The Melbourne International Arts Festival would like to invite professional, practicing artists of all disciplines to take part in this year's Festival - by seeing shows, attending forums, discussions and master classes, and by joining us and visiting artists at the Festival Artist's Lounge, The Shed.
The Local Artist Card enables the Festival to provide artists with discounts and access so they can maximize their Festival experience. The Artist Card is about affordability, and due to the Festival's ability to manage the initiative, limited to the first 800 Australian artists to put their hand up!
What does the Local Artist Card offer?
Present your Local Artist Card to receive the following:
- Concession Tickets - two concession tickets to each Melbourne International Arts Festival controlled event (ticket entitlement to the named artist card holder for a maximum of two tickets to any festival controlled event on presentation of the artist card at Ticketmaster outlets). Photo ID is required at time of ticket purchase.
- Rush Tickets - check availability from 2pm on the day of the performance from the Festival Ticket Booth, Melbourne Visitor Centre, Federation Square (for all events); the Arts Centre Box Office(for Arts Centre events), and Malthouse Box Office (for Malthouse events).
- Artists Lounge - Access to the Festival's Artists Lounge for you and a friend! Come see a show and then join international and local artists in a relaxed, social environment. The Festival’s 2006 Artist Lounge, called The Shed, is situated on the Yarra River and is part of the Arts Centre complex. It is a private lounge for the exclusive use of Festival staff, crew, local and international artists participating in the Festival and Local Artist Card holders. The Shed will be open from 10am until late evening throughout the Festival, from Tuesday 10th October until Saturday 28th October.
How do I get a Local Artist Card?
If you applied for and received a Local Artist Card in 2005, simply send your NAME, current POSTAL ADDRESS and EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll use your details from last year to issue you with a new card.
Otherwise, simply fill in the online application form at www.melbournefestival.com.au
NOTE: All Cards will be POSTED to applicants in 2006, so please provide us with a complete, current postal address. If, for any reason, you do not wish your card to be mailed directly to you, please let us know so alternative arrangements for collection can be made.