Helpful things for artists from all mediums

Got a resource that could benefit other artists? Let us know!

Creative Arts Department Resources

The Creative Arts Department is committed to sustainability in the arts and reducing the use of new products wherever possible.

Looking for a stack of coat hangers for your upcoming musical but don’t want to buy new ones? Need a bunch of blankets for your outdoor theatre experience? The Creative Arts Department has a whole heap of stuff and things that you can borrow in service of your art. From tech equipment to crayons to 2-metre long baby pink blocks, check out our list of things you can borrow before you buy something new.

Join the Buy, Sell, Swap UniMelb Arts Resources Facebook group, run by your Creative Arts OBs Vaishnavi and Merryn, and open for anyone to join.

Happy Healthy Art Making

The Arts Wellbeing Collective is a great resource from Arts Centre Melbourne, aiming to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in the performing arts.

Arts Hub

Jobs, Grants, opportunities, events. You’ll find it all on Arts Hub, and they offer free membership for students.

Music Licensing

Got music in your show? Want to make sure you’re not breaking any laws? APRA has the answers you seek.


Arts Law Centre of Australia has a great information sheet about copyright law for artists. Check it out here.

For Writers

Express Media have a wealth of resources to support young writers.

Join Your Union

Australian Director’s Guild

Australian Writers’ Guild

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance

Musician’s Union of Australia

National Association for the Visual Arts