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TNV e-news August 2010

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TNV has applied to Arts Victoria for annual funding for 2011, so that we can continue to service the small to medium performing arts sector. This first 16 months has highlighted to us the great need for an organisation to represent and unify this sector. Cross your fingers!

We also have a new committee to take us forward. Existing members Simon Abrahams (Chair), Alice Nash (Deputy Chair), Erin Milne (Treasurer), Sarah Austin, Rose Godde and Chris Thompson are joined by Gorkem Acaroglu, John Harvey, Jeff Khan, Emily Sexton and Ann Tonks.


The Australian Theatre Forum has a new Steering Committee, which will be meeting in Brisbane in September to start the planning for next year. The Steering Committee is Nicole Beyer (Convenor), Fiona Maxwell and Lenine Bourke (Local Liaisons) and a Curatorial Committee of Candy Bowers, Chris Mead, Julian Meyrick, Rose Myers, Marion Potts and Alicia Talbot.


Independent Producers Australia Ltd – Call for membership $500 IPA was established following meetings in Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide to canvas the needs of the independent arts sector. The first objective of the organisation is: to increase the understanding and awareness of the role of the independent performing arts producer. Membership is open to all independent producers working in subsidised or non-subsidised entities and applies to individuals.

Theatre Council of Tasmania – Congratulations! TNV is pleased to have a new sister organisation starting in Tasmania. The Council exists to: be a powerful and effective voice for Tasmanian Theatre and to promote, enable and sustain best artistic and administrative practice within Tasmanian Theatre.

Australia Council Theatre Grants – Development Fund, 10th November – Cultural Leadership Skills grants will support individuals. Cultural Leadership Program grants will support organisations. Art Start Grants, October 4th – financial assistance to recent creative arts graduates who are committed to establishing a career as a professional artist. Theatre Fellowships, November 10th – for ‘artists with a record of outstanding achievement.’ New Work grant, November 10th – supports one-off projects that result in the creation of new contemporary theatre work. This can include a new production of an existing text.

Hothouse Residency – A month in the country. Closes 15 August. Groups of artists from around the country will be supported to live and work in a large farmhouse and adjacent studio just outside Albury for periods of one to five weeks during the creative development stage of a myriad of different projects.

Anywhere Theatre Festival, 5-14 May 2011 in and around Brisbane. A cornucopia of theatre that can be anywhere – a park, a backyard, a bedroom, an elevator, even Second Life. Anywhere except a ‘traditional’ theatre venue. The festival is open to anyone to register, but it will be coordinated to ensure all companies receive advice and support.

Australia Council – ADVICE report (Audience Data and Visitor Information Collection Enterprise) The first ADVICE report: Ticket buying patterns and trends in the performing arts from selected sources around Australia is now available to download from the research section of the website (link removed).

Federal Election Campaign With the federal election in three weeks, there is still time to email your local candidates to make sure they have art on their agenda. We All Play a Part is running a campaign to increase support for the arts – you can join up for news, and there are facts about the arts to use in your own lobbying efforts

AWDA Leadership Forum Creating Change – How to Get Involved – Fri Sep 10 and Sat Sep 11, Melbourne. The Australian Women Directors Alliance has been active since mid last year, raising public awareness for women theatre directors. This one and a half day event will be a positive and energetic conference that looks at new models of practice and alternate structures and methods of work. There will be speakers from all over Australia – keep posted for details on who they are! This Forum is for female directors and anyone interested in inspiring change in the arts. Places are limited. Application to attend is through an expression of interest process. Please fill in the expression of interest below.



Arts Victoria – Upcoming Grants
(link removed) Arts Development: creation, presentation and programming, (3 August) International: Cultural Exchange and Export and Touring, 1st September. Artists in Schools, 10th September.

Theatre Works – SELECTED WORKS and IN THE WORKS: Closes 27 Aug.Independent Theatre Companies/Ensembles are invited to submit a proposal to be considered for inclusion in the 2011 Theatre Works SELECTED WORKS Season or IN THE WORKS Program.

YPAA – Victorian Youth Arts Market , 12 – 16 November – Expressions of Interest invited now.
The Youth Arts Market will: Showcase youth arts organisations and programs across VIC in presentations and performances; Offer professional development workshops and learning opportunities by regarded industry leaders; and Provide organised networking opportunities..

APACA Performing Arts Conference, Sept 13 – 16 Melbourne.e APACA is offering a first time producer rate of $290 for the two day APACA conference, and $400 for the conference and Long Paddock.

Auspicious Arts Incubator – So You Wanna 2010 Workshops. A rebate means the workshops are only $20 for full day sessions: Coming up – Social Marketing, Business Partnerships, Touring. (link removed)

Liminal Theatre Acting Intensives – 28/29 Aug and 21/22 Oct. $150 per intensive (2 days).


  • After more than 10 years as Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Simon Phillips will leave MTC at the conclusion of the 2011 Season. • Paul Myers has left Melbourne Festival to take up the position of Development Manager at ACMI. • Express Media is seeking a new General Manager, as Emily Anderson is leaving to move to London. • JUTE Theatre is looking for an Operations Manager, and highlighting that it is based in Cairns in Tropical North Queensland! • A new AD for Barking Gecko will be announced on 9 August, go the website to find out who it is! (link removed).


Exclusive: Carbon footprint of touring theatre revealed, The Stage, 17 June 2010, England (by Natalie Woolman). Moving sets, transporting casts and lighting hotel rooms for British touring theatre companies creates as many greenhouse gas emissions every year as flying around the world 2,680 times, new research has revealed. According to a new report to be published by green arts organisation Julie’s Bicycle, and seen exclusively by The Stage, British touring theatre companies caused around 13,400 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions within the UK and globally in 2009.

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