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Bumper crop of events for Winter 

Events for you in 2017 

NSW theatre for young audiences?
TNN & WOW event

Are you making theatre for young audiences? Or do you want to connect with those that are?
SAVE THE DATE for 12th September
At: Casula Powerhouse (more info to come soon)

What is the current situation in NSW around new theatre work for young audiences? Because, if young audiences are our future how are we … Read More

TOURING WORKSHOP
Presented by AOT, NAPACA & TNN

BOOK NOW
Fri. 21 July 2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  
At: 107 PROJECTS 107 Redfern Street Redfern, NSW

Ahhh touring... how do get it to work well for you and your potential audiences? Join us for a full-day workshop that tells you everything you need to know about getting your work on the road! An informative, demystifying workshop for NSW producers and performance partners...

TNN Round-Up - Some of what we do with you...
There is so much that our sector does behind the scenes. TNN is working to develop resources, advocacy and opportunities across our sector. In order to do that it works closely with its peers and associates on emerging issues and ideas. This month some of our background work included:
  • TNN's NSW Theatre Producers Working Group developing an Advocacy Masterclass
  • NSW Performing Arts Wellbeing Working Group developing a NSW forum and sector resources
  • NSW Showcase meetings with AOT & NAPACA + development of 2nd Presenters and Producers event later in 2017
  • Gender parity in NSW theatre industry meetings with Australia Council for the Arts & MEAA
  • Auspicing and insurance updates
If you have ideas, issues or industry updates to share please get in touch and remember to share the news with those who aren't yet Associates.
From Left: Emily Ayoub, Maeve Marsden, and Jane Kreis behind the scenes.
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Funding 

Country Arts Support Program (CASP) – Now Open

Country Arts Support Program (CASP) is a wonderful small grant/funding resource for regional arts activities for more information please read below or go directly to the Regional Arts NSW website or your local regional arts development organisation. Applications close: 5pm, Thursday 27 July 2017 COUNTRY ARTS SUPPORT PROGRAM (CASP) is an annual small grants program … Read More

Create NSW 

Create NSW (formerly Arts NSW and Screen NSW) is now officially launched and funding through Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Development Program is open but has closing rounds this month for the following:

  • Virtual Reality Development Initiative for the Arts – closing 9 June
  • Arts and Cultural Projects (Round 1) – closing 13 June
  • Regional Touring (Round 1) – closing 13 June
  • Regional Partnerships (Round 1) – EOI process – closing 13 June
  • Young Regional Artist Scholarship Program – closing 19 June Read More

Australia Council funding 

Are you beavering away on your Australia Council funding application? Or do you need to know more about the current funding rounds? Next rounds close on 6th of June!  Read More
 

Arts On Tour Community Presenter Touring Grants

Next round opens in August and closes in September so get your tour ideas ready! The Grant is designed to broaden access to professional productions to audiences in regional and remote NSW, and local councils, community groups, professional arts organisations as well as artists themselves area all encouraged to apply. Grant funds can be used to support up to 50% of the performance/delivery fee of a touring production. With the … Read More
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Professional Development (& other great opportunities)

EOIs for Indy Artists & Producers – Australian Theatre Forum 2017 OPEN NOW

Australian Theatre Forum is now accepting Expressions of Interest for Independent Artists & Producers wishing to attend. SUBMIT YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST NOW! ATF is a Theatre Network Australia event. Adelaide, 3-5 October 2017 Australia has just announced the theme for this year’s Australian Theatre Forum Co-curated by Alexis West and Stephen Mayhew… Read More

EOIs open now: Beyond Tick Boxes – cultural diversity in the arts

Diversity Arts Australia EOIs open now: Beyond Tick Boxes: a symposium on cultural diversity in the arts When: Thursday, June 29 at 9 AM – 6 PM Where: Casula Powerhouse Beyond Tick Boxes is a symposium designed to facilitate dialogue between artists, companies, creators, producers, organisations and institutions … Diversity Arts Australia are currently accepting applications from independent artists and/or arts workers based in Sydney to attend this event (20 spaces available spots).Read More

William St subsidised tenancies – City of Sydney

Expressions of interest for long-term tenancies at City of Sydney’s William Street creative hub are now open… The closing date for applications is 5pm (AEST) 29 June 2017. Creative enterprises, we have a wonderful opportunity for you. We have 2 large, open plan office spaces available at our William Street creative hub. Located on level … Read More

Industrial Evolution & Practice Schmactice – Ideas with benefits

For those purchasing a ticket for the Creative Plus event you’re also entitled to FOUR HOURS FREE business advice for your creative practice AND exclusive access to the Vivid Ideas Lounge from 5:30pm. You can explore creative survival & evolution with Creative Plus Business and get to the real nitty gritty of all those other seminars you’ve ever attended with Generate. And for those purchasing a ticket … Read More

Bundanon Trust 2018 Residencies Close 19 June

Bundanon Trust 2018 residences are now open (closing midnight, 19 June 2017) with applicants receiving notification in September this year. Bundanon residencies are highly prized with a limited number of opportunities available per year. As a result, applications for residency are competitive. Each year we receive hundreds of applications, and the current success rate is … Read More

Critical Stages Call-Out to Indy Producers

EOI’s now open to Independent Theatre Producers, Artists and Companies around Australia  Critical Stages is launching its first annual call-out to artists looking to tour around Australia, and especially to regional Australia. Here’s what we are looking for in touring productions: Our focus is on contemporary theatre and predominantly text-based theatre, music theatre or cabaret. … Read More

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What’s On: your sector events around the state and further afield

Artists for Social Change Forum – Carnival of the Bold
June 2, 2017

ON TOMORROW!! CAUSE & EFFECT: ARTS & SOCIAL CAUSE FORUM – Saturday, 3 June 2017 @ 3pm-5pm $20  Attend a panel discussion with selected academics, arts workers and directors of NGOs to discuss the artists as cause and effect  and how artists can play a more active role as agents for social change. Speakers include: Grace … Read More


Longhouse (CAAP)’s BEHIND THE SCENES OF AUSTRALIAN GRAFFITI

BEHIND THE SCENES OF AUSTRALIAN GRAFFITI AT STC Join Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) at Sydney Theatre Company (STC) for their second Longhouse event as they step behind the scenes of Australian Graffiti ahead of its world premiere. When & Where: 6pm – 8pm on Thurs 22 June at STC’s Wharf Studio, Sydney Theatre Company Pier 4, Hickson Road, … Read More

Create NSW Events @ Vivid

Create NSW – Reframing Art and Screen Culture Create NSW has a selection of events for arts and screen at this year’s Vivid. Fame & Fortune – Sustaining Your Artistic Practice is already sold out but you can email them to join the wait list here. Otherwise get along to… Shapeshifter Working across genres, artforms and … Read More

 Accessing The Arts Group

ACCESSING THE ARTS GROUP ATAG’s Upcoming Meetings for 2017 Accessing the Arts Group (ATAG) is a professional development group for arts organisations and venues, aiming to provide both support and information to improve disability access and social inclusion. New members are very welcome to come along and participate in this discussion. Following up on their … Read More

Save the Date for Practising DemocracySave the date – September 7-9, 2017 Developed by NYID (Not Yet It’s Difficult) Arts Centre Gold Coast presents –  2970° The Boiling Point Practising Democracy In 2016, Western democracy turned somersaults. Brexit, Trump, the rise of Le Pen and populist nationalism in Europe. Rather than fixating on the noise, 2970° goes deep into the … Read More

 Inspiration

 Raising the issue of gender equality in theatre critiques

Multiple reviewers of many genders, races, sexualities, and, perhaps most importantly, taste in art, might someday review one play and discuss the work in a dialectic. This approach might give the lie to the mask of objectivity and reveal that elusive thumbprint, taste, which can be invisibly gendered. In her speech at the female theatre … Read More

Can we celebrate being female, being human on our stages?

Calling for more female-driven musicals. Andrea Lepcio in HowlRound poses the question: Can we create musicals that allow women to be all that they are: good, bad, ugly, and beautiful? Can we celebrate being female? Can we celebrate being human? … If you Google feminist theatre, you get a strong HowlRound piece “Feminist Theatre: What does … Read More

 Resource Round-Up (R&D)

 New look RealTime launched 24 May

Some of your favourite Australian arts reading just got a new look! In REALTIME’s new website launched today, you can now RealTime TV, past articles and all the new ones! RealTime is Australia’s critical guide to national and international contemporary arts. Our focus is on experimentation in performance—live art, contemporary performance, adventurous theatre, dance, music, sound—photomedia, film, … Read More

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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 director@tnn.org.au 
 
Look forward to catching up around the sector,
Jane Kreis

Director
Theatre Network NSW
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