TNN is the peak agency for theatre in NSW.
View this email in your browser


A fun and speedy networking gig for independents - book free here

TNN's last event for 2017 - come along, socialise and share with others in your industry

Only 4 days to go before we gather at the Pilgrim Theatre for this year's final event. And its going to be a doozy! Theatre Network NSW in conjunction with AIM Dramatic Arts and Creative Plus Business invites you to join us for a speed networking event for independent theatre makers.  It’s free but places are limited so get in quick to secure your place at this event designed to get you connected quickly! 

When: at 6.30pm, Monday 7th November

Where: Pilgrim Theatre, 262 Pitt Street, Sydney

If you have any questions about this event please don't hesitate to contact Jane Kreis at

TNN 2017 Arts NSW funding is confirmed

Theatre Network NSW is pleased to announce that it has been successful in its 2017 Annual Program funding through Arts NSW. TNN joins 57 other organisations sharing in single-year support from the NSW Government. This funding combined with strong partnerships and Associate membership helps drive the organisation’s events, services and programs. ‘In just two years since being … Read More

Taking us all beyond The Limits at Artlands Dubbo 

TNN would like to thank keynote speaker, Julian Louis, Director of NORPA as well as our 5 panellists (Scott Howie, Lindy Hume, Stephen Champion, Lily Shearer and Sarah Parsons) for a fabulous provocation on contemporary theatre practice in regional Australia.

But we'd also like to thank our other 40 regional theatre forum attendees for their commitment and striking input. It was an epic event with feisty and engaging conversation over the three hours  and some hard work from everyone to generate key actions and ideas from that conversation which were: A new paradigm of assertiveness, implementation of support structures, generating critical appraisal, celebrating quality of diversity, as well as theatre's critical and provocative role in addressing issues that face humankind.

The notes from this facilitated conversation will be available on our website in December and sent out to all presenters and attendees. Thank you again to Artlands Dubbo 2016 for the amazing opportunity to have this important discussion. They will also be forwarded to our colleagues at the Australian Theatre Forum.


Funding & Fellowships

IMPACT Funding | Perpetual | 2017 Round now open

KEY DATES: 2017 IMPACT PHILANTHROPY APPLICATION PROGRAM Applications open: Thursday 27 October 2016 at 9am AEDT Applications close: Friday 2 December 2016 at 5pm AEDT Applicants informed of outcomes: by Friday, 30 June 2017 Thanks to the generosity of our clients, Perpetual distributes more than $80 million annually from the charitable trusts and endowments we … Read More

The 2016 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and Fellowship

Sydney Theatre Company is inviting applications from Australia’s talented playwrights for the 2016 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellowship. The prizes are designed to benefit both emerging and established writers and have a total prize pool of $32,500. The Patrick White Playwrights’ Award offers a cash prize of $7,500 for a full-length unproduced … Read More

2016 Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights

Belvoir is now seeking applications for the 2016 Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights. The Fellowship is given to an early career playwright with a strong and unique theatrical voice. It is an integral part of Belvoir’s ongoing artistic development activities and commitment to new Australian work. Presented to an emerging playwright whose work demonstrates … Read More

Chosen: Identifying and supporting Indigenous artistic talent through apprenticeships and residencies

Do you have a residency or internship that would give promising indigenous artists the opportunity to grow? Closing date 28 November 2016 Chosen allows Indigenous communities to take control and plan for how they will nurture younger people from their community/sector in the arts and/or culture. Chosen sets out to reinvigorate the cultural practice of master apprentice relationships … Read More

Artist with Disability Fellowship

Artist with Disability Fellowship The Artist with Disability Fellowship ($30,000) is offered by the State Government, in consultation with Accessible Arts, to enable a professional NSW artist with disability to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. The purpose of the Fellowship is to assist a mid-career and or established artist to build on their … Read More



EOIs to join Erth at Myrtle Street

Erth is welcoming expressions of interest from organisations and individuals in the arts and creative industries to join them in the new 2000sqm space. Office and creative studio space is now available for long and short-term leases. If you are interested in these spaces please contact Erth or (02) 8571 9133 Erth Visual & Physical Inc. … Read More

PLUS! Erth is on the hunt for a highly skilled Producer to join the team, supporting the company in all aspects of their national and international operations. A full job description is available on the website (About – Work with Us) with applications closing Friday, 18 Nov 2016. If you have any questions about the role contact Erth on email

PACT’s VACANT ROOM 2017 Now Open

VACANT ROOM 2017 Expressions of Interest are now open for Vacant Room 2017. Residency dates: 27 March to 14 April 2017 End of residency showings: 13 & 14 April 2017 Vacant Room Shared Residency offers three interdisciplinary artists or groups a shared, space only three-week residency at PACT. A professional mentor will work with and … Read More

Community Spaces – Park Lane Theatre – Call Out for 2017 Program

Park Lane Theatre in Lennox Head is inviting artists, producers and promoters to join its inaugural entertainment program in 2017. The Northern Rivers’ newest live music and events venue is seeking high-quality music, theatre, dance, and performance art productions. Community-focused events are especially encouraged to apply. It is one of the best-equipped spaces between the … Read More

Paid Producing Internship with STC/Performance 4a

Closing 4 November: Is this for you? Sydney Theatre Company in collaboration with Asian Australian Arts Company Performance 4a, have an exciting opportunity available for a Producer from an Asian Australian background. The role, based at Sydney Theatre Company’s home the Wharf, would involve working part time (approximately 2 days per week) for 6 months with STC’s Artistic … Read More

Head Tenant sought for Green Square Arts Centre

City of Sydney are calling for applications to find a head tenant for a new, multi-disciplinary arts centre in Green Square. The former nurses’ quarters of South Sydney Hospital has been transformed into a 3-level creative centre. Facilities include a gallery, classrooms, artist studios, a purpose built facility for jewellery making, creative office space … Read More

Applications will close promptly at 5pm (AEDT) on Monday 21 November 2016.


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

Coffee, Tea & 25 Cigarettes – an opportunity to look at the past and future

Make and take the time to ask the questions & talk about Arab Australian contemporary theatre Thursday 3 November, 7.00pm – 9.30pm, Bankstown Arts Centre FREE ENTRY, LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE REGISTER ‘Coffee, Tea & 25 Cigarettes’ is an informal evening about Arab Australian contemporary theatre over the last 25 years. Artists who have been making Arab-centred … Read More

Your input sought for 2017 Australian Theatre Forum

Here’s a pair fit for a forum! Theatre Network Australia announces that the Co-Curators for the 2017 Australian Theatre Forum, (to be held in the 2017 OzAsia Festival, Adelaide 3-5 October, 2017), are the dynamic duo of Alexis West and Steve Mayhew.  Alexis and Steve will be talking to you … Read More

Around the sector...

Arts Sector Industry Training Advisory Body – a great connection for NSW theatre 

TNN is fortunate to sit on NSW Industry Training Advisory Body’s Arts Sector Committee. Through this committee we receive updates on what training is available for the NSW theatre sector but are also able to feed into the industry training sector what it is you and our sector need.

In October, the Federal Government announced cuts to subsidised vocational courses through the VET system. Of 70 creative arts courses previously eligible for funding, only 13 are now available according to the government’s new criteria. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the changes were made in order to remove ‘lifestyle-related’ training courses and focus on those which would benefit Australia economically in the 21st century. TNN is aware of several submissions made to the government on this matter prior to the feedback closing date of 23rd October and will report on the outcomes of the feedback. 

#istandwiththearts audiences and feedback sent to MPs 

In the follow up to the election the NSW theatre working group who instigated the #istandwiththearts curtain call campaign has, through Theatre Network NSW, sent letters and requests to 49 Federal MPs across NSW to have them meet with local theatre industry, to express the value of our industry, and to encourage the government to return funds to the Australia Council. This is part of the ongoing mission of the working group to collectively advocate and work on particular issues facing the arts and the NSW theatre industry.

Members of the NSW Theatre Producers Working Group: Australian Theatre for Young People, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir, Critical Stages, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Ensemble, Force Majeure, Griffin Theatre, Hothouse Theatre, Lingua Franca, Merrigong Theatre, Monkey Baa, Mooghalin, National Theatre of Parramatta, NORPA, PACT, Performance 4a, Performance Space, Performing Lines, Powerhouse Youth Theatre, Redline, Shopfront, Sport for Jove , Sydney Theatre Company, Theatre Network NSW, Urban Theatre Projects, Zeal Theatre.

Australia Council Board Announcements 

The Turnbull Government has announced the appointment of four new members and the reappointment of four members to the Australia Council Board, including Ms Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin as the new Deputy Chair.

Mr Sam Walsh AO, Ms Kate Fielding, Ms Zoe McKenzie and Mr Leigh Carmichael have been appointed as new members of the Board for three year terms. 

The Government is adopting governance best practice by introducing staggering of terms.

Mr Adrian Collette AM, Mr Khoa Do and Ms Sophie Mitchell have been reappointed as members of the Board for two years, bringing an outstanding mix of skills and experience in governance, leadership and the arts and cultural sectors.

The Government congratulates the new and reappointed Board members who will provide a combination of continuity and fresh perspectives. The Board now has 12 members, including the Chair, Rupert Myer AO; Christine Simpson Stokes; Rebecca Weisser; and the CEO of the Australia Council, Tony Grybowski.

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
Theatre Network NSW is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Google Plus
Copyright © 2016 Theatre Network NSW Inc, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp