in-kind promotion and marketing assistance as part of both the Moonee Valley Leisure and Melbourne Fringe Festival marketing and media campaigns. High res images, bios, and project information etc. must be supplied to MVCC on request. In addition, the successful applicant is expected to promote the activity and manage their own specific publicity campaign

Incinerator Gallery Expression of Interest – Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018

Applications have now closed.

The Incinerator Gallery is calling for Expressions of Interest from visual or performing artists to activate the venue’s Boadle Hall as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018. The Incinerator Gallery is proudly owned by Moonee Valley City Council, is a member of the Public Gallery Association of Victoria and is a thriving of hub of visual arts in the region.

Background

The Incinerator Gallery is an important piece of industrial architecture, is the last remaining Walter Burley Griffin designed incinerator left in Victoria and one of only six left in the country. The Royal College of Architects named it as among the 30 most important buildings in the state in 2003, it is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

The story of the Incinerator highlights a proud moment in Australia’s history, when our country developed an innovative, economical and technologically advanced solution to environmental problems that in the 1930s was envied worldwide.

The Incinerator Gallery now operates as a contemporary arts space with an acclaimed program of visual art exhibitions and engaging public programs featuring emerging artists and artists of national significance. The gallery attracts audiences from all over Melbourne particularly from Melbourne’s Northern and Western suburbs.

Boadle Hall Community Gallery

Boadle hall is a dedicated arts space at the Incinerator gallery that is currently used for a range of arts activities: from performances to exhibitions as well as workshops. The venue has mobile walls that allow for flexibility in the use of the space. As a performance space it is a venue that seats 100 people. As an exhibition space there are 24 linear metres of mobile walls (with a hanging system attached) or approximately 100 square metres for installation. As a workshop space there are easels, tables and wash up areas available in the hall.

Recent successful performances have included Speak Up, a series of spoken word performances held regularly over 2 years, and in 2017 there were 3 iterations of the Inland Concert Series - experimental music performances (see attached images) that were well attended by audiences new to the gallery. Boadle Hall is also used as an exhibition space and workshop space.
View the venue details (pdf, 595KB).

Facilities

What we have to offer in the Boadle hall space:

  • Hall size of approx. 170 square metres
  • Small mobile stage 18 square metres
  • Small PA system
  • Access to 3 phase power
  • Lighting rig currently installed
  • Access to limited theatre lighting
  • Seating for 100 (flexible seating arrangements)
  • Hanging system for visual art exhibitions
  • A wide range of plinths and vitrines
  • Boadle Hall can be accessed via lift and ramp
  • Outdoor courtyard and garden spaces
  • Limited technical assistance for exhibition installation

Dates

Artists will have access to Boadle hall from 17 September until 30 September for installation, de-installation, performances or exhibition. Openings and performance dates with in that time frame are negotiable.

Scope and Brief

We are looking for small theatrical productions, music performances, art exhibitions or participatory workshops that are engaging, original and appealing to wide audiences.

The gallery’s programs follow the theme of ‘Art for Social Change’ and we encourage artists to acknowledge this either directly through themes in their work, or simply by bringing their work to new audiences - enriching the lives of others through artistic expression.

For technical information on Boadle Hall or to discuss any aspect of your proposal please contact Richard Ennis on 8325 1871 or email rennis@mvcc.vic.gov.au.

Further details

There are no restrictions when it comes to the medium or genre of the art project. The duration is not fixed or defined, however activities that deliver greater community engagement will be viewed favourably.

Applications that feature a previously mounted project are welcome, insofar as they meet the objectives of this brief.

Expressions of Interest will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • The project is innovative and high quality
  • The project encourages community participation
  • The project offers opportunities for accessibility by culturally diverse communities
  • The project features environmentally sustainable practices
  • Quality of the proposal
  • Experience in developing/presenting prior arts projects

Dates and details

Expressions of Interest open: 4 May 2018

Expressions of Interest close: 18 May 2018

EOI Applicants notified by: 23 May 2018

Melbourne Fringe Festival registrations: 9 April – 28 May 2018

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018: 13-30 September

Venue fee: There is no fee

Activity Duration: Not fixed (greater community engagement will be viewed favourably.)

Terms and Conditions

  • The successful applicant must have Public Liability Insurance to the value of no less than $10 million.
  • The successful applicant and all other associated project leads must hold, or be willing to obtain, a current Working with Children’s Check. The successful applicant is responsible for all costs involved surrounding WWC Checks.
  • The activity must be delivered at no cost to the community.
  • The space will be offered at no charge.
  • Any and all materials required for the activity are the sole responsibility of the successful applicant
  • All required staff are to be provided by the successful applicant.
  • Moonee Valley City Council will provide in-kind promotion and marketing assistance as part of both the Moonee Valley Leisure and Melbourne Fringe Festival marketing and media campaigns. High res images, bios, and project information etc. must be supplied to MVCC on request. In addition, the successful applicant is expected to promote the activity and manage their own specific publicity campaign.
Last updated: Friday, 18 May 2018, 7:00 AM