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TNA E-News – March 2024


March Podcast with Winter Chapman – Vision Australia Radio’s ‘Behind the Scenes’ 
Charice Rust gives an update on TNA’s CaPT Independent Producers Initiative. Winter Chapman chats about the artistic process behind her new work ‘Signal’. She recently pitched ‘Signal’ at Leaps and Bounds: APAM x Honey Pot during Adelaide Fringe.


5 March – City of Sydney Cultural Support Funding
$10,000 to $50,000 grants per year for organisations and individuals who add to Sydney’s cultural life.

10 March – National Regional Arts Fellows EOIs 2024
For regional artists and arts workers. $20,000 for creative and professional development. $10,000 for artists/workers in the early stages of their career.

12 March – Tasmania’s Creative Future Pre-Election Creative Policy Forum
Hear from candidates in the upcoming Tasmanian Election. They will share their parties’ policies for the State’s arts, culture and creative sector.

14 March – RAV’s Regional Arts Fund Project Grants
Up to $30,000 for projects that help regional and remote artists and communities.

17 March ­­– Blak Futures Roundtable (SA)
The public roundtable hosts First Nations Artistic Directors of dance companiesEOIs are also open for First Nations SA artists to take part – in forums, pitching and networking events.

18 March – The Arts Wellbeing Collective Anti-Fatigue Toolkit
A free webinar on combatting fatigue for performing arts workers.

18 March – Festivals Australia Funding
For arts projects that invite community participation in regional and remote Australia. There is no minimum or maximum amount, but the average funding awarded is around $40,000.

18 March – Chamber Made Orange House by the Sea Artist Residency 2024 
For mid-career women, gender-diverse and non-binary artists working at the intersection of performance, sound and music. $3,000 stipend and three weeks accommodation in the Bellarine Peninsula, VIC.

18 March – PAC Australia Presenter Development Program
Professional development for established presenters. Cost: $1,800 for members and $2,500 for non-members.

19 March – Australian Dance Theatre Liedtke Studio Residencies (SA)
$2,600 and two-week free studio space for artists to develop new works and their practice.

19 March – The Performing Arts Market in Seoul 2024 (PAMS)
Creative Australia will support delegates to attend. $3,000 for applicants in Australia. $1,500 for overseas-based Australian applicants.

19 March – CACWA CEO CONNECT and COLLABORATE Sundowner (WA) 
The Chamber of Arts and Culture WA are holding an event. Their new CEO Tania Hudson will outline their 2024-2028 Strategic Business Plan.

28 March – Community Workshop: Audition Monologue Breakdown with Ashton Malcolm
ActNow is running a series of free community workshops. This one will be on rehearsing a monologue and making confident acting choices.

9 April – International Travel Fund
$5,000 to $20,000 grant for travel costs to attend key markets and gatherings overseas.

9 April – Creative Leadership Program 
18-month program with workshops and mentoring. Plus $7,000 for professional development. This round prioritises First Nations and d/Deaf/ or disabled people.

9 April – APAX 2024 Market Applications
This national performing arts market will be in Melbourne from 19–23 August. Information session on 21 March. Travel bursaries available, opening in late May.  

20 April – Open Call for Prague Quadrennial Symposium: ‘Technologies’
For artists and researchers working with technologies in theatre, performance and exhibition design. Submit a paper to take part in the Symposium. Dates are October 16–17 2024 in Prague.

7 June – Ian Potter Foundation Arts Funds for Orgs EOIs
For orgs that support arts development or help artists with professional growth. This is not for the development or presentation of work or of an event.

Perth 2024 International Society of Performing Arts Congress Registrations 
PAC Australia is holding the ISPA 2024 Congress, registrations are now open. Day passes start from $416 AUD.

Parenting and International Cultural Mobility Report (EU)
Covers recommendations shared in the ‘Parenting, Care and Cultural Mobility’ webinar.

Mapping Trends and Best Practice in Climate Action Report (UK)
A British Council report outlining eight ways to practice sustainability in the arts.

‘Is Access an Issue of Ethics’ 3CR’s Podcast 
A debate between Jenny Hickenbotham and Raphael Kaleb discussing Access in the Arts.


12 March – Melbourne Fringe’s Civic Commission
$100,000 to create a new civic artwork that will premiere at the 2025 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

15 March – Pierce Armstrong Foundation Grants 
Up to $20,000 funding for orgs focusing on health and education for Victorian children under 18.

21 March – Relaxed Performances and Beyond Arts Industry Forum 
Hosted by Arts Centre Melbourne and Alter State. For neurodivergent artists to connect and share inclusive creative practice.

22 March – Platform Arts Neighbourhood Lab x Making Change 2024
Explore key challenges of regional arts practice and develop new networks. Six monthly sessions in Geelong. $500 honorarium and $250 travel stipend.

24 March – Studio1’s Move Together Forum
For d/Deaf and/or disabled artists and arts workers. Share practice, creative process and artistic collaborations.

26 March – State Library Victoria Fellowships
$15,000 and space at the library for 12 months. The Russell Beedles Performing Arts Fellowshipsupports a project exploring theatre and the performing arts in Victoria. The Kerri Hall Fellowship for Performing Arts supports artists and writers from regional Victoria.

31 March – VCA50 Creative Development Grant
$10,000 grants for new projects for early career VCA alumni. Applicants must have graduated from VCA in the past 10 years.

Arts Wellbeing Collective Workshops
Accredited training at the Arts Centre. 20 March: Develop & Implement Self-Care Plan. 2 and 3 May: Mental Health First Aid.

Schizy Inc Art Workshops
March–April workshops in dance, harp, and cabaret for people with complex mental health. EOIs, info and registrations:

ASSITEJ STUFF Youth Arts & Young Audiences

11 March – ATYP’s Fresh Ink National Mentoring Program
$2,600 scholarship and mentorship for emerging writers aged 18–26. Writers will produce two short works with performances in November.

13 March–10 April – Freeroam Theatre and Australian Theatre for Young People’s Improv Jams (NSW) 
Free workshops every fortnight for students in years 7–12. Focusing on the fundamentals of theatre improvisation. At the Wagga Wagga City Library.

17 March – Carclew Project and Development Grants (SA)
For individuals 26 years or under. Up to $3,000 for skills development in creative practice. Up to $10,000 to present or develop work, or work that enables participation for children and young people.

29 March – ASSITEJ International Lifetime Achievement Award 2024
Nominations are openThe award is for someone who has played a distinctive role in performing arts for children and young people, whether as a practitioner, artist, mentor, etc.


17 March – BOSS SQUAD Project EOIs (VIC)
For people aged 13–17 of a marginalised gender. Learn new skills and perform onstage with professional circus artists from Wildhouse Circus. Cost: $100 per participant.

9 April – Creative Australia: Victorian Circus and Physical Theatre Funding (VIC)
Up to $50,000 for individuals and groups in the circus and physical theatre sector in Victoria.

7 July – Vulcana Circus Project Information Session (QLD) 
A project for women, trans and non-binary people who are survivors of domestic abuse. A chance to tell stories of recovery, resilience, and triumph. The project ends with performances at Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Vulcana Circus will be running an information session at their Arts Hub. Email Celia at


  • Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta has appointed Phil Spencer as Producer, Emma White as Associate Producer, and Vanessa Hyde as Company Coordinator.
  • Katrina Rank has stepped down as Director of Education and Lifelong Learning at Ausdance VIC.
  • Julie Waddington has been appointed the Executive Producer at DRILL.
  • Joel McGuinness will be stepping down as CEO and Creative Director at Geelong Arts Centre to take up a new role as Executive Director, Experience at State Library Victoria.  
  • Red Room Poetry has announced that Tamryn Bennett is stepping down as Artistic Director, and Jonty Claypole MBE has been appointed the new CEO.
  • Olivia Ansell, Festival Director of Sydney Festival, has been appointed the new Artistic Director of the Canadian international arts and culture festival, Luminato Festival Toronto.
  • Travis Tiddy will be stepping down as Artistic Director and CEO at The Unconformity.
  • Queensland Theatre has appointed Isaac Drandic as Associate Artistic Director (First Nations), Daniel Evans as Associate Artistic Director (Programming), and Fiona MacDonald as Associate Artistic Director (Education and Youth).
  • Regional Arts Victoria has appointed Stacey Barnes as their new Regional South West Manager.


Producer, Malthouse Theatre (VIC). Apply by 11 March.
Operations Manager, Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (NSW). Apply by 11 March.
Education Coordinator, Belvoir (NSW). Apply by 11 March.
Researcher, Arts Centre Melbourne (VIC). Apply by 11 March.
Casting Manager, Malthouse Theatre (VIC). Apply by 12 March.
Marketing Manager, L2R Dance (VIC). Apply by 12 March.
Director, Programming, Sydney Opera House (NSW). Apply by 15 March.
Operations Manager, Sydney Fringe Festival (NSW). Apply by 15 March.
Programs Coordinator, Sydney Fringe Festival (NSW). Apply by 15 March.
Programs Coordinator, Access, Sydney Fringe Festival (NSW). Apply by 15 March.
Senior Producer, Griffin Theatre Company (NSW). Apply by 18 March.
Philanthropy Manager, Bangarra Dance Theare (NSW). Apply by 18 March.
Graphic Designer, Arts Centre Melbourne (VIC). Apply by 18 March.
Company Manager (Parental Leave Cover), Sydney Theatre Company (NSW). Apply by 18 March.
Marketing Coordinator, Abbotsford Convent (VIC). Apply by 20 March.
Executive Director & Co-CEO, Platform Arts (VIC). Apply by 1 Apr.
Ongoing Casual Supervisor, NICA Rec, National Institute of Circus Arts (VIC). Apply by 28 March.
Production and Venue Manager, Vitalstatistix (SA). No closing date.

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