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The Associates, Values and Vision for 2017.

TNN opens Organisational Associate membership for all shapes and sizes!

You've asked and we've responded. TNN’s members are at the heart of all its activities. By taking annual Associate Membership for your organisation/company, you can offer everyone within your organisation the benefits of our NSW theatre industry networks, services and events. TNN Associate Membership will give your company access to:
  • network events and activities;
  • monthly e-news;
  • Network Perks;
  • research and advocacy;
  • auspicing;
  • funding support and general industry advice;
  • events, workshops, meetings tailored to your industry
  • online directory
  • industry networks
  • associated national engagement through Theatre Network Australia (TNA) and other national peak bodies
Welcome to those of you that have already taken it up. And of course to those of you who have taken up Individual Associate Membership since it launched in August. It's been a huge and tumultuous ride this year for our sector and it is wonderful to be working together and staying in touch on the diverse issues we face and the opportunities our sector is so clever at creating.

In addition,Theatre Network NSW is pleased to announce that for those of you in NSW who are also seeking the benefits of membership with Theatre Network Australia you can take out both memberships and receive a 20% discount off both! Yes, both! So, like your Victorian counterparts, you can now take advantage of having strong and local events and programs that are specific to your state of NSW through TNN and still get access to all the national stuff through TNA! And we’d like to make this networking as accessible and as easy as possible for you by providing 20% off both memberships! 
Scan above or go to Get Associated  

Before a quick and quiet break over the Christmas and New Year period TNN’s Director and Board got together to welcome new board members Ben Kay and Ali Murphy-Oates and review the organisation as a whole.

Ben Kay, TNN Board Member
Ali Murphy-Oates, TNN Board Member

Coming to the end of its second year as an incorporated entity, Theatre Network NSW had a long, hard look at the year that was and stepped forward to consider the organisation’s values and principles as we head into 2017.

We’d like to share some of the outcomes of this lively, collaborative and thought-provoking planning session

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Indy Theatre Forum for March 2017

In November and December TNN partnered on two Sydney-based events aimed at NSW independent theatre makers. 2017 sees a bigger Indy Theatre Forum in our future. Here’s the wrap…

Speed Networking with AIM Dramatic Arts and Creative Plus Business kicked off at the Pilgrim Theatre on Monday 7th November.

Indy Theatre Forum and Drinks organised by Critical Stages at The Arts Exchange on Monday 5 December. 

TNN is now working with The Seymour Centre to develop a 2 day forum for independent theatre which is currently scheduled for 24-25 March 2017  - SAVE THE DATE!
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2016 NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarships

The NSW State Government is offering 15 scholarships for young, regional artists and cultural workers to undertake exciting and career-making professional development opportunities. To apply go to Arts NSW website Scholarships are open to artists and performers from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen, curatorial and the … Read More

Australia Council funding open over Summer

Planning some down time for Summer? If you find yourself ruminating on some some projects, tours, collaborations or career development ideas then don’t forget that the first of the Australia Council for the Art’s grant rounds for 2017 close on Tuesday 7th February. It is important to note that some categories have three rounds in the … Read More

Who will determine A New Approach?

Myer, Fairfax and Keir foundations announced over 1.6 million dollars in joint funding on 2nd of December which is dedicated to developing 'an informed, independent entity which has the necessary resources and public authority to advance a coherent, comprehensive policy position from which we might build better political and institutional settings and allied public commentary'. The Myer Foundation, the … Read More

Community Futures funding

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is offering an opportunity for young people to be awarded up to $25,000 in funding for a community project in their local area. Taking part is easy: Identify a need in your rural NSW community Partner with a local community organisation Create a project plan for your … Read More


Professional Development

Playwriting opportunities abound this summer

Plenty of script development and award opportunities available to apply for this month! Playwriting Australia Script Development 2017 Playwriting Australia has been busy around Australia and doesn’t want you to miss out on the action and opportunities they provide. Applications are now now open for PWA’s first round of script development opportunities for 2017. Playwrights  will … Read More


Awards & Announcements…

Sydney Theatre Awards Nominees Announced

2016 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS NOMINEES  Nominations were announced today for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2016, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday 23 January 2017 at 6pm at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre, a much larger venue than previous years due to the burgeoning popularity of the ceremony. View the full … Read More

NSW artists working and presenting internationally

NSW artists from all art-forms and across the State have been awarded a share of $99,942 to help build their professional development and overseas collaborations.  The NSW Government’s Artists Support grants provided through Arts NSW will assist 21 diverse artists develop their skills through mentorships, residencies and other research projects abroad. Congratulations to them all … Read More


What's On: theatre around the state 

Apart from being Sydney Festival time in January, TNN thought we'd remind you of a few of the Sydney-based and independent theatre news and event sites. If you know of others why not share through TNN's Facebook or Twitter. Here's a couple to get the ball rolling...

Theatre Now

Theatre Sydney 

Realtime Arts

Not to mention...

Arts Hub

Creative Foyer


Beyond The Limits: words, meaning & actions

NORPA Artistic Director Julian Louis’s provocative speech at TNN’s regional theatre forum at ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016 certainly took us Beyond The Limits. It has since been picked up by Arts Hub and other media. But what does it and the conversation and ideas it generated mean for the NSW and Australian theatre industry? It is … Read More

ARTS FRONT: Steering Group Call Out

Arts Front is a four year project aimed at creating a new movement in the arts and cultural sector in Australia. If you haven’t heard about Arts Front yet or haven’t yet had a chance to connect with the project there is still plenty of scope for involvement. STEERING GROUP CALL OUT FOR NEW MEMBERS … Read More

Legislation reforms for VET Student Loan Cuts on arts courses

The recent inquiry into the Federal VET Student Loans Bill 2016 had strong submissions from the performing arts sector and peak agencies arguing for consultative, evidence-based selection of vocational courses that would still have student loans attached to them and citing the ‘valuable contribution to society – and the economy – that is made by the creative and performing … Read More

Performing Arts Touring Alliance 2016 Report released

PATA (Australia’s Performing Arts Touring Alliance) has published its 2016 National Touring Report. This is a report of the discussions and actions that took place as part of PATA’s national meeting at The Sydney Opera House in October 2016. The report can be found here Performing Arts Touring Alliance 2016 Report One of the actions of … Read More

 Resource Round-Up

A reminder of the TNN Share Swap 'n' Sell resource for all your summer bartering 
If you need assistance or further advice on any of the material in this e-news please don't hesitate to contact us. If you have information to share with your NSW colleagues please send it to Jane Kreis, Director at 
Look forward to catching up around the sector,
Jane Kreis

Theatre Network NSW
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