Producing contemporary & experimental art for the here and now. Bureau of Works fosters distinctive voices and ambitious ideas.
Bureau of Works is an independent producing company founded by Erin Milne. We are focused on creating strategic opportunities for artists; supporting artists in the creation of new work and exploratory form; and developing contexts that foster risk-taking and ambition. We live and work on Boon Wurrung country, on the lands of the Kulin Nation, in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.
We’re interested in projects that encompass radical empathy, collaborative teams, good humour and a sense of adventure. We enjoy working closely with artists to realise the environment, resources and partners they need to achieve their best work. We also work with organisations to do the same thing, in different contexts. Our services include: producing, market development, event curation, strategic planning, facilitation, project management, research, and grant writing.
Erin Milne is an independent producer whose practice is deeply driven by a passion for contemporary and experimental art that speaks to the here and now. She is a sought-after collaborator with some of Australia’s most distinctive and ambitious artists and companies, bringing a combination of strategy, insight and networks to create exceptional projects. Erin was awarded the 2021 Geoffrey Milne Award for Outstanding Contribution to Contemporary & Experimental Performance at Melbourne’s Green Room Awards, is a current International Society of the Performing Arts (ISPA) Fellow, and an alumnus of the Australia Council’s Arts Leaders Program.