Fringe is as much about creating a community as it is about creating art, so we invite you to join us for our Salon Sessions, Panel Discussions, or tune into our pre-recorded videos!

Our Let's Talk program includes a wide range of sessions for up-skilling emerging artists across disciplines and career trajectories, exploring a range of skills such as accessibility, producing, marketing and touring.

Meet other artists, glean quality advice from experienced professionals, and learn all there is to know about putting on a damn good event!

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What’s On Soon:

Mental Wellbeing for your Fringe Season

When: Monday September 18, 6pm–7.30pm Where: Fringe Common Rooms

Independent Artists are faced with unique challenges to their mental health when undergoing a Fringe season. This 60 minute workshop presented by Fringe favourite arts-focused psychologist Chris Cheers is all about dealing with these challenges, and learning new skills to strengthen your mental wellbeing before and during Fringe.  Chris will show you how the skills of emotional agility can be vital in building resilience in the arts, and the importance of anchoring yourself in what is meaningful, especially in the context of stressful and challenging times.

There will also be a time to ask questions!


Queer Support Roundtable

When: Monday September 25, 6pm–7pm Where: Melbourne Fringe Office, Trades Hall What: A roundtable discussion for the LGBTQIA+ communities to come together and discuss issues affecting us as queer folk, artists and queer artists.

As we get ready for Fringe Festival 2023, we know that there are varying stressors impacting our wellbeing and safety before, during and after the festival. This roundtable will be a facilitated session which will give you the opportunity to raise concerns with your community, sharing and working together to manage foreseeable issues during the festival, and to work as a collective to remain safe, active and proud.

This session will be led by Jacob Thomas from Monash University. Jacob is a queer psychology academic and drag artist, who has extensive experience with community organising as part of the Rainbow Community Angels and human rights issues through the United Nations.