TNV E-NEWS NOVEMBER 2013

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TNV STUFF

TNV Triennial Funding and 2014 Membership Consultation.
TNV is pleased to advise that we received triennial funding from Arts Victoria for the first time, in the recent Organisations Investment Program. This gives us security and the ability to plan longer-term. One new strategy we are considering is to introduce financial membership from next year to increase our capacity and our base support. We are keen to hear from members about what services they believe are the most important. Early feedback indicates that general advocacy and sector development for the small to medium sector is the first priority, followed by discounts to events, information, and an online members’ group. Do you agree? Are there other things you are keen to see TNV cover? Email Director Nicole Beyer on nicole@tnv.net.au.

3rd December – 2013 Victorian Touring Workshop speakers announced.
Theatre Network Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria and Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres (VAPAC) are pleased to announce the speakers and contributors for the forthcoming Touring Workshop to be held on Tuesday 3rd of December.

 

THEATRE NETWORK AUSTRALIA STUFF

10th November – Theatre Council of Tasmania Sector Planning Day.
Theatre Council of Tasmania will be holding their annual Sector Planning Day on Sunday 10th November. It’s a key opportunity to gather with peers from around the state, share your 2014 highlights, learn about exciting new developments being led by TCT and meet some special Guest Speakers.

NATIONAL STUFF

2014 Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) Program launched.
APAM 2014 will feature a rich and varied program with 37 production showcases, including full lengths and excerpts, and 15 work-in-development pitches. It will also introduce a new programming category that allows artists to present their work in a true club environment.

The NSW Minister for the Arts, George Souris, has announced the release of the Discussion Paper: Framing the future – developing an arts and cultural policy for NSW, as a key step in the process to develop the State’s first Arts and Cultural Policy. The Discussion Paper is a framework for dialogue with the public and the arts and cultural sector, to contribute to the development of the NSW Arts and Cultural Policy.

The inaugural networking meeting of the South Australian Presenters Association [SAPA] was held on Tuesday the 8th October.
SAPA is open for producers and artists to join as well as venues and centres. The ideas and issues generated will be used by the SAPA Committee to further develop their business plan.

11th & 14th November – Australia Council announce 2014 grants information sessions for theatre.
In November and December 2013, the Theatre section of the Australia Council will be holding a series of information sessions around the country for our 2014 grant categories. The first two will be held in Sydney on the 11th [Surry Hills] and 14th [Bankstown] of November. Dates for sessions outside of Sydney will be announced shortly.

15th November – Applications for Blacktown City Council’s Aboriginal Performing Arts Residency 2014 close. [NSW]
Applicants must be artists of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, who are residents of the Blacktown Local Government Area or Western Sydney, or who can demonstrate a strong connection to Blacktown. The residency provides a small budget for artist fees, mentoring fees and production costs as well as a rehearsal space to develop new work or present work in a site specific context.

18th November – Urban Theatre Projects’ 2014 SPACE Residency Callout close. [NSW]
A two-week space-only residency offered in UTP’s rehearsal studio at Bankstown Arts Centre. It’s open to artists working across disciplines that are living and/or working in western-Sydney. 2014 Dates are: 3-16 February & 5-18 May

22nd November – Applications for the 2014 Australia Council for the Arts Legacy program close.
The International Society for the Performing Arts’ (ISPA) Australia Council for the Arts Legacy Program will provide five early or mid-career leaders from Australia’s performing arts community access to ISPA’s extensive international network of arts professionals over a period of 3 years. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the development and exchange of ideas with leaders from some of the world’s most significant presenting organizations, performing arts organizations, cultural policy groups, festivals and related professionals.

22nd November – Applications for Australia Council’s 2014 Emerging Leaders Development Program close.
Now in its fourth year, the ELD Program focuses on supporting the development of arts management leaders through specialised training, mentoring and coaching. The next round will begin in April 2014 and includes a five day residential workshop followed by an ongoing period of mentoring and coaching with respected senior executives.

22nd November – HotHouse’s artist’s residency program, A Month in the Country closes. [NSW/VIC]
Residencies are available to actors, choreographers, directors, designers, new media artists, playwrights and creative teams seeking ‘time out’ from their usual creative environment. Your artistic practice may not always be theatre-related, but you must be developing a work for performance to qualify for these residencies.

30th November – Applications close for the Queensland Premiers Drama Award 2014-15. [QLD]
Queensland Theatre Company is calling for entries for the Queensland Premiers Drama Award. Entries can be a rough draft, or just an idea, and material can be submitted in a variety of formats including sketches and videos. Applications are open to all Australian permanent residents/citizens. Three shortlisted finalists get the opportunity to develop their script or production idea with industry professionals in 2014. The winning entry will be staged as a professional production with Queensland Theatre Company in 2015.

 

2nd December – Applications for the inaugural CJZ/Rock Surfers New Writing Commission close.
Rock Surfers Theatre Company and Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder (CJZ) are proud to announce the inaugural CJZ/Rock Surfers New Writing Commission. Open to any writer nationally that has had a work produced or published since the Rock Surfers were founded in 1997. Worth $12,500.

2nd December – Applications for Playing Australia funding close.
These grants assist the touring of professionally produced performing arts across Australia, including regional and remote areas, where there is a demonstrated public demand and tours are otherwise not commercially viable. This grants program provides support on a tour-by-tour basis with no commitment to ongoing funding. There is no maximum grant amount.

6th December – Applications for Honey Pot 2014 are due [SA].
For four weeks, Adelaide becomes a city-wide arts marketplace where leading industry professionals experience the hottest contemporary arts. The Honey Pot program assists visiting national and international programmers to procure works for their programs by providing individually tailored experiences including accommodation support, matchmaking, complimentary tickets, networking and more.

 

VICTORIAN STUFF

8th November – Calls for Big West’s NEWEST 2014 submissions close.
Big West Festival is seeking submissions for the creative development of new works for performance in 2014. NEWEST is Big West’s program of form-bending theatrical performances that stem from artists intimate familiarity with the unique cultures of the West.

11th November – Creative Partnerships Australia ‘Smart about the Arts’ Masterclass Series – Melbourne Session.
‘Time, Talent and Ties’ Tapping into the Next Generation of Donors. Creative Partnerships Australia invites you to join U.S. based international expert, Rebecca Trobe, as she shares her global insights and practical tools for enabling the Australian arts and creative industries to tap into the next generation of donors. [cost $220]

29th November – EOI’s for Arts House’s Greenie-in-Residence Project close.
Melbourne-based theatre artists and arts organisations have an opportunity to build on their environmental performance and practical sustainability knowledge by joining this innovative program. The project will provide successful applicants with access to a sustainability expert and a series of workshops over 12 months, to help them incorporate environmental sustainability into the making and distribution of their work.

8th December – Discussion: Common Grounds, Mecca to Amritsar. Wheeler Centre.
The influence of contemporary Asian cultures on Melbourne has undoubtedly influenced the city’s reputation as a leader in the avant-garde and provocative. Melbourne will celebrate this hybridity and culture collision through a cacophony of FREE events throughout the 5th-8th of December as Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) presents Mapping Melbourne – an off-the-wall four day festival of contemporary Asian arts and culture including an interfaith discussion at The Wheeler Centre.

22nd January – Applications for the 2015 Castlemaine State Festival close.
2015 will mark the 40th Anniversary of the Castlemaine State Festival, and its 20th Festival. To celebrate this milestone the 2015 Festival is planning an adventurous program that draws on the event’s past strengths, whilst exploring radically new artistic works and audience experiences. The emerging theme driving the artistic programming for 2015 is ‘Before & Beyond’.

Jan 2014 – Submissions to perform in 2014 Melbourne Cabaret Festival close.
Over the past four years, the Melbourne Cabaret Festival has grown to become an iconic Melbourne event much loved by audiences and performers. Earlier this year the Festival attracted 15,200 people, which was up 89% on last year and 375% on the inaugural Festival in 2010. Join them in 2014, from 19 to 29 June 2014.

Jan 2014 – Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday Malthouse Theatre Audition Callout.
The Malthouse female director-in-residence, Roslyn Oades, is holding auditions to cast 2 senior female actors (70+ years) for 2 week-long creative developments of her new show, Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday. Performers will be required to play multiple roles – often against type. Female actors aged 70 or over from any cultural background are encouraged to apply.

2014 IETM satellite conference set for Melbourne – 12th to 14th May 2014.
The Australia Council for the Arts and the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM) will present a three-day meeting in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne (Asian Performing Arts Program) and Next Wave to be held at Arts Centre Melbourne. Performing arts leaders from Europe and Asia will descend on Melbourne as part of a knowledge and cultural exchange event to increase international collaboration and engagement.

Regional Arts Victoria Quick Response Grants are designed to provide funding opportunities to those who require financial support within a quick timeframe. These grants are available throughout the year and applications can be submitted any time between 3 to 12 weeks prior to your activity commencing.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUFF

22nd November – Applications for GO!, New York based STREB’s Commissioning Program closes. [USA]
SLAM (STREB LABORATORY for ACTION MECHANICS) is seeking proposals from artists whose work is movement-based, including choreographers, aerialists and circus artists and who can capitalize on the resources distinct to SLAM so that, either literally or conceptually, the space’s special and unusual characteristics and qualities inform and inspire new and exciting creative experiments.

13th December – Applications for The 2013-14 International Playwriting Competition close. [UK]
The competition, now in its fourth year, is open to writers of any age, any level of experience and from any country. It aims to encourage new writing for young performers and audiences around the world. The winning playwrights in each category will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000, and will travel to London to see their plays headline the International Festival of Playwriting & Performance in May 2014.

TICKET GIVEAWAY The fabulous and award winning Born In A Taxi are offering our members the chance to win a double pass to see the re-working of their highly acclaimed physical theatre show ‘THE WAITING ROOM’ as part of Big West Festival 2013. Thurs 28th Nov – Sunday 1st Dec 2013

What are we waiting for? Lunch, the dentist, the end? Collective human behaviour under the microscope, from the mildly amusing to the disturbingly surreal.

To win, be the first to email angela@tnv.net.au with ‘BIAT Waiting Room’ in the subject heading, your name, phone number and preferred night in the body of the email. Only winners notified.  Congratulations Jeremy Rice.

 

INDUSTRY MOVEMENTS

  • Western Edge Youth Arts has announced the appointment ofSally Farr as their new General Manager.
  • Ian Potter Museum’s Senior CuratorBala Starr is the new Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore.
  • Kate Callinghamtakes up her new role as General Manager at The Emerging Writers Festival.
  • Crikey have appointedRaymond Gill as Editor of The Daily Review Set to launch in mid-November.
  • Malthouse Theatre welcomes new Executive Producer,Sarah Neal, commencing in December 2013.
  • Playwriting Australia welcomes three new Board members to their team:Andrew Bovell, Rachael Maza and Deanne Weir and farewellIrene Stevens.
  • Nic Clarkreturns to Melbourne to take up the position of Executive Producer of Ranters Theatre.
  • Milk Crate Theatre’s Special Projects Manager,Beck Ronksonleaves the company after 7 years.

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