CaPT Independent Producers Initiative (CIPI)

Modelled on TNA’s successful Victorian Independent Producers Initiative (VIPI), this initiative supports CaPT independent producers across Australia who work with artists in and from Victoria. It will increase the size and the diversity of the CaPT producing pool and includes two of the three core components from VIPI: the Emerging Producers Lab and the Salon Series, along with a program of peer coaching sessions for artists. 

Salon Series

The Salon Series includes professional development sessions, networking and peer learning for the wider Victorian CaPT sector. The series will respond to the most urgent skill requirements and provide a forum for conversations about the future of the sector. It will fold in the existing CaPT Producers Club to include facilitated workshop sessions for independent CaPT producers.

Salons will begin in early 2023 - stay tuned!

PEER Coaching Program

The Peer Coaching Program offers free one-on-one support for 15 CaPT artists who are each matched with an experienced producer to discuss career planning, business planning, work-life balance support or network building. Both the artist and the producer are paid for their time. The application process is simple and prioritises people from under-represented groups.

TNA will be running two Peer Coaching Programs (for 15 artists total) in 2023 - stay tuned!

Emerging Producer Lab

The Emerging Producer Lab supports four people with some producing experience in the CaPT sector, facilitating their professional development and capacity to work with CaPT artists and organisations. 

Participants in the Lab receive:

  • A salary for two days a week (0.4 FTE) of $55,000pa pro rata plus superannuation, for twelve months.
  • A mental wellbeing allowance of $500.
  • Support for professional develop through ten monthly facilitated sessions, which include mentoring, guest speakers, and peer-learning. 
  • December 12, 2022:                 Applications open 
  • January 31, 2023:                      Applications close 
  • February 2023:                           Successful applicants announced  
  • April 2023 – March 2024:      10 x Lab Sessions

To be eligible for this program you must:

  • Have some experience producing Circus & Physical Theatre
  • Be based in Victoria OR
  • A significant portion of your producing work over 2023-24 will be in Victoria or with Victorian artists

In line with TNA's Equity Action Plan, applicants from diverse backgrounds will be prioritised for this program, provided they meet the eligibility criteria. For the purpose of this work, TNA defines 'people from diverse backgrounds' as people who are:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • First Nations
  • Culturally and/or linguistically diverse
  • People of colour
  • Deaf
  • Disabled
  • Transgender or gender diverse
  • Regional

Applications will open on Monday December 12th.

More Information

For more information or if you have any questions about the program or application process, please contact TNA Program Manager Steph Speirs at or 03 9947 1015.