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Audition for Lucy Guerin’s New Work

Audition for Lucy Guerin’s New Work

Applications close 6 January 2019

Lucy Guerin Inc is seeking dancers for the Company’s new work Metal, a collaboration with Indonesian heavy metal choir Ensemble Tikoro which is set to premiere in 2020. Auditions will be held for professional dancers with strong contemporary technique and improvisation skills. They are delighted to invite professional dancers interested in working on this project, to complete an application form.

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Women’s Circus Production Mentorship Program

Women’s Circus Production Mentorship Program

Applications close 6 January 2019

Designed for emerging women* identifying circus and physical theatre artists,  Still I Rise will support the development of a season of a new performance work in the West as part of one of Melbourne’s most vital festivals, the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

What’s in it for the artists?

  • Up to $10,000 of in-kind support from Women’s Circus (4 weeks of rehearsal space and 6 weeks of administrative support)
  • A choice of local venues for your season- at low or no cost
  • The use of costumes and specialised equipment
  • A financial contribution of $1000 from Women’s Circus towards the production
  • Up to 40 hours of Production,Creative and Marketing support from the Executive Director and Artistic Director of Women’s Circus
  • Melbourne Fringe fee covered
  • Any funding submissions auspiced by Women’s Circus

*Women’s Circus welcomes any member who identifies as, or has lived as a woman, or identifies as non-binary. 

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Sydney Festival Disability Programming Initiative

Sydney Festival Disability Programming Initiative

Applications close 31 March 2019

Sydney Festival is committed to increasing the representation of artists with disability in the annual program. As such, they have collaborated with Accessible Arts to invite artists with disability or who are Deaf to pitch projects for inclusion in their 2020 program. Artists can submit via print, audio, video or in person by 31 March 2019.

What they are looking for:

  • Sydney Festival programs free events, visual arts, music, theatre, dance, large public installations, online events and everything in between
  • They look for exemplary artistic and cultural endeavours that are adventurous, international best practice and have something new to say to the world
  • They look for a strong aesthetic language, demonstrable artistic/cultural skills and an articulate story to tell
  • Successful projects often have multiple partners to help fund and present the work and a clearly articulated target audience

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Call Out: Experimental Choreographic Residency

Call Out: Experimental Choreographic Residency

Applications close 24 January 2019

Critical Path are currently seeking proposals from artists or artist collaborations, for a 3-week residency focusing on experimental choreographic practice taking place from 23 April – 10 May 2019.

The successful project will receive:

• Up to $7500 towards project expenses: artist fees, equipment and materials costs.
• 3 weeks of space at Critical Path, Drill Hall, from 23 April – 10 May 2019.
• Production and technical support.
• Producing support from Performance Space.
• Creative advice and feedback from Performance Space and Critical Path.
• A facilitated feedback session at the conclusion of the residency.
• Photographic documentation of the work-in-progress showing.

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Applications open for Take Over! 2019

Applications open for Take Over! 2019

Applications close 18 January 2019

Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe invite independent artists to develop and present a new performance work for 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Take Over! is a unique partnership between Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe that will enable an independent artist/company/collective to develop a creative idea throughout 2019 ready for presentation in the 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

The artists selected will have access to $30,000 of seed funding to develop their work. They will receive $30,000, rehearsal space, as well as a tailored program of support and mentorship in producing, marketing and fundraising.

Image: Colossus, Arts Centre Melbourne 2018. Photo by Mark Gambino

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SYO Seeks Donor Relationships Manager

SYO Seeks Donor Relationships Manager

Applications close 2 January 2019 

The Donor Relationship Manager is a senior management role reporting to the General Manager. This role is primarily responsible for overseeing the development and engagement of positive relationships with SYO Donors. This role will work closely with the Funding and Partnerships Manager to meet SYO strategic objectives and will manage the part-time Events Coordinator.

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Chunky Move seeks Production Manager

Chunky Move seeks Production Manager

Applications close 2 January 2019 

The Production Manager is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the Artistic Director’s vision is realised to its fullest potential within technical and budgetary constraints; providing frank, fearless and timely advice regarding safety, cost and feasibility issues.

The Production Manager role requires a proactive creative problem-solver with highly developed communication skills, who is a collaborative and positive contributor to the Chunky Move team culture.

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Australian Contemporary Puppetry Residency

Australian Contemporary Puppetry Residency

Applications close 19 December 2018

The Australian Contemporary Puppetry Residency was established by Terrapin in 2017 to support the development of new contemporary puppetry projects in Australia. This annual residency is open to Australian individual artists and independent organisations and ensembles working in theatre, dance, live art or contemporary performance.

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Going Solo: First Nations 2019 exhibition proposals

Going Solo: First Nations 2019 exhibition proposals

Applications close 20 December 2018

In 2019, Going Solo will provide a unique opportunity for a First Nations artist living and working in regional Victoria to produce a significant work or body of works to be exhibited at Bendigo Gallery.

Working alongside the Gallery’s First Nations Curator, this artist will be supported throughout the development and delivery stages of their proposed exhibition.

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Greater Shepparton Grants

Greater Shepparton Grants

Applications close 4 February 2019

Greater Shepparton City Council is pleased to offer funding for projects which build or strengthen Greater Shepparton communities through its Community Arts Grant.

These grants aim to support and engage the community by embracing cultural harmony and diversity.

Grants of between $500 and $2500 are available for projects.

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