about us

First In Last Out (FILO) is a collective of high-level events & production personnel,

based in Melbourne, Australia.

We deliver management services for cultural & corporate events, festivals and the performing arts,

with a focus on  Production + Operations Management and Risk + Safety.

We collaborate with a wide range of independent and freelance production personnel and with other production and technical services organisations.  We expand & contract, allowing us to engage the most appropriate collaborators for each unique project.



We focus on comprehensive, best-practice documentation; keeping abreast of, and utilising, cutting-edge technologies; and placing the aesthetic value of our collaborative undertakings at the centre of all we do.  


We believe that art is important.  Helping other artists achieve their creative vision is what makes us tick.


We work across Australia but are based in Melbourne (Naarm). The Wurundjeri-willam people of the  Kulin nation are the traditional owners of this place and sovereignty was never ceded.  We pay respect to their elders past, present & emerging and pay tribute to all Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people who call this place home. 


images from selected projects


risk management for artists

Do you need a Risk Assessment for a project or are you preparing a Risk Assessment?

You may find our specialist Artist Risk Management Pack very helpful.  The pack, available for purchase in our  shop, contains the FILO Risk Management Guide for Artists, as well as template Risk Management documents, fact sheets and checklists.  It’s an invaluable resource for artists wanting to embrace risk-taking as part of their practice, in a safe way!

Do you have a more complex risk or safety management requirement or would like to chat?  Get in touch via the Contact Form

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contact us

Need some staff or advice on a project?  Need a plan drawn or a budget created?  Get in touch! 

If we can't help you out, we'll be able to recommend some fantastic practitioners who can:

we have many co-conspirators in Melbourne, across Australia and internationally

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Contact:  mail (at) firstinlastout . net