Creative Conversations


Creative Conversations are a networking opportunity between an established arts practitioner, and an emerging practitioner, to connect over shared interests and creative outlooks.
These meetings are an opportunity to cater to curiosities and explore new ideas with another practitioner. If you have a genuine interest in a creative practice than this is a great opportunity to meet with someone that works within that sphere and learn more. This project is a means to expand networks and facilitate engaging and robust conversations.


    About Creative Conversations 2022:
    This year, the available sessions will be split across 2 semesters. The mentors available will be practitioners from a variety of fields within the visual and performing arts.

    Who can be involved?
    Anyone with a genuine interest in the creative industry. The purpose of these lunches is to get people from all corners of the creative community together. Creative Conversations places no preference on those with a working background in their area of interest. Our focus is to support individuals with an active and evidenced interest in a creative practice.

    We encourage applications from First Nations artists, people of colour, culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds, queer artists, neurodiverse artists and artist with disability.

    What are the benefits of participation?

    • Meet with a creative practitioner that has an established career and knowledge base in your area of interest
    • Participate in a development opportunity, a unique and useful networking experience
    • Monitor and reflect on your progression over the few months between sessions
    • A delicious free lunch at the Gasworks Café
    • There is no cost associated with this program for any participants


    How will it work?
    Successful applicants will be paired with a suitable mentor. Gasworks will then facilitate 2x 1 hour sessions through out the year with the same mentor, one onsite at the Gasworks Café, and another via Zoom or at a venue of your own choice.

    For your session at the Gasworks Café, you'll also get to enjoy a delicious free lunch whilst meeting with your creative mentor. Each participant has a $25 credit towards the lunch. Your booking will be organised by Gasworks Arts Park and will provide the perfect environment to engage with another creative practitioner. 

    If you can't meet in person:
    For any reasons, if you can't meet in person, Gasworks will offer a Zoom meeting as an alternative for all participants. This also means we will consider applicants outside of Victoria, however priority will be given to applicants who are available to meet in person.