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Next Wave is the most comprehensive platform in Australia for a new generation of artists taking creative risks. Next Wave produces unparalleled learning programs and a biennial festival which reflect a commitment to social and cultural diversity, environmental sustainability and inclusion.


Next Wave
Office 4, 5 Blackwood St North Melbourne VIC 3051
(03) 9329 9422

To contact us through the National Relay Service, call 133 677 and ask for 03 9329 9422.

Our Vision

A world of creative discovery, massive dreams realised, cultural norms disrupted and new dialogues in contemporary arts and culture.

Our Mission

We craft extraordinary learning and presentation opportunities that empower emerging artists to challenge our understanding of what art can be, where it takes place, and who will be watching.

Our Values

We are courageous. Our artists and our audiences are instinctive risk-takers, and they trust our leadership.

Whose voices are not being heard? Who’s not here? We seek diversity of expression in all our work, with deep respect for the traditional custodians of the lands and waters that sustain us, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We have agency for the social, cultural, political and environmental impact of our work. We take a leading role advocating for broad accessibility and best practice in sustainability.

We are reflective, responsive and dynamic – in our workplace culture, organisational structure and artistic program.

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