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TNA E-News – June 2023


11 June & 14 July – APAF Event Staff (Brisbane)
With TNA’s Australian Performing Arts Forum (APAF) coming up in September, we’re recruiting three contract roles to be a part of the APAF Event team, based in Brisbane. Applications for the APAF Production Manager closes 11 June, the Event Coordinator & Digital Coordinator roles close 14 July.

Producing Fundamentals One-Day Workshop
We’re planning a one-day VIPI Producing Fundamentals workshop for emerging and established Victorian producers this July, similar to last year’s at the Fringe Common Rooms. Keep your eyes peeled on the E-News and our socials for more updates.


5–7 June – Regional Arts’ Artlands Online Roundtables 
Artlands is a series of critical narratives across industry, research and academia that respond to challenges/trends in regional Australian arts practice. There are three facilitated online roundtables for practitioners to share their voice, there is a wait list. 

5 June – The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QLD)
Supports the development and presentation of new works by individual QLD artists, orgs, and communities. Up to $70,000 for single-year projects, up to $150,000 for two-year projects.

5 June – Arts on Tour Salon Pitch EOIs (NSW & ACT)
Selected artists and producers can pitch their work at the annual industry event, included in the Salon booklet, circulated to venues and presenters.

6 June – Australia Council Fellowships
$80,000 supports outstanding, established artists’ and arts workers’ activities and professional development for a period of one to two years.

6 June – Australia Council Creative Climate Leadership Program
5-day program for artists and arts professionals to take action on the climate crisis with creativity, in-person at Bundanon, NSW. Australia Council will cover accommodation and meals; freelancers can also apply for a stipend upon application.

6 June – The Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture Australian Delegates EOIs
Inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, groups, and orgs to join the Australian delegation to the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture, the Pacific’s largest regional cultural gathering of First Nations Peoples in Hawaii in June 2024.

11 June – Hansen CEW Leaders Program for the Arts Scholarship
For women working in the Arts, who are mid-to senior executives looking to take on executive leadership roles to attend the CEW Leaders Program in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra or Perth.

14 June – ‘The Water We Swim In’ Disability Equity Training
Arts Access Victoria’s (AAV) Caroline Bowditch is running an introduction to disability for people working in the cultural sector, online and in-person. $150 for indies, $350 for employees. Reach out to AAV if cost is an issue. 

24 June – Dance Makers Collective One Night for Dance EOIs
Gives artists with works-in-progress the chance to test their ideas in front of a small, supportive audience for one night. EOIs open now.

25 June – Performing Lines NSW Producers’ Platform (NSW)
Paid skills development for 8 independent producers over 10-weeks, including paired mentorship­. Online and in-person, with accomm and per diems provided for regional participants. Opportunity for paid placements at partner orgs in the following year.

30 June – PAC’s Impact Award Nominations
Three awards that celebrate excellence in performing arts leadership, new thinking and best practice. PAC members can nominate themselves, each other, and non-members. The highest achievement is the Wendy Blacklock Industry Legend Award, for exceptional, long-time service.

3 July – Bundanon Artist in Residence 2024
Open to artists of all disciplines to expand their artistic practice. Residencies are offered free of charge; stipends and travel costs are not offered.  

4 July – Australia Council’s Arts and Disability Initiative
Grants of $30,000 for d/Deaf artist/arts worker, or an artist/arts worker with disability to undertake significant projects that extend their arts practice, networks, skills, and ambition.

8–9 July – International Masterclass with Anu Almagro: The Poetry of Embodied Ensemble (NSW)
Two-day masterclass in leading European ensemble theatre, by Anu Almagro, from international multi-award-winning theatre company Song of the Goat (Poland). Concession price $495, standard $550. In person in Newcastle.

16 June – PAC Australia’s APAX Travel Bursaries 

For artists and producers to attend PAC’s national arts market and professional development gathering in Cairns. Registrations are open, with tiered pricing from $280 for members (market only) and $335 for non-members.

Terrapin’s Stride EOIs
A new program to initiate long-term careers for Tasmanians in the performing arts, through paid placements, masterclasses, and ongoing mentorship from Terrapin. Emerging/mid-career artists can submit EOIs for placements and masterclasses. Rolling closing dates.

ATO’s 2023 Tax Time Resources for Performing Artists
ATO has prepared a range of resources to help Performing Artists this tax time, including what you can and can’t claim, and the income and allowances you’ll need to declare. For example, you can’t claim child-care when you are working.


5 June – LGI and Temperance Hall’s Out of Bounds EOIs
For Victorian artists to present showings of recent choreographic investigations up to 10-minutes long. Successful applicants will receive financial and technical support, access to rehearsal space and creative feedback from peers and the two orgs.

7–18 June – RISING Art Pass
RISING has an Art Pass card which entitles creative industries professionals to discounts on drinks, some tickets and merch during the festival.

9 June – Collins Street Studios EOIs
For creative businesses, organisations and practitioners to rent subsidised office space from Nov 2023.

10 June – Radical Access: In Conversation
Free conversation as part of RISING between Artist Dan Daw, Chunky Move’s Antony Hamilton and Arts Access’ Caroline Bowditch on radical access in the arts.

16 June – Melbourne Fringe Artist Registrations
Registrations are open to present work at Fringe this year, from 3–22 October. Fringe’s Access Fund closes 6 June, for Fringe artists to remove barriers to participation for Deaf and Disabled audience members. The Ralph Mclean Microgrants supports artists facing structural and financial barriers, with no closing date.

16 June – Department of Education’s Strategic Partnerships Program
Funding to not-for-profits to deliver curriculum enrichment and enhancement programs that improve student achievement across the Victorian curriculum.

25 June – Rawcus Auditions EOIs
Seeking 2–3 new artists to join their award-winning ongoing Ensemble. There will be a workshop audition. No preparation is necessary. Auditions and callbacks will be held across July 12, 19 and 26.

25 June – Monash University Performing Arts Centres Program Link Commissions
$5,000 commission plus a 5–10-day residency in one of the spaces to develop a ‘proof of concept’ proposal, incorporating a field of knowledge/research outside the artists’ creative practice.

30 June – Casting Call ILBIJERRI Ensemble
For First Peoples Actors 18–35 to lead workshops, collaborate with First People artists, build industry networks and career pathways. Professionally paid rates for two-weeks rehearsal and three-week Victorian tour.

Midsumma Summer Work Placement Program
Short-term work placements for students, people changing careers or returning into arts in one of Australia’s largest LGBTQIA+ cultural festivals. Areas include Programming and Artists/Event Coordination, Arts Administration, Project and Major Event Delivery. $500 honorarium provided.

Regional Arts Victoria’s Tour School
RAV has a free webinar series aimed at upskilling touring artists. Webinars include ‘Building a Tour and Understanding the Weekly Fee Structure’ to ‘Digital Licensing and Rights’.

ASSITEJ STUFF Youth Arts & Young Audiences

La Mama Youth Led Ensemble (VIC)
Looking for young people 12–18 to join their Ensemble, as they continue to write a whodunnit adventure to be performed at La Mama in September. Rehearsals are Monday nights. Please email

Queensland Theatre’s Young Playwrights’ Award 
High school-aged writers (Years 9–12) can submit an original play, which is read by a panel of industry professionals. The winner receives dramaturgical sessions to further develop their script, a professional, public play reading, and an all-expenses paid trip to Theatre Residency Week at Queensland Theatre.

Adelaide Fringe For Kids Roadshow EOIs (SA)
Looking for the best acts for or by kids across circus, dance, music, comedy for Glenelg’s Winter Arts Festival in July. Spots are paid at $150 per act, MCs are paid $200 per show.

4 June – Abbotsford Convent’s Valuing a Young Audience (VIC)
A supported two-stage creative intensive for artists/groups curious about the art of making contemporary performance for children. Some successful applicants will also present showings of work-in-progress in Melbourne Fringe 2023. Applications close 4pm 4 June.


13 June – Women’s Circus’ Free Teen Holiday Performance Program
For teens aged 13–17 to create short group performances over a week of workshops from 26–29 June, before performing those acts at the end of the week in the West.

19–20 Oct – NICA’s Australian Circus Summit
NICA has announced the dates for their first Summit, with international and national delegates attending to network and discuss around the theme of The Moving State of Circus. The two-day program will be announced in the coming months.

Flipside Circus’ Waterways EOIs (QLD)
For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people aged 12–25 to take part in a First Nations led ensemble to create a new circus performance, Waterways. No previous circus experience is needed.


  • Eugyeene Teh has been appointed a board member of Performing Lines.
  • Travis Cardona has been appointed Head of First Nations at NIDA.
  • Creatrix Tiara has been appointed the Awards Lead for Freeplay, the longest-running independent games festival in the world, and formerly a Next Wave project. Mads Mackenzie and Louie Roots have been appointed the new Co-Directors of the festival. 
  • Kim Jamieson has stepped down as Executive Director at Chamber of Arts and Culture WA.
  • State Library Victoria has appointed John Wicks as its new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
  • Thea Jones has been appointed the new Grants Manager at Regional Arts Australia.
  • Wesley Enoch has been appointed STC’s new Patrick White Playwrights Fellow, and Aran Thangaratnam, the recipient of the 2023 Patrick White Playwrights Award.
  • Lachlan ‘Loki’ Rickus has been appointed the new Chair at Access2Arts.
  • Kenneth Moraleda has been appointed a Resident Director at Sydney Theatre Company.
  • Fiona Symonds, former General Manager at Red Stitch, is the new Arts Programming Coordinator at Kingston City Council.
  • Lauren Mullings has been appointed the new Creative Director/Co-CEO at Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV).
  • Paul Selwyn Norton has been appointed Creative Director at FORM Dance Projects.


Arts Producer (Contract), The Runway Collective (NSW). Apply now.
Production Manager, Performance Space (NSW). Apply now.
Board Members (Voluntary), Women’s Circus (VIC). Apply now.
Festivals & Major Events Manager, Powerhouse, NSW Government (NSW). Apply by 4 June.
Lecturer, Dance, TAFE SA (SA). Apply by 5 June.
Associate Project Manager, Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture 2024 (NSW). Apply by 6 June.
Artistic Director, Australian Program, Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture 2024 (NSW). Apply by 6 June.
Production Manager, Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture 2024 (NSW). Apply by 6 June.
Annual Giving Manager, Bell Shakespeare (NSW). Apply by 9 June.
APAF Production Manager, TNA (VIC). Apply by 11 June.
Multiple roles, Brisbane Festival (QLD). Apply by 12 June.
Creative Producer, Maker Space Project, AAV (VIC). Apply by 13 June.
Chief Operating Officer, NIDA (NSW). Apply by 16 June.
Deputy Fly Supervisor, MTC (VIC). Apply by 19 June.
Head Mechanist, MTC (VIC). Apply by 19 June.
Production Manager, Performance Space (NSW). Apply by 21 June.
Technical Coordinator, Ensemble Theatre (NSW). Apply by 25 June.

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