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Victorian Performing Arts Touring Workshop – 21st Nov 2012 – BOOKED OUT [waiting list open]
Join some of Victoria s leading performing arts touring professionals for a workshop designed specifically to help you make the most from touring your show. Learn how to market your production to both presenters and audiences; how to make the most of the various touring pathways and resources available; and how to get the technical aspects of your show ready for the road. Click HERE for more details.

Greening Our Performance as part of Arts House’s GOING NOWHERE – Sat 24th Nov 2012.
Have you booked your tickets for the next GOP event as part of Arts House’s GOING NOWHERE series? GOP will be a part of Think it, Talk it, Do it on Saturday 24 November. Over three days, artists and audiences will explore how we can sustainably generate and share creative experiences across the globe, without anyone getting on a plane.



The 2013 National Dance Forum – call for proposals – due 8th Nov 2012. Ausdance and the Australia Council for the Arts have announced details of the second National Dance Forum (NDF) 2013, which will be held in Melbourne from 15-17 March, in conjunction with Dance Massive.


Nominations are open for the 2012 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards – close 9th Nov 2012. 
The Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards were created in 1984 to enhance the status of the performing arts in Australia and recognise outstanding achievements in dance, drama, comedy, music, opera, circus and puppetry.

Australia Council “ Playing Australia” applications close 30th Nov 2012.
The Hon Simon Crean MP, recently announced the transfer of a number of touring programs to the Australia Council. The programs are: Playing Australia, Visions of Australia and the Contemporary Touring Initiative, Festivals Australia, and the Contemporary Music Touring Program.


Honey Pot 2013 [Adelaide Fringe] – Call for Applications – due 10th Dec 2012.
Honey Pot program. Honey Pot is designed to create opportunities for works presented at Adelaide Fringe to go on to tour to other festivals, events and venues both nationally and internationally.‘

HyPe Creative Community 2013 Call Out: Creative Development and Project Presentation. Close 30th Nov
Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is calling for expressions of interest from Tasmanian performance makers, visual artists, musicians and composers, collaborators, and live art explorers to join the HyPe Creative Community. SAC also support artists and work that engages local communities and diverse audiences to develop create and participate in the live event

Registrations for the 2013 Anywhere Theatre Festival are now open. Registrations due 31st Jan 2013.
Anywhere Theatre Festival invites all producers and performers to REGISTER for Brisbane’s 2013 Anywhere Theatre Festival. This globally unique festival runs 8 – 19 May 2013 and is open to any kind of performance in any location – Anywhere, but a theatre.

REMINDER: Superannuation rises to 9.25% from July 2013.
For those of you currently working on your 2013 budgets don’t forget that minimum superannuation rate will rise to 9.25% in July 2013.



Arts Victoria announces new Organisations Investment Program. EOIs close November 23rd.
After months of review and feedback, Arts Victoria has announced their new Organisations Investment Program. The Program introduces three new categories – Developing Organisations, Established Organisations [both competitive] and Lead Organisations, sitting alongside the existing Major Performing Arts Organisations [both negotiated].

Australia Council recently released their 2012-2014 Theatre Sector Plan.

Call for Work: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Program [Northcote Town Hall] : close 7th Nov Darebin City Council is programming performances as part of a new initiative at the Northcote Town Hall. They are specifically seeking work that is innovative performance based and not ‘straight forward’ stand-‐up in style and work that celebrates risk and exploration in comedy.

Forum and Lab – Storytelling Futures for Community Arts and Media – 8th & 9th Nov 2012. $25/$20
Co-Creative Communities brings together storytellers, broadcasters, filmmakers, artists, activists, cultural workers and researchers to discuss the challenges and opportunities that digital convergence and participatory media present for communities.

NEWEST Theatre in the West – 15th, 16th, 23rd & 27th Nov 2012. – Gold Coin donation.
Big West Festival presents a season of readings, conversations and excerpts of new Australian theatre works in development as part of their NEWEST program. The program features showings from a selection of Melbourne’s best playwrights and theatre-makers, including Susie Dee, Patricia Cornelius, Sosina Wogayehu, Anni Davey, Tamara Saulwick, Flemington Theatre Group, Tesfaye Temamo, Rosemary Johns & Peter Houghton.

Theatre of the Oppressed workshops – 19th Nov 2012. [10am-4pm] Multicultural Hub, City. From $145. Xris Reardon of Third Way Theatre (Melbourne) and Adrian Jackson of Cardboard Citizens (London) are facilitating a workshop on Australian Identity in a Globalised world: Focusing on Image Theatre techniques.

Performance Development Program [Northcote Town Hall] – close 22nd Nov 2012. Darebin City Council is calling for applications from artists and companies for a new Performance Development Program offered at the Northcote Town Hall. The program will support the presentation and creation of new performance work and enable artists and groups to participate in and contribute to the daily cultural life of Darebin.

The Art of With: A conversation about co-curation – 28th Nov 2012, 9am to 12pm – $28/$57
Directed to individual artists and people working in arts organisations, the purpose of this event is to provoke a critical conversation about participation and innovation in the arts. Participants will hear from a panel of guest speakers, followed by small group discussions.

$15,000 Joan and Betty Rayner ACTF Commission announced – closes 18th Jan, 2013.
The Australian Children’s Theatre Foundation has announced the Joan and Betty Rayner ACTF Commission, providing a $15,000 commission towards developing a theatre work for children. The ACTF will commission (in whole or in part) the creative development to the point of being tour ready, theatre works of small scale specifically written for primary school students.

White Night Melbourne 2013 – EOI now open
Expressions of interest are now open for artists, organisations and businesses who are interested in being part of the inaugural White Night Melbourne 2013.


Going Global Grant [Australia Council] – No closing date. With touring on our minds this month (lots happening in the touring world!), we thought we’d highlight the Australia Council’s Going Global grant. With no closing date, it can be applied for throughout the year and is intended as a support for international tours and one-off presentations of contemporary Australian performing arts. Grants range from $4000 [Go-sees] to $50,000 [International Tour].

2013 Venice Biennale Professional Development program – EOI close 2nd Nov 2012, TODAY!!!! Expressions of Interest are now open for those interested in participating in the Professional Development program at the Venice Biennale 2013.

Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers, USA – Application Deadline 1st Dec 2012. Launched in 2008, the DeVos Institute’s Summer Fellowship offers international arts managers an immersive program of study in arts management strategy. For four weeks each summer, international Fellows participate in seminars, group projects, individual mentorships and practical assignments supervised by Institute faculty and Centre senior staff.


“Social Media and the Performing Arts”
 Wading through the plethora of information and advice about social media, what to post, how to find ‘fans,’ and on and on, can be overwhelming. Musical America has put together a very useful resource that is worth a read “Social Media and the Performing Arts”.

Crowdfunding Resources. The Australia Council for the Arts, led by its philanthropic arm, Artsupport Australia, recently embarked on a national strategy to explore the opportunities in crowdfunding for cultural and creative projects in 2012. They have uploaded all of the resources they created as part of the Roadshow together on their website.

‘Cultural attendance by people with a disability’ survey results released.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has published their survey results on ‘Cultural attendance by people with a disability’. At the broad level, results from the two collections suggest that people with a disability have lower attendance rates [59%] at cultural venues and events than that of the general population aged 15 years and over [86%].‘



  • Christian Leavesleywill take the reigns as Artistic Director of Arena Theatre Company.
  • Virginia Lovetthas been appointed MTC’s new Executive Director, beginning in January 2013.
  • Westside Circus appoints Sue Broadwayas Artistic Director andSimon Clarke as interim CEO while Lena Cirillo is on maternity leave in 2013.
  • Stephen Sewellwill replace Jane Bodie as the new Head of Writing for Performance at NIDA in November.
  • Jane Bodie, concludes her term at NIDA to pursue her own career as an active playwright. Her association with NIDA continues as the Institute’s Commissioned Playwright.
  • The Emerging Writers’ Festival has announced Sam Twyford-Mooreas the replacement for outgoing directorLisa Dempster.
  • Carol Schwartzhas been appointed Chair of the new agency replacing AbaF and Artsupport Australia.
  • Tim Rosemanwill replace Chris Mead as PlayWriting Australia’s new Artistic Director and CEO while Peter Wilson replaces Rhoda Roberts as the new Chair.
  • The Australian Ballet’s Executive Director Valerie Wilderwill be leaving the company in June 2013.
  • Fiona Maxwelljoins Philanthropy Australia as their new Queensland Manager.
  • Michelle Armstrongwill leave Arts Victoria to take up a position in the Monash University’s Research Office, managing their ARC Grants team.
  • Michele Bauertakes on the role of Production Manager for the Victorian Opera.
  • Emma Bennisonreplaces Kate Larsen as CEO of Arts Access Australia.
  • No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability (NSA) announces Jane Gronowas their Arts Administrator.
  • Michelle Silbyhas taken on the position of Director, Ausdance NSW
  • Adrian Collette, Opera Australia’s CEO, will be leaving at the end of this year to take on a new role with the University of Melbourne.
  • David Seftonjoins the Adelaide Festival creative team as Artistic Director.
  • CEO / Artistic Director, Mirra Toddwill leave Milk Crate Theatre at the end of November.
  • Ausdance is pleased to announce that Roslyn Dundas will take on the role of CEO in January 2013.
  • Deckchair Theatrecloses its doors after 30 years.


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