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TNV E-News June 2012

Australian Theatre Forum Curator announced
TNV is thrilled to announce that Alicia Talbot will curate the 2013 Australian Theatre Forum, to be held in May during the Centenary of Canberra celebrations. The exact dates of the Forum will be announced in the July TNV e-news. Stay tuned!


PlayWriting Australia State Exchange – closes 4 June
Supporting artists with cross-country collaborations by contributing to travel and accommodation expenses.

Speaking in Tongues: YPAA national symposium, Sydney, 11–13 July
How to translate the collective language of the arts is the central theme of the wide-ranging program of events – including masterclasses, keynotes and performances.

Regional Arts Australia National Conference in SA, 18–21 October
For professional artists, arts workers and volunteers interested in fostering and maintaining their local arts and culture.

7arakat |ḥarakāt Conference and Creative Development Lab – November 2012
The 7arakat Project, led by Dr Rand T Hazou (and partnered by Diversity in Australian Theatre), will develop theatre related initiatives between Australia and Palestine. The Conference (2–3 Nov) brings together theatre makers, scholars, creative producers and community development workers to examine issues such as theatre’s role in providing networks of participation and social inclusion. The Creative Development Lab (5 – 16 Nov) will develop a new work of Documentary Theatre with Palestinian and Australian theatre makers.

Theatre Council Tasmania’s swish new site now live
The increasingly active TCT has launched its new website (link removed). The Tasmanian peak theatre body is also calling for applications for the positions of Chair of its board (as it bids current Chair Elizabeth Walsh farewell), and for positions on the TCT steering committee (before 6 June).


Submissions for RAV 2013 Education and Families Program – closes 8 June
Fully curated arts program in schools across Victoria.

Sticky Floors and Glass Ceilings – women playwrights in discussion: 3 July, 6.30pm
The Australian Writers Guild and Writers Victoria present a discussion on the state of play for women playwrights in this country, with Patricia Cornelius, Hannie Rayson, Lally Katz and Michele Lee. What makes writing for theatre different for women writers? What are the pitfalls? How difficult is it to get work produced? At the Wheeler Centre. $10/$5.

Philanthropy Leadership in NYC – Australian Reflections: 18 July, 4.30–6pm
Featuring a panel discussion of Australian Arts Leaders who participated in the recent New York Philanthropy Leadership Study Tour. Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre. Panelists include fabulous TNV board member and MTC General Manager Ann Tonks, as well as MTC’s Derek Young, and Sydney Dance Company’s Julian Knights and Anne Dunn.


Arts Victoria Discussion Paper – have your say before 20 June, public forum Friday 8 June
The Discussion Paper is designed to stimulate discussion and provide a framework for submissions by interested organisations and individuals on the issues arising from Arts Victoria’s Organisations Funding Program Review. TNV will be responding on behalf of the sector, so get in touch if you want to chat about it. Otherwise, respond to the discussion paper and find more (link removed).

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.

2012 Emerge Festival – Melbourne and Dandenong, 1 June – 31 July
Music and arts festival presenting new refugee and emerging artists who have recently settled in Australia. Includes music, dance, visual arts, film and the inaugural Emerge Film Festival.


Jennifer Barry will step down as CEO/Director of Footscray Community Arts Centre at the end of June
Sonya Suares will step down as General Manager of Red Stitch Actors Theatre at the end of June. She will remain closely involved with the company, in a strategic management capacity, until the end of 2012. Rohan Shearn will replace Sonya as Company Manager from 1 July.
Tamara Searle will join Back to Back Theatre from August as Artistic Associate.
Tamara Harrison will join Polyglot as its new Executive Producer.

(Jobs Removed)

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