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TNV E-News June 2014


26th August – Save the date for the 2014 Victorian Theatre Meeting. Members Only.
That’s right, planning for the the 5th Victorian Theatre Meeting is now well underway. The format will be different this year, and more details will be announced shortly but in the meantime, mark Tuesday 26 August 2014 in your diary as a great day to join us at the The Lawler Studio, MTC Southbank.

2015 Australian Theatre Forum – Sydney in January!
TNV is thrilled to announce that the next Australian Theatre Forum (the fourth!), will be held in Sydney in January 2015, during, and as part of the fabulous Sydney Festival. Sydney Festival will partner with us to ensure an incredibly rich and interesting three-day event for the theatre sector. Dates and venue are to be confirmed, but pencil in the 21st to the 23rd January. Stay tuned for more details.

TNV membership reminder – join 150 others! Check out the list now!
Just a reminder that if you haven’t already joined us, now is a good time to do so before the end of the financial year [membership may be tax deductible]. You will receive members only discounts to TNV events as well as invitations to members only events such as the Victorian Theatre

New team member – Bethany Simons.
TNV welcomes new Program Manager, Bethany Simons, an independent writer and performer, who joins us until after the theatre forum next year.


10th June – Applications for Griffin Studio 2015 close.
The Griffin Studio is Griffin’s flagship artistic development program – providing an opportunity for four of the country’s most exciting writers and directors to be embedded in the life of a busy producing company for one year. Over the course of the year, the four Studio artists develop new or existing plays, direct or assistant direct works in the company’s program, assess scripts and participate in the programming of the company’s Main and Independent seasons for the following

10th June – Applications for Travel grant to attend the WA Arts & Edges Summit close.
Regional Arts Australia presents its biennial summit in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, WA on 16-19 October, 2014, hosted by Country Arts WA. Part conference, part festival, all art, Arts & Edges will be a celebration and a time of learning. Regional Arts Victoria, on behalf of the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund and Arts Victoria, are offering a travel grant to regional Victorians to assist with the cost of registration and travel costs (up to $1440)

12th to 15th June – 2014 National Play Festival.
Over four days at Carriageworks, the National Play Festival will invite artists and audiences to explore the widest range of possibilities that theatre can offer: opportunities to incite, to play, to reflect and to inspire.

20th June – Applications for the Adelaide Fringe Cultural Fund close. The Adelaide Fringe Cultural Fund provides financial assistance to Australian artists presenting their work in the Adelaide Fringe. The aim of the Cultural Fund is to ensure there will always be daring and diverse contemporary work in the Adelaide Fringe that attracts new audiences and engages them in new and interesting ways.

23rd June – Applications for the Solo Monologue Writing Competition close. HotHouse Theatre and La Trobe University present Solo, a monologue writing competition for established and emerging playwrights. Entrants are invited to submit a work to be performed by one actor of 3 – 12 minutes duration (1000 – 4000 words). There are no limitations of topic or theme or the type of character to be presented in the work.

23rd June – Applications for Australia Council Cité Residency close.
This initiative provides an opportunity for a theatre artist or producer to undertake a residency at the Australia Council’s studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. The residency is for the period 2 January to 3 April 2015. The $10,000 covers airfares, living allowance and other sundries. The Australia Council provides travel insurance cover for the period of the

30th June – Nominations for the 2014 CHASS Australia Prizes close.
For the first time, CHASS will award yearly Australia Prizes for achievements in HASS subject areas including Distinctive Work in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences ($3500). and Future Leader in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences ($2000). These prizes will be awarded at a gala dinner on 8

30th June to 1st July – Marketing Summit 2014: The Art of Connectivity.
Join some of Australia’s most innovative marketing minds as they explore the connections of today’s arts marketers. The 10th annual Marketing Summit of the Australia Council will take place over two incredible venues in Hobart – the Baha’i Centre of Learning on day one and an exclusive day at MONA on day two.

1st to 4th July – HARVEST: 28th Annual APACA Performing Arts Conference. [TAS]
What is the real value of what we in the arts do? Find out at this years conference. A rich banquet of arts ideas and practices. From the conference’s harbour-front location, hear from speakers from around the corner and around the globe who will unearth the value of arts and culture. Discover how to communicate and connect with community and stakeholders to share and build that value.

6th July – Applications close for the Accelerate Program for Future ATSI Leaders.
The Program offers four Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders [one from New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and also nationally] a prize which includes a 3-day Leadership Intensive, delivered by visiting UK expert, Mark Wright of People Create. A 30-day fully paid trip to the UK to spend time with high-profile individuals and organisations in their respective

Australia Council releases Arts in Daily Life: Australian participation in the arts.
In 2010 the Australia Council launched research findings on arts participation called ‘More Than Bums On Seats’. Their follow-up research presents the results of a survey conducted in 2013 and demonstrates that people’s participation in the arts has increased.


16th June – Applications for the City of Melbourne – Arts Grants Program close
The City of Melbourne annual arts grants program offers anyone with a great idea and an artistic outcome in the City of Melbourne, the opportunity to apply for funding. Aligning with the Council Plan goal to be ‘A Creative City’ (page 20), the arts grants program makes art accessible for everyone, ensuring support of a diverse range of artists and taking art into the public realm for all to participate in and to experience.

18th June – 20th August – D.I.Y Marketing Workshops for Artists.
The Banyule Arts and Culture Team is proud to present a three part marketing course for local artists as part of the Pinpoint project. The course will be led by Rose Wintergreen of Launch Bubble marketing services, and is designed for local artists and creative people who want to take their arts practice to the next level.

20th June – Arts Participation Incubator’s Grand Grants round 2.
After an amazingly successful inaugural event, the Arts Participation Incubator’s Grand Grants will be back for round #2! Two artists will receive $1000 each towards a project. Apply now, or join the other ‘micro-philanthropists’ at the dinner event: Friday June 20, 6:30pm, St Ali North – 815 Nicholson St, Carlton

5th & 6th of July – Engaging with Quality Learning Exchange. $125 / $95
In this two-day event local and international artists will explore and reflect on practices that engage children, young people and families. Through observations and hands-on workshops at the City of Melbourne’s ArtPlay and Signal, the event aims to generate shared learning amongst artists who work with children and young people.

8th July – Book now for the Beyond The Room – Rawcus Masterclass. $30 / $15 Beyond the Room is a one day Masterclass. An opportunity to meet and work with the Rawcus Artistic Team including our Ensemble and Associate Artists Richard Vabre, Emily Barrie and Jethro Woodward. Who should come – Artists with and without disabilities and anyone with an interest in inclusive theatre making. Register now as places are limited.

Ilbijerri are seeking a budding young filmmaker to take part in the TANDERRUM film project. Over the next few months, you’ll get to work side by side with professional film producers, learning how to film, direct and edit a mini documentary. You will receive complimentary training and mentorship throughout the whole process. Contact Robbie for more information.

Submissions for the VCAA Playlist close in July.
The VCAA Drama and Theatre Studies Playlist connects VCE Drama and Theatre Studies students with theatre in the wider community. The list is selected annually from submissions presented to VCAA. To submit a play or plays for consideration for the 2015 Playlist, or for application information, contact Helen Champion

Staff Update – Arts Victoria’s Organisations Investment Program (OIP)
As many of you may now know, there have been a number of staff changes in the Organisations Investment Team at Arts Victoria. Some organisations have been assigned a new Client Manager. Other changes have also occured, due to an internal restructure. Read more about the structure here:


9-week Directors Lab for Choreographers and Directors of Physical Theatre. [Russia]
The 9-week course offers a unique opportunity to become the part of the international multidisciplinary artistic team and to take part in the performance production with Russian professional actors at the Russian repertory theatre. August 4 – October 6, 2014

Candidates who are unable to join the 9-week Lab may apply for the 3-week intensive practical Lab at Russian Theatre on August 4 – 25,

7th June – International Physical Theatre Laboratory 2014 [Austria]
The Lab is the annual residential programme open to dancers, choreographers, physical theatre actors, contemporary circus performers and movers with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles, interested to take part in practical creative research of Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary performance in multicultural environment. |

8th to 12th July – IPAM – International Performing Arts Meeting [Spain]
The 2014 Grec Festival of Barcelona continues to promote artistic cooperation and international coproductions. Programmers and producers from around the world will take part in the second edition of this meeting, whose objective is to generate exhibition and production projects and exchanges of ideas and opinions, always with a view to promoting the circulation of shows produced in Catalonia and encouraging cooperation between Catalan talents and international artists.

31st August – Registrations close for Bite the Big Apple! [USA]
Now in its seventh year, this is a unique 5-day professional development program in New York City. Australian arts and cultural professionals have the opportunity to meet with key New York arts and program managers, community arts advocates, audience developers and arts marketers, business and arts managers, arts educators and cultural planners.

28th September – Applications for the 360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Artist Residency in Central Mexico close [Mexico]
360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE Winter artist residency located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a 1-month

31st October – Open call for the Tribes Exhibition at PQ 2015 closes [Czech Republic]
Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space invites you to submit a piece of original work for the experimental project the Tribes exhibition that will take place June 18 – 28, 2015 in Prague. The Prague Quadrennial explores a wide range of scenographic practices – from stage design and costume design to lighting design, sound design and new scenographic practices .


  • Chris Kohn joins La Boite Theatre Company as their new Artistic Director & CEO.
  • Theatre Works welcomes Anne Stonier [Development Manager] and Helen Rickards [acting General Manager] to their team.
  • Matt Scholten accepts the position of Artistic Director – BPACC with the Benalla Rural City Council. Stages WA, welcome their new Creative Director Marie Rodger.
  • Magdalena Moreno Mujica, currently the Head of International Affairs at the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CNCA), Chile, will join IFACCA as General Manager and be based in Sydney, from July 2014.
  • Next Wave festival’s artistic director and co-chief executive Emily Sexton has announced her departure after four years in the role.
  • Stacey Baldwin joins Insite Arts as Associate Producer.
  • Janine Collins takes up the role of State Manager NSW & ACT with Creative Partnerships Australia until Marie-Louise Carroll’s return in 2015.
  • Regional Arts Victoria welcomes Susie Lyons to the Board of Directors.
  • Clare Carmody departs St Martin’s to take up a newly created role at SPELD Victoria.
  • Katrina Douglas announced as new Artistic Director of PACT Centre for Emerging Artists.
  • Susanna Dowling joins Bell Shakespeare as Director in Residence.
  • Simon Wellington leaves Griffin Theatre after three and a half years in the position of General Manager.


Congratulations! TNV would like to congratulate acclaimed writer/director/actor Leah Purcell on winning this year’s Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright’s Award.

Compiled by Angela Pamic for Theatre Network Victoria.

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