Griffin Artist Card membership is an initiative to increase access to our theatre. This program facilitates the coming together of artists across different disciplines and at different stages of their career. It supports and strengthens a vibrant emerging artist community, as well as acknowledging this community as an important part of the Griffin family and the wider theatre world.
How does it work? We want to offer a place where artists can see work, discuss work and make work.
To see work, we will continue to offer heavily discounted $15 tickets, which can be booked in the first fortnight of all Griffin and Griffin Independent shows, Performance Space shows at members' rates and ticket deals and giveaways to other theatre companies.
To discuss work, we are introducing regular Artist Card events where the community can come together for a drink.
And finally, we are supporting emerging artists in their making of new, bold and exciting work. Griffringe will continue to be a great avenue for artist card holders to display their work. We will also be offering (where possible!) free use of our space for readings and developments.
The Artist Card is a community. It is the glitter glue that brings all the cool amazing arty people together and helps them sparkle. So it's almost like glitter glue squared. If you are interested in joining the artist card outfit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to our next shindig….Hope to see you there!
OK guys, this is it. It’s here. The Griffringe to end all Griffringes. Have we got a night for you.
Here’s how it’s going to go:
Thursday, June 14th.
2pm: Griffin is hosting a forum on Practical Matters for Artists where we get to ask industry specialists those things we have no idea about. Ie. is it legit to claim caffeine by-products as a work expense? OR how will I have super if I am a self-funded artiste?
5pm (or thereabouts): We hang out in the Griffin foyer because there are going to be BUCKETS of Bourke St Bakery delights around the place. Also, there will be musicians to serenade you, including the majestic Laurence Rosier Staines, of super FLORENCE jam, strumming solo.
(including the talents of Katie Pollock, Kevin Jackson, Caroline Craig, Yve Blake, Roslyn Helper, Nicholas Jordan, Patrick Lenton, Ngaire O’Leary, Alli Sebastian Wolf, Scarlet McGlynn, Benito Di Fonzo, Alex Williams, Stephen Jones, and Lincoln Hall.)
8.30pm: We head over to the Kings Cross Hotel, Griffin puts a tab on the bar, and we all get to have a fine old night.
ps. Not only is it free but when it finishes at 5 we are filling our foyer with Bourke Street Bakery goodies and drinks because our Festival Special Griffringe (remember to apply for this before Friday) starts at 7. What’s the point of going home when you’ve got pastry in one hand and champagne in the other?