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TNA E-News – November 2023


8 Nov – WA Youth Action Plan
The WA state government is currently undergoing consultation for a new action plan for young peopleRead the current action plan. TNA will make a submission on behalf of the performing arts sector. To start this process there is an online meeting to gather thoughts and ideas from the sector. Wednesday, 8 November, 10–11am (WA time). Register here.

21 Nov – One-on-one Producer Mentoring Session EOIs
A paid one-on-one mentoring session for Victorian emerging producers on Thursday, 30 November, 2–3pm at the TNA office. Producers can bring a specific question to chat about to an established practitioner/producer. We pair people up based on artform, interests, or questions. Emerging producers are selected via EOI process, based on experience and with target groups prioritised. Fill in your EOI before Tuesday, 21 November.

7 Dec – FREE Grant Writing Workshop for CaPT Producers/Artists
As part of our Circus and Physical Theatre Salon Series, we’re holding a free grant writing workshop where participants become peer assessors for the day. Join us to approach grant writing from a different perspective to gain insight into what makes a strong grant application. Thursday, 7 December, 11am at the TNA office.

Behind the Scenes Podcast – October episode with Melinda Hetzel
TNA gives an update on our submission to the Office for Youth’s new Federal Youth Engagement Strategy and Melinda Hetzel shares the creative and collaborative process behind her work ‘Solace’, commissioned by State Library Victoria and part of Melbourne Fringe Festival.


7 Nov – Review of WA Culture and Arts Survey (WA)
The WA Government is seeking input from artists, arts workers and arts orgs in WA to help review how services are delivered to the culture and arts sector.  

8 Nov ­­– Strut Dance and Murrugeku Masterclass EOIs (WA)
Marrugeku’s co-artistic directors Dalisa Pigram and Rachael Swain will lead a two-day masterclass in Feb 2024 for dancers, choreographers, and actors on Marrugeku’s devising approaches to intercultural contemporary dance theatre.

8 Nov – Institute of Community Directors Working with Robots Webinar
One-hour webinar on how community organisations can leverage AI to amplify their message, with a focus on ChatGPT. $88 for members, $110 for non-members.

8 Nov – Access Arts Achievement Award (QLD)
Provides up to $10,000 for QLD artists with disability to create, develop or present their work. Open to all art forms.

9–16 Nov – Creative Australia Fundamentals of Arts Fundraising Workshops (NSW, ACT, WA)
In-person workshops for arts orgs and artists looking to kickstart or grow income from philanthropy, donors, and business partners. Presented by the State Managers at Creative Australia for Development & Partnerships. 

10 Nov – The Chamber of Arts and Culture WA – The Teaching Artist Training Program (WA)
Two-day paid training program in 2024 for artists to develop their skills as teaching artists, with a focus on methodologies, research, and practice. Participants receive a $1,005 participation fee.

11 Nov ­– Present at CINARS Biennale 
CINARS Biennale will take place 11–16 Nov 2024 in MontrealThey are now accepting applications to present full-length showcases in dance, theatre, circus and interdisciplinary arts. $150 AUD for registration.

12 Nov – HOTA ArtKeeper 2024 (QLD)
For four artists and a storyteller in residence to develop bold, contemporary works at HOTA from Jan–July 2024. As well as making new work, the artists will be engaging in public discourse, supported by Artist Provocateur, Wesley Enoch AM.

13 Nov – Studio 1 Pathway Disability-Led Residencies 2024 (QLD)
Up to 8 days studio time and $8,000 per residency between Jan–March 2024. For disability-led process and practice exploration for dance and movement artists.

14 Nov – Digital Specialist in Residence
Provides arts orgs to a specialist to help develop digital capacity and pilot a new digitally led project, with a $3,000 seed fund.

15 Nov – Griffin Theatre Suzie Miller Award (NSW)
Supports mid-career playwrights in the writing and development of new innovative work. Provides a full commission and residency at Griffin Theatre, and mentorship from Suzie Miller.

15 Nov ­– Griffin Theatre Studio 2024 EOIs (NSW)
Creative lab for early career playwrights to develop a project, while undertaking workshops on playwriting and theatre-making with a cohort of artistic peers.

20 Nov – Pride Foundation Australia Small Grants
Up to $1,000 for a project that directly or indirectly assists, involves and benefits LGBTQIA+ people.

27 Nov – Disability Representative Organisations Grant
For people with disability, and their representative orgs, to have their views communicated to the Australian Government. Orgs funded will participate in a range of engagement activities to ensure that disability issues are represented in decision-making.

30 Nov – The Ethics Centre Residencies 2024 (NSW)
Up to three-week residency in Sydney CBD for creators and thinkers whose project explores or examines an ethical proposition.

2 Dec – Meaning-Making in Contemporary Performance: Dramaturgy Lab (NSW)
Workshop led by performance artist Harriet Gillies at Brand X on how to develop dramaturgyacross live art, devised and physical theatre, experimental and large-scale, durational projects. $30.

15 Dec – Scene Theatre’s National Playwriting Competition
Individuals aged 60 and over can submit a 15 to 20-minute stage play on any topic for a chance to be showcased at the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct in March 2024.

23 Jan 2024 – Ian Potter Cultural Trust Fund Emerging Artist Grants
Up to $15,000 for emerging and early-career artists to take up professional development opportunities, such as residencies, mentorships or workshops, usually overseas.

Brisbane Comedy Festival 2024 Artist EOIs
For artists to present their shows at the festival on 26 April–26 May 2024. Registration fees from $320. The festival provides production crew and marketing supporting.

The Centre of Jewish Artists (COJA)
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4 Nov – Bukjeh Community Healing Space
Bukjeh is holding a Community Healing Space ‘Let’s Talk about Palestine’ for artists, with storytelling, art activities and more. 10am–12pm, Connection Art Space, Dandenong.

6 Nov – Platform Arts Gallery and Performance Program (Geelong)
For artists to present an original work between 12 October–16 November in 2024. You can apply via the performance or gallery stream. Selected works receive a $5,000 presenter fee, technical and co-producing support, and access to space for rehearsal and development time.

8 Nov – Lucy Guerin Inc Moving Forward Residency 2024 EOIs
Provides dance artists with time, money and support for projects that have had an initial development period and are approaching an outcome. At its conclusion, residents will present their work, or share part of their artistic process through a workshop or talk.

10 Nov – Malthouse Besen Family Artist Program 2024
Paid placements equivalent to four weeks’ full-time work for early to mid-career VIC artists to experience professional development at Malthouse Theatre. Placements are offered across Sound Design and Composition, Set and Costume Design, Lighting Design, Directing, Dramaturgy, and Creative Producing.

14 Nov – Arts Hub Free Art Writing Workshops
In-person workshops on professional arts writing from the Arts Hub team. The first one is ‘Crafting Insightful Criticism’ on writing reviews that people want to read, hosted by Performing Arts Editor, Richard Watts, and Reviews Editor, Thuy On. Available to view online post-event.

17 Nov – Chamber Made Little Operations 2024 EOIs
12-month program for emerging artists working in cross-artform practice to develop their ideas while providing professional development support and mentorship. $3,000 artist fee.

22 Nov – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2024 
For performers to present at next year’s Comedy Festival on 27 March–21 April 2024. Tiered registration fee starting from $375, which covers marketing and ticketing support.

22 Nov – Now or Never 2024 Callout
City of Melbourne’s festival of art, ideas, sound, and technology. Up to $20,000 in the performance category for proposals that stretch the possibilities of technology or defy the genres of theatre, dance, or lecture-performance.

8 Dec – Chamber Made Hi-Viz Gathering 2023 
Chamber Made’s annual one-day event of workshops, activities, conversation, and practice-sharing for women, non-binary, and gender-diverse artists in cross-artform practice. Tiered pricing for students, indies, and orgs starting from $15.

13 Dec – Regional Arts Victoria Joan & Betty Rayner ACTF Fellowship 2024
$20,000 fellowship for an artist to undertake professional development activities in theatre for primary school children in VIC.

ASSITEJ STUFF Youth Arts & Young Audiences

4 Nov – Signal Moco Mini Drag School Performance and Movement Workshop (VIC)
Free for people aged 14–25 to learn the tools and tips needed to craft a drag performance. Run by artists Cerulean and Stone Motherless Cold.

10 Nov – Horizons Regional NSW Youth Project
18-month paid professional development program for artists 16–27, who will be paired with an experienced mentor from their chosen field based in regional NSW.

13 Nov – NXT Gen ARTS Grants (NT)
Up to $10,000 for NT artists or arts workers aged 18–25 to undertake a three-month full-time placement with a host arts organisation. 

19 Nov – Creative Industries Youth Advisory Group Applications 2024
The Federal Office for Youth seeks people aged 12–25 interested in shaping policy and programs that benefit them and future generations. Members of the Creative Industries Advisory Group will work on key aspects of the National Cultural Policy.

20 Nov – WA Youth Action Plan – Have Your Say!
For peopled aged 10–25 living in WA to communicate to the State Government on what matters most to them. This is part of the government’s new Action Plan which aims to improve outcomes for young people in WA.

30 Nov – EOIs for Young Makers Program
For First Nations and CaLD young people aged 15–18 to immerse themselves in The Blue Room Theatre’s Summer Nights Festival by accessing  various performances and workshops to develop their ideas.

2 Dec – Propel Youth Arts WA PIVOT 2023: Passion to Practice
One-day conference for emerging artists and arts workers. Guest speakers include Executive Director of The Blue Room Theatre Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, with topics on care, working with others, and more. Early bird prices start at $49.

Trauma Informed Practice for Early Childhood Organisations
A free guide using genuine case studies developed in VIC on how Early Childhood Educators can improve their trauma informed practice to help children thrive.


24 Nov – Legs on the Wall EOIs
Two opportunities on offer: Leg Room, a five-day residency for artists to test ideas and share their work to peers and industry professionals; Leg Up, a year-round mentorship for emerging artists, giving access to professional development, mentorship, and secondment.

31 Jan 2024 – YOUNG STAGE Festival Artist Applications
The international circus festival will be held in Basel in May 2024. Applications are open for artists under 27. Accommodation and meals are covered, travel expenses are reimbursed.

25 Mar 2024 – Adelaide Juggling Convention
The Adelaide Juggling Convention will be on 25–28 April in 2024. Early bird prices of $140 end in March.


  • The Chamber of Arts and Culture WA (CACWA) has secured $800,000 in peak body funding from the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries to deliver an ambitious plan for a thriving art, cultural and creative industries sector in WA.
  • Stephen Nicolazzo has been appointed the new Artistic Director of Brink Productions.
  • ATYP has appointed Adrienne Vaughan as its new Executive Director of Strategy.
  • Multicultural Arts Victoria has announced a significant leadership transition. Andy Miller has stepped down as Co-CEO and Executive Director, while Lauren Mullings will continue to lead as CEO. Linda Catalano has also been appointed the new Chairperson of the Board.
  • General Manager Peter Kift will be leaving Yirra Yaakin at the end of 2023.
  • Sam Strong has stepped down as Executive Director of Creative Industries at Creative Victoria.
  • Dr Louise Buckingham has been appointed the new CEO at Arts Law.
  • Metro Arts has announced the appointment of Genevieve Trace as the new Executive Director, and the recruitment of new Artistic Associates in 2024, currently underway.
  • Theo Cassady has been appointed the Associate Producer, First Nations Lead at APAM.
  • Alice DixonWilliam McBride and Caroline Meaden have been appointed Resident Directors at Lucy Guerin Inc for 2024.
  • Nic Vogelpoel has been appointed the new Chair at Arts Access Victoria.
  • Brown’s Mart has appointed Tahlia Biggs as their new First Nations Community Engagement Coordinator, Francesca Sculli as Venue Hire Manager, and Shanrah Austinas Associate Producer.
  • Georgia Hendy has been appointed the CEO at Darwin Entertainment Centre. Mike Harrishas stepped down as General Manager.
  • Hareen Johl has been appointed the new General Manager at Urban Theatre Projects.
  • Nithya Nagarajan has stepped down as co-Artistic Director of Arts House Melbourne.
  • Emily Sexton is stepping down as Artistic Director of Arts House Melbourne to join ACMI, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, in the new role of Director of Programming.
  • Zainab Syed has finished in the role of Producer at Belvoir, and is now Director, International at Creative Australia.
  • Luke Kerridge has stepped down as Artistic Director of Barking Gecko Theatre. 
  • Meghan Bourke has stepped down as Head of Program of Arts Wellbeing Collective at Arts Centre Melbourne to take up the role of Director Strategy & Programs at the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council Inc.


Board members (Voluntary), Roundabout Circus (NSW). EOIs open.
Social Media Specialist, Melbourne International Comedy Festival (VIC). Apply by 8 Nov.
Production Manager, Arts Centre Melbourne (VIC). Apply by 12 Nov.
Production Manager, NIDA (NSW). Apply by 13 Nov.
Senior Producer, Creative Industries & Programming, Geelong Arts Centre (VIC). Apply by 13 Nov.
Workshops Coordinator, Canberra Youth Theatre (ACT). Apply by 13 Nov.
Development Coordinator, Canberra Youth Theatre (ACT). Apply by 13 Nov.
Fundraising and Development Manager, Malthouse (VIC). Apply by 13 Nov.
Manager, Creative Communities, City of Casey (VIC). Apply by 13 Nov.

Finance Manager, Malthouse (VIC). Apply by 13 Nov.
Executive Officer, Flying Arts Alliance (QLD). Apply by 14 Nov.
Program Manager, Dancehouse (VIC). Apply by 15 Nov.
Production Manager, Sydney Writers Festival (NSW). Apply by 17 Nov.
Artistic Associate, Performance, Metro Arts (QLD). Apply by 19 Nov.
Costume Performance Manager (Parental Leave), Queensland Ballet (QLD). Apply by 20 Nov.
Creative Learning Producer, Canberra Youth Theatre (ACT). Apply by 20 Nov.
General Manager, Next Wave (VIC). Apply by 24 Nov.
Executive Producer, La Boite (QLD). Apply by 28 Nov.
Associate Director, Artistic Development, ActNow Theatre (SA). Apply by 1 Dec.

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