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TNA E-News – July 2022

15 July – Industry Briefing ‘Creating Out Loud’ Free Industry Guides
TNA has been working with Dr Kate Power, University of Queensland, to develop resources for self-directed peer-learning conversations. We are launching the Guides with an industry briefing on Thu 15 July 1.00–1.45pm (AEST) with our reference group partners. Register for the briefing.

21–22 July – Full Program for TNA’s VIPI Producing Fundamentals Forum
Producing Fundamentals is a series of in-person workshops and networking events on Thu 21 July and Fri 22 July at Melbourne Fringe Common Rooms, with workshops on contracts, grants and money, building a sustainable practice, and more. Tickets between $10 and $35. Fully subsidised places also available, and bursaries to cover access costs, regional transport costs and/or childcare. Program line-up and registration details here

Behind the Scenes Podcast – June
Zac James provides an update on the First Nations delegation to Bibu (Swedish performing arts biennial for children and youth) and shares about his artistic practice working with young people on culture and belonging. 

Save The Dates – Sector Gatherings: Melbourne 22 Aug, Perth 24 Aug, Sydney 24 Oct.
After two years of only online meetings, TNA is once again running meetings in person. We plan to get to all states and territories over the next year. Save these dates: Victorian Theatre Forum 22 August, Arts Centre Melbourne; WA Sector Gathering 24 August; NSW gathering at Liveworks 24 October.


4–8 July – Leadership Week
Free online leadership workshops and an in-person workshop in Melbourne for not-for-profit and community orgs. Workshops include: creating psychologically safe teams, leading systems change, and measuring and communicating impact.

6 July – Town Hall Events for National Cultural Policy Consultation (TAS and more to come)
As part of the Government’s National Cultural Policy consultations, town hall events are being held across the country. The first one is on 6 July in Hobart.

8 July – RISING Artist Call Out
Seeking big ideas for outdoor projects to be presented from RISING 2024 onward. Successful EOIs will receive $2,000 and given a roughly one-month time frame to develop their interview materials towards commissioning.

8 July – PICA Performance Program 2023 & 2024 EOIs
Open for contemporary performance makers for performance projects in and around PICA, WA. This includes performance seasons, one-off performances, or creative developments.

12 July – APAM’s Wire #18: Arts in Health: New Opportunities for Collaboration
Could hospitals and healthcare providers be opportunities for creative collaboration, and the commissioning and presentation of performance works? This APAM conversation features Bebe Backhouse, Stacey Baldwin, Dr Tully Barnett, Linda Jackson and Michelle Ryan, facilitated by Priya Pavri.

15 July – Travel Bursaries APAX 2022
There are a limited number of travel bursaries available to assist independent artists and small funded organisations to attend the Australian Performing Arts Exchange (APAX) in Sydney from 5–9 Sept 2022. Registration must still be purchased.

19 July – Online Session on Artist’s Rights 101
Arts Law is holding a free workshop with Accessible Arts on exploring your rights as an artist. Roxanne Lorenz from Arts Law will talk about protecting your work, how you can get help if you need it and what happens when you make art with other artists. Registrations are essential.

24 July – Performing Lines TAS Tarraleah Artist Residency (TAS)
Weekend residency in the Tasmanian highlands for TAS performing arts practitioners to work with mentors, network, and test ideas. Accommodation, transport and evening meals will be provided. EOI here.

25 July – Far North Queensland Artists Residency 2022
Three-day residency for performing arts practitioners from Cairns and surrounding areas on 14–16 Oct. The application is simple and asks for 250 words about your idea.

29 July – Regional Arts Australia (RAA): Knowledge Circle and Assessor Pool
Seeking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders artists and cultural practitioners from across Australia to advise RAA on cultural responses, strategy and policy. RAA is also seeking peers to assess applications to RAA programs. Both close 29 July.

2 Aug – AusCo Arts Disability Initiative 2022-24
Six grants of $30,000 for artists or arts workers with disability seeking to undertake a project or activity to advance their practice, skills or career.

2 Aug – AusCo’s ‘Digital Transformation for the Creative Industries’
Online short course for artists and arts workers with a beginner’s understanding of the digital space. Tiered subsidies are available, starting from $75.

2 Aug – Helsinki International Artist Programme
3-month residency and $10,000 grant for artists to develop new work in dialogue with the local art scene. Travel expenses to Helsinki are not covered.

4 Aug – The Mill Centre Stage Residency (SA)
Four-week incubator and $15,000 for SA artists to progress a new work into the next stage of development, including a work-in-progress public showing and culminating in a season at The Mill as part of the 2023 Adelaide Fringe.

12 Aug – Arts QLD Seeking First Nations Peer Assessors (QLD)
Seeking individuals living in QLD with expertise in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures, any art form, business, community networks, education, health, tourism and related areas. They are working towards 50% First Nations representation on all Arts QLD assessment panels, and 100% First Nations representation for First Nations-specific funds. 

18 Aug – Small Business Fundamentals Workshop (NSW)
Half-day in-person workshop hosted by Accessible Arts on business creation for people with disability or who are d/Deaf who are passionate about establishing a small business or expanding an existing one. Tickets cost $15.

19 Aug – Social Equity Atlantic Fellowship 2023
Fellowship for Indigenous social equity in Australia and Aotearoa to undertake an intensive foundation year with a postgraduate qualification at the University of Melbourne (fee-free). $10,000 stipend, additional professional development and access costs provided. Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders can apply.

22 Aug – National Cultural Policy Consultation
The Australian Government has opened its consultations for the development of a National Cultural Policy. You can make a submission, either independently or as part of a broader consortium.

Awesome Foundation Grants
Global micro-grants of $1,000 or the local equivalent are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects.

Patternmakers’ Young People Attendance Outlook
In March 2022, 9 in 10 audiences under 25 attended an in-person arts or cultural activity in the past fortnight, while two-thirds of audiences under 35 are ‘ready to attend whenever permitted’, higher than audiences generally. Read the full report.

Westpac Foundation Board Observership EOIs
For not-for-profit orgs to invite senior corporate professionals to attend their board meetings as an observer for 12 months. Observers will be selected from a range of senior professionals across both Westpac Group and MinterEllison, who have interest in the community sector. 

Carclew Embrace Festival EOIs (SA)
For any (self-identifying) disabled artist or disability-led artistic company to present at Carclew’s new multi-platform arts festival.


10 July – Convent Studio 2022 Residency
Six-month studio residency to support an artist investigate site-specific/responsive practice from 8 Aug 2022–8 Feb 2023, with an honorarium of $2,500.

11 July – Geelong Arts Centre Creative Engine Grants
Supporting individuals and orgs with the development of new works. Applications must demonstrate Connection, Innovation & Thoughtfulness. Ignition: $5,000 plus in-kind studio access and mentoring opportunities, Jumpstart: $1,000 plus in-kind studio access, and Place to Make offers in-kind studio access.

14 July – Touring Victoria
$10,000–$250,000 funding supporting Victorian arts and cultural organisations or professional creative practitioners to tour a professional production/performance to, or from, regional and outer-metropolitan Victoria.

15 July – Public Art EOI Metro Tunnel Creative Program
Calling Victorian creative practitioners to register interest in joining the Artist Pool. The Artist Pool is one of the primary methods for inviting artists to apply for future opportunities managed by the Metro Tunnel Creative Program. Open (but not limited) to visual artists, poets, writers, musicians, performers and theatre workers.  

21 July – Creative Ventures Program
$70,000 to $100,000 funding per year over two years for creative orgs, businesses or collectives to generate content, work and opportunities.

28 July – Lucy Guerin Inc LIVENESS
Open to all dancers to experience improvisational movement, guided by Rebecca Jensen and Lana Šprajcer. Tickets cost $10.

31 July – Commonwealth Games Victoria 2026 Ideas
Vic Gov are calling for community ideas and concepts for the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games. Creative and cultural organisations, individuals, Traditional Owner and Aboriginal organisations, and businesses can submit their ideas

4 Aug – Creative Learning Partnerships
Grants for Victorian schools to engage a creative professional/org to undertake a creative partnership project in the 2023 school year. $10,000 for projects with an individual creative professional, $35,000 for projects with an org.

ASSITEJ STUFF Youth Arts & Young Audiences

7 July – Ausdance Vic Australian Youth Dance Festival Industry Forum
The Industry Forum is an open forum for anyone working in arts and creative industries, including local councils, and those working with young people. Tickets start from $59.

10 July – EOIs for TYA Directors International Exchange
Directors in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) – An International Exchange, takes place June 18–25 2023 at Hessisches Landestheater Marburg in Germany. TNA will be selecting one director to attend, to be decided through an EOI process, closing July 10.

ricca ricca*festa 2022
A program of online productions is available to watch from ricca ricca*festa – an international festival of performing arts for children, young people and families in Okinawa. $15 AUD to watch all productions performed during the festival earlier this year.

15 July – Children’s Week Grant
Up to $1,000 for orgs and councils to help host a Children’s Week activity in Victoria.

Youth Advisory Committee – Accessible Arts
To involve young Deaf and Disabled artists, arts workers or creatives aged 15–25 in the decision-making process. Committee members are paid $150 per meeting, and $250 for a fair amount of reading or reviewing of documents.


11 July – Application Workshop Session
The TNA Salon and Zoom Room will be open from 9:30am–12:30pm next Monday 11 July for you to come together and workshop funding applications. Bring your laptop and keep-cup along to this hybrid co-working session, where you can swap apps for proofreading, get another set of eyes over your final budget, or just put your head down bum up to smash out the last bits of your application. Shoot Steph an email on to let us know if you’re planning on coming in or to grab a Zoom link.

11 & 12 July – One-on-one Zoom Application Check-ins
In the lead up to the application deadline, TNA is offering one-on-one support to applicants. Book a fifteen-minute session to check-in on how your application is tracking. 

19 July – AusCo: Victorian CaPT Project Funding Applications Due
Reminder that funding applications to support the CaPT sector in Victoria close soon. Non-Victorian applicants may be eligible if the project demonstrates impact for the Victorian CaPT sector. Organisation Grants $20,000 to $150,000Individuals and Groups $10,000 to $80,000Watch the info session, with Annette Madden and Andy Donovan answering questions.

25 July – NICA Circus Penpals Project
NICA is facilitating a Circus Penpals Project in which a circus artist in Australia, a circus artist in Canada and one NICA student will be matched up for a year-long international exchange. Email Natalie at to learn more.


  • Alice Hatton is no longer at Performing Lines.
  • Eliza Harris is leaving LPA to take up a policy role at VicScreen.
  • Suzanne Pereira has left Contemporary Asian Australian Performance to take up the role of Director Theatre, Penrith Performing & Visual Arts.
  • Dave Rogers has left Regional Arts Victoria to take up the role of Head of Programs and Operations at The Push Inc.
  • Katrina Cornwell and Morgan Rose are the new co-Artistic Directors at Rawcus.
  • Yarmila Alfonzetti has started as Chief Executive at Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Alfonzetti was previously Executive Director at State Opera South Australia.
  • Amy Barrett-Lennard is stepping down as Director at PICA at the end of August. The PICA Board will soon commence the recruitment process.
  • Carol Millner is the new General Manager at Sensorium Theatre.
  • Karen Rodgers, currently at Australia Council, has been appointed as Director of Arts with Create NSW.
  • Paul Selwyn Norton has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director at Substation.
  • Sue Proctor has stepped down as Director of Operations, Investment & Governance at Create NSW.


Acting Director, Mundaring Arts Centre Inc (WA). Apply by 5 July.
Manager for Midland Junction Arts Centre, Mundaring Arts Centre Inc (WA). Apply by 5 July.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Sydney Dance Company (NSW). Apply by 5 July.
Learning Administrator, Sydney Dance Company (NSW). Apply by 6 July.
Head Electrician, Bangarra (NSW). Apply by 8 July.
Executive Director, State Opera South Australia (SA). Apply by 8 July. 
Administration Assistant, Accessible Arts (NSW). Apply by 11 July.
Producer, ILBIJERRI (VIC). Apply by 11 July.

Head of Props Manufacturing, Opera Australia (NSW). Apply by 15 July.
General Manager, Improv Theatre Sydney (NSW). Apply by 15 July.
Executive Producer, Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (NSW). Apply by 18 July.
Production Manager, Operated Coin (NSW). Apply by 20 July.
Artist Development Lead, South Australian Circus Centre (SA). Apply by 21 July.
General Manager (New Role), Melbourne Fringe Festival (VIC). Apply by 24 July.
Head of Marketing, Melbourne Fringe Festival (VIC). Apply by 24 July.
Board Directors (Voluntary), Regional Arts Australia (NATIONAL). Apply by 28 July.

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