The Victorian Independent Producers Initiative (VIPI) is a multifaceted program of activities designed to strengthen the careers of local independent performing arts producers and up-skill the artists and companies who work with producers.
TNA is delivering the program on behalf of the Victorian Government, who developed the program in consultation with the industry. VIPI will officially commence in August 2019 and will consist of three streams:
PLACEMENTS – A program that will see early career independent producers undertake a paid placement with an established Victorian producer. Placements will run for up to two years.
UNLOCKING CAPACITY – A program that will offer multiyear support (up to three years) to established independent producers to enable them to further develop their skills, networks and businesses, and to increase their capacity to support more artists.
SALON SERIES – A series of professional development and networking events for established and early career producers and the artists and creatives they work with, to hear from experts, and share learnings and best practice.
Open to all producers in independent practices and creatives in Victoria, the program will have a focus on developing the skills of producers who identify as First Peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse, and/or with disability as well as those living in regional Victoria.
The initiative aligns closely with Creative State – Victoria’s First Strategy for the Creative Industries, in further increasing State Government support and investment in the independent creative sector. The $2M initiative will run over four years.