CREATIVE ARTS

Want to get involved in making art on (or off) campus? Fantastic! Let’s dive right in.

The University of Melbourne has a thriving student arts community, and the Creative Arts Department exists to support all students in being part of it, regardless of skill level or previous experience.

We want YOU.

2020 has been an absolute wreck of a year in many ways, but an unintended perk is that it has allowed most human beings to develop their creative sides!

Whether you’re interested in music, dance, theatre, film, performance art, visual art, makeup, baking, knitting, or carving fruit, we’re here to make sure you get to do it all, because art lends so much real value to living.

Our department manages the Creative Arts collectives, events, programs and grants, and boy oh boy, do we have a whole lot planned this year! Our key goals are to encourage and facilitate diverse, experimental, accessible, and sustainable artmaking and we will be running many collaborative events and workshops to that end.

And we want YOU to have an active part in all of this. We want to hear your feedback and your voice. We are your student representatives, but we can only truly represent you if we listen to you.

The office this year consists of Creative Arts Officers – Merryn Hughes and Vaishnavi Ravikrishna, and the committee including  Sonia Li, Atticus Corr, Jo Chen, Edie Bush, Torsten Strokirch, and Charlie Zhang.

You can contact us on:

Facebook – Like our page and feel free to drop us a message, even if it’s just to say hi!

Instagram – Give us a follow and DM us for anything you need!

Email – Our inbox is always open for any questions or concerns that you have, or if you just need to have a chat!

Phone – 03 8344 3872

Visit us –Creative Arts Office on Level 1 of Union House next to the Union House Theatre Office

 

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we live, work, and learn as the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and also pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. Colonisation is ongoing and its presence in art is very prevalent. 

 

The Swift Tailors

The Swift Tailors

A homemade costume/outfit contest with prizes!

Know Your Rights Workshop

Know Your Rights Workshop

Learn what your rights are in the arts industry!

Trivia Night

Trivia Night

With UMSU Southbank & Creative Arts

Student Artist Spotlight 2021

Student Artist Spotlight 2021

A weekly showcase of your art submissions and a $50 prize!

Creative Arts Collective

Creative Arts Collective

Weekly meeting of student artists for those who want to create!

Grants

Grants

Grants of up to $500 for student art projects!

Mudfest 2021

Mudfest 2021

All the details and information for Mudfest 2021

Committee

Committee

Meet the gorgeous arty people who approve all our decisions

Resources

Resources

Helpful things for artists from all mediums.