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TNA E-News – January 2023


30 Jan – Australian Performing Arts Forum Curator/Producer EOIs
TNA is seeking an experienced, imaginative, and organised Curator/Creative Producer to work with the TNA team to deliver the 2023 Australian Performing Arts Forum (mid-late September, Brisbane). The role is flexible, preferably based in Brisbane or Melbourne. We are open to job-share expressions of interest.

30 Jan – CIPI Emerging Producers’ Lab EOIs
CIPI supports four emerging independent producers for Circus and Physical Theatre in a 12-month paid program, facilitating their professional development and capacity to work with Victorian CaPT artists and organisations.

We’re On LinkedIn!
This year, we’ll be posting more updates and opportunities from TNA on LinkedIn, alongside our current pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Follow us on LinkedIn.


13 Jan – Square-one Studio Space Grant (QLD)
For 3 weeks in February, Square-one are offering free space for indie dance and physical theatre artists in Brisbane to make and create. At the culmination of the 3 weeks, all artists involved are invited to share, discuss and connect.

15 Jan – Mallos Training Grants (NSW)
$40,000 grants to assist performing arts students based in NSW from CALD backgrounds or living with disability. Additional one-off grants between $5,000 and $10,000 will be made available to students partway through their study or undertaking post-graduate study.

17 Jan – Ian Potter Cultural Trust Funds
Up to $15,000 to assist talented emerging and early-career artists to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas.

2 Feb – Accessible Arts’ Reimagining Performing Arts and Disability
Free panel discussion in person at the Sydney Opera House and online on how the pandemic has shifted how we create and experience performance-based art.

8 Feb & 13 March – The Capital of Equality Grants Program (ACT)
Partnership and Capacity Building offers $25,000–$50,000 funding for LGBTIQ+ community orgs in ACT to build their capacity, including training and professional development; closes 8 Feb. LGBTIQ+ Leadership offers $650–$1,500 for LGBTIQ+ community leaders in the ACT to access leadership opportunities; closes 13 March.

27 Feb & 27 March – Performance Space EOIs
Three upcoming artist opportunities in Performance Space: LIVE DREAMS, for artists to share works-in-progress in a responsive environment; Queer Development Program, for queer artists to develop their creative skills and industry connections; The Experimental Choreographic Residency for an artist to spend two weeks developing their experimental choreographic practice with financial, production and creative support.


Free Psychological First Aid Training
Phoenix Training is offering online training in Psychological First Aid, Trauma-informed Care, and Spotlight on PTSD to those across Victoria most impacted by the pandemic and other disasters.

22 Jan – Melbourne Fringe x Chunky Move 40k Commission
40k commission for an experienced dance or movement artist who identifies as Deaf or Disabled to develop and present a brand-new art project at Melbourne Fringe 2023. The successful recipient also receives access to studio space at Chunky Move, artistic direction from industry, and $5.5k access funds.

25 Jan – LGI’s Open Practice Workshop w/ Janice Florence & YourDNA
Free 6-week workshop series designed for dance artists interested in developing work in an inclusive and accessible way. Janice Florence is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Weave Movement Theatre.

30 Jan ­– Local History Grants
Up to $15,000 for local community-based orgs interested in telling the stories from their own communities that preserve, record and share Victorian history.

7–10 Feb – LGI’s On Your Bike! Workshop w/ Rosalind Crisp
Creative practice four-day intensive, facilitating artists to develop their own movement-making tools. Cost: $150.

ASSITEJ STUFF Youth Arts & Young Audiences

15 Jan – Tantrum Youth Arts Trajectory Residency
Supporting emerging artists aged 18–30 (or those in the first five years of practice) to create a new work alongside an industry mentor and see it through its first public showing.  Additionally, Critical Stages will provide accommodation and travel costs for a regional Hunter-based artist to participate in the Residency. 

31 Jan – The Ella Foundation Scholarship Program
Provides tuition fees and a mentor for First Nations youth aged 7–21 to attend dance and creative movement lessons at selected schools across Australia. 

7 Feb – Martin Bequest Scholarships
$50,000 scholarships for artists aged 21–35 to explore, study and develop their artistic gifts through travelling interstate and/or overseas.

14 Feb – Open Call ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2023
The Artistic Gathering is 20–24 November 2023, in Serbia. Applications to participate in the Professional Exchange Programme sessions (workshops, roundtables, online or in-person related to performing arts for young audiences) are now open. The theme is ‘Turning Point’.

27 Feb – PhD in Theatre for Young Audiences
A new PhD studentship opportunity at Ulster University (UK) in partnership with ASSITEJ International on evidencing value in theatre for young audiences. Remote engagement possible. Submission deadline: 27 Feb, with start date in September 2023. 


13–15 Feb – Professional Development Circus Stars
Two-day online intensive for practitioners working with children with autism on best practice circus training techniques to achieve successful outcomes in the physical, social and emotional development of kids with autism. $350 per person.

Huge Milestone for Gravity & Other Myths
On 4 Jan, Gravity & Other Myths celebrated the 1000th performance and 10-year anniversary of their multi-award-winning work, A Simple Space, in Berlin. Since its premiere as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2013, A Simple Space has reached over 300,000 audience members. Congrats to GOM!


  • Robyn Gawenda will be stepping down as Executive Director at Footscray Community Arts in February 2023.
  • Griffin Theatre announced that Andrea James has been appointed Associate Artistic Director and Leila Enright as Senior Producer. Khym Scott is returning to the company as General Manager.
  • Nuala Furtado has been appointed the CEO of The Substation.
  • Performance Space has announced two Guest Co-Artistic Directors: alumni Rosie Dennis and Daniel Mudie Cunningham.
  • St Martins Youth Arts Centre has appointed Alice Qin as the company’s incoming Artistic Associate.
  • Isabella Stone is stepping down as Artistic Director at DRILL and will finish her role at the end of March 2023.
  • Martina Murray has been appointed the new Executive Producer/Deputy CEO of Melbourne Theatre Company.
  • Clare Watson has been appointed as Windmill Theatre Company’s Artistic Director.
  • Phil Thick has announced his resignation as Chair of the Chamber of Arts and Culture Board. Board member June Moorhouse has been elected as Chair.
  • After 15 years, Tricia Walton has stepped down as CEO at Carclew.
  • Opera Australia has appointed Jo Davies as Artistic Director.
  • Duré Dara OAM has been appointed the Resident Creative Director at Speak Percussion.
  • Alonso Pineda has been appointed the new General Manager of Circus Oz.
  • Adelaide Festival has announced that Wouter Van Ransbeek has been appointed Associate Director for delivery of the 2024 to 2026 Adelaide Festivals.
  • Critical Path, the choreographic research and development centre, has announced that Claire Hicks will be stepping down as Director. 
  • Chunky Move has announced the appointment of Melanie Lane as 2023-24 Choreographer in Residence.
  • Next Wave has announced the appointment of Amrit Gill as Chair of the Board.
  • Not Yet It’s Difficult has announced the appointment of Digital Avatar 2025 AD to succeed Artistic Director David Pledger.
  • Jasmine Moseley has been appointed Executive Director at the Australian Art Orchestra.
  • At Theatre Works, Briony Dunn has stepped down as Literary Manager, Tom Ray will be stepping down from Casual Venue Operations, and Laura Hook has been appointed the new Production and Technical Manager.
  • Katie Henebery has been promoted internally to Executive Director at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.


First Nations Artist Curator, Critical Path (NSW). Apply by 11 Jan.
Artistic Director, DRILL (TAS). Apply by 13 Jan.
Artistic Director, DIGI Youth Arts (QLD). Apply by 13 Jan.
Head of Production Management, Sydney Opera House (NSW). Apply by 15 Jan.
Front of House Managers and Room Supervisors (Casual), Melbourne International Comedy Festival (VIC). Apply by 15 Jan.
Assistant Producer, Education & Development Programs, The (Very) Big Laugh Out, Melbourne International Comedy Festival (VIC). Apply by 16 Jan.
Head of Broadcast & Digital, Arts Centre Melbourne (VIC). Apply by 16 Jan.
Costume Workroom Manager, Queensland Ballet (QLD). Apply by 16 Jan.
Finance & Payroll Manager, Footscray Community Arts (VIC). Apply by 19 Jan.
ArtLife & Engagement Officer, Footscray Community Arts (VIC). Apply by 19 Jan.
General Director, NZ Opera (NZ). Apply by 20 Jan.
Artistic Director, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company (WA). Appy by 20 Jan.
Head of Production, Victorian Opera (VIC). Apply by 20 Jan.
Producer NSW, Performing Lines (NSW). Apply by 22 Jan.
Artistic Director/Chief Executive, The New Zealand Dance Company (NZ). Apply by 22 Jan.
Arts Development Manager, Accessible Arts (NSW). Apply by 22 Jan.
Artistic Director and CEO, Critical Path (NSW). Apply by 23 Jan.
Performing Arts Centre Manager, Yarra Valley Grammar (VIC). Apply by 23 Jan.
Box Office Manager, Griffin Theatre Company (NSW). Apply by 25 Jan.
Development Coordinator, Australian Theatre for Young People (NSW). Apply by 27 Jan.
Producer, The York Festival (WA). Apply by 31 Jan.
Program Coordinator, Liquid Architecture (VIC). Apply by 1 Feb.

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