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Malthouse Theatre's Besen Family Artist Program (Expired)

Supported by the Besen Family Foundation, this program offers professional development to early to mid-career artists seeking experience in observing specific productions or ongoing artistic work within a mainstage theatre company. Now in its 13th year, the program has already cultivated a generation of ambitious theatre-makers and promises to extend that legacy in years to come.

Production placements are offered to theatre-makers in specific theatre disciplines including: lighting design, set design and building, sound design and composition, costume design and wardrobe and prop realisation, directing and dramaturgy.

Recipients of placements through the Besen Family Artist Program are provided with a professional mentor within Malthouse Theatre. Depending on the discipline and opportunities available, some placements may be assigned to a particular production whilst others may be offered a more flexible ongoing placement.

What is offered:

  • A bursary of $3,000 equivalent of four weeks’ full-time employment;
  • A senior artist mentor;
  • If from a regional area or interstate, travel disbursements of up to $2,000.

Mentors will negotiate roles and responsibilities with each of their mentees. Recipients with a disability may be offered additional support to undertake the placement.


Head to our website to download the Expression of Interest Form: 

Submit your completed form as a single document by midnight, Sunday 7 January 2018 via email to:

Toby Sullivan / Producer

Late applications will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact: 
Toby Sullivan, Producer on 03 9685 5165.


Tuesday 2 January, 2018
Monday 8 January, 2018
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Venue Address
113 Sturt Street, SOUTHBANK VIC 3006

Victoria, Melbourne

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