When it comes to producing a show have you ever wondered– “Am I doing this right? Is there a better way?” then this is the workshop for you. If everything you know about producing and marketing a show up to this point has been self-taught and you feel that you are winging it…guess what? You’re not alone.

What if you had a few more tools in your toolkit to expand your knowledge, bridge the gap between making great work and getting fuller houses and discover new directions and aspects of producing you didn’t know before.

This intensive one-day workshop is designed to give you the lowdown on what it takes to survive as a producer in the performing arts. Aimed at independent producers, ensembles and producers in small arts organisations, including artists who self-produce their work with a minimum of  2 – 3  years experience.

You will learn
  • Defining your producing role
  • Producing project planning and management
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Advanced Budgeting techniques

 Participants will be given MILKE templates and producing checklists.

 What to Bring
  • Laptop/iPad and or note pad
  • Your own utensils/food (we have a fridge and microwave)

Laura Milke-Garner (MILKE) is an award-winning producer, mentor and active advocate for the arts in Australia. She has been producing events, shows and touring productions for over 20 years. In 2008, she established her own company MILKE to help artists produce their work, while also providing 1:1 mentorship, workshops and online courses for artists and producers looking to develop their artistic careers.

MILKE has creatively developed and produced work for Sydney Opera House, Sydney Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne, Darwin Festival, Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Power House, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Laura is a proud Board Member of Perth International Cabaret Festival and Golden Gibbo Award (Melbourne International Comedy Festival). She’s a regular host and facilitator for arts organisations across Australia and has a previous career as a Radio Broadcaster in commercial and public radio. She currently produces her own podcast called Run The Show, interviewing producers, artists, and other creative practitioners about their work, with a focus on the business that takes place behind-the-scenes in Australia’s creative industries. 


Artist Pass holders receive a 30% discount on all Artist-2-Artist sessions plus exclusive free access to our Artist-2-Artist Archive. ARTIST PASS holders use your PROMO CODE when confirming the purchase (one discount ticket per ARTIST PASS per session)

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Brand X is happy to refund your booking if you are no longer able to attend (minus transaction fees of 1.75% + 30c) within 72 hours of the Artist 2 Artist session commencing. Please contact us via email on your receipt to arrange it.

Please stay home if you feel unwell or have been in any hotspots in last 14 days (no cancellation fees apply). Email [email protected] to advise.

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