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updated 7 June 2018
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Helps music creators get paid for their work and give music users easy ways to legally play and copy what they like. Royalties keep the music coming and ensure the industry’s future. And that’s what we all want to hear.
Works with artists from around the Northern Territory to develop and tour their work to local, national and international audiences.
arTour is Queensland's centre of contemporary touring knowledge. arTour supports performing artists and producers to tour work through regional Queensland and nationally. arTour also assists Queensland presenters to program performance work for their local audiences.
ArtsHub is Australia’s leading portal for professionals working within the arts, where a community of approximately 80,000 registered users; 13,000 premium members; and hundreds of dedicated contributors read, write and share their knowledge and passion for the industry.
Arts NT supports, develops and promotes the growth of the creative arts sector. Arts NT gives advice, develops partnerships and provides financial and infrastructure support for the arts.
As the state touring coordinator for NSW, Arts on Tour provides a broad and flexible range of services for NSW based presenters and producers, as well as interstate producers and presenters working with NSW based companies.
Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Environment and Science, is dedicated to growing a vibrant and sustainable arts and cultural sector in Queensland.
- Regional Arts Development Fund invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities, across Queensland.
- Backing Indigenous Arts is a groundbreaking approach that supports artists from creation to market through an investment cycle that begins with art centres and individual grants and concludes with support for Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.
The role of Arts South Australia is to ensure that the State recognises and capitalises on economic opportunities arising from the diverse arts and cultural organisations, practitioners, events and physical assets in the state by developing programs that build on cultural heritage and creativity, and providing financial support to the creative industries.
Arts Tasmania administers a range of opportunities for the support and development of the arts and movable cultural heritage sectors.
The Australian Copyright Council is an independent, non-profit organisation formed in 1968. Our mission is to advance the arts and the creative industries in Australia by promoting the value of copyright.
The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body. We support Australia's arts through funding, strengthening and developing the arts sector.
The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for Playing Australia.
The grant rounds will close on:
- Tuesday 2 October for projects starting 1 January 2019
- Tuesday 5 February for projects starting after 1 May 2019
- Tuesday 4 June for projects starting after 1 September 2019
- Tuesday 1 October for projects starting after 1 January 2020.
Next Marketing Summit: TBC
CAIAF represents the seven major flagship curated state and territory arts festivals in Australia. The MFI Commissioning Site (C-Site) is an annual conference of the member festivals of CAIAF, that brings together festival curators, artists, their producing companies and other buyers of work. They meet together in a single space across two and a bit days to observe, listen and learn about the ideas, concepts and visions of Australian artists, collectives and companies.
If you're an artist or company with an idea that you believe meets the vision of the Major Festivals Initiative, apply for funds here.
Support artists to develop their practice and make art. Producsing great art that shares the stories of regional South Australia.
Presents shows and workshops for people of all ages at their arts centres in Whyalla, Port Pirie, Renmark, Mount Gambier and Noarlunga and community owned venues in other centres.
Country Arts WA is the only Western Australian arts body with a purely regional focus. They work with the regional arts sector by focusing on arts’ investment and project advice opportunities, strategies to encourage development and growth, communication of strong, positive stories and the networking of regional hubs and leadership programs across the State.
Create NSW is the NSW Government’s new arts and cultural driver, which brings together arts, screen and culture functions in a new integrated entity. Create NSW has responsibility for many of the functions previously undertaken by Arts NSW and Screen NSW.
Live Performance Australia (LPA) is the peak body for Australia's live entertainment and performing arts industry.
The Performing Arts Network of New Zealand (PANNZ) is a capacity building organisation driven by, and in support of, New Zealand's professional performing arts sector. Tour-Makers supports the national touring of contemporary New Zealand theatre, music and dance.
The Performing Arts Touring Alliance (PATA) is Australia's key strategy for the national performing arts touring sector. It is a cohesive and objective voice for key stakeholders and government, providing quality and informed strategic advice and policy.
Provides advice and support through regular opportunities and updates, and offer in-depth support on a fee-for-service basis, including all aspects of producing, marketing and production planning, and mentoring.
Regional Arts Australia is the key national body representing the broad and complex interests and concerns of those working with and for the arts in regional, rural and remote Australia.
Regional Arts Network, offering professional development and connectivity through networking and support to regional, remote and rural artists and arts professionals.
Regional Arts Victoria inspires art across the state. Through creative facilitation, touring, education, specialised resources, artistic projects and advocacy, we develop and sustain creative communities and artistic practice all over Victoria.
AAPPAC has a focus for: Establishing the Asia Pacific region as a leader in the performing arts industry. Promoting the exchange of artistic programmes in arts centres. Fostering closer ties and better understanding amongst the people of the region. Establishing and providing an information network for arts centres and fostering development and growth of technical, administrative and management skills and expertise available within the region.
Next Conference Date: TBA
CircuitWest is the Western Australian state network for performing arts centres, which supports and promotes its membership, drives policy and actively participates in the development of the performing arts throughout Western Australia.
They support the development of the performing arts throughout Australia with their broad membership including arts centres, independent producers and companies, festivals and performing arts consultants, agencies and funding bodies.
See next conference date under Markets.
Offering professional development and connectivity through networking and support to regional, remote and rural artists and arts professionals.
The Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand (EVANZ) is the peak body representing the venue industry in New Zealand with a membership of 120 venues nationally.
Next Conference: TBC
NSW & ACT Performing Arts Centres Association (NAPACA)
NAPACA has recently been incorporated to replace the former organisation representing venues, INAPAC
Formed in 2013, SAPA is a state association representing South Australian performing arts presenters.
NARPACA's vision is to be recognised as a network of performing arts and events venues, delivering increasing benefits to our members and communities through national and international partnerships with all levels of business and government.
- The next Technical Managers’ Conference will be held in February, 2019.
- The next Box Office and Marketing Network (BOMNet) Conference will be held Monday 25th - Wednesday 27th February on the Gold Coast.
- The next Managers' Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held in March, 2019.
VAPAC will promote, support and foster a network of performing arts centres, strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders and provide leadership in the development of the arts industry's best practice in performing arts programming, presentation, venue management and community cultural development.
- The next go to VAPAC events
Theatre Network Australia (TNA) is the leading industry development organisation for the performing arts, prioritising independent artists and small to medium companies.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, TNA works nationally and has a dedicated Victorian program. We run professional development forums, including workshops on current issues for the sector including sustainability, touring, diversity in theatre, Indigenous theatre, women in theatre and interconnections, and we provide information and resources through our popular e-news and the online resource library.
- TNA is now planning the next Australian Theatre Forum, and has commissioned an independent review by Consultant Andrew Bleby in order to help to rethink and re-articulate the purpose, values, key elements, and priorities for 2019 – 2025. To stay informed sign up to TNA’s enews.
Theatre Network NSW is the peak agency for theatre in NSW. Its purpose is to lead, strengthen and support the professional theatre industry. TNN does this by building capacity in the small-to-medium and independent sector and by connecting and working closely with stakeholders including the major performing arts companies, industry peers and strategic partners.
See also PAC Australia (formerly APACA)
Virgin Australia has announced a new baggage allowance for inividual artists in our industry. When booking flights for artists, all LPA Members are now eligible to access a generous 64kg of checked baggage totaling 4 pieces of baggage (increased from 32kg across three pieces), when travelling domestically within Australia.
Artist Boot Camp is a four week online program for independent performing artists to learn how to produce a show like a pro! Run by Laura Milke-Garner
From Indy Theatre Forum On Touring (April 2018) with Critical Stages Director Chris Bendall and Programming Producer Penny Watt.
Offering professional development and connectivity through networking and support to regional, remote and rural artists and arts professionals.
Hot Tip Tuesday by Auspicious Arts Incubator -Bite-sized pieces of advice for artists, every week!
PAC Australia summary of the Australian touring markets The Australian Arts Market Summary
Honey Pot, is Adelaide Fringe’s internationally recognised arts marketplace, providing a dynamic matchmaking service for Artists and Industry Delegates. Lead by Fringe artists at all stages of development,
Honey Pot Artists are able to showcase their work in its entirety and connect with over 200 industry delegates.
Participating in the Honey Pot program provides the opportunity to start new conversations, develop and continue professional relationships, and form lasting connections.
Outcomes often exceed expectations when new works, artists and ideas are explored in a spirit of openness and discovery. Connections established via the Honey Pot experience provides pathways for future programming and producing throughout Australia around the world.
Next Market: 11 February - 15 March 2020
The deadline to opt into Honey Pot for artists is Friday 13 December, 2019.
SALON is an initiative to build relationships between NSW artists/producers and presenters, regional and metro: a small-scale, lo-fi conversation starter without the bells and whistles of a full-blown showcase.
Open to: Presenters - NSW based & Producers - NSW based.
Next Market: Tamworth as a prelude to Artstate on Thursday 31 October 2019
SAPA Showcase (SA)
South Australian Presenters Association (SAPA) present a yearly showcase. With the aim to present local shows for our member venues.
Open to: Presenters - SA based & Producers - SA based. The focus is state based however Showcase is open to all Australian Producers.
Next market: Tuesday 25 June 2019, Gawler Civic Centre, 89-91 Murray St, Gawler SA
Showcase Victoria (VIC)
Showcase Victoria is the performing arts marketplace – an annual event which provides a unique platform for producers, artists and theatre-makers to promote their work to a wide range of venues and programmers from Victoria and beyond and ultimately to facilitate touring.
Open to: Presenters -VIC Based & Producers - VIC Based. The focus is state based however Showcase is open to all Australian Producers and Presenters.
Next Market: 12-14 May, 2020, Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo Victoria
Shows on the Go (WA)
Through the community voting process the touring program brings performing arts to remote and regional communities that may not have regular access to live professional performances. This is done annually through the Shows on the Go Touring Menu, via the National Touring Selector, where communities vote for their favourite shows.
The Shows on the Go menu covers everything from theatre, dance, music, children’s entertainment, circus, puppetry and comedy.
Open to: Presenters -WA regionally and remotely based & is open to all Producers. There is a strong emphasis on tourability to regional and remote communities.
Next Market: TBC
Queensland Touring Showcase is an important annual event for artists, producers, presenters, venues and key industry players across the Queensland touring network to come together and exchange ideas, discuss new opportunities, plan and collaborate.
Showcase is designed to maximise opportunities for productions that meet the programming needs of Managed Venues in Queensland. The event features a dynamic mix of production pitching and performance excerpt sessions, as well as time for planning and discussion between producers and presenters to create stronger, more meaningful touring outcomes.
Open to: Presenters – QLD Based and Producers – the focus is state based however Showcase is open to Australian and International Producers.
Next Market: 4 October 2019, Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley QLD, more info here
WA Showcase (WA)
Produced by CircuitWest, WA Showcase is an annual performing arts industry presentation event where presenters and producers from around the nation get to see and hear about the excellent work being made in Western Australia and consider options for presenting shows.
Usually around mid-May each year
Open to: Presenters -WA Based & Producers - WA Based. The focus is state based however Showcase is open to all Australian Presenters.
Next Market: 9 - 12 June 2020
"Victoria will deliver a reinvigorated APAM from 2020-2024" Read more about the "New Shape" of APAM
Open to: Australian and International Presenters & Australian Producers. The focus is on Australian producers however APAM is open to all International Producers.
Autumn, Spring, - in line with Australia Council Playing Australia funding rounds
Next dates: Spring 2019
Open to: Australian Presenters & Producers. The focus is Australian based however this online round is open to all International Producers.
Scheduled to be held between August - September annually
Open to: Australian Presenters & Producers. The focus is Australian based however PAX is open to all International Producers.
Next Market: 26-29 August, 2019 Caloundra, QLD
The annual Arts Market, run by the Performing Arts Network of New Zealand (PANNZ), is New Zealand’s sole marketplace for the promotion of professional tour-ready performing arts.
Open to: NZ Presenters & Producers. The focus is NZ based however the Arts Market is open to all International Presenters.
Next Market: Tuesday 5 - Thursday 7 March, 2019 Auckland , New Zealand
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