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TNA E-News – January 2024


ANZCO and Modern Awards Review: Submissions by TNA  
In December TNA made a submission on behalf of the performing arts sector to ANZSCO, which is reviewing the list of occupations we have in Australia. Our submission recommended adding 39 new occupations, updating 10 existing occupations, and some structural changes to how occupations are grouped. Read TNA’s ANZSCO Review submission in full.

The Fair Work Commission is undertaking a review of the modern awards, investigating existing award coverage and minimum standards for the arts and culture sector, including potential coverage gaps. TNA made a written submission to the Review in December, responding within a tight timeframe to key questions in the discussion paper, and raising the issue within the online consultation that the Awards are often difficult to interpret and implement by employers in the performing arts. This week, TNA made a submission of additional information, advocating for Producers and Arts Administrators to be more clearly identified within the Live Performance Award’s lists of indicative positions. TNA will continue to take part in the consultations across January and February.


15 Jan – The Griffin Award
Recognises an outstanding idea for a play that displays an authentic and contemporary Australian voice. The winner receives a full commission and dramaturgical support to develop their play in-house. Workshops are running in alignment with the application – the last one is Stakes and Storytelling on 10 Jan.

31 Jan – ‘Creating for the Future’ South Australian Arts Policy Consultation
The South Australian Government are developing a new cultural policy focusing on a long-term vision for the arts, culture, and creative sector. As part of the process, they are seeking input on what arts, culture and creativity mean to you or your business.

4 Feb – Max Afford Playwrights’ Award
$15,000 for a playwright aged 18–40, with an additional $15,000 towards a creative development. Scripts must be an original full-length play.

4 Feb – Eastern Riverina Arts Country Arts Support Program (Regional NSW)
Up to $750 for individuals in professional development, or $3,000 for groups/collaborations to work on original creative projects.

5 Feb ­– Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers
$10,000 for a woman or non-binary writer in the early stage of their career who has had a compelling, professional work first produced, broadcast or screened between Jan 2019–Dec 2023. It is free to nominate yourself or someone else. 

6 Feb – Sir Robert William Askin Operatic Scholarship
$30,000 travelling scholarship over two years for a man aged 18–39 with outstanding ability in opera.

 6 Feb – Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet Scholarship
$30,000 travelling scholarship over two years for Australian citizens aged 17–29 with outstanding ability and promise in ballet.

14 Feb – Brown’s Mart BUILD UP (NT)
Up to $15,000 towards the development of a work, in-kind office and rehearsal space, project mentoring, peer-support, and professional advice.

11 March – Helpmann Academy Creative Innovator Program (SA)
For individual creatives or small groups with either an existing project or a burgeoning idea for a creative enterprise. Receive training and support, and the chance to pitch for up to $20,000 cash funding. There is an info night on applications on 30 Jan.

Auspicious Arts Projects Video Resources
Auspicious Arts has released a series of short video FAQs on topics such as GST, Superannuation, insurance, and budgeting, presented by artists and producers including Kush Kuiy, Heidi Everett, and Jonathan Homsey.

PAC Australia Industry Reports
PAC’s Economic Activity Report, measuring the scale of operations of performing arts centres in 2021 is currently available to download. The Venue Charges and Salary Report is currently being finalised.

EOIs for Arts Portfolio Board Appointments
The Office for the Arts maintains a register for those interested in being considered for appointment to statutory and non-statutory boards, councils and committees within the portfolio of the Minister for the Arts. There is a rolling deadline.

PAC Australia Training Program 2024
PAC Australia has expanded their training programs for presenters and tour producers in 2024. Durations range from four to seven months, with in-person and online intensives.

Institute of Community Directors Australia Advanced Leadership for Community Chairs
Online course to build knowledge, skills, and confidence in the Chairs/aspiring Chairs of community orgs. The course covers the Chair’s relationship to the CEO, strategic funding, ethical board leadership, and more. Cost: $695.


23 Jan – Darebin Intercultural Centre IC Open Access EOIs
The Darebin Intercultural Centre is offering space, time, and cash for you to explore your ideas about culture, identity, and intersectionality. 

1 Feb – Creative Projects Fund
$5,000–$20,000 for projects led by Victorian professional artists, groups/collectives and creative micro to small orgs which can include projects collaborating with creative and non-creative personnel.

2 Feb – Showcase Victoria EOIs
Victoria’s annual performing arts touring marketplace is happening on 21–22 May. Artist EOIs close in February. An EOI information webinar is happening on 16 Jan.

3 March – La Mama Pathways Writing Intensive
Weekly intensive for emerging and mid-career playwrights with sessions on script workshopping, the study of play texts and composition, theatre performances, and dramaturgical mentorship. Works in progress will be shared and pitched in September.

Schizy Inc Performing Arts Collective Feb Workshops
Free workshops for artists with diverse mental health in stand-up comedy, theatre/acting, dance/movement for over 30s at Ross House, and comedy writing and performing at Ivanhoe Library. Email at Schizy Inc for more information.

ASSITEJ STUFF Youth Arts & Young Audiences

10 Jan ­– Corrugated Iron Youth Arts Professional Pathways EOIs (NT)
12-month paid professional development for emerging artists under 30 interested in working in the arts.

15–19 Jan – Yellow Wheel Summer Intensive 2024                         
Connecting young dancers with six artists, sharing technical information and creative practice. The Summer Intensive artists for 2024 are Jo Lloyd, Antony Hamilton, Wendy Smith and Kyall Shanks, Jenn Ma, and Rachel Coulson. Day passes are $70, the full week is $300.

15 Jan ­­– The Cultural Relations Platform Open Call (EU)
The Cultural Relations Platform is recruiting several experts for the development of learning and training materials, focusing on different global issues linking to culture, such as: Culture & Public Diplomacy, Intercultural Dialogue & Cultural Awareness, Culture & Youth.

25 Feb–1 March – FETEN European Children’s Performing Arts Festival of Gijón/Xixón
For programmers, producers, and industry professionals in the children’s performing arts sector to gather in Spain. Delegate registration is free.

28 Feb – Open Call: Forum of the International Festival of Children’s Theatres in Subotica
Open call for proposals on the topic of: ‘Movement, Listening and A Changing Perception of Children and Youth Theatre’, presented in Serbia in 22–29 September 2024. Participants chosen to present their papers will receive free entrance to all Festival events and accommodation.

15 March – Open Call: HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival
For performing arts companies and artists to present at the Festival in Armenia, on 1–8 October 2024. Organisers provide local transport, accommodation, and full access to the festival. There are three programs: main, Fringe, and the ARMS FEST, the Armenian International Student and Youth Program.

La Mama Emerge
Running alongside La Mama’s Pathways is a weekly workshop program for theatre makers aged 18-26. Facilitating artists are Liv Satchell and Xanthe Beesley. EOIs open in May.


26 Jan – Access & Equity Bursary: Leaps and Bounds CaPT Gathering
TNA is offering a bursary of $850 for a CaPT practitioner who is facing significant barriers of access & equity to attend the Leaps and Bounds: APAM x Honey Pot platform event, 27–28 Feb at Adelaide Fringe. EOIs close 26 Jan, learn more and apply here.

2 Feb – Glastonbury Theatre and Circus Fields Commissions (UK)
Commissioning seven new shows for Glastonbury Festival 2024. The Glastonbury Circus Big Top is also looking for circus acts. To apply email Jade Dunbar at  with details of your act including duration, videos and contact details.

Circostrada Touring, Programming and Funding Big Tops Resource
A comprehensive resource on touring circus in Europe for artists, producers and venues interested in producing or performing shows in tents.


  • Agnes Oredsson has stepped down as PA to Artistic Director and Tour Manager at Poetry in Action.
  • Michelle Silby has stepped down as Executive Director at Ausdance VIC. Robbie Carmellotti will assume the role of Interim Executive Director, while recruitment for new leadership takes place.
  • Rob McCredie has stepped down from his role as Co-Artistic Director at FLING Physical Theatre.
  • Joel Evans has been appointed the Summer Nights Program Manager at The Blue Room Theatre.
  • Efren Pamilacan has been appointed Program Manager at Dancehouse.
  • Cathryn Williams is stepping down as General Manager at DRILL.
  • Pete Stone has been appointed Director, Creative Arts and Community at the City of Fremantle.
  • Tania Hudson has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer at Chamber of Arts and Culture WA.
  • Andrew Stevens has been appointed the new General Manager at Collingwood Yards.
  • Amy Wiseman has been appointed as Associate Director at Ausdance WA.
  • Georgina Naidu has been appointed Executive Director at Western Edge.


Regional Arts Project Development and Coordination 2024, Schizy Inc (VIC). Apply now.
Ticketing Supervisor (Multiple), RISING (VIC). Apply by 12 Jan.
Social Specialist, RISING (VIC). Apply by 12 Jan.
Senior Producer, Brisbane Festival (QLD). Apply by 12 Jan.
Marketing and Communications Manager, Midsumma (VIC). Apply by 12 Jan.
Program Coordinator, Creative Learning, Carclew (SA). Apply by 14 Jan.
Manager, Programming and Presenter Services, Canberra Theatre Centre (ACT). Apply by 15 Jan.
Executive Producer, DRILL (TAS). Apply by 15 Jan.
Technical Manager, Brisbane Festival (QLD). Apply by 15 Jan.

Assistant Production Manager, Brisbane Festival (QLD). Apply by 15 Jan.
Associate Producers, Yirra Yaakin (WA). Apply by 19 Jan.
Executive Director/Co-CEO, Crossroad Arts (QLD). Apply by 21 Jan.
Executive Producer, The Substation (VIC). Apply by 21 Jan.
Senior Producer, Belvoir (NSW). Apply by 21 Jan.
General Manager, Punctum (VIC). Apply by 22 Jan.
Head of Philanthropy, Sydney Dance Company (NSW). Apply by 23 Jan.
CEO/Executive Producer, Performing Lines (NSW). Apply by 25 Jan.
Philanthropy Officer, Bangarra Dance Theatre (NSW). Apply by 29 Jan.

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