AUSTRALIAN THEATRE FORUM NEWS
The ATF 2011 Curator, Fiona Winning, has started planning for the September Forum: 14 – 16 September. She will be heading to Brisbane next month to meet with various stakeholders and partners and to begin recruitment for a Project Manager. The Brisbane Powerhouse (the ATF venue) had minor damage in the recent floods, but is all systems go for its World Theatre Festival next month: (link removed) For all ATF enquiries, please contact Theatre Network Victoria
Anywhere Theatre Festival, Registration closes next week – 31st January! Be part of an open access Brisbane theatre festival for productions outside tradition theatre spaces – halls, parks, laneways, back yards, buses, elevators, online. For a small registration fee that is less than a quarter page ad in a street mag you will be part of the festival wide marketing, centralised box office, invited to participant events and get discounts to other productions.
IETM – Last Call for ‘green’ projects As part of the agreement between the Australia Council for the Arts and IETM – the international network for contemporary performing arts, a programme of activities has been developed by Project Director, David Pledger to begin building a sustainable matrix of relationships between Australia and Europe by seeding international collaborations via artist-residency programmes, producer placements, inbound projects and a one-off commission. Deadline for submission of your projects: January 28, 2011.
QUEENSLAND FLOOD NEWS
WE’RE OPEN, BUT IT’S NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL Queensland Theatre Company is in recovery mode after the office and rehearsal studio was inundated to a height of 1.5m in last week’s flood. The building is without power or phones, however staff are operating from a temporary office offsite.
And From Arts Queensland…
State’s Cultural Icons Safe as Clean Up Begins at Cultural Centre
The Cultural Centre on Brisbane’s South Bank, comprising the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Queensland Museum, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and State Library of Queensland, has sustained flood damage to some of its lower-lying facilities. All the state’s art and cultural collections remain safe and secure.
Flood waters entered the lowest levels of GoMA, which includes the Children’s Art Centre, River Cafe and workshops, the basement of QPAC, the lower level of The Edge at the State Library and the basement and Playasaurus Place of Queensland Museum. All of the Centre’s undercover car parks were inundated with water.
The assessment of damage and safety issues, clean up and phased reinstatement of services is now underway. A 24-hour security service is protecting the collections and all facilities.
Facilities will be reopened as soon as possible. Further information on reopening will be communicated from individual institutions’ via Facebook and Twitter and subsequently posted online.