Programming, Curation and Commissioning – Workshop Report now available.
The report from TNV and APACA’s recent workshop at APAM is now available on the TNV website. The workshop, held at APAM in Brisbane on 20 February, acknowledged that as the line between presenting and producing blurs, the space filled by curation, commissioning and programming increases. Many issues were raised for people, including different power balances in the producer/presenter relationship; the need for a better understanding of the different parties’ policies, motivations and needs; and the hope that organisations such as TNV & APACA will advocate to government about the needs of artists to have time and space for long-term development of work.
7th April – Applications to participate in an ENCOUNTER SESSION at APACA Conference closes. [Hobart 1-4 July 2014]
The Australian Performing Arts Centres Association (APACA) is inviting artists and producers to participate in encounter sessions with presenters at this year’s APACA conference. Encounter sessions are about involving presenters at an early stage of your project’s development, and being open to their response. It is about going beyond the buyer/seller relationship and creating the foundation for a partnership. A free two-day registration will be offered to successful applicants.www.surveymonkey.com/s/EncounterEOI
8th April – Australia Council Geek in Residence – Round 2 closes [NATIONAL]
The Geek in Residence program supports arts and cultural organisations to develop their digital skills in various areas throughout their organisation. Funding is for up to $25,000 towards paying for a geek’s fee. The fee must be matched by the host organisation (all other project related costs should be covered by the host). www.australiacouncil.gov.au
10th April – In Conversation with Campion Decent & Francesca Smith [Perth, WA] FREE
Join Campion and Francesca for a chat as they share their valuable insights gained from many years working as professional theatre makers and dramaturgs. www.stageswa.com
28th April – Australia Council Community Engagement Initiative closes. [NATIONAL]
Funding of up to $15,000 is available to support community engagement activities alongside confirmed tours of a theatre production. Open to individuals, groups and organisations. This initiative supports artists to engage with local artists and/or communities while on tour for artistic collaboration and exchange. www.australiacouncil.gov.au
28th April – ILBIJERRI Writers Residency – Applications close. [NATIONAL]
The ILBIJERRI Writers Residency aims to create a year-long relationship with a select group of Indigenous writers to further new work. The Residency consists of three week long intensive workshops with a creative team of Directors, Dramaturges and Performers, culminating in a reading of the work.www.ilbijerri.com.au
5th May – EOIs for tender due – RAA announces new plans for Cyberpaddock and Long Paddock. [NATIONAL]
Regional Arts Australia (RAA) is seeking expressions-of-interest from individuals, organisations or consortia interested in managing the online and live event mechanisms that support national touring for the performing arts. These are currently known as Cyberpaddock and Long Paddock and RAA is offering an initial three-year period commencing in 2015. www.regionalarts.com.au
7th May – Applications for Country Arts WA Shows on the Go closes.[WA]
This touring program tours three high quality shows annually which are self-contained, have modest technical requirements and are able to be presented in a wide variety of different spaces – from established theatres to town halls or even outdoor areas. Country Arts WA undertakes all aspects of Shows on the Go tour coordination including itinerary development, contracting, on-the-road tour management and marketing support. www.countryartswa.asn.au
23rd May 2014 – Australia Council for the Arts Creative Producer grant closes. [NATIONAL]
These grants provide funding over a sustained period for individual practitioners to undertake community arts and cultural development projects by developing partnerships and working with communities to create and present work. In 2014, Community Partnerships is offering support for up to two Creative Producer grants. Each producer will receive a $45,000 stipend towards their personal expenses for a 12 month period.www.australiacouncil.gov.au
30th May 2014 – Applications for the 2014 Indigenous Governance Awards close. [NATIONAL]
The 2014 Indigenous Governance Awards recognise and celebrate the hard work Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, projects and initiatives put into changing their communities for the better. Any Indigenous-controlled organisation, project or initiative can be in the running for: $60,000 in prize money, corporate mentoring and promotional packages for all finalists, Feedback from the judging panel for all applicants.www.reconciliation.org.au/iga
REMINDER: 1st June – Call for artists to submit artworks to Forever Now closes [NATIONAL]
Aphids are calling on artists to respond to the unseen and infinite, by creating one-minute artworks in sound or video or both. Forever Now is a curatorial project that responds to our cultural obsession with immortalising ourselves. In the footsteps of the Golden Record sent into space in 1977 on the Voyager space probe, curators Willoh S. Weiland, Brian Ritchie, Jeff Khan and Thea Baumann, will work the international community to research, curate and create a golden record to send into space. www.forevernow.me. Applications close 1st June 2014.
Extended – Applications for Lee Breuer Masterclass – only a few places left. [21st to 27th July, 2014]
Tashmadada and Monash University Academy of Performing Arts invite theatre practitioners the rare opportunity to participate in a Masterclass with Lee Breuer (founder and co-artistic director of the seminal experimental New York theatre company Mabou Mines) and Maude Mitchell (associate artist and Obie award-winning actress). The Masterclass will include direct mentorship on a creative project of your choice. www.tashmadada.com
9th April – Co-design. Innovation starts with people. (Arts Participation Incubator and TACSI) $99.00
This is a great opportunity for the arts/cultural sector to learn about design thinking. This workshop is for anyone working in the cultural sector who is serious about developing policy and programs that create social outcomes. We believe innovation starts with people, and this workshop will give you three tools to help you understand your stakeholders better. www.eventbrite.com.au
9th April – Extended School Residencies (ESR) 2015 Industry Information Session.
Arts Victoria offers $35,000 for Extended School Residency projects which support brokered collaborations between professional arts organisations and Victorian schools to deliver strong artistic and learning outcomes. Projects take place over a minimum of two school terms. www.arts.vic.gov.au
22nd April – Applications for The City of Stonnington – Arts & Cultural Sponsorship Grant close.
The program supports organisations wishing to present Stonnington-based activities which enhance the cultural, community and economic development of the City, including festivals and events. The Arts and Cultural Sponsorship Program supports local community art based initiatives to be conducted in the 2014 – 2015 financial year (1 July 2014-30 June 2015). www.stonnington.vic.gov.au
28th April – Applications for the Darebin Community Grants close.
The Darebin Community Support Program formerly the Community Grants Program aims to support community projects and activities that address local priorities, strengthen community relationships of mutual respect, build social inclusion and environmental sustainability and enhance the wellbeing of City of Darebin residents. www.darebin.vic.gov.au
30th April – Applications for RAV’s 2015 Education & Families Incursion Program close.
Regional Arts Victoria are currently accepting EOIs for workshops or productions that are innovative, high‐quality and entertaining; appropriate to a school and community context; stimulate ideas and generate post‐performance discussion; and embody excellent practice in the presentation of the arts for children and young people. www.rav.net.au/news
2nd May – Applications for the Substation’s Get It On! program closes.
The program is open to all forms of performance including but not limited to theatre, circus, cabaret, physical theatre, contemporary dance, experimental & live art, etc.The Substation will provide rehearsal space, ‘outside eye’ mentoring, a financial contribution to production costs, and venue and presentation for your Melbourne Fringe season. www.thesubstation.org.au
21st & 22nd May – Showcase Victoria 2014
Showcase Victoria is the annual event bringing Producers and Presenters together to build relationships and to foster discussions about performing arts touring throughout Australia. Presenters, Producers, students, Regional Arts Victoria members and observers are all encouraged to attend. Registrations are now open.www.showcasevictoria.com.au
1th June – Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center 2015 Residency Program [New York]
The program invites artists of all disciplines to take up residence at The Watermill Centre to create collaborative works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the existing norms of performance practice. This current application cycle features partnerships with ArteEast, CPR – Center for Performance Research, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and others to ensure the quality of the work as well as provide vital continuing support of artist projects.www.contemporaryperformance.com
- After four years as President of the Melbourne Festival Board of Directors, Carrillo Gantner AO is stepping down from the role to retire. The Honourable Linda Dessau AM has been newly appointed in the position.
- HotHouse Theatre has announced Tahni Froudist as their new General Manager.
- Courthouse ARTS has announced the appointment of Jamie Smithas their new General Manager.
- Bec Pannell joins Urban Myth Theatre Company as General Manager.
- Mark Crees will depart Theatre Works to take up the role of General Manager at Darwin Festival.
- Jolyon James joins Arena Theatre as the new Artistic Associate.
- BalletLab announce Melissa Edwards as their new Program Coordinator.
- Bangarra Dance Theatre announces Philippe Magid as their new Executive Director.
- Andy Miller will join the Creative Partnerships national office in Melbourne as a Senior Programs Manager [on secondment from his position as Senior Arts Officer, Programming and Innovation at Arts Victoria]
- Bell Shakespeare’s General Manager, Bronwyn Edinger, has resigned to pursue other opportunities in the arts.
- Sponsorship & Philanthropy Manager – Melbourne International Jazz Festival – Applications close 10th April.
- Production Accountant – Opera Australia – Applications close 11th April
- Company Accountant – Belvoir Theatre – Applications close 11th April
- Marketing & Communications Coordinator – The Substation – Applications close 11th April.
- General Manager [via Artshub] – Riverland Youth Theatre – Applications close 11th April
- Corporate Partnerships Manager – Adelaide Fringe – Applications close 17th April.
- Festivals Officer – Maribyrnong City Council – Applications close 18th April.
- Publicity Manager – Sydney Festival – Applications close 18th April
- Board Membership – Merrigong Theatre Company – Volunteer Position