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TNV is thrilled to announce that Antonia Seymour has accepted the position of Project Manager of the Australian Theatre Forum, working closely with Curator Alicia Talbot to deliver the three-day conference In Canberra. Antonia’s experience includes a recent role at Performing Lines as Associate Producer, and producing, marketing and project management roles in both Sydney and the UK.

Australian Theatre Forum 2013: To the heart of it – 29th to 31st May 2013.TNV is pleased to be able to confirm the dates and venue for ATF 2013 to be Wednesday 29th – Friday 31st May 2013 at the Canberra Theatre Centre. ATF is part of Canberra’s year-long Centenary of Canberra celebrations and is presented alongside the APACA Conference (27, 28 May) strengthening ties between presenters, venues and theatre makers.

Theatre Network Australia – State and Territory Updates. Over 60 people attended SA’s Performance Makers’ Forum last month. Roundtable topics included vacant & empty spaces; producers: the changing SA landscape; use of local artists by festivals and venues. The report is due out soon. La Boite hosted the third in a series of meetings, entitled Towards a Queensland Theatre Network. Over 30 people attended – determining key needs such as Networking and Connection, Advocacy, Sector Development, and Touring & Sustainability of Work. Theatre Council Tasmania is thrilled that it has been awarded funding to continue the role of Project Manager for another twelve months (2013), due to the success of the Council’s work to date. WA Theatre sector meeting will be held on 25 Oct at the State Theatre Centre 2 – 3.45pm.

Theatre Network Darwin is running a planning session to nut out a five-year plan, on Sunday 4th November, 1-5pm.

TNV’s annual Victorian Theatre Meeting was held last week with over 130 people – issues discussed included Green Room Awards; the role of the ensemble; how to extend the shelf-life of work; outcomes from the National Indigenous Theatre Forum; digital distribution; and demise of arts writing in the media. Theatre Network ACT and Theatre Network NSW both held their meetings earlier in the year, but both have plans for activity into 2013.


APACA Review Stage 2 – Working Towards Transformation. Survey closes 10th Oct 2012.
The Australian Performing Arts Centres Association (APACA) is proposing a new name and an expanded role, and would open up full membership to the performance-making sector. The Australian Performing Arts Network (APAN – working title) would acknowledge and embrace the blurring of roles between presenters, producers/performance-makers and audiences. The performance maker’s survey gives the APACA committee some information about the theatre-making/producing community, your needs and your thoughts about how a new organisation could best support you.

Grant Writing in Practice – 17th Oct 2012. [NSW] FREE.
Dr Paula Abood will cover the essentials of preparing a strong grant submission. You will workshop the aim, title and objective of your project with group input as well as develop an understanding of budgets, documentation, evaluation and forming partnerships. Participants are encouraged to submit a paragraph describing your creative initiative including a title and the aim of the project, as well as the grant program you intend to apply for. Penrith Library Theatrette, 601 High St, Penrith.

Kumuwuki / Big Wave seeking volunteers. [Goolwa, SA] 18th – 21st Oct 2012.
The RAA National Conference is seeking Volunteers to help out in the lead-up to and during the four day event to assist conference staff with everything from administration, front of house, production, and logistics to offering support to delegates with a disability. Donate some of your time to get the cheapest registration rate (Category 1).

Home truths – as part of KUMUWUKI / Big Wave. [Goolwa, SA] Saturday 20th Oct 2012.
Alison Tickell (Julie’s Bicycle) and Angharad Wynne-Jones (TippingPoint Australia, Arts House) have an open dialogue about their experiences of creating and participating in sustainability initiatives in the arts and culture sectors.

2013 Emerging Leaders Development Program. [NSW] Applications close 2nd Nov 2012. If you are a senior manager currently working in the arts and want to take that next step in your career or take on a more strategic role, Australia Council are now looking for another 20 leaders to start the program in April 2013. The program is a five day residential workshop followed by a period of mentoring and coaching with respected senior executives. The program is designed to cover a broad range of topics that will stimulate discussion with other like-minded high performing arts leaders and enhance your knowledge and skills to face the challenges of your future career.

Place Making With Arts Law – 30th Nov 2012. [NSW] FREE. “Co-design and co-production are a powerful means for individuals and institutions to connect and collaborate, building inviting and vibrant communities that truly reflect the local needs and values at the heart of a city’s character.” Chiara Camponeschi. This session with Arts Law will look at the range of legal issues encountered in the collaborative art of place-making. It will also cover essentials of artist contracts for public art and place-making projects. Passadena Room, Level One, Penrith City Council, 601 High St, Penrith.

Ten Days on the Island seeking staff for 2013 festival. [TAS]. There are currently a number of Festival Staff positions available within different departments [across Programming, Admin, Marketing, Production and Ticketing], commencing early November, as well as Event Staff for during the festival in March 2013.

CALL OUT for new Cultural Performing Arts Network members [NSW]. Cultural Performing Arts Network (CPAN) is a network that aims to foster and promote culturally specific performing arts in the Western Sydney region. CPAN are currently looking to expand their membership.


Symposium | Theatre and dance in Asian-Australia: discussing contemporary performance in an age of liquid modernity – 8th Oct 2012. A great opportunity to hear Chi Vu, Tony Yap and Rachel Swain discuss their processes for making intercultural performance at the Symposium on Asian-Australian works at Asialink on Monday 8 October, 5.30pm for 6pm start.

Stockland and Renew Australia are seeking EOIs for Point Cook, Victoria – Applications close 8th Oct 2012. EOIs from Artists are currently being sought. Participants will be given short-term access to an assortment of retail and office spaces made available thanks to the support of Stockland. This is a great opportunity to be part of a growing creative movement to promote community renewal, economic development, the arts and creative industries across Australia

Present or develop work at Arts House. EOI’s Close 12th Oct 2012. EOI are closing soon for season two 2013 [July to November]. Artists are invited to submit an expression of interest for either presentations or developments in any of the Arts House venues – North Melbourne Town Hall, Warehouse and Meat Market.

2012 Not-For-Profit Summit, Geelong – 18th Oct 2012. FREE. This annual Summit run by DPCD offers the opportunity for the community sector (including arts orgs) to come together for a day of ideas, workshops and networking. Keynote Speaker is Debra Allcock-Tyler, CEO Directory of Social Change (DSC) UK. Other sessions include governance, HR, industrial reforms, social media.

Solo Residency 2013 – Applications close 18th Oct 2012. This is a one-year higher education specialisation course designed to replicate an artist-in-residence scenario that allows each artist to combine: on and off-campus physical practices, a major immersion project in local and/or international locations, collaborations & exchanges with other artists and residency staff, art-in-daily-life imaginative and notation practices and creation of artistic works. It is particularly suited to the mid-career artist with an existing practice.

2012 Grace Marion Wilson Playwrights’ Fellowship – deadline extended to 19th Oct 2012. Writers Victoria is introducing a wonderful new opportunity to assist six emerging Victorian playwrights. This inaugural Fellowship will be overseen by internationally acclaimed Melbourne playwright, Raimondo Cortese.

2013 Professional Pathways Scholarship Program – Applications close 26th Oct 2012. Applications are now open for Victorian not for profit organisations and recent graduates (2010-2012) from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA & MCM) to apply for the Professional Pathways Scholarship Program. Supported by Arts Victoria, the program will offer four $25,000 scholarships to organisations working in collaboration with a VCA or MCM graduate on projects that will give the graduate professional expertise in their artform area.

AbaF’s Connect with donors workshop presented by Kenneth Park – 30th Oct 2012. $187.00 This workshop offers a fast moving and up-to-date introduction into arts philanthropy and giving. It provides practical insights into how to build your case for support and strategies as well as how to build and grow the relationship with your donors, both old and new. This one day workshop is pitched for today’s arts administrators.

Master of Writing for Performance – Group Writing Workshop – 8th Oct 2012. FREE. This one-year course is unique in Australian theatre culture. It focuses on contemporary writing in both Australia and overseas, but with particular attention to a new diversity of voices and cultures in Australian writing. Australian playwright and course lecturer Raimondo Cortese is running a group writing workshop for students interested in 2013 enrolment on Monday 8th October.


FOOT IN THE DOOR – An Artistic Development Project hosted by comedian Sammy J – 14th Nov 2012. FREE. Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne, Foot In The Door is an opportunity for artists to meet key Arts Centre Melbourne performing arts Participation, Programming and Producing staff. Encouraging engagement in artistic conversations about their ideas and potential possibilities, this project will offer an opportunity for independent artists to briefly discuss their work in a professionally creative environment without the usual sales pitch required; enjoy peer to peer discussion in the Artists’ Lounge and stay back for a drinks function and further networking. Online Registration forms are available from 15 October.

2012 Major Gifts Masterclasses and Breakfast Talks with Jennifer McCrea – 15th & 16th Nov 2012. Don’t miss out on this very special chance to learn from Jennifer McCrea, who will be coming all the way from Harvard University (USA) to share with us her unique Exponential Fundraising approach. What is Exponential Fundraising? More than just tactics or strategies, it is a philosophy that brings meaning, purpose and “joy” to fundraising. Too often, fundraising is seen strictly as a way of raising money. Exponential Fundraising shows you how to guide people to look inside and be open to discover why and how their resources are not only needed, but create exponential returns.


Theatre of the Oppressed: An exploratory workshop and talk with Adrian Jackson of Cardboard Citizens (London), and Xris Reardon of Third Way Theatre – 19th Nov 2012. Adrian Jackson founded Cardboard Citizens in 1991. He worked with Augusto Boal, for over 15 years. Xris Reardon has been promoting Boals techniques in Australia over the last 10 years. Workshop: 9:30-3:00pm. Talk 4:30-5:30pm. 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.


Gandel Philanthropy community assist grants just announced. The communityassist grants category is aimed at supporting the delivery of programs that are of a smaller scale and can usually be completed within 12 months. The maximum amount that can be applied for is $40,000, generally envisaged to be a one-off grant for a defined purpose.




International Physical Theatre Laboratory – 14th to 21st Dec 2012 [Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria] 850EUR. IUGTE [International University Global Theatre Experience] is a non-profit organization with the purpose of exploring the bridge between world theatre traditions and contemporary performing arts, developing international programmes, promoting multicultural dialogue, supporting the freedom of creative expression and tolerance through the acquaintance with the diversity of world traditions. Since 2000 IUGTE has carried out over fifty international performing arts conferences, training courses and collaboration projects all over Europe, Canada and Great Britain. This program is designed for experienced actors, dancers, actors of physical theatre, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors – performing arts practitioners with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles – inspired by Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary theatre performance and interested to find new international network opportunities and collaborators. The working language is English. The fee covers participation in all events of the programme. There are several Scholarships available.



Jaclyn Booton is leaving Back to Back Theatre to join Circus Oz as the new Chief Operating Financial Officer.

Belinda Hellyer returns from Maternity leave to manage the Honey Pot program for Adelaide Fringe.

Chris Kohn has been appointed the Diversity Associate for BEMAC, QTC, Metro Arts & LaBoite in Qld.

Penny Miles leaves Arts On Tour to join the Australia Council for the Arts as the new Program Manager, Market Development.

Pat Swell joins Access Arts Inc [QLD] as the new Executive Officer.

Vanessa Jones joins SA Writers Centre as the new Program Manager.

Eleanor Bucher is the new Marketing Manager at Musica Viva.

Terrapin Puppet Theatre’s Artistic Director, Frank Newman, is to step down from the company in mid-October to take up a position at the Sydney Opera House.

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