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Diversity Associate position in Queensland theatre sector – closes 6 August. An excellent opportunity has arisen to combine a passion for diversity and for theatre in a vibrant Queensland sector. The Theatre Diversity Associate position, supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, entails working across Queensland Theatre Company, La Boite and Metro Arts, and in partnership with Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre, to increase and support diverse theatre making, and facilitating companies’ engagement with diversity in casting and programming, consultation and relationship building. Applications are now invited. For further information or a full position description, contact Antonietta Morgillo on (02) 9215 9107, or at

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships. Applications close 5.00PM (EST) on August 10th.

$20,000 Rodney Seaborn Playwright’s Award – closes 3 October.
The Award is offered each year for the development of a play or other approved performing arts project, and is intended for those needing income and support during the writing or development of a project or to assist with costs of production, workshops, restaging, publishing or touring. It is not intended as a prize for a finished work.

Besen Family Artist Program @Malthouse – closes 3 August. Offered in a range of disciplines and including a stipend of $3,000.

Centenary of Canberra celebrations heats up – program launches 4 September. “The September launch in Canberra, and media launches in every capital city in the weeks that follow, will be real eye-openers,” says Creative Director Robyn Archer. As well at the Australian Theatre Forum, the year’s program includes hundreds of projects, an Indigenous program, showcases of local work and much more.

APACA Conference, Long Paddock and Darwin Festival – all on THIS month. 

Darwin is gearing up for a busy August as it prepares to host Into New Territory – the 26th APACA Performing Arts Conference; the Blue Heeler Network Long Paddock National Touring Forum, hosted by Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring; and the Darwin Festival. The APACA Conference runs 20-22nd August. Long Paddock runs 23-24 August. Darwin Festival runs 9-26 August

Kumuwuki / Big Wave, 2012 Regional Arts Australia National Conference – 18th to 21st October. Goolwa. Country Arts SA has extended their early bird registration date to Friday 17 August. Kumuwuki is an opportunity to swap stories, exchange ideas, be refreshed and re-energised alongside the opportunity to experience some of the nation’s best work from regional artists, organisations and communities.

Australia Council Review Report. Minister Simon Crean recently published the Australia Council Review Report, along with results of a survey of over 2,000 stakeholders. The Australian Government response will form part of the development of the National Cultural Policy due for release later in 2012.

7arakat |‘ḥarakāt’ Conference and Creative Development Lab – November 2012. Led by Dr Rand T Hazou (and partnered by Diversity in Australian Theatre), ḥarakāt will develop theatre related initiatives between Australia and Palestine, including a Conference (2-3 Nov) and Creative Development Lab (5-16 Nov).

Australia Council Marketing Summit – May 2012. Some useful resources from the Australia Council’s 2012 Marketing Summit are now available online.



Grant writing, sustainable funding and successful boards training in August.
The Australian Institute of Community Practice and Governance training is for non-profit organisations and is delivered by experienced community sector practitioners.

Victorian Emerging Playwright Fellowship – closes 10 August.
St Martins Youth Arts Centre in partnership with Arena Theatre Company and Courthouse Arts offer this Fellowship open to 13- to 30-year-old playwrights. No full or finished works accepted.

Balnaves Indigenous Playwright’s Award – closes 31 August.
New national award for an Indigenous playwright, comprising $7,500 prize money and a $12,500 commission.

Emerald Hill Community Open Day – Sunday 19th August.
Join ANAM, Australian Tapestry Workshop, The Butterfly Club, Auspicious Arts and Arts Access in a celebratory day of free concerts, activities, tours, masterclasses, exhibitions and sausage sizzles.

2012 Fringe Furniture exhibition – close 3rd August. “You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat”: Bright Ideas, Simply Put is the theme for this year’s open-access Fringe Furniture showcase being held at the Abbotsford Convent from the 26 September to the 13 October

2012 Arts Activated Conference – Desire and Destination – 30 & 31 October 2012.
Desire and Destination invites Artists and advocates, practitioners and producers, arts administrators and policy-makers to connect, debate and influence the vision of full social inclusion in all areas of the Arts nationwide.


The Democratic Set is seeking participants for a very special film experience working with acclaimed Back to Back Theatre.
The Democratic Set is a series of 15 second video portraits that are edited into a film. It’s free to participate and all ages and abilities are welcome!



Chris Kohn steps down as Arena Theatre’s Artistic Director, to relocate to Brisbane.

Bronwyn Edinger departs the City Recital Hall and joins Bell Shakespeare in September as General Manager

Ana Stuparu joins Canberra Youth Theatre Company as their new General Manager.

Janine Peacock will be joining the HotHouse team until the end of the year as their Interim General Manager.

Emma Bennison takes on the role of CEO of Arts Access Australia.

Dr Jordan Beth Vincent has joined Ausdance in the position of president, replacing former president Jennifer Barry, who has moved overseas.

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