Emerging Producers Lab (CIpi) 

The Emerging Producer Lab will support four emerging independent producers for Circus and Physical Theatre, facilitating their professional development and capacity to work with Victorian CaPT artists and organisations. 


13 December 2022 – EOIs for Emerging Producers Lab open 
30 January 2023 – EOIs for Emerging Producers Lab close at 23:59pm  AEDT.
February 2023 – Interviews with shortlisted applicants  
March 2023 – Successful applicants announced  
April 2023 - First group session 

Participants commit to 12-month program from April 2023 – March 2024.   


It is ideal if you are in the early years of your career as an independent CaPT producer for a company/show or work with at least one independent artist/performing arts collective. Therefore, you have some producing experience to draw on to contribute to the group learning AND you want to be part of a group learning environment to expand and transform your practice of independent producing for Circus and Physical Theatre. 

If you are not sure if you have had producing experience, please refer to theFAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), where we give examples of the broad range of skills and experiences that may count as ‘producing’.  

We strongly encourage producers who are First Peoples, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, people of colour, d/Deaf people, disabled, and people based regionally to apply.


Participants will commit to a 12-month program from April 2023 – March 2024. Up to 4 individual independent producers will be selected.   

There will be 10 professional development workshops co-designed with the selected participants. These group sessions form the core learning units, bespoke to the most urgent needs, skills and conversations that the participants have identified. The sessions will be facilitated / led by external facilitators as well as the participants, where appropriate.   

We will be mindful of diverse learning styles as well as neuro diversity in terms of people’s ability to participate in group learning sessions.   


Participants will be employees of TNA, employed to work 2 days a week (0.4EFT), and will each receive a total of $22,000 gross per annum. This is based on a full-time equivalent salary of $55,000 gross per annum.  

On-costs (superannuation and work cover, which TNA will administer on your behalf) will be paid on top of this.   

The minimum time commitment to the program is 8 days per month, for a 12-month period, inclusive of the group sessions. This can include time working on participants’ independent producing projects.   


Participants will also receive a mental wellbeing allowance of $500 to access mental health support. 

On an as-needs basis, participants will also be able to access CIPI funds to support access requirements. Access requirements may include, for example: a stipend to pay for a carer’s involvement in supporting a CIPI participant, Auslan interpreting, purchase of essential equipment, transport costs, childcare.   


APPLY NOW – Submit your application using the Emerging Producers Lab EOI form on Survey Monkey.

You are also able to submit an Auslan / Video / Audio application using the Auslan/Video/Audio EOI form.

Applications close Monday 30th January 2023 at 23:59pm  (AEDT).

Things to read before beginning your application
We recommend downloading the Word document version of the EOI questions, drafting your responses in there and then copying and pasting into the SurveyMonkey.  Unfortunately, you are unable to save your online application as you go.

We strongly recommend that you read through the Application Guidelines and specifically the objectives and assessment criteria. As you answer the EOI questions, do check back to ensure that you are also responding to the assessment criteria as well as you can.

We also recommend downloading the Sample Summary of Learning Goals, drafting your ideas and then attaching it to your final SurveyMonkey response.


1. Alternative application forms
Download the Word Document version of EOI Questions 
Download the Word Document version of EOI Questions for Auslan/Video/Audio applications

2. Application Guidelines
Download the Application Guidelines including program objectives and assessment criteria.

3. The sample Summary of Learning Goals
Download the Sample Summary of Learning Goals


For more information or if you have any further questions about the program or application process, please contact CIPI Program Producer Charice Rust at charice@tna.org.au.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.