Premiere at Gasworks is a Gasworks Arts Park initiative designed to assist artists and creatives stage their new, original Australian productions for the first time. 
We understand that it can be overwhelming for artists to try and focus on the creative and artistic side of their new work, while also navigating the venue hire, marketing and production processes. We want to help you with advice and a helping hand so you can put more of your energy into the creative aspects of a high quality premiere season. 
Premiere at Gasworks offers artists assistance in the form of reduced venue hire rates and guided assistance through the venue hire process, marketing and graphic design support and advice for production design and technical aspects of their show. Successful applicants will have a package tailored to reflect their current experience and the nature of the new work. 
Successful applicants will have their production featured in 2020 Season Guide booklet which is distributed widely in the City of Port Phillip and to Arts venues throughout metropolitan Melbourne. 
Applications for Premiere at Gasworks 2020 will close 4 October 2019.

To be eligible for this program, artists and creative teams will need to fit the following criteria:
  • Have an original work (play, musical, dance or physical theatre)
  • The work must not have been performed anywhere else before (with the exception of development showcases)
  • The applicant must have the rights to perform this work