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The Producer Lab

A year-round mentoring and workshop program for independent producers, led by MILKE.

Workshops & More

Upskill and connect with other producers. We’ve got something exciting happening every week, all year round!

Each month, we offer a variety of free and paid bespoke workshops (nothing priced over $66 AUD), skills training, masterclasses and meetings—created by producers, for producers. Whether you’re a budding producer or a seasoned pro, our workshops are designed to upskill you and broaden your professional capabilities.

Stay engaged and keep the momentum going with our consistent training and exchanges. Forget fleeting encounters—our program is designed to build lasting connections with fellow producers.

The Producer Lab is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

MONTHLY PRODUCER CHECK-IN

Stay engaged and keep the momentum going with our consistent training and exchanges. Forget fleeting encounters—our monthly check-ins are designed to build lasting connections with fellow producers.

BESPOKE PRODUCER WORKSHOPS

Our In-Person Workshops are tailored for both emerging and established producers. They provide a unique opportunity to delve into industry-specific topics, share experiences, and develop essential skills.

PRODUCER SKILLS WORKSHOP

Our Producer Skills Online Workshops allow you to develop essential skills from the comfort of your home, providing flexible and comprehensive training for producers and at all levels.

Mini Masterclass Series

The free Mini Masterclass Series offers focused, bite-sized sessions on key industry topics, tips, tricks and case studies. This is perfect for fitting into a busy schedule and expanding your knowledge.

Upcoming workshops

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Workshop

  • Wednesday 24th Jul, 2024
  • Online

Need help setting up a budget for your next festival show?

Workshop

  • Wednesday 14th Aug, 2024
  • In Person

Thinking through how and where you might find connections for your work beyond your own community. 

Workshop

  • Wednesday 14th Aug, 2024
  • In Person

Contracting Basics for Emerging Producers. Learn all the things you need to know!

Workshop

  • Wednesday 21st Aug, 2024
  • Online

Learn how to craft a proper marketing plan that you will use and master!

Workshop

  • Wednesday 11th Sep, 2024
  • In Person

TOPIC COMING SOON. Pop the dates/time in your diary now and check back on this page!

Workshop

  • Wednesday 11th Sep, 2024
  • In Person

TOPIC COMING SOON. Pop the dates/time in your diary now and check back on this page!

Hey-yo!

Got an idea for a workshop or masterclass? Tell us what you would like to learn about so we can grow our resources.

Producer to Producer Wisdom: yeah – Let’s Do This!

Explore Resources

Download

A handy checklist for producers or self producing artists to keep you on track for producing tasks for your next production.

Podcast

Creative Partnerships – Sharing extraordinary stories of mega gifts and multi-million-dollar fundraising campaigns from the arts leaders who delivered them.

Article

ABC News Article – Talking with number of arts and ticketing companies discussing audiences buying tickets closer to the performance dates and why.

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