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TNV E-NEWS September 2010


Theatre Meetings around Australia There is a little buzz of energy around the country at the moment with different states having meetings or get-togethers to talk all things theatre:

  • TNV is running its first Victorian Theatre Meeting at MTC on 16 September. Contact Nicole for more information.
  • Theatre Council of Tasmania is up and running. For information about upcoming meetings, contact Elizabeth Walsh, Artistic Director, Ten Days on the Island:
  • The South Australian sector is having a second Open Space Theatre Forum, in November.
  • Queenslanders are getting together next week for an informal theatre gathering.
  • There is also some exciting planning happening in WA and NSW – stay tuned.
  • TNV is monitoring and supporting this activity.

Congratulations to Theatre Director Susie Dee for receiving the Australia Council’s CiteArts Residency. Susie will be resident at the Cite des Arts, Paris, for three months. Residencies at the studio are rotated amongst each of the Council’s Boards.

Barking Gecko Theatre Company is delighted to announce the appointment of John Sheedy as Artistic Director after an extensive national search.

Riverland Youth Theatre (RYT) UpRiver Residencies, SA – How to apply.UpRiver provides groups of artists with in-kind accommodation and workshop space towards the development of new performance works. Residencies of one to four weeks will be open to young, emerging and experienced independent artists across all art-forms.

Applications for the 2011 JUMP program are now open, closing 22 October 2010. As Australia’s largest artist mentoring program, JUMP is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, managed nationally by Youth Arts Queensland, and delivered in collaboration with state delivery partners

The 6th Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS) will be held from October 11 to 15, Seoul, South Korea.

Asialink’s Arts Management 2011 Residencies program closes Friday 10 Sept 2010. Opportunities for arts managers across all artforms to work with, and learn from, a host arts organisation based in Asia. Grants of up to $12,000 are available to cover the costs of airfares, accommodation and other support expenses.


The Australian Women Directors Alliance – Creating Change Forum is shaping up to be a dynamic and inspiring event: 10th and 11th September, Victorian Arts Centre. The focus of the event will be a celebration of the practice of women theatre makers and the possibilities for change and transformation in the theatre industry as we move towards greater diversity and inclusion in our companies and in our work.

Why Australian arts criticism is failing us all. FREE FORUM
Next week, the Wheeler Centre is programming a series of events looking at the state of arts criticism in Australia, under the thoroughly prejudicial name of Critical Failure. The panelists for the Theatre session are: Alison Croggon, Julian Meyrick, Stephen Sewell, Cameron Woodhead and Peter Mares. Theatre Criticism Session: 6:15PM – 7:30PM, Wednesday 08 September 2010.

Looking for space for rehearsals or meetings? The Big West team have settled into their new home in Footscray and are inviting performers and organisations to join them in an offer that is almost too good to be true! Big West is offering a 9x5m rehearsal space for as little as $10 an hour. The space is available on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.

The Office for the Community Sector’s 2010 Think Innovation Summit, Docklands, Wednesday 22 September 2010. FREE for all non-profits. The day will explore the new approaches the NFP community sector is taking to address challenges new and old, as well as showcasing the innovative achievements of NFP community organisations across the state and hear what’s happening abroad. International guest speaker: Debra Allcock Tyler, Chief Executive Director of Social Change, UK

AN ACCOUNT OF THE FUTURE Australia’s theatrical landscape is presently in an exciting state of transformation with changes in the leadership of five major companies. One of these new leaders, Malthouse Theatre’s incoming Artistic Director Marion Potts, reflects upon what such a transformation might mean in the 2010 Rex Cramphorn Memorial Lecture. Marion will offer her ideas about artistic priorities, and provide insights into where she may head in a bold new future of Australian theatre. Sunday 26 September 2.30pm
Merlyn Theatre.

Hair of The Dog – a regular performance evening of short works at The Dog Theatre in Footscray – invitation to artists. This will be a regular event that will provide artists with an opportunity to perform, try out work and meet each other and a different audience. Participating artists will receive a split of the door. If you have 10 -15 mins of something you would like to perform or need some more details please contact David Wells – 0421 064 164 or Peta Hanrahan The first one is on September the 4th (this Saturday) as a warm up to the Melbourne Fringe Festival. 8pm, All Tix $10. Bar Open@6pm

So You Wanna…Drive Social Marketing technologies like a pro Thurs 30 Sept 9am-4pm, South Melbourne Town Hall Theatrette, $90 Learn how to; stream, link, post, ping, tumble and tweet. We will actually take you to all these sites and upload and download everything you need to be able to use to effectively market your art (bring in your laptop and get up & running on the day).

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