From 1 January 2008 the Melbourne Festival has become a trading name of Arts Melbourne Limited, a company limited by guarantee, (this means that all profits, if there are any, are re-invested, not paid as dividends to shareholders). The principal reason for doing this was that there are arts related activities, such as exhibitions that need a different approach and publicity and are outside the September Melbourne Festival.
Becoming a limited company does not change the ethos of the Melbourne Festival; it simply helps to ensure it will survive for years to come.
For further information on Arts Melbourne please contact us. Our Arts Melbourne website www.artsmelbourne.co.uk is currently being upgraded and is out of action.
Artists @Arts Melbourne
In 2008 Artists @ Arts Melbourne was set up as an association of professional artists living or working in Melbourne and the surrounding villages. The group meets 3-4 a year to discuss artistic practice and exchange information about potential opportunities for local artists. In addition various members of Artists @ Arts Melbourne exhibit together.
Since it’s creation nearly TEN years ago a number of the original members have remained with the group and provide help, support and “critical friendship” to help each other making changes to their artistic practice and business decisions.
Seven of the original eight members are still active and four of those members are exhibiting at Melbourne Festival in September 2018.