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TNN Across NSW

Welcome to new and existing Associate Members - we like to start our news with a bit of an update on what TNN has been up to and we've just been tallying our stats and KPIs. They help show how a small, industry focussed organisation like TNN operates a rather complex statewide network.

Crunching our 2016 numbers 
  • 1 Organisation = Benefits NSW theatre industry
  • The basic maths: 1 x Director, 3 days/week
  • 8 x Committee members
  • 1 x State
  • 7 x NSW theatre industry events
  • 11 x E-news 1 x Individual Associate Membership package
  • 3 x Organisation Associate Membership packages
  • 12,988 individual emails
  • 847 phone calls
  • 7 modes of transport: Plane, train, bus, … Read More
As TNN prepares its events for 2017 we look back at what we achieved in partnership with our amazing theatre sector in 2016. Despite it being a very tumultuous year, TNN and the sector continues to adapt and investigate new ways of sustaining and advocating for the work we all do. 

Two confirmed TNN events for 2017 are:
  1. Independent Theatre Forum (please note that the original late March date for this event has changed)
  2. Wellbeing Forum for NSW Theatre
Both of these are currently being scheduled for a little later in the year and we'll confirm the dates with you as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you have an industry event or workshop you would like to see TNN run in 2017, please get in touch with us with your ideas. Similarly if you are hosting an industry event, please send through the details to TNN and we'll ensure we get the work out. Email

Women In Theatre on International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day and in response to discussions TNN has been having around the sector on women in theatre we encourage you to SHARE YOUR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY ACTIVITY & IMAGES on your blog or on social media using #BeBoldForChange#IWD2017 to connect to the International Women's Day campaign worldwide. They'll also be featuring some of the most purposeful, impactful and fabulous activity throughout the year! #BeBoldForChange Karen Rodgers and the team from Griffin Theatre have done just that and you can read their blog here.




Would you like to explore creative collaborations, experiment with new art forms or pursue professional development opportunities? Achieve your artistic goals with funding assistance through the Blacktown City Council Creative Arts Fund. A total of $40,000 worth of grants will be awarded to local individuals and organisations. In 2016, 17 individuals and organisations received funding … Read More


The Australia Council for the Arts is offering presenters and programmers an opportunity to join a delegation to the 2017 YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival. The delegation will spend the final four nights of the festival immersing themselves in First Nations arts and culture. Delegates will have the opportunity to see and discuss work with colleagues, network … Read More

CROSS-POLLINATION: Audience Development Opportunity

Audience development skills exchange Amount: $6,000 Expressions of interest close: 14 March 2017 Notification: 28 March 2017 Activity dates: 1 April – 30 June 2017 Expressions of Interest are now open for Cross-Pollination, an audience development initiative. This program offers peer-to peer learning for staff involved in audience development across different art forms and regions. Each participant will be … Read More


Festivals Australia 

Funded through the Department of Communications and the Arts Closing 5pm March 24, 2017  Festivals Australia funds high-quality arts and cultural heritage projects that invite community participation and audience engagement. Activities can include but are not limited to a parade, performance, workshop, installation or exhibition. The aim is to give community members living in regional … Read More

Emerging/Early Career Artists Fund: Ian Potter Cultural Trust 


Round 2 Opens 27 March/Closes 23 May The Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $7,000 to assist emerging and early career artists of exceptional talent to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas. The Cultural Trust support applicants who can … Read More

Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program – DFAT


The Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) supports the delivery of high-quality public diplomacy initiatives which promote our economic, artistic, and cultural assets to an international audience. These initiatives strengthen Australia’s reputation as an innovative, creative nation and foster collaborative people-to-people links internationally. The ACDGP focus is on activities that contribute to advancing Australia’s foreign … Read More


Awards and Newsy Bits…

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of Australian artists | Australia Council

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced eight remarkable artists who have been recognised this year for their significant contributions to the cultural and artistic fabric of the nation. The prestigious Australia Council Awards recognise the life-long and continued contributions by artists in music, literature, community arts and cultural development, emerging and experimental arts, visual arts, … Read More

2017 Rose Byrne & Rebel Wilson Scholarship Winners Announced | ATYP


ATYP ANNOUNCE RECIPIENTS OF 2017 ROSE BYRNE & REBEL WILSON SCHOLARSHIPS Following an even bigger response to the second year of applications, Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) international ambassadors Rose Byrne and Rebel Wilson are delighted to announce the winners of their respective scholarships for 2017. With an abundance of talented young women … Read More

The Hon Don Harwin’s MLC NSW Minister for the Arts on ... Arts 


An article by Peter Munro in WA Today explores Don Harwin’s arts start in NSW. He’s been a minister for such a short time that he’s still counting writes Munro  … “It is a very exciting time to be the Arts Minister,” he says repeatedly, echoing Malcolm’s Turnbull former catchcry. Harwin is in the happy position … Read More


What’s On: theatre industry events around the state and further afield


South Asian Diaspora – Perception and Reality

Presented by Nautanki Theatre. Four wonderful speakers – writers, academics and social workers will discuss the topic – South Asian Diaspora – Perception and Reality. Venue: Information & Cultural Exchange (ICE), 8 Victoria Road in Parramatta. Date/Time: Saturday 11th March 2017 at 5.30 pm Panellists: Manisha Amin – CEO at Media Access Australia and Writer Indu Balachandran … Read More

Creative Partnerships Income Strategies Masterclass

UK Arts Fundraising and Sponsorship Consultant Nicole Newman is heading to Sydney to share over 20 years of experience working with cultural organisations to transform their sponsorship strategies and raise their commercial income. Who it’s for: Early- to mid-career fundraising, development and partnerships professionals working in small to medium arts organisations. What you’ll get: > A step-by-step guide to … Read More

APAM 2018 Roadshow: Australian Performing Arts Market

Are you an artist or company ready to tour your work internationally? APAM APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! Yep, The new APAM 2018 website is now live – and applications are open. Come along to the APAM 2018 Australian and New Zealand Roadshow to find out how you can be a part of APAM. Artists and companies are invited to attend any of the FREE APAM 2018 information sessions in capital and larger regional … Read More

Livestreaming for World Theatre Day: Crossing Continents and Cultures /HowlRound

What are you or your company doing on World Theatre Day? Let Theatre Network NSW (TNN) know and we’ll pop it in our e-news or social media ready for March 27, 2017! Celebrate World Theatre Day with performances from South Africa, Sweden, and the US of an American classic A Raisin in the Sun. Livestreaming on … Read More


SAMAG: Making a Career in the Arts

Making a Career in the Arts: Presented by SAMAG in collaboration with NAVA and Artspace ​Part of Art Month Sydney Date: Monday 20 March 2017 Time: 6pm Where: Level 2, Seminar Room, Artspace, ​The Gunnery, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo Admission: Free for SAMAG Members Non-Members: $20, Student: $10 via Eventbrite  Following a tumultuous 2016 and with the median creative income for Australian … Read More


This was shared with TNN through Common Cause and is a great example of an advocacy campaign that refocuses the language back to the value of the arts - in this case The Troy Library. Keep this in mind for future advocacy and valuing the arts campaigns.  

 Resource Round-Up

Manchester Royal Exchange audience manifesto commits to ‘connect with ordinary people’

A new audience manifesto published by Manchester’s Royal Exchange calls for theatre to “demonstrate more ethnic diversity” and “connect more with ordinary people”. Believed to be the first publication of its kind, the manifesto outlines what audiences want from theatres following a two-year survey of 2,150 people. It was presented on February 20 as a … Read More

UK’s call for evidence on business support for the arts 

Photo: miuenski (CC BY-NC-SA) A call for evidence around the provision of business support to creative and cultural organisations has been issued by an Arts Council England-funded research project. As part of a new programme of business support for the arts, called Prosper, researchers at Coventry University are investigating current business support provision, as well as … Read More

Showcasing Creativity: Programming and Presenting First Nations Performing Arts | Australia Council

Showcasing Creativity reports on the level and types of First Nations performing arts programming in Australia’s mainstream venues and festivals; the presenting of works to audiences; and the motivations and obstacles for presenters and producers.It aims to promote and inform discussion about what is needed to … Read More

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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