Arts Hub, Richard Watts
7 Dec 2018
“Nicole Beyer, Director, Theatre Network Australia (TNA), said: ‘For producing companies and artists, PATA has been a useful forum to raise issues in a unified way, around unfair touring systems, and to address the difficulties faced by independents in particular. It is through PATA that Theatre Network Australia (as a member of the PATA Council) could advocate for Go Pitch funding – for supporting independent artists who are pitching at the state and national marketplaces. Go Pitch has now been rolled out at a state level (at Showcase Victoria) and nationally at PACA’s Performing Arts Exchange, and at Showbroker.
‘It’s been a pleasure working with Rachel Healy as Chair, Merryn Carter as Executive Officer, and all the other PATA Councillors. Through PATA, TNA has developed strong working relationships with the other peak bodies, and will continue to work with them to improve the ways we support the making, selling and touring of work in Australia,’ she added.”