We are pleased to announce that registrations for the Australian Performing Arts Forum (APAF) 2023 will open on June 20 (and June 13 for TNA members). Mark your calendars and get ready to secure your spot!
Acknowledging that cost of living pressures are affecting all Australians, we have kept our prices as low as possible. This means no fancy dinners! But we will make sure you have plenty of opportunities for great conversations over meals and drinks.
As in previous years, places will be strictly limited and will sell out, so we encourage you to book as early as you can.
Registrations & Prices
To make registration even more accessible, we have also made a few other changes.
- Earlybird prices: discounted prices will be available until August, for at least 20% off the full registration fee. We’ve made sure that earlybird prices are as close as possible to what you paid six years ago.
- Early opening date: registration is opening a little earlier this time, for those of you who want to get in before end of financial year.
- Member discounts: even cheaper prices are available to TNA members. Visit the TNA website to learn more about becoming a TNA member.
For more details and to see the full price list please visit APAF 2023 Registrations.
Considering Legacy: Today, Tomorrow & One Hundred Years From Now
Day one (Today) will include a Welcome to Country, keynotes, artform breakouts in Theatre, Dance, Circus, Public Art, and Experimental & Multi-Artform practice, alongside performances from local artists, and drinks hosted by the Australia Council. On day two (Tomorrow) we invite you to co-design action planning for the national sector with discussion of urgent and emergent issues, alongside a suite of workshops and presentations. On day three (One Hundred Years From Now), we will look to the future with candid conversations, international perspectives, and a host of other provocations.
Welcome Emily Coleman, APAF Associate Producer
We are delighted to welcome multidisciplinary arts practitioner Emily Coleman to the APAF team as Associate Producer. Emily is a proud Bundjalung Githabul woman, who is a passionate advocate for First Nations performing arts. Emily is former Artistic Director of Digi Youth Arts, and has worked with theatre companies such as Belloo Creative and La Boite. She has extensive experience supporting and promoting the work of First Nations artists and communities, and she will be collaborating closely with APAF Curator, Sanja Simić, to ensure the inclusion and representation of First Nations perspectives in this year’s Forum. We are excited to have Emily on board!
Independent Delegates EOIs Now Closed
Once again we have reserved 120 heavily subsidised places for independents, and in solidarity with indies we have kept the subsidised price exactly the same as six years ago. EOIs for these places have now closed and industry panels from each state and territory are currently assessing applications. We are working with state funders to support artists with additional costs of attendance, such as travel and accommodation. To learn more, visit Indie Support on the APAF website.
Times: APAF will start mid-morning on Wednesday September 13, and run until the afternoon on Friday September 15, ending no later than 5pm. The evenings will be free-time and we encourage you to stay on for the weekend of Brisbane Festival shows.
Program Input: Sanja and Emily will continue talking to the sector over the coming weeks and months to ensure the forum represents a full breadth of issues and topics. In the meantime, you can add your ideas to this survey form.
Access: Along with keeping the prices affordable, TNA will provide Auslan interpreters, quiet rooms, and other support. We are currently working through what APAF’s hybrid/digital offering will be.
Previous Forums: TNA has archived extensive documentation and footage from previous forums on the APAF website. Browse through at your leisure.
Along with the Brisbane Festival and Brisbane Powerhouse, APAF is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Theatre Network Australia is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. TNA is currently working with state and territory funders to seek support for independents.