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TNV E-News October 2014


20 – 23 Jan – ATF 2015: ‘Making It’ – Registrations Now Open Registration for the 2015 Australian Theatre Forum is now open for companies and approved independent artists and producers. Held at the Seymour Centre as part of the Sydney Festival, the forum is being curated by David Williams and will focus on how we are making theatre in Australia right now. Places are limited in each delegate category. ATF 2015 Program | Registrations.

29 Oct – Victorian Touring Workshop – Book Now Co-presented by TNV, RAV and VAPAC, the annual Victorian Touring Workshop is your chance to learn more about touring pathways available to companies and independents. This year’s program will feature panel discussions, break out sessions, and networking. Wednesday 29 October, 9.20am – 5pm, Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds. Registrations are filling fast. More info.


13 Oct – Adelaide Fringe 2015 – Honey Pot program – Registrations open next week Hundreds of premiere performances are launched at Adelaide Fringe each year. Honey Pot is a program that assists national and international programmers by providing accommodation support, matchmaking, complimentary tickets and networking as they look for the best contemporary art works. For more info contact |Registrations.

13 Oct – Playwriting Australia: Lotus Salon Program – Submissions openPlaywriting Australia is offering a development workshop for Melbourne playwrights who define themselves as Asian-Australian. Convened by Damien Millar, the workshop will kick off at the end of October and comprise eight sessions of writing exercises, play reading analysis and discussions on craft with guest speakers from the industry. Submissions close 13 Oct via email: | More info

12 Oct – Screening – ABC’s ‘Tempest at the Drop-In’ This documentary film follows the experience of participants from the St Kilda Drop-In Centre as they create a production of The Tempest at Theatreworks alongside a small group of professional actors and theatre makers. Tempest At The Drop-In will be screened at 10.15pm, Sunday 12 October on ABC TV. View the trailer |Screening info.

5 Dec – Creative Partnerships Australia: Plus1 funding program closesOpen to participants Australia-wide, Plus1 is a matched funding program that will provide an incentive to attract new and increased donations to the arts sector. Applications close on 5 December for development/fundraising campaigns taking place between February and late May 2015. Find out more about the Plus1 Program | Access recordings from the CPA National Roadshow| Download CPA’s new Strategic Plan

National Play Festival will travel to Adelaide in 2015 Playwriting Australia has announced that the National Play Festival will travel to Adelaide for the first time in 2015. The Festival will present four days of new Australian plays, artist talks, masterclasses and industry discussions from 22 to 25 July at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Find out more here.


21 – 25 Oct – ‘The Role of the Spectator’ workshop with international artist Nicole Beutler Makers of all disciplines are invited to share and sharpen aspects of their practice by making, reworking, recycling and upcycling performance material. Alongside each day of studio-based practice, participants will view performances at Melbourne Festival in the evening which will provide further context for the workshop. Presented by Chunky Move and Melbourne Festival. Applications close 13 October. Applications and workshop details.

2 Nov – Playtime: Gasworks Arts Park and Midsumma now calling for submissions Playtime is a free professional development program for playwrights whose work deals with queer themes. If you have an idea for a show, a completed script, or anything in between, they want to hear from you. Four works will be selected by the industry panel, and invited to present a 15 minute staged reading as part of Midsumma Festival in January 2015. Apply here.

17 Oct – White Night Melbourne 2015 – submissions close next week EOIs are now open for performers, designers, artists, arts organisations, venues and businesses to be a part of White Night 2015. This event brings together local and international artists, transforming the city into an all-night celebration: 7pm on Saturday 21 until 7am Sunday 22 February 2015. Submit an EOI now. More info.

28 Oct – Arts Law Workshop: contracts, DGR, TCC and Risk Management – FREE The Arts Law Centre of Australia and the Victorian Arts Law Consortium present ‘Building Stronger Organisations’, a free workshop and legal clinic for the arts. Sessions include: Contracts in creative partnerships; Deductible gift recipiency (DGR) and Tax concession charity (TCC); Risk management, liability and insurance. Tues 28 Oct, The Wheeler Centre, Melb. Book your spot here.

30 Oct – Big West Festival 2015 – Artist Call Out Artists in the west are invited to submit ideas and proposals for the tenth anniversary of Big West Festival. Taking over Nicholson Street, Footscray, the theme for 2015 will be The Inner And Outer World Of The House. If you make music or performance that’s unusual, fun, political, multicultural or beautiful, Big West wants to hear from you before Thursday 30 Oct. Festival Guidelines.

1 Nov – Live Art Camp: ‘Open Space’ at Arts House – Free Triage are organising the Live Art Camp at Arts House in November. You’re invited to attend the Open Space session led by Nick Sweeting (UK) on Saturday November 1st 10am-5pm. Read more about Open Space | Bookings.

9 Nov – Melbourne Citizens’ Forum presented by The Wheeler Centre – $12 
If engaged citizenry is about being heard – how do we raise our voice above the throng? The Wheeler Centre needs a day of your time come up with some concrete ways that the concerned and passionate individual might make a difference. You’re invited to be a part of TWC’s first ever Citizens’ Forum. Myer Mural Hall, 10:30AM – 5:30PM, Sunday 9 November. Tickets: $12
 More info.

Vic Health and Arts Victoria – Arts Innovation Challenge opens in November VicHealth invites arts practitioners, designers and others from the creative industries to submit pitches for approaches using digital media or technologies to increase physical activity and social connection. Successful pitches will receive a grant to develop prototypes. Read more here.


10 Oct – Performing Lines: Asia Producers’ Platform – Artist Call OutPerforming Lines and Live Performance Australia (LPA) are excited to announce that applications for the 2014 Asia Independent Producers Platform Camp (APPCAMP) are now open.
 Up to five independent Australian producers will be flown to Korea to take part in a week-long camp alongside producers from partner countries. Read more about APPCAMP here.

APACA Conference – Keynote presentation available for download. Joel Tan, USA. Looking for an opportunity to listen to Joel Tan’s keynote presentation from the APACA Conference in Hobart this year? The presentation is now available on the APACA website. Find out more here.


  • Peta Hanrahan has left her position as Artistic Director and Board Member of The Dog Theatre.
  • Jeremy Gaden will depart as Director of The Substation in late October to take up the position of Senior Program Manager, Partnership Programs, Arts Victoria.
  • John Bell steps down as founding Artistic Director of Bell Shakespeare Company at the end in 2015, to be replaced by current Co-Artistic Director Peter Evans.


Compiled by Bethany Simons for Theatre Network Victoria.

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