The Victorian Independent Producers Initiative (VIPI) is a Victorian Government initiative program designed to support independent producers and, through them, independent artists and companies in the performing arts, based in Victoria. This initiative has been designed in consultation with the independent producing sector, independent artists and other key stakeholders across the Victorian creative industries.
VIPI is made up of three core components:
– The Producers Mentorship Program: an initiative that will see Victorian-based, early career/ mid-career independent producers undertake a tailored and paid mentorship program.
– The Unlocking Capacity Grant: a multi-year grant of up to $35,000 per annum for up to three years. This grant is for Victorian-based independent producers of performing arts who have a minimum three years of experience and who are dedicating at least 50% of their time to independent producing practice.
– The Salon Series: Professional development sessions, networking and peer learning for the independent performing arts sector, which will respond to the most urgent skills and conversations that the sector needs.
VIPI will have a focus on developing the skills of producers who identify as First Peoples, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People of Colour, people with disabilities, as well as those based in regional Victoria.
2020 Info Sessions
For people based regionally
We are planning to hold more VIPI info sessions in regional Victoria in 2020. If you are based regionally and would like us to hold an information session where you are, please contact Rani Pramesti, the VIPI Program Producer to express your interest.