TNA initiates and distributes research in areas of identified need – providing evidence and data that was not previously captured.
In 2019, TNA conducted the Circus/Entertainment Rigging Survey in response to sector feedback. Designed in collaboration with the CaPT Advisory Group, this survey gauges the need for Circus-specific rigging accreditation, and was open to responses from riggers, circus artists, programmers, presenters and venue managers. Read the report here.
The Theatre Network Australia 2019 Salary Survey Report for Not for Profit Small to Medium Arts Organisations analyses results from an online survey distributed to the sector that garnered 59 valid responses. The survey established organisational size and turnover and included questions about salaries, benefits, professional development budgets, tenure, and representation. It is the sixth survey conducted by Theatre Network Australia (TNA).
The Theatre Network Australia 2017 Salary Survey Report for Not for Profit Small to Medium Arts Organisations analyses results from an online survey distributed to the sector that garnered 94 valid responses.
The Theatre Network (Vic) 2015 Salary Survey Report for Not for Profit Small to Medium Arts Organisations analyses results from an online survey distributed to the sector that garnered 80 valid responses.
This report compares results with previous surveys, conducted in 2009 (50 responses), 2011 (92 responses) and 2013 (96 responses).
In line with previous TNV surveys, there is a bias towards theatre and Victoria due to the remit of TNV, but it has continued to improve this year, with a more even distribution across the state and territories and with a higher representation of other artforms.
In 2013 Pro Bono Australia published its first annual Not for Profit sector Salary Survey, and comparisons are made throughout this report for benchmarking purposes.
In 2011, TNV was pleased to again undertake the Salary Survey – responding to participants request that it be conducted on a regular basis for benchmarking purposes.
A number of organisations noted that their Boards were undertaking wage reviews to improve salaries in response to the Survey.
This report analyses results from an online survey that collected responses about organisational size, salaries, other benefits, and professional development allowances of the main staff positions of 50 mostly small-to-medium Australian arts organisations.
The main finding of the report is that staff salaries, benefits and professional development budgets of small-to-medium arts organisations are still disappointingly low. Although there has been an increase (above CPI) in salaries compared with the Victorian AD/GM 2006 survey, there is still a long way to go to be in line with remuneration for similar roles in other sectors.
This report analyses results from 283 valid responses from independent artists and creatives to an online survey conducted in July and August 2020.
It is the second survey by TNA with a focus on independent artists in the performing arts. The 2020 survey asked many of the same questions and so provides some comparison to the results from the first report in 2018. However, due to the timing of the survey we also gathered information about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
TNA hopes that the report leads to greater understanding, appreciation and valuing of independent artists’ dedication and practice.
This is TNA’s first survey designed to gather data that reflects the realities of making it as an independent artist or arts worker in Australia. We hope the findings presented here provide solid provocation for discussion, evaluation, and benchmarking.
It was launched in April 2018, and received good media coverage.
A response to the significant gender inequity within the technical designs for live performance initially in the areas of Lighting, Sound and Composition, Video Design and Animation, then extending to Set and Costume Design within the subsidised performing arts sector.
This list is designed as a resource for theatre companies, collectives, and individuals, to hire more diversely in these areas. This list is also one of many ways to develop a community amongst female, non-binary, and trans designers.
This list is in no way exhaustive, and is a live document that we expect to grow and change. If you would like to join the list or update your details, or for more information, contact Yuhui Ng-Rodriguez – firstname.lastname@example.org
Initiated by Emma Valente.
This database is for independent performing arts producers who support independent artists, independent collectives and independent companies.
We are also collecting information from producers who are interested in being a producer mentor for the Victorian Independent Producers Initiative (VIPI)’s Producers Mentorship Program.
Theatre Network Australia is proud to be a partner in this Australian Research Council Linkage project.
Researching both the creative processes of theatre-making and audience participation, this University of Melbourne project asks how theatrical impact can be enriched through relationships and activities that extend beyond the immediacy of the event.
This project examines the work of six Australian theatre companies and performing arts venues – Arena Theatre Company, Arthur, Bell Shakespeare, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, HotHouse and Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) – and their interaction and engagement with young people in regional Victoria.