An introduction to tech for women, non-binary and gender non-conforming event producers and managers
After a long year where the arts and events industries have been significantly disrupted, FCAC wants to offer an exciting hands-on program for women, non-binary and gender non-conforming event producers, managers as well as students interested in learning more about this field. This program will provide hands-on skills development around live digital sound, PA setup, lighting and general technical support requirements to work on productions, events and festivals. This is the perfect course to meet like-minded peers and industry experts. And as a subsidised course, fees have been heavily reduced so they are accessible. If you are interested but under financial stress, please get in touch. FCAC firmly believes in amplifying the voices we want to see more of in this industry!
If you have any questions please contact Urvi Majumdar on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0431 915 275.
This course will be delivered as an intensive throughout December and will culminate in a show where participants can practice their new skills. Places are strictly limited as we want to keep the class size small so each individual gets personalised assistance and attention. Most classes will be at Footscray Community Arts Centre as well as 2 shorter sessions on Zoom.
Prior to the classes beginning, you will receive further information about the class schedule and learning resources.
WHEN: This course in an intensive held on some Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in December. See dates and times below.
- Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December, 9am–5pm
- Wednesday 9th December, 6–8 pm (online via Zoom)
- Sunday 13th December, 9am–5pm
- Wednesday 16th December, 5pm–9pm
- Saturday 19th December, 9am–5pm (including performance)
- Sunday 20th December, 4pm–6pm (online via Zoom)
VENUE: FCAC and online via Zoom
This is a pre-accredited training course that is subsidised by Learn Local. Pre-accredited training programs focus on creating pathways for learners to further education and training and to employment. Participants will need to complete an enrolment form after payment as a condition of participation.
Please note: Participants purchase one ticket for the full course. The schedule and resources will be emailed to participants after enrolling.
About the Facilitators
Rachel is a lighting designer based in Melbourne and hometown Singapore. She works primarily with new writing and is a member of theatre collective, New Working Group.
Design credits within the independent scene include Hello, World! (The Malthouse Theatre), Single Ladies and Ulster American (Red Stitch), She Is Vigilante (Theatreworks), Fallen (She Said Theatre), Love/Chamberlain (Bridget Mackey), The Three Graces (The Anchor); World Problems (Emma Hall) and associate lighting designer on Moral Panic (Darebin Arts).
Festival design credits include Gender Euphoria (Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras), Virtual Intimacy (AsiaTOPA), The Honouring and Blood Quantum (The Yirramboi Festival), Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit (Melbourne International Comedy Festival), Truly Madly Britney (Midsumma Festival), Tandem and Bread Crumbs (Poppyseed Festival). Across several fringe festivals, her designs include Oh No! Satan Stole My Pineal Gland!, Baby Bi Bi Bi and Lou Wall’s Drag Race.
Rachel was part of 2019 Melbourne Theatre Company’s Women In Theatre Program. She is currently in development for《落叶归根》Getting Home and CATS: The Movie, The Musical, The Production, The Artist as part of this year’s Melbourne Digital Fringe.
Jenny Moon is the directress of Moon Mother Productions Pty Ltd. Since 1991 Jenny has been an inspirational leader in the male-dominated world of live music production and has kicked open the doors for the next generation of female leaders. Founded in 1991, Jenny’s company Moon Mother Productions deliver a complete range of event production services across Melbourne and Victoria, which always showcase a refreshing and innovative personal touch. Jenny started out as an audio engineer over 30 years ago, her career has seen her tour internationally as a front of house/monitor audio engineer, tour manager & production manager. She has production managed and cofounded some of Australia’s most iconic music festivals such as The Falls Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Meredith Music Festival, The Drop Festival and Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
Axis is a pre-accredited training course that is subsidised by Learn Local.